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by Zynda
11 Oct 2020 11:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4571
Views: 754985

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Totally OT, but AFAIK, among Indian manufacturers, Venus & Magnum respirators are genuine NIOSH N95 certified masks. The rest of them claiming to be N95 are misrepresenting the truth. KN-95 is supposedly Chinese equivalent of N95 standard.
by Zynda
10 Oct 2020 13:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5789
Views: 622460

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

So it seems like the much touted C929 is facing turbulence due to the usual mischievous and nastiness expected by the Chinese. China-Russia big jet project faces turbulence Serious conflicts are stalling Beijing and Moscow’s hook-up to design and develop a wide-body passenger jet to wrest business f...
by Zynda
26 Sep 2020 10:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3607
Views: 1011008

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

^^Probably it was Abhyas...supersonic target drone. It was tested @ ITR earlier this week and had a couple of successful flights. Abhyas is powered by a booster followed by turbojet engine. But I am not sure if it can take off that quickly...
by Zynda
18 Aug 2020 18:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7664
Views: 827129

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

SII to start Phase-2 trials of Oxford vaccine in Mumbai from this week. Also Covaxin & ZyCoV-D (from Zydus Cadila) have both begun Phase-2 trials in India. However it is expected that Oxford's vaccine will be ready for mass deployment by year end (or early 2021) while the other two might make it...
by Zynda
18 Aug 2020 18:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1305
Views: 404813

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Pakistan's military shopping in China fuels LoC infiltration fears Pakistan is on a shopping spree of military equipment in China which it is feared will help arm jihadis and facilitate their intrusion. The long list of items includes 80,000 rounds of steel bullets, according to a report prepared b...
by Zynda
18 Aug 2020 18:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5327
Views: 705039

Re: Understanding the US - Again

A slightly OT here I guess but it seems like Oracle now (after MS) is interested in buying Tiktok's US business operations. Just shows the penetration of the app in to US consumers & amount of business revenues potential it has to elicit such interest levels!
by Zynda
11 Aug 2020 21:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7664
Views: 827129

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

For European countries, East asian countries and some US states the rise,peak and fall in deaths/cases took 8 to 10 weeks, but in India, Brazil and Mexico it looks like we continue to climb or remain near peak for almost 3 months now. I sure hope there is a effective vaccine and a potent drug to cu...
by Zynda
11 Aug 2020 21:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7664
Views: 827129

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Isn't Ivermectin the same drug which was widely used in several latin american countries ? I think Peru,Chile and Colombia used it with mixed results but most western countries stayed away from it. Yes, it was widely used at least in Peru (& probably in other Latin American countries as well). ...
by Zynda
11 Aug 2020 20:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7664
Views: 827129

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

It seems like in UP, Ivermectin + Doxy combo is being prescribed for Covid. ICMR should have started large scale trails of this drug much further back to test its efficacy. A cheap drug combo available OTC could have helped but probably ICMR did not take the combo seriously because its usage & s...
by Zynda
10 Aug 2020 00:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7664
Views: 827129

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Even at this rate, they can only make 260 million viles a year. How long it will take to to vaccine all Indians? I think SII is starting Ph-2 & Ph-3 trials of Oxford vaccine in India from this month. They are expecting Ph-2 itself to take a month...SII CEO says they are hoping for vaccine roll ...
by Zynda
08 Aug 2020 10:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3823
Views: 696000

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Condemn 2,500 Diesels ASAP, Make Indian 10-12k hp Electric Locos by 2022: Ministry tells Railway Board The Ministry of Railways has asked the Railway Board to quickly downsize Indian Railways’ fleet of diesel locomotives. 2,500 diesel units are likely to face the chopping block soon, sources told R...
by Zynda
08 Aug 2020 09:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3823
Views: 696000

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

SWR is also trying to raise sectional speed to 130 kmph and doing lot of track and sleeper replacement and replacing British era bridges over the lockdown esp on the Jollarpettai ---Bangalore Cantt. section that gives me the heebeejeebies everytime I go over it on the Chennai Shatabdi and also impl...
by Zynda
05 Aug 2020 20:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7664
Views: 827129

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Tapeworm drug heading into coronavirus human trials, company says Silicon Valley-based biotech start-up ANA Therapeutics announced Tuesday that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved its application for tapeworm drug niclosamide as a potential treatment in COVID-19 and will soon begin huma...
by Zynda
25 Jul 2020 20:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7664
Views: 827129

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

https://twitter.com/BangaloreMirror/sta ... 9329165312

Bengaluru: India's biggest COVID care centre will open in BIEC tomorrow


In other positive news, SII has submitted an application to DGCI to start Oxford vaccine's Ph-2 & Ph-3 trails in India from August.
by Zynda
25 Jul 2020 19:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7664
Views: 827129

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Change in Covid testing strategy: Karnataka hits rapid antigen mode to ramp up testing Bengaluru: Karnataka has shifted its Covid-19 testing strategy by pushing for more rapid antigen tests, to cope with heightened pressure to ramp up testing as the state experiences a sharp rise in coronavirus inf...
by Zynda
23 Jul 2020 23:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7664
Views: 827129

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

It is time for Center to set up 10000 bed hospitals in Mumbai, Pune, BLR, Chennai, Hyderabad and provide plenty of medicines I think we need AS intervention (or a high-level team which reports directly to AS/HM). Apparently, Delhi has made progress after AS's intervention. Humanity would be living ...
by Zynda
23 Jul 2020 21:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7664
Views: 827129

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Thanks for reply Doc & to both of you for your service :)
by Zynda
23 Jul 2020 20:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7664
Views: 827129

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Very clearly, the MH administration does not know what to do when presented with a bill after eating happily for years. It seems like many state governments all over India are struggling. Look @ BLR as well...I think an article about a front line Doctor dying due to being denied by Private Hospital...
by Zynda
22 Jul 2020 22:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7664
Views: 827129

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Case numbers become relevant for planning & allocation of resources. Panic is due to a large pool competing for limited resources i.e. low resources to population (cases) ratio. IMO, vaccine is badly needed for HCWs...at least get their confidence & morale up...I believe one of the factors i...
by Zynda
21 Jul 2020 21:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7664
Views: 827129

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Let me ask a question about IR thermometers. Apart from using on forehead, are there any other places on exposed body (arms?) where it can be used and still get fairly accurate reading?
by Zynda
21 Jul 2020 19:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7664
Views: 827129

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Breathing is definitely an issue when wearing masks especially N-95 grade or Wildcraft style masks. This makes people to remove masks once they are at their desks, especially people beyond 45+. Further does one need to wear masks at home as well? Need to start reminding people to wear masks as much ...
by Zynda
21 Jul 2020 13:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7664
Views: 827129

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Where are we on Remdisivir ? Posting excerpts... While many citizens allege that the drug is not being used as much as it should be, the State Government says that they are in the process of ordering an extra 15,000 vials of the drug. Meanwhile, social media is abuzz with the non-availability of th...
by Zynda
19 Jul 2020 00:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7664
Views: 827129

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Community spread has started and the situation is bad, observes IMA NEW DELHI: With one million people getting affected by Covid-19, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) is of the view that community spread has started and the situation is pretty bad. "This is now an exponential growth. Every ...
by Zynda
18 Jul 2020 19:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7664
Views: 827129

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

chola wrote:I need to find a picture of this guy.

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by Zynda
18 Jul 2020 19:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7664
Views: 827129

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

BBMP commissioner received marching orders today. He went public with a 2 week lockdown request but Yeddiyurappa has refused to sanction an extension to the 1 week lockdown in Bangalore. Apparently, BSY did not even allow BBMP commissioner & his experts to present their POV. He shut them down e...
by Zynda
11 Jul 2020 21:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7664
Views: 827129

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I think some sense was knocked in to BSY's head. BLR Urban & Rural districts to go in to a complete lock down from July 14th to 22nd. Ideally should have been extended till month end but this is a start
by Zynda
11 Jul 2020 19:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7664
Views: 827129

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Dr. Ratnadip, how is Fabiflu performing? Is its usage wide spread currently in India? I don't think its usage is very wide at least in BLR. I think still HCQ is being prescribed here.
by Zynda
11 Jul 2020 19:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7664
Views: 827129

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Bangalore Covid beds availability matrix is finally up online http://arogya.karnataka.gov.in/sast/fms/view.php Bookmark it...I dunno how accurate the numbers are though! So it seems like the number of beds that reflect on the site are completely not accurate at all. A reporter from CNN-IBN tried to...
by Zynda
11 Jul 2020 17:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7664
Views: 827129

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Isn't the above what Dr. Vishal of HCG Cancer Center is trying to do? I do hope some org in India at least will be interested in developing plasma shots.
by Zynda
10 Jul 2020 00:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7664
Views: 827129

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Bangalore Covid beds availability matrix is finally up online

http://arogya.karnataka.gov.in/sast/fms/view.php

Bookmark it...I dunno how accurate the numbers are though!
by Zynda
09 Jul 2020 07:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7664
Views: 827129

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Also, in many town a great many doctors have been asked to self-quarantine even after their tests came negative because they had treated someone who was positive. This means there is a further reduction of critical primary care facilities, nursing homes etc. Yes, the above reason is why many doctor...
by Zynda
08 Jul 2020 17:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7664
Views: 827129

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

WHO acknowledges 'evidence emerging' of airborne spread of COVID-19

Great...and add our highly dense urban settings along with poor infra in supposedly better equipped cities...
by Zynda
05 Jul 2020 22:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7664
Views: 827129

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Stupid actions by people are happening in India as well. Hospital is charging me Rs 1.15 lakh a day, says Covid-19 warrior under treatment Part of the article contains stupid action...posting that part here Two jewellers died, 12 tested positive after birthday party Meanwhile, two jewellers who atte...
by Zynda
05 Jul 2020 22:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7664
Views: 827129

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

India has crossed Russia to become the 3rd hardest hit country. ATM surge is being fueled by Southern States, except Kerala.
by Zynda
05 Jul 2020 12:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7664
Views: 827129

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Fearing lockdown, many exit Bengaluru Just an alarming excerpt... As of July 4, the city has 7,250 patients under treatment. And now the horror stories of shortage of beds again... 50-year-old woman dies after 12 hospitals refuse admission in Bengaluru A 50-year-old woman with breathing difficultie...
by Zynda
04 Jul 2020 22:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7664
Views: 827129

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

So BSY had a meeting this afternoon to reshuffle ministers in the Covid task force. Newly appointed chief of the task force is the Educational Minister Dr. Sudhakar. He is not too keen on a lock down. He thinks a lock down is not a solution and apparently one more member of the task force agreed wit...
by Zynda
04 Jul 2020 20:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7664
Views: 827129

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Cytokine therapy gets backing from Aus Cytokine therapy has received a boost from the Australian government. City doctors have submitted their report on the Phase 1 rials of six healthy individuals and are awaiting approval for the second phase. Dr US Vishal Rao, regional director of head and neck ...
by Zynda
03 Jul 2020 23:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7664
Views: 827129

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

So its happening in BLR has well...similar things which had happened in BOM & DEL. Doctors under immense pressure to keep quiet and not speak out about actual ground situation. This Reddit thread was forwarded by a friend. Posting it here... https://www.reddit.com/r/bangalore/comments/hkd90t/a_d...
by Zynda
02 Jul 2020 21:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7664
Views: 827129

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Bangalore has been consistently hitting 500+ cases since last week. Today was the peak @ 890 cases. BBMP had an excellent Covid War room Dashboard (the model of which was adopted by few other metros in India), which was showing detailed info about current Covid cases (with ward wise/zone wise case n...
by Zynda
30 Jun 2020 07:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7664
Views: 827129

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

-Spirometer is better than simple balloon.. -Usual recommendation is set of 10 breaths , 5 times/ day.. -Ventilation perfusion mismatch is common in elderly, bed ridden and post operative patients..This means there are few alveoli (air sacs) who have blood supply but no air flow and vice versa.. De...

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