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by chola
30 Mar 2020 12:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India
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Re: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India

Its coming! https://www.theage.com.au/world/europe/china-will-face-a-reckoning-over-virus-britain-warns-20200330-p54f3x.html Ministers have privately expressed anger at the way China's obsession with secrecy has hampered the global response to the virus, with suggestions from scientific advisers th...
by chola
30 Mar 2020 08:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India
Replies: 40
Views: 3548

Re: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India

My take: 1. US Elections are just a few months away and DT will not want to take more risk with economy. This will allow China to continue doing what it's doing. 2. China will survive this storm. They've already kickstarted their economy and controlled their lab produced virus. It will take the who...
by chola
30 Mar 2020 08:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India
Replies: 40
Views: 3548

Re: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India

At least in the short and maybe medium term, China will remain critical to the global medical supply chain. There is nothing to be done since no one else has the industrial capacity to chug out medical supplies (or anything else) in such volume. The US is the other largest manufacturing nation on ea...
by chola
28 Mar 2020 18:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4041
Views: 296512

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The boys have been issued authorisation letter from our organisation as per MHA circular, as we fall under essential services, but the speed of lathi exceeds the speed with which the boys can pull the letter out of their pocket. Plus some of the police men have not been accepting the authorisation ...
by chola
28 Mar 2020 18:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4041
Views: 296512

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There are multiple videos of peacefuls congregating in large numbers in their markets. One of the many I saw was from Mumbra on outskirts of Mumbai. Two policemen were trying to enforce the curfew, peacefuls gather and beat them up. Similar incidents at many places. I don’t think the lockdown will ...
by chola
28 Mar 2020 12:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4041
Views: 296512

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A month earlier in this thread we were looking at the empty streets of Wuhan, Beijing and Shanghai during the chini lockdown. Now there are videos of Mumbai, Bangalore and others being locked down. You don't quite get the same zombie apocalypse feel in India as you do in China though. More people on...
by chola
28 Mar 2020 09:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4041
Views: 296512

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News coming out of China doesn't seem good. Some 5-10% of recovered payments are testing positive again. Very fishy as can be expected. https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/03/27/822407626/mystery-in-wuhan-recovered-coronavirus-patients-test-negative-then-positive TBH though i was really ...
by chola
28 Mar 2020 08:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4041
Views: 296512

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https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/32772/now-both-aircraft-carriers-in-the-western-pacific-have-covid-19-cases-raising-readiness-concerns Now Both Aircraft Carriers In The Western Pacific Have COVID-19 Cases, Raising Readiness Concerns Sailors from a carrier forward deployed to Japan had contrac...
by chola
28 Mar 2020 02:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
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Views: 296512

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This would be critical. GOI is putting a screening infrastructure in place. The 21-day lockdown gives them time to build it out. https://wap.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/covid-19-india-prepares-for-massive-screening-effort-after-april-14-120032800038_1.html Covid-19: India prepares ...
by chola
28 Mar 2020 00:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4041
Views: 296512

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^^^ There is nothing in these oped pages in any American publication that can provide guidance to India. Not when infections in the US are hurtling towards 100K. All those expert opinions have given the American people zilch. India needs to follow its path and IMO it will be better. If you must read...
by chola
27 Mar 2020 19:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4041
Views: 296512

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Crossed 800 today. Rapid rise. I expect the next 2-3 days to see rapid rise, as lot of people came in between 21-23. 5 days incubation period cases coming up. Reporting 843 now. https://www.covid19india.org/ Not rapid rise. It is a controlled linear ascent. India is holding against the tide well. W...
by chola
27 Mar 2020 17:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
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Views: 296512

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prashanth wrote:ToI reporting that British PM tested positive to Wuhan virus.

https://m.timesofindia.com/world/uk/bri ... 847519.cms


Hats off to him. That's seriously leading from the front on herd immunity.
by chola
27 Mar 2020 17:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4041
Views: 296512

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RIGHT NOW President Trump shifts his tone on China, praising it for its handling of what he recently called the “Chinese virus .” The U.S. now leads the world in confirmed coronavirus cases. Scientists warned that the United States someday would become the country hardest hit by the coronavirus pan...
by chola
27 Mar 2020 02:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4041
Views: 296512

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Well, Amreekis are hell bent on catching and dethroning the chinis for the Corona crown. Already passed Italy. Should overtake Cheen by tomorrow. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/florida-coronavirus-cases-surge-spring-breakers-express-regret-n1168686 As Florida coronavirus cases surge, spring br...
by chola
26 Mar 2020 19:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4041
Views: 296512

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Just an insight on how Germany is managing to keep its fatality rate low. Detection and Isolation is the key. https://www.thelocal.de/20200326/germany-ramps-up-coronavirus-tests-to-500000-a-week On Wall Street, the Krauts are known as the most "Asian" of the Europeans. Their mercantile, e...
by chola
26 Mar 2020 09:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4041
Views: 296512

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I don't think Cheen is lying about containing the virus. The princelings are paying $20K plus for a seat back to China. Elite wouldn't send their kids back home to die. They will, though, be bringing the virus back to China for the second wave. https://www.thestar.com.my/news/regional/2020/03/26/chi...
by chola
26 Mar 2020 08:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4041
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Sobering. Especially the section on the "end game." https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/03/how-will-coronavirus-end/608719/ II. The Endgame Even a perfect response won’t end the pandemic. As long as the virus persists somewhere, there’s a chance that one infected traveler will ...
by chola
26 Mar 2020 01:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4041
Views: 296512

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She gave it to Prince Charlie. She was our instrument of revenge for the Britshit Raj! If Charlie then went and met mummy dear, who proceeds to keel over in another 3 weeks from this, then I might just forgive this lady - she's still an idiot, but will have served the purpose of being a useful idio...
by chola
25 Mar 2020 23:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4041
Views: 296512

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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 chola
25 Mar 2020 23:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4041
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In the US, the greatest/most powerful/yadayada/stable genius run place, and especially Bay Area, home of almost all major tech companies, people lost their collective heads, emptied out shelves of TP, water (what for ??) and I saw a shirt-pulling brawl over beer at the neighboring grocery between t...
by chola
25 Mar 2020 15:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4041
Views: 296512

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If second wave events can't be avoided then herd immunity through infection or vaccine is the only way. Because total isolation for an indeterminate of time is a death sentence too. Cheen's economy had been contracting 10% by locking down for two month. You do the math if that went on for six months...
by chola
25 Mar 2020 14:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4041
Views: 296512

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^^^ Again, Cheen is experiencing a second wave infection event from returnees as we speak. . Any link? I am thinking antibodies will protect most of the people preventing second wave. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/coronavirus-second-wave-surge-hong-kong-china-uk-cases-a9420876.html Coro...
by chola
25 Mar 2020 14:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4041
Views: 296512

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^^^ Bio-weapon controlled by a vaccine? If so, expect them to release the vaccine in the near future and pretend to save the world.
by chola
25 Mar 2020 14:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
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^^^ Again, Cheen is experiencing a second wave infection event from returnees as we speak.

Same for Korea, Japan and the rest of the Far East who think they are coming out of the quarantines.
by chola
25 Mar 2020 12:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
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Nobel laureate Michael Levitt predicts end of Coronavirus pandemic based on statistical models. https://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/end-of-coronavirus-pandemic-is-near-says-nobel-laureate-michael-levitt-120032400668_1.html A positive prediction by someone who got it right on t...
by chola
24 Mar 2020 18:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
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Soooo. Do we hope they fail and get hit with a second wave of infections? Or do we hope that countries can restart their economies without getting clobbered again? Because if Cheen can't -- with their controls and a compliant population -- then it is probably twice as hard fir anyone else. Their eco...
by chola
24 Mar 2020 15:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
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it's something like, 1 million+ passive cases ) 251,388 mild cases ) 12,079 critical cases ) 16,578 deaths So if we can give the drug to those 251,388 cases , they won't make it to the next level. by doing that they reduce the stress on icu wards and ventilates. Also the drug can protect the doctor...
by chola
24 Mar 2020 14:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4041
Views: 296512

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It can be used as preventative. when you go to some malaria infected area, the doctor prescribes it to you. you have to use the full course. some weekly dose something. I am not doctor, so can't talk more than that. it will be damn useful for doctors and mild cases at least. Right, from what I read...
by chola
24 Mar 2020 14:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
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ramana wrote:India is largest producer of chloroquine. Its 130 rupees a blister pack. But dont use with out doctor prescription.


Right, from what I read it is toxic so it can't be used as a preventative. But once you are infected this medication works.
by chola
24 Mar 2020 13:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
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2) Once infected, control rate of spread: This is were Chinese are ahead. They have figured out how the corona spreads and trying existing drugs to block the spread. They are using this to make some quick bucks. We know what it is now. It's chloroquine. In fact, it was recommended by Cheen and now ...
by chola
24 Mar 2020 12:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4041
Views: 296512

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Seems chinis are making a heavy push into "aiding" the peacefuls (after infecting them.) https://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2020/03/23/military-aircraft-carrying-medical-equipment-from-china-arrives-in-jakarta.html An Indonesian Military (TNI) Hercules C-130 aircraft arrived at Halim Perd...
by chola
24 Mar 2020 12:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
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The "Hydroxychloroquine" might be to block the usage of CD147 by the corona virus, same as malaria. This is something new that corona virus uses to invade the cells apart from ACE2 . I think this is why "Hydroxychloroquine" works initially because it blocks the route used by mal...
by chola
24 Mar 2020 02:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
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^^^ Probably the most hopeful thing I've read in weeks. I hope our pharmaceuticals can churn this out. I hope it is one of those that we don't need to import the base ingredients for.
by chola
23 Mar 2020 20:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
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^^^ Great news! India and Indian pharmaceuticals can lead the world out of this and establish a leading position in this space.
by chola
23 Mar 2020 19:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4041
Views: 296512

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I'm beginning to think that containing the thing is a hopeless endeavor unless you are willing to cripple your economy permanently with a never-ending lockdown. The moment any kind of communications for trade and travel is opened up again, the thing will be re-introduced. The best course might be a ...
by chola
23 Mar 2020 17:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
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Coronavirus: Mahindra Group Offers To Convert Its Resorts Into Care Facilities, To Explore Manufacturing Ventilators https://swarajyamag.com/insta/coronavirus-mahindra-groups-offers-to-convert-its-resorts-into-care-facilities-to-explore-manufacturing-ventilators via @swarajyamag It is war footing n...
by chola
23 Mar 2020 11:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
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I think officials are beginning to seriously think about herd immunity. When the governor of New York is publicly stating that 40 to 80 % will be infected and Los Angeles County is giving up on containment then it must be on the table now. https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-03-20/coronavi...
by chola
23 Mar 2020 11:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
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Kumar Ji, the global system won't disappear in the next year or five or 10 years. But it is dead in that globalization is no longer growing. The thought beginning in the 1980s was that efficiency will drive things so that industries will always find the lowest cost quality balance. The trade war br...
by chola
22 Mar 2020 10:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
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Actually I think the global system is dead. Every country will try to build their own supply chain as much as possible. Trust has eroded as everyone is embargoing everyone else. The Chini-US trade war already started this and it will remain even after the virus is under control. As long as China is...
by chola
22 Mar 2020 09:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4041
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Everything has price. I guess this is the price we have to pay for the globalization and cheap chinese products. we could have been much better prepared if ccp is honest with their situation. even as the world plunging into darkness, they still keeping the data to themselves. do they realize their ...

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