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by DavidD
15 Oct 2020 10:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7683
Views: 831087

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Gurus, can the china virus be transmitted via people who have seen the last of their symptoms 3+ weeks back? My mother met some of our neighbours in the parking lot of the apartment complex, about 3weeks after their quarantine ended (so 5 weeks or so after the appearance of symptoms and testing pos...
by DavidD
03 Oct 2020 06:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: China Meets World
Replies: 44
Views: 6076

Re: China meets world

As for changing names, it's just a name. I don't know if it's just Chinese culture or if it's a sequela of the Cultural Revolution, but in general Chinese don't hold anything as sacred. Using a Western name in a Western country is simply logical. Everyone can spell it, you don't have to answer &quo...
by DavidD
02 Oct 2020 01:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5220
Views: 963801

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

I see, I didn't hear about that, but that's not likely to be an issue. I mean, even the US and Canada still has actual border disputes. I foresee China and Russia continue to become increasingly aligned in the short to medium term. As for a previous poster noting strategic goals running counter to o...
by DavidD
01 Oct 2020 21:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5220
Views: 963801

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

What's the motivation for each side to escalate tensions there? I feel that my analysis of potential Chinese motivations is reasonably thorough and I couldn't find a compelling reason for China to do so. Sorry, but your analysis doesn't work out. India is keeping what belongs to it. In fact, despit...
by DavidD
01 Oct 2020 15:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5220
Views: 963801

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

You guys bring up some great points. I obviously can't reply to everyone, but I think I can sum up my stance at this point. Reading through your replies, and doing some readings based on them, I admit that I had the wrong impression of Indian domestic politics, which in turn made the premise of my h...
by DavidD
29 Sep 2020 23:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5220
Views: 963801

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

I have read some of your earlier posts and you sounded fairly intelligent. What happened here? And according to him, he is actually a doc in NYC area. Imagine a TYTA having all the unfiltered info in the world about China and still making these glaringly unsound allegations, the plight of a SYTA ch...
by DavidD
29 Sep 2020 23:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5220
Views: 963801

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Interesting thought indeed. David ji, India has a choice of four or five weaker neighbors to pick fights with and deflect domestic attention. So Modi picked the strongest budding superpower neighbor and did "aggression" against it, at a time when that neighbor has a roaring economy and In...
by DavidD
29 Sep 2020 02:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5220
Views: 963801

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

If you can't figure out why China "did" it, then maybe your premise is wrong. I know it's an Indian board, but what if India is the aggressor here? What would be India's motive? Many here often point toward the possibility of the CCP starting external troubles to deflect from internal issu...
by DavidD
24 Sep 2020 04:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7683
Views: 831087

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

any RCT in favour of Remdesivir ? ^ By the time RECOVERY trial came pandemic was on way out. Hence usefulness of dexamethasone could not be established , now with return of pandemic it will hopefully be part of treatment plan. https://elemental.medium.com/coronavirus-may-be-a-blood-vessel-disease-w...
by DavidD
21 Sep 2020 03:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7683
Views: 831087

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

DavidD, thanks for the very informative post. Is there any reason why your hospital stopped administering Tocilizumab ? In India it is being touted as a "miracle drug" leading do shortages, price gouging, black marketing, and dangerously fake Tocilizumab being sold on the market. I am als...
by DavidD
20 Sep 2020 04:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7683
Views: 831087

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

A comment I came across on Reddit regarding what was learned by physicians(outside India) in the past 6 months. For posters in the medical sector, how valid is this below quote very fact that this read up is available only on reddit should have alarm bell ringing! Virus is vasculotropic as much it ...
by DavidD
20 Sep 2020 04:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7683
Views: 831087

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

A comment I came across on Reddit regarding what was learned by physicians(outside India) in the past 6 months. For posters in the medical sector, how valid is this below quote? ICU doc who treats COVID-19 and research on COVID, and published on COVID both original research and editorials in reputa...
by DavidD
07 Sep 2020 03:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4511
Views: 1030840

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

China mostly care about money. If copying makes money, they'll copy. If innovation makes money, they'll innovate. The Chinese since the cultural revolution do not have any guiding principle except for the pursuit of wealth.
by DavidD
06 Sep 2020 15:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7683
Views: 831087

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Question is whether she was already on HCQ 2x a week or did it start after diagnosis? If from before itself, it could have contributed to a low viral load but also, by itself it didnt prevent infection but reduced its severity. Quite possible that she was taking HCQ prophylactically. But you'll hav...
by DavidD
06 Sep 2020 08:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7683
Views: 831087

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Showing an immune response doesn't mean much, as that's something which is studied beginning in the earliest testing phase, starting with animal tests. A vaccine is usually only approved if the immune response translates to significant immunity, which is the primary focus of Phase 3 trials. Phase 1 ...
by DavidD
02 Sep 2020 05:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5220
Views: 963801

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Lol funny the former Mongolian president chimed in. He realizes that Mongolia uses Cyrillic, and only in Inner Mongolia can you find actual Mongolian characters, right?
by DavidD
11 Aug 2020 10:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5220
Views: 963801

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

That sounds a little bit like saying, the Chinese are the Borg, they will assimilate everything and everyone, and all of our bases belong them. Maybe the Chinese want to be the Borg, and want all of our bases belong to them. But they are not the Borg. They are humans, and have to work with human sy...
by DavidD
09 Aug 2020 01:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5220
Views: 963801

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Good post DavidD. ... Chinese economy is so fudged, over leveraged, corrupt and export dependent that even a sustained 10-15% drop in demand over 4-5 years will make the whole facade collapse like a pack of cards. @CyranoDB - you may not be aware, but AFAIK DavidD is a Chinese poster. I can't speak...
by DavidD
08 Aug 2020 12:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5220
Views: 963801

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

So much for the overland route vs Sea route to Europe. https://twitter.com/Nrg8000/status/1291589366796582912 one wonders where is the market for such a huge dry port to service post COVID and also, post the growing wave of pent up resentment that is now starting to build against the hans. It won't...
by DavidD
30 Jun 2020 02:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7683
Views: 831087

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

No, you have to see data proving its efficacy to believe it. All that mumble jumble about the concepts of allopathy and ayurvedic is not what makes one superior to the other, what matters is proven results. Run a RCT comparing allopathic and ayurvedic treatments for a specific disease, how well doe...
by DavidD
27 Jun 2020 09:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7683
Views: 831087

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

All I have to say is: you have to experience Ayurveda first to believe in it https://www.softpowermag.com/why-how-and-where-ayurveda-differs-from-allopathy-prof-rama-jayasundar/ Why, How and Where Ayurveda Differs from Allopathy: Prof Rama Jayasundar Professor Rama Jayasundar, the head of the depar...
by DavidD
19 Jun 2020 03:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7683
Views: 831087

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

WHO gives up on hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19, stops trials All the data is pointing to the popular anti-malaria drug having no effect. Jun 17, 2020 The World Health Organization on Wednesday announced that it is abandoning use of the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine in the Solidarity trial—t...
by DavidD
17 Jun 2020 05:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 965483

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

I generally don't buy too much into media reports on either side. My assessment is that neither side has much to gain by escalating the situation, and it's also very odd that 20 - 40+ would die on each side in a non-firing brawl. I wonder if it's some sort of terrain related incident where a bunch ...
by DavidD
17 Jun 2020 04:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 965483

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Landslides??? Maybe, and it sounds like twice as many PLA soldiers died, maybe that's the real reason China won't release the casualty count. Either way, I just don't see how either side would benefit from a war there. I generally use analysis of motivations to help assess the situation, and I don'...
by DavidD
17 Jun 2020 04:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4511
Views: 1030840

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

nam wrote:Anyone can geo locate these Type15?


On one of the signs it says "高岭" district, which based on a Google search appears to be in Changsha, Hunan.
by DavidD
17 Jun 2020 03:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 965483

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

I generally don't buy too much into media reports on either side. My assessment is that neither side has much to gain by escalating the situation, and it's also very odd that 20 - 40+ would die on each side in a non-firing brawl. I wonder if it's some sort of terrain related incident where a bunch o...
by DavidD
11 Jun 2020 02:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7683
Views: 831087

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

battle rages on HCQ In a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine, researchers concluded that hydroxychloroquine, or HCQ, does not prevent infection with SARS-CoV-2 when administered to people soon after exposure to the virus . https://www.forbes.com/sites/coronavirusfrontlines/2020/0...
by DavidD
06 Jun 2020 01:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7683
Views: 831087

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Thanks, but both links just say "page not found" for me, not sure why. Maybe it's locked by region? Just google the article title sir. The article comes up. Edit: http://www.ijmr.org.in/preprintarticle.asp?id=285520;type=0 Abstract: Background & objectives: Healthcare workers (HCWs) a...
by DavidD
06 Jun 2020 01:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5327
Views: 706103

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Do you mean Chinese and Indians to be generally precise. However now that police dept is planned as public safety dept or something, not to disarm completely or partially but for real defence of people in general and not selectively, are people in general to be more safe or just enough (unless memb...
by DavidD
05 Jun 2020 09:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7683
Views: 831087

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Anyone has a link to the actual study? I couldn't find it on a google search, just articles about it. Healthcare workers & SARS-CoV-2 infection in India: A case-control investigation in the time of COVID-19 http://www.ijmr.org.in/temp/IndianJMedRes000-4255589_114915.pdf http://www.ijmr.org.in/d...
by DavidD
05 Jun 2020 09:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7683
Views: 831087

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

mukkan wrote:The Lancet retracts study on hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine

https://www.thelancet.com/lancet/articl ... 3620313246


Good, I don't think I know a of a single physician who didn't raise his eyebrows at that study.
by DavidD
04 Jun 2020 00:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4511
Views: 1030840

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

brar_w wrote:What's the pace of their J-20 program? How many LRIP aircraft have they operationalized till date?


Last verified number was 8, I believe. Seems like a lot of effort has been made to change the engine to an indigenous type lately, so not sure if they're continuing production right now.
by DavidD
02 Jun 2020 16:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7683
Views: 831087

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I think a recent study didn't show any benefit for Favipiravir, I'd be interested in seeing what the Russian study showed. Hope it's published in English soon.
by DavidD
02 Jun 2020 04:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7683
Views: 831087

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Anyone has a link to the actual study? I couldn't find it on a google search, just articles about it. this is a preprint script. Waiting for publication. Thanks. Here in the states it's too politicized. Trump touted HCQ so libs are all detracting it. Most physicians are liberal too so many are play...
by DavidD
01 Jun 2020 20:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7683
Views: 831087

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

80% dip in infection risk for health staff on HCQ: Study HCQ seems to be working in prophylaxis https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/80-dip-in-infection-risk-for-health-staff-on-hcq-study/story-4Btz0DoDQtM0qacOCWZn7I.html As many as 80% of the health care workers (HCWs) on six or more prophyla...
by DavidD
31 May 2020 02:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7683
Views: 831087

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Sounds fishy as hell, and I think it's way too premature for WHO to halt HCQ trials. Are there any HCQ RCTs running in India? I highly suspect that it's effective when given early and perhaps even as a prophylaxis, but a lack of evidence is both frustrating and puzzling. While I can see how in the ...
by DavidD
30 May 2020 18:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7683
Views: 831087

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Sounds fishy as hell, and I think it's way too premature for WHO to halt HCQ trials. Are there any HCQ RCTs running in India? I highly suspect that it's effective when given early and perhaps even as a prophylaxis, but a lack of evidence is both frustrating and puzzling. While I can see how in the U...
by DavidD
30 May 2020 04:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7683
Views: 831087

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

That's an earlier trial, this is the latest one. https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2007764 It shows a decrease in recovery time and a trend toward decrese in mortality mostly driven by the less severe cases. sir 4 days recovery benefit but no mortality benefit is very unimpressive for $60...
by DavidD
30 May 2020 04:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7683
Views: 831087

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

The RCT results for Remdesivir was published on NEJM a few days ago https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2015301 it doesn;t show any definite advantage either. CONCLUSIONS In patients with severe Covid-19 not requiring mechanical ventilation, our trial did not show a significant difference b...
by DavidD
30 May 2020 03:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7683
Views: 831087

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Someone show me the light! When entire West is trying to isolate China, SkyNews UK is sending team to Chinese lab to mainstream Chinese vaccine, why? Don't they have confidence in Oxford vaccine? And why Chinese vaccine company wants to run phase III trial in UK/Europe? https://news.sky.com/story/c...

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