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by DavidD
11 Feb 2021 03:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
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Views: 1029668

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

is there any data on safety of Pfizer or Moderna vaccines. My father have epilepsy, high bp, COPD bcos of smoking, diabetes and headaches quite often. Most probably he will be given Pfizer shot(we live in EU). can any learned member tell if is it safe for him to get vaccinated? he has been staying ...
by DavidD
11 Feb 2021 03:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8811
Views: 1029668

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

5Forty3 Published a long retrospective on 2020. Here is the URL 2020 Explained Using a swab, a lab technician collects RNA from an individual’s nasal cavity. This RNA is then Reverse Transcribed into DNA. Then, through Polymerase Chain Reaction, specific sequences of genetic codes that are characte...
by DavidD
09 Feb 2021 03:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8811
Views: 1029668

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Lawsuits are certainly a concern, my wife's been involved in a couple lawsuits already in just a few years of practice, but she's an OBGYN so a lot higher risk there. I wouldn't underestimate the amount of pressure from colleagues as well. I work as a hospitalist in a group, we all take care each ot...
by DavidD
09 Feb 2021 02:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8811
Views: 1029668

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How is such a journal considered to be a premier medical journal? While IEEE sometimes pulls crap like this (remember the H1b thing) it is nowhere at this level... Yeah, I think these journals. Should refrain from such overtly political articles. These editors can publish these views in newspapers,...
by DavidD
09 Feb 2021 02:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5511
Views: 1088646

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

You're interested in the import data. I'm interested in the trade balance. US and SoKo show a YoY drop in both imports and exports and a small improvement in trade balance. The gain in surplus against China is more than 2x the gain against anyone else who's not a source of hydrocarbons or gems/gold...
by DavidD
09 Feb 2021 01:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5511
Views: 1088646

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

China is the only country on that list from which imports were explicitly targeted. The other poster asks for a causal relationship, implying that there's only a correlative one (imports from everywhere dropped, China just more so). But the reality is that China was the only one explicitly targeted...
by DavidD
04 Feb 2021 01:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8811
Views: 1029668

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine 91.6% effective in late-stage trial Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine was 91.6% effective in preventing people from developing Covid-19, according to peer-reviewed results from its late-stage clinical trial published in The Lancet international medical journal on Tuesday. The re...
by DavidD
01 Feb 2021 01:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5511
Views: 1088646

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

The economic survey reports information on trade balances with major partners for the year up to November 2020. Economic Survey 2020-21 Table 3 shows the impact of Indian constrictions on Chinese goods - the trade deficit with China for April-November is down by over $10 billion. Temporarily, there...
by DavidD
30 Jan 2021 05:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8811
Views: 1029668

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

On the flip side, it's 66% effective against moderate to severe COVID , not all symptomatic COVID, so it's not comparable to the metrics advertised by the other vaccines. Interesting! I wonder why they chose to report a different metric. Shows the importance of peer reviewed publication of results ...
by DavidD
29 Jan 2021 23:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8811
Views: 1029668

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J&J says its Covid vaccine is 66% effective, but the single shot may fall short against variants Adding a bit more information from another source: " A team of scientists at the company were "elated" and "joyful" when they saw the results, Dr. Mathai Mammen, M.D., Ph.D....
by DavidD
29 Jan 2021 13:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8811
Views: 1029668

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There has not much been much concern regarding the B117 strain when it comes to vaccine resistance. Both Pfizer and Moderna tested their vaccines against this strain and they both work. The concern thus far is with the South African strain. This has been stated repeatedly in various forums, includi...
by DavidD
29 Jan 2021 04:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6098
Views: 1360042

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Mollick.R wrote:Image


Is that net inflows? How can a country get over 100% reduction?
by DavidD
29 Jan 2021 02:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8811
Views: 1029668

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There is a much bigger concern regarding the P1 variant from Brazil. This one seems to be defying heard immunity. Reinfections More Likely With New Coronavirus Variants, Evidence Suggests Back in April, COVID-19 hit the city of Manaus, Brazil, extremely hard. In fact, the outbreak there was arguabl...
by DavidD
29 Jan 2021 01:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8811
Views: 1029668

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

There has not much been much concern regarding the B117 strain when it comes to vaccine resistance. Both Pfizer and Moderna tested their vaccines against this strain and they both work. The concern thus far is with the South African strain.
by DavidD
26 Jan 2021 16:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8811
Views: 1029668

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Is Covaxin proven effective? Why are they not administering covaxin in India? Covaxin is based on traditional reliable technology. Theoretically, it can be effective against mutations. Ph 1&2 was good enough for safety Efficacy will be based on Ph 3 data, which is scheduled to conclude in Feb. ...
by DavidD
15 Jan 2021 12:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8811
Views: 1029668

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/13718024/china-trick-world-into-lockdown-open-letterr/amp/ China tricked world on lockdown? It's quite ironic that some Chinese were screaming Western propaganda when images of people down on the street were shown, and now some Westerners are calling it Chinese propaga...
by DavidD
05 Jan 2021 13:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5511
Views: 1088646

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

An Indian app could do the same thing, . . . It doesn't matter what an Indian App can or cannot do. That doesn't mean that a bunch of Chinese can come into my country, swindle people and take away the money. After all, China is an enemy country. Let us not get into metaphysics. And I'm saying that ...
by DavidD
05 Jan 2021 02:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8811
Views: 1029668

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I am not sure why some people are screaming that Covaxin is 100%, 110%, 200% safe. No one is questioning if it is safe or not. Drinking a glass of water is also safe, but it is not going to prevent infection from Covid-19. Despite having many cases and homegrown vaccine candidates, we have not been...
by DavidD
05 Jan 2021 00:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5511
Views: 1088646

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

I guess it might be a good idea to ban ALL Chinese apps. Unless proved otherwise , they are all detrimental to the economy and people. An Indian app could do the same thing, it could even use Chinese money since in this instance the app is nothing special unlike say TikTok. You need to crack down o...
by DavidD
05 Jan 2021 00:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8811
Views: 1029668

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I dont know much about the vaccine science, however, want to indulge in whatabouttery here, did the turds who are talking now about covaxin question sinovac or the sputnik-5 vac ?whats wrong with us Indians running every effort down. Be constructive, positive, ask for more data dont be sceptical Id...
by DavidD
01 Jan 2021 15:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8811
Views: 1029668

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

One jab of Pfizer gives 52% protection/immunity https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/08/health/covid-vaccine-pfizer.amp.html Again, that's an incorrect interpretation of the data. It takes time to for the vaccine to work, so since there is no comparison study between one vs two doses, there is no proof ...
by DavidD
01 Jan 2021 02:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8811
Views: 1029668

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

As I was expecting -- India likely to approve Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine today ___ In US vaccine distribution has been incredibly slow and chaotic. Israel is planning to distribute to all elders and hope to reduce deaths by 90% in next few months. Canada is likely to get massive distributi...
by DavidD
01 Jan 2021 02:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8811
Views: 1029668

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The second shot is critical. https://www.businessinsider.com/emergency-room-doctor-positive-covid-19-after-pfizer-vaccine-2020-12 An emergency-room doctor tested positive for coronavirus 9 days after getting vaccinated. That's not a sign the vaccine didn't work. Josh Mugele worked the night shift o...
by DavidD
30 Dec 2020 23:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8811
Views: 1029668

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Where are you guys finding the data for Pfizer, Moderna, and the Oxford vaccine? Even if it's not peer reviewed, I'd love to take a look.
by DavidD
30 Dec 2020 06:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5511
Views: 1088646

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

What should a shipping company do if a port authority refuses to allow a ship to berth? I think they just go somewhere else that'll allow them to dock. Isn't that what happened with the Beirut explosion? The ship was supposed to ship fertilizers to an African country, but was denied docking, so the...
by DavidD
30 Dec 2020 06:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8811
Views: 1029668

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Here is ToI item from today: Covid-19: Oxford vaccine may get nod in a few days Everything around AstraZeneca vaccine is *bizarre* and *strangely suspicious*. It is bizarre because very large publicly listed companies like AstraZeneca are very careful about messaging, especially about its reputatio...
by DavidD
29 Dec 2020 23:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8811
Views: 1029668

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I don’t have a firsthand knowledge / talked with a direct source but there is a lot of chatter that a California group has uncovered a new UK SARSCoV2 variant in US. Not published/officially reported yet but I think as public has a right to know about more infectiously transmissible variants as soo...
by DavidD
28 Dec 2020 02:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8811
Views: 1029668

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

They use the same tried-and-true process as the Chinese vaccine that has a 90+% efficacy, have to think that it's efficacy is ultimately fairly close to that. In any case, prevention of severe disease is what's really important. Mild COVID is at worst like a typical case of the flu.
by DavidD
27 Dec 2020 21:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8811
Views: 1029668

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I am getting concerned, as this pandemic rages and decimates populations of white people and also Indians (only less so), that this coronavirus may be used as a template for a biological or economic weapon. It seems Chinese populations may have an innate resistance if not immunity to this virus . I...
by DavidD
27 Dec 2020 05:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8811
Views: 1029668

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Antibodies are easy to test for, but my understanding of viral diseases is that it's primarily the T cell response that grants one immunity. Unfortunately, however, there's no good way to test for T cell immunity. For example, many patients who've received Hep B vaccine or have had Hep B lose their ...
by DavidD
26 Dec 2020 00:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5691
Views: 801696

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Large explosion in downtown Nashville. Apparently an RV was parked there and it was broadcasting a message saying there's a bomb inside. The FBI is investigating it as an act of domestic terrorism. It's usually a heavily trafficked area, but it was early morning on Christmas in COVID times so no one...
by DavidD
25 Dec 2020 05:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8811
Views: 1029668

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

It may only mean that Chinese in the west are susceptible to the Wuhan virus for the same reason that Indians travelling to India may get gastroenteritis ie waning immunity. Right, that type of data is not gonna be definitive. I get a week of diarrhea every time I visit China or Vietnam, for exampl...
by DavidD
24 Dec 2020 05:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8811
Views: 1029668

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/covid-latest-news-cases-area-tier-4-sturgeon-variant-b1777998.html Covid news – live: Tier 4 extended in England as new Kent variant confirmed in Northern Ireland I hope the Chinese will protest against identification of the mutation as the Kent strain. If ...
by DavidD
22 Dec 2020 04:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8811
Views: 1029668

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

The Oxford vaccine is not a mRNA vaccine, and I don't think the Russian one is either. My understanding of the flu vaccine is quite effective against the strains they target, probably at 90+% as well. The issue is that the flu has a lot of antigenic variation (i.e. different strains that require di...
by DavidD
22 Dec 2020 01:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8811
Views: 1029668

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

The Oxford vaccine is not a mRNA vaccine, and I don't think the Russian one is either. My understanding of the flu vaccine is quite effective against the strains they target, probably at 90+% as well. The issue is that the flu has a lot of antigenic variation (i.e. different strains that require dif...
by DavidD
19 Dec 2020 06:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5691
Views: 801696

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Note the US News ranking is "Best Public High Schools". Public schools tend to excel in time wasting, taking it easy, and indoctrination to a large measure. Public schools have tried to compensate in the past by offering gifted or magnet programs, to set up separate tracks, however that s...
by DavidD
17 Dec 2020 02:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8811
Views: 1029668

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

^^^Since Jan. 21, 2020 it has been NJ, NY and MA. Other states would really need to be effed up really bad like those 3 as far as public health is concerned. ND and SD don’t have the incomes and many are rural people working in meat processing. Even then, they won’t beat the top 3 Dem controlled $h...
by DavidD
12 Dec 2020 01:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8811
Views: 1029668

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

^^^ False positive for HIV?! Little wonder they abandoned that one. It would scare the public to death and no one would take it. So there would be some basis for the report by Indian scientists of HIV gene sequences being found in this virus? They're unrelated. The Australian vaccines are manufactu...
by DavidD
11 Dec 2020 06:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8811
Views: 1029668

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Looks like FDA panel voted 17-4 for Vaccine authorization for persons over 16. Have to wait for the full FDA approval. 4 people voted not to authorize. I hope their comments get published. Rather all of them come out and write articles about why they voted the way they did. I second that. I'd love ...
by DavidD
09 Dec 2020 06:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8811
Views: 1029668

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

We currently have 2 PCR tests in my hospital, one called Cepheid can be done within an hour, used when we need the result quickly (e.g. before urgent surgery). Another is called Eppendorf and it takes ~4 hours and it's run 3 times a day. This is general purpose. We also refer people to get tests don...

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