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by BSR Murthy
09 Apr 2020 05:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7649
Views: 824806

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

The altitude factor is interesting. I was actually looking at Ecuador which is pretty hard hit with Covid 19 and which has both high altitude and sea level cities. The vast majority of the disease and deaths were in the port city of Guayaquil, while the high altitude capital city Quito escaped with...
by BSR Murthy
09 Apr 2020 03:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7649
Views: 824806

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I got curious if the volume of oxygen used by a person on a daily basis makes any difference. So decided to check mountainous regions. Ladakh & Uttarakand: 14 & 35 cases so far.. no deaths. Very low example size, but interesting. Or higher UV radiation in Ladakh? Cleaner air followed by hig...
by BSR Murthy
01 Apr 2020 05:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7649
Views: 824806

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I have seen this story making rounds on WhatsApp. CPAP devices have been linked to spread of Covid-19 by aerosolization. So, no place for this modality in Covid patients. Not So Fast Using CPAPs In Place Of Ventilators. They Could Spread The Coronavirus Good info thanks. Here CPAP seems to contribu...
by BSR Murthy
01 Apr 2020 03:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7649
Views: 824806

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Not everyone requires ventilation or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ecmo) ... many can survive using CPAP if used at the very onset of respiratory distress and is non-invasive. F1 team is making a low cost CPAP. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-52087002 I have seen this story making rounds o...
by BSR Murthy
31 Mar 2020 09:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7649
Views: 824806

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Million tests so far. 100K tests / day A test that can show results in 5 mins A 1000 bed hospital in 3 days Multiple vaccines & therapeutics in human trials Tens of millions of masks distributed Tens of thousands of ventilators being made Shoddy preparation. Decent catchup. https://twitter.com/r...
by BSR Murthy
28 Mar 2020 07:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 7957
Views: 1054817

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

In the US, are there any mainstream newspapers that are supportive or sympathetic to India, and who do acknowledge any good work or effort of the Indian government( including on the Covid-19) or the armed forces et al and/or take a more balanced view of communal violence? In Canada, I know of one, ...
by BSR Murthy
28 Mar 2020 06:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 7957
Views: 1054817

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

There seems to be an endless supply of sold out traitors from India who write crap about India abroad. This Vidya Krishnan lady writing on India's Coronavirus response in the Atlantic starts out with CAA and "pogrom" against Muzlims. Absolutely trashy one sided criticism filled with half-t...
by BSR Murthy
26 Mar 2020 10:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7649
Views: 824806

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Dr. Atul Gawande on how to protect healthcare workers from Corona infection. A good analysis of the successful handling of nCV in Singapore and Hong Kong and the lessons learned. He offers evidence based information for healthcare workers to avoid getting infected while using resources in a smart ta...
by BSR Murthy
22 Mar 2020 02:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7649
Views: 824806

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Another contrarian viewpoint on the draconian countermeasures taken to combat the Corona outbreak. An excellent piece by renowned science man John P.A. Ioannidis, professor of medicine, of epidemiology and population health, of biomedical data science, and of statistics at Stanford University and c...
by BSR Murthy
22 Mar 2020 01:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7649
Views: 824806

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Another contrarian viewpoint on the draconian countermeasures taken to combat the Corona outbreak. An excellent piece by renowned science man John P.A. Ioannidis, professor of medicine, of epidemiology and population health, of biomedical data science, and of statistics at Stanford University and co...
by BSR Murthy
18 Mar 2020 08:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7649
Views: 824806

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A different take on the approach to the nCV outbreak - an interview with the legendary vaccine scientist, Dr. Paul Offit. The interviewer is Dr. Zubin Damania - popularly known as ZDoggMD.
by BSR Murthy
12 Mar 2020 11:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7649
Views: 824806

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“Problems in medicine do not mean that homeopathic sugar pills work; just because there are problems with aircraft design, that doesn't mean that magic carpets really fly.”
― Ben Goldacre
by BSR Murthy
11 Mar 2020 06:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7649
Views: 824806

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Just to put the Covid 19 fatalities in the US in perspective. The bulk of the deaths came from the Life Care nursing facility in Kirkland skewing the numbers. Most of the deaths are in the elderly with health conditions. Excerpt from NYT article: “By Monday, 19 deaths had been tied to the Life Care ...
by BSR Murthy
10 Mar 2020 19:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7649
Views: 824806

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

According to Dr. Du Bin, a top critical care expert in China: 1. People with hypertension have worse outcomes. Of a group of 170 patients who died in January in Wuhan - nearly half had hypertension. 2. Early and aggressive ventilatory support in those with respiratory distress saved lives. 3. No mag...
by BSR Murthy
10 Mar 2020 07:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7649
Views: 824806

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“Will a flu shot protect against developing a severe case of COVID-19? People often compare COVID-19 to influenza, and it’s true that the two diseases share some similarities, says Yale Medicine infectious disease specialist Manisha Juthani, MD. A major difference is that the flu is preventable by v...
by BSR Murthy
10 Mar 2020 06:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7649
Views: 824806

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

BSRMurthy, just curious about point 2. If I had live flu vaccine, will that inhibit this Covid19 infection? Point 2 is referring to co-infection, ie., getting simultaneously infected with both influenza and Covid 19. That possibility is very low. Meaning if some one has flu symptoms and tested posi...
by BSR Murthy
10 Mar 2020 03:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7649
Views: 824806

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Sharing from a physician colleague: From an ID conference in California 3/8/2020 Notes from the front lines: I attended the Infectious Disease Association of California (IDAC) Northern California Winter Symposium on Saturday 3/7. In attendance were physicians from Santa Clara, San Francisco and Oran...
by BSR Murthy
09 Mar 2020 10:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7649
Views: 824806

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Hitting too close to home -- one of my kid - a doctor who obviously was not working from home - is having fever and was asked to self- isolate. Which is fine (resting will be good in some ways) but even with all the resources we are getting run around to get the testing done. Hope their hospital cu...
by BSR Murthy
04 Mar 2020 10:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7649
Views: 824806

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The secondary attack rate for SARS-CoV-2 — the virus causing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) — is under 1% among close contacts of U.S. patients, according to findings in MMWR. Public health officials actively monitored 445 people who had close contact with one of 10 U.S. patients with travel-related...
by BSR Murthy
03 Mar 2020 11:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7649
Views: 824806

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Question for experts: Why is Corona virus expected to engulf the whole world despite our experience with SARS, MAD COW, Swine and EBola etc. which did not pan out the way Corona is expected to ? Is SM hyping it up beyond normal ? What is so different about this virus compared to others that it dese...
by BSR Murthy
02 Mar 2020 12:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7649
Views: 824806

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From MIT's technical Review: (May or may not require subscription) What are the best coronavirus treatments? Contains latest on promising drugs. (Virus blockers, Vaccines, "Faster vaccines", Plasma from survivors and HIV drugs) Remdesivir and the anti malarial Chloroquine both have shown ...
by BSR Murthy
02 Mar 2020 10:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7649
Views: 824806

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Italy has reported more deaths than sick in many EU states. What is going on and how come the spread is so bad there.. The COVID-19 virus was thought to be present for weeks before detection in northern Italy. I have read similar things about Washington state as well. Italy appears to have seeded t...
by BSR Murthy
02 Mar 2020 04:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7649
Views: 824806

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Any data from Oirope on number of reported cases vs. cases confirmed to be COVID-19? I think ordinary flu cases are inflating the count needlessly. Even if ppl are dying, esp. 80-year-olds with pneumonia, that is not entirely abnormal in February. Do they really have the correct test even in Italy?...
by BSR Murthy
27 Feb 2020 01:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7649
Views: 824806

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Not really. There was person to person transmission in MERS. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/mers/about/transmission.html A few cases may have happened, the point was that MERS transmission from human to human was pretty hard. Note the qualifiers in that CDC report.. '..few, reported cases..'. SARS...
by BSR Murthy
26 Feb 2020 08:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7649
Views: 824806

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Leaving aside the bio-terror angle and designer viruses targeting specific population groups, etc., a case can be made for Indians being relatively immune to Corona viruses. During the previous serious outbreaks of the other Corona virus infections in India's immediate neighborhood - SARS in the ci...
by BSR Murthy
25 Feb 2020 09:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7649
Views: 824806

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I don't know why Indians are still resistant to spread and tragic effect of this virus. Despite first foreigner to be infected was an Indian origin school teacher inChina. It has even killed italian origin people and Iranian people. Other than that most of the dead are asian origin people. Leaving ...
by BSR Murthy
23 Feb 2020 03:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7649
Views: 824806

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Intermediate host for COVID-19 is thought to be Pangolins - an ant eater like scaly mammal.
by BSR Murthy
21 Feb 2020 07:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7649
Views: 824806

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sooraj wrote:NINE DIED FROM CORONAVIRUS IN IRAN

I am seeing reports of only 2 fatalities from Iran. Source for 9?
by BSR Murthy
04 Dec 2019 14:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5327
Views: 704407

Re: Understanding the US - Again

I think Tea-ji's end game is to become Guv of HI.Already announced that she is not going to contest re-election to HOROTUS. Senate seat is strictly partisan and requires National patronage. But Guv is mostly local support which she can probably drum up as anti-establishment and pro-native HI tradit...
by BSR Murthy
02 Dec 2019 09:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3164
Views: 555380

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

https://twitter.com/KTHopkins/status/1201125944381071366?s=20 Corbyn making the four-fingered Rabbi’ah sign, used by Muslim Brotherhood. He is all in! Just a suggestion: please dont quote Kate Hopkins. She has even less credibility than Daily Mail if that is even possible. I am not doubting the sto...
by BSR Murthy
01 Dec 2019 20:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3164
Views: 555380

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

https://twitter.com/KTHopkins/status/12 ... 71366?s=20
Corbyn making the four-fingered Rabbi’ah sign, used by Muslim Brotherhood.
He is all in!
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by BSR Murthy
01 Dec 2019 03:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5327
Views: 704407

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Yes, unfortunately. I watch Jimmy Dore regularity as well. Aaron Mate’ Max Blumenthal, Michael Tracy all are good sources of honest info.
by BSR Murthy
01 Dec 2019 02:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5327
Views: 704407

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Kamala’s Karma! I highly recommend Rising, a news show on the net/YT. Krystal and Saagar are awesome. Great alternative to MSM fake news.
by BSR Murthy
30 Nov 2019 11:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5327
Views: 704407

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Yes, the unique donations need to be from different donors, however, small. Multiple donations can be made by a single individual up to $2800 per election, but, these will count as one per Democrat Party debate rules. Tulsi I believe still needs one poll or survey to qualify. The Dem establishment i...
by BSR Murthy
11 Nov 2019 11:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 756649

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

https://twitter.com/abhijitmajumder/status/1193614874250596352?s=20 Shiv Sena may have triggered beginning of its end. * Uddhav is now king blinded by love for son * Congress-NCP pact will wreck Hindutva base, come as betrayal of Bal Thackeray to core Marathi voters * Claiming CM post as distant 2nd...
by BSR Murthy
31 Aug 2019 09:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Anti-India Politicians in the United States & UK
Replies: 73
Views: 9044

Re: Anti-India Politicians in the United States

Don't expect any Indian-origin politician to be pro-Hindutva. It is politically incorrect, unnecessary for them as they live in a different society and have a different voter base. As a minority they will always speak about things that concern them not what the majority in India thinks. Very true. ...

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