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by Primus
01 Apr 2020 19:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
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^^^ I was racking my brains as when I had hear about Tablighi Jammaat!! If I remember correctly, the bomber of Glasgow Airport was a TJ member and I remember the interview of the Imam of his local Mosque in Bangalore refusing Kafeel's request for TJ and saying he would only conduct sunni jammat. he...
by Primus
31 Mar 2020 17:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
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Views: 332825

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The FDA has just approved hydroxychloriquine plus azithromycin for treatment of hospitalized patients only. Saw it on national news (ABC) a few minutes ago, so it can't be fake news. These days, there is so much misinformation that we are all very quick to label something as fake news if it does not...
by Primus
31 Mar 2020 01:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4511
Views: 332825

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^^^ Sure available long before that but only post 1962 after an enactment, did the GOI offer it to the public!! I don't know about far-flung rural areas, but all my cousins, those older than me even, were vaccinated in the early 50s, in and around Delhi, Calcutta, rural Haryana. As I said, we bear ...
by Primus
30 Mar 2020 18:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
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^^How long ago did India start vaccinating people for TB? Can't be that long ago because we still have a massive number of TB patient s. BCG was started as routine 1962 : https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4078488/ gives some time scales 8) I believe only since the 1980s. BCG was availabl...
by Primus
27 Mar 2020 19:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4511
Views: 332825

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One of the issues we have discussed here and in family hangouts at home has been the huge discrepancy between the morbidity and mortality caused by this virus in different parts of the world. As physicians we all know and understand the concept of the 'dose of the inoculum' and the inherent immunity...
by Primus
25 Mar 2020 23:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4511
Views: 332825

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https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ET86NhYUwAAogTr?format=jpg&name=small https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ET86NhYUwAAogTr?format=jpg&name=small Kanika Kapoor at work again :roll: She should be called 'Korona Kapoor', the new Typhoid Mary of India. Celebrities and influencers should set an example and u...
by Primus
24 Mar 2020 22:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
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Well, the Sham Bagh drama is over and everyone was sent home - though some still protested and a crowd of stone pelters did collect for possible confrontation briefly. This time the police were in no mood for niceties and everyone just decided to let it go. This might be one opportunity to 'clean ho...
by Primus
24 Mar 2020 18:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4511
Views: 332825

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We've all used Chloroquine in India before we moved Westward. I agree, Indians probably have enough experience with the medication. One thing people are forgetting is that it is given over a very short period, about five days, which is less than what we give routinely for common infections even. How...
by Primus
24 Mar 2020 17:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4511
Views: 332825

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One of our members posted a gif on how isolation dramatically reduces the propagation. My hats of to him for it. I Will post it once I find it. ---- https://twitter.com/pd_8888/status/1241989991472836608?s=20 I downloaded the original gif from the New Zealand site, here it is for easy download and ...
by Primus
23 Mar 2020 22:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3947
Views: 432937

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Sanju wrote:Primusji, here is one Link for you.


Ah, yes, thank you so much Sanju Ji. Of all the clips, including the one of the grandma with a walker, this one was the most moving.
by Primus
23 Mar 2020 21:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3947
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The most touching video clip I saw was a poor rag picker who was seen clapping standing on the road near a luxurious apartment complex (and it is from places like these the rich & mighty try to dodge the health workers). Looks like the clarion call of Modi has been answered by the aam admi in a...
by Primus
23 Mar 2020 21:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4511
Views: 332825

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https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ETyRZ6UUEAEiDOt?format=jpg&name=small i think this is still preliminary research. probably given as sympathetic drug. i dont even see a good paper that is randomized, controlled double blind test. Hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin as a treatment of COVID-19: result...
by Primus
22 Mar 2020 03:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4511
Views: 332825

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Q to docs: Is there some concern about lasting lung damage, even if one survives? Not a pulmonologist, but here it is Murthy Ji. I had posted this news from Hong Kong several pages back. The report is not too good, suggesting patients after recovery will have a reduced lung capacity by 20-30% and w...
by Primus
21 Mar 2020 09:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4511
Views: 332825

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The more fatal a virus is, the less chance to spread. The most successful viruses are found embedded in human DNA, in every cell, passed down in all humans. Their dna is inactivated and does nothing. Please digest posts before commenting. Not all viruses are retroviruses. And their DNA is not reall...
by Primus
17 Mar 2020 20:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4511
Views: 332825

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Gerard"Coronavirus Pandemic Update 37: The ACE-2 Receptor - The Doorway to COVID-19 (ACE Inhibitors & ARBs) just like anything else in medicine , there is a lot of confusion on the issue and no clear cut guidance. If virus is using ACE Receptors it would be worth not up regulating them !! ...
by Primus
17 Mar 2020 19:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4511
Views: 332825

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There is one cause for concern still. Listening to some podcasts by people who are better informed than I am. Apparently the tests being done so far have a lower than desirable sensitivity, i.e. there will be a lot of false negatives (which is worse than having false positives in this context). Thi...
by Primus
17 Mar 2020 18:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4511
Views: 332825

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There is one cause for concern still. Listening to some podcasts by people who are better informed than I am. Apparently the tests being done so far have a lower than desirable sensitivity, i.e. there will be a lot of false negatives (which is worse than having false positives in this context). This...
by Primus
16 Mar 2020 19:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4511
Views: 332825

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In a different life, my mentor was a renowned epidemiologist and I did publish some work with him. The problem with all data is the lack of any means of verification. Everything is an estimate, even with those disease that are 100% reportable. It all depends upon the veracity of the patient reportin...
by Primus
14 Mar 2020 03:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4511
Views: 332825

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One other report of concern, this is about patients who recover from the infection - they may have a lung capacity that is reduced by 20-30% leading to gasping when walking briskly. This is said to be due to residual fibrosis. What the report does not mention is whether these patients had been on a ...
by Primus
13 Mar 2020 16:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3947
Views: 432937

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Witness how quiet UP has become under YA. I also believe had the BJP won the elections in Delhi, this rioting may not have happened. Delhi police is under central govt. so that wouldn't make a difference. If anything, I believe the govt. was too lenient in not letting the police off their leash ear...
by Primus
12 Mar 2020 21:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3947
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Also the nature and character of Delhi has changed in last 20-25 years. There is influx of people from eastern UP and Bihar and now are a major pole. Post Godhra, there has been a titanic shift in the way erstwhile Dhimmi community retaliates. In Meenakshi Lekhi's speech yesterday (worth listening ...
by Primus
12 Mar 2020 21:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4511
Views: 332825

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Genuinely confused as to what precautions to take. I am from Pune, which is sort of turning out to be the epicenter of COVID-19 resurgence with 2 index cases, who were not in focus for atleast 10 days before being tested. Washing my hands, making the family do the same. Avoiding public transport, i...
by Primus
12 Mar 2020 21:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4511
Views: 332825

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^^^ Install this: https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcSL8yh4stDHuQMCHOpCQtVwpXa_i6dJO23f8xly_uvxbGOr7M0d https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61eQz8LibcL._AC_SY355_.jpg Many years ago we installed Toto Washlets in the bathrooms in the house. Our desi friends who visi...
by Primus
10 Mar 2020 02:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4511
Views: 332825

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I bought my tickets to India (for 3/25) for a three week trip. The airline is not yet allowing change or cancellations without penalty. I am more concerned about not being allowed back (middle of April) by Trump admin from India. With a very heavy heart we canceled our trip too. Took the decision t...
by Primus
06 Mar 2020 02:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
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Oops, just got it in a FW. Still, probably the only one I've seen in the Western Media.
by Primus
06 Mar 2020 01:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3947
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Finally, one news outlet talks about Muslims attacking Hindus in India, although not in context of the Delhi riots. Liberandus will now say it is Fox news so of course they will support another fascist. https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/muslim-persecution-of-hindus-in-india-the-story-you-wont-see-in-t...
by Primus
04 Mar 2020 22:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3947
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^ Well, the openly arrogant types are beyond reach. The general people have to be handled just right, or they tune out at the first opportunity. I've also had some experience with these "general people." They start by asking leading questions. As and when you answer, they keep looking at ...
by Primus
04 Mar 2020 18:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3947
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CRamS( and others!) CBC radio in Canada has gone very left, with its coverage of the Delhi riots. That lady that both you and I like for her great balance, is absent, and the issue is being handled by blatantly slanted, one sided hosts. A Carleton U prof by the name of Varughese was interviewed, an...
by Primus
04 Mar 2020 06:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
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https://twitter.com/UnSubtleDesi/status/1234918018922119169?s=20 Wikipedia owner is in touch with unsubtle desi and has provided her the email ID. Looks like free run of vandal DBigXRay who was not letting accurate details of Delhi riots getting documented on Wiki is over. He has edited over 300 pa...
by Primus
02 Mar 2020 22:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
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PS.

The FB link I posted above also allows 501-c3 deductions for donors. Just FYI
by Primus
02 Mar 2020 22:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3947
Views: 432937

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Thanks to all Indic supporters.... The goal of raising Rs. 50 lakh with a target time frame of 15 days has been achieved in one and half days. Now the goal has been set at Rs. 72 lakh. Please urge all your near and dear ones to chip in, even as low as Rs. 100 can show our support for the cause. Aga...
by Primus
02 Mar 2020 18:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
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Senior journalist J Gopikrishnan, associated with The Pioneer, on Saturday took to Twitter to reveal how a US-based newspaper publication offered him USD 1,500 for a 1,000 word article to report on how many died on religion basis in Delhi’s anti-Hindu riots which coincided with the visit of US Pres...
by Primus
02 Mar 2020 18:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3947
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Primusji is right just use your credit card it took 2 minutes. paypal is better but I was too upset to care for that. Can some one share the link once again please? Looks like the first one is now buried under lots of other posts. Here it is. However, the donation is closed for now since the target...
by Primus
02 Mar 2020 06:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3947
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Thanks to all Indic supporters.... The goal of raising Rs. 50 lakh with a target time frame of 15 days has been achieved in one and half days. Now the goal has been set at Rs. 72 lakh. Please urge all your near and dear ones to chip in, even as low as Rs. 100 can show our support for the cause. Aga...
by Primus
28 Feb 2020 17:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3947
Views: 432937

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An article by a good friend of mine about CAA, worth forwarding to Western audiences.

How anti-CAA protests distort the truth
by Primus
28 Feb 2020 06:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3947
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Guys, I just got this from our local Ekal Chapter. They have launched a support site for the victims of the recent riots in Delhi. As per our group it is a kosher site and the proceeds will be distributed by Dharmics to the needy Dharmics.

Please do contribute, I have already done so.

Here it is
by Primus
28 Feb 2020 04:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3947
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I used to be a W supporter but not anymore once I realized that they too have an agenda. You will find that most articles related to Hindus and India are biased and factually wrong, if you try to correct them, the edits get reversed very quickly. There must be a team or algorithms set up to watch th...
by Primus
28 Feb 2020 01:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
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How much do you have to hate another human being (especially somebody you've probably never met before and who has not done anything to you), to be able to kill him with such brutality. Reminds me of the Lt. Kalia episode during the Kargil war. These perpetrators must be brought to justice quickly. ...
by Primus
28 Feb 2020 00:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3947
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I was asked why I think Muslims mobilise so quickly 1. Conviction - underlying everything is a strong conviction that killing and destroying unbelievers is what God wants. Kafirs are inferior in every way. You will see this pervasive across all levels of society. Infact more in the 'educated'. 2. T...
by Primus
02 Feb 2020 23:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3947
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guys, watch this campaign vid from BJP handle for delhi AE. https://twitter.com/rahulroushan/status/1223952173345591298 pretty interesting to say the least. What a find Rahul Ji. Gave me goose-pimples just to see my beloved Delhi brought to this state. It's history is of course full of blood but al...

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