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by vera_k
22 May 2020 21:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4303
Views: 322358

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

The quality of Chinese financial markets looks to be where India's was in the 90's. Also shows the extent to which US regulators were in bed with the Chinese. This has the potential to let the air out of the bubble created in Chinese listings since 2008. Chinese Companies Could Be Forced to Give Up ...
by vera_k
18 May 2020 06:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 4687
Views: 577321

Re: Understanding the US - Again

darshan wrote:Reading of political trends in big Texas metros indicates long term making California out of Texas isn't it?


Yes, but also largely depends on what happens with CA. Refugees from CA bring their politics with them, and their numbers are swelling.

The blue-state exodus gains momentum
by vera_k
15 May 2020 06:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5392
Views: 662439

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The 182 day requirement to apply for Aadhar was waived for Indians last year.
by vera_k
13 May 2020 10:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 5G Technology News Discussions, Strategy and Impact to India
Replies: 65
Views: 9304

Re: 5G Technology News Discussions, Strategy and Impact to India

I don't see the need to be dismissive of Apple's proposed investment. Apple is increasingly branching out, including eventually building its own semiconductors replacing both Qualcomm and Intel. Having some presence in India would allow competition for future manufacturing when its time. But it has ...
by vera_k
11 May 2020 23:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6497
Views: 607553

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

US total cases and new deaths have dropped dramatically. It seems to be too good to be true. I was expecting a drop off, but not this fast. Wall Street earnings indicate an uptick in hygiene practices in the USA. Procter and Gamble CFO estimates this is a permanent shift in hygiene practices. IMO, ...
by vera_k
10 May 2020 22:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6497
Views: 607553

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Some Doctors Pull Back on Using Ventilators to Treat Covid-19 Doctors have dubbed these patients “happy hypoxemics,” a reference to the paradox of abnormally low levels of oxygen found in their blood combined with an ability to breathe relatively easily. In recent weeks, doctors at Stony Brook Hosp...
by vera_k
10 May 2020 10:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6497
Views: 607553

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

^ Simple explanation is that Telangana has not been testing to the extent other states have been. Wildly varying data across states In states like Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, and a few others, roughly 80% of the active Covid-19 cases are asymptomatic, according to data collated by TOI. However seven la...
by vera_k
08 May 2020 11:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6497
Views: 607553

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Why Private hospitals are hesitating to accept Covid pts? One more reason I heard is that current protocol requires anyone exposed to a positive case to self quarantine. Private hospitals do not have the amount of staff that government hospitals do. Given the shortage of PPE and oftentimes asymptom...
by vera_k
08 May 2020 11:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Status of Indian Nationals abroad
Replies: 142
Views: 13275

Re: Status of Indian Nationals abroad

India has a surplus of hotels without central A/C that could be repurposed for quarantine duty for the next couple of months. This is what South Korea has done. Statista says there are 90 million hotel rooms in India, so finding 1.8m over a couple of months is possible.
by vera_k
07 May 2020 01:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6497
Views: 607553

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

^ Good article. About 50% of the demand for PPE by government hospitals can be met domestically at current production levels. Imports (probably from China) have to continue for the rest of the demand from government and private institutions. So this is one reason why an extended lock down was needed...
by vera_k
05 May 2020 11:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6497
Views: 607553

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

More malaria-like symptoms - For some recovering COVID-19 patients, weeks of illness, uncertainty Kate Porter has had a fever nearly every day for 50 days. She can't shake the extreme exhaustion that hit when she became infected with the coronavirus nearly two months ago. After an initial positive C...
by vera_k
01 May 2020 21:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India
Replies: 483
Views: 75507

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

https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/30/politics/us-china-coronavirus-diplomacy-intelligence-donald-trump/index.html Multiple sources inside the administration say that there is an appetite to use various tools, including sanctions, canceling US debt obligations and drawing up new trade policies, to make cl...
by vera_k
28 Apr 2020 21:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6497
Views: 607553

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Question from a novice so please excuse its ignorance. WHO says that even if you have suffered and recovered from this infection you do not have any immunity from a second infection. If this is the case of what use can plasma from a previous suffer be. If you see my point. The unknown is what level...
by vera_k
27 Apr 2020 07:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6497
Views: 607553

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Do Lockdowns Save Many Lives? In Most Places, the Data Say No We ran a simple one-variable correlation of deaths per million and days to shutdown, which ranged from minus-10 days (some states shut down before any sign of Covid-19) to 35 days for South Dakota, one of seven states with limited or no ...
by vera_k
23 Apr 2020 02:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3832
Views: 681407

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

Trump’s Best Re-Election Bet: Run Against China

In 2019, before the coronavirus stormed out of Wuhan to shake the world, 57% of Americans already had an unfavorable opinion of Beijing. The most recent Gallup poll, in February 2020, put that at figure at 67%.
by vera_k
22 Apr 2020 20:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6497
Views: 607553

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

One theory I heard is that average life expectancy in India is about 10 years lower than US/Europe. Therefore a 55 year old in India would have the same risk as a 65 year old in US/Europe. If this adjustment holds, it will mean that the virus will exact a significant toll in places that have a young...
by vera_k
20 Apr 2020 06:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6497
Views: 607553

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

^ That state has a large international airport too. IMO, there should be uniform guidelines on testing that states have to meet before their airports are allowed to operate passenger flights. That may perhaps be the best that can be done to get states to shape up.
by vera_k
20 Apr 2020 05:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6497
Views: 607553

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

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Do not think resources were limited here. On a per capita basis, Vietnam has been testing 10x the number of people. That would have increased the ability to break the transmission chain sooner.
by vera_k
18 Apr 2020 07:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6497
Views: 607553

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

This looks like bad news in that there will be another spike in positive cases once testing ramps up in states that are not testing enough. Wildly varying data across states makes comparisons difficult In states like Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, and a few others, roughly 80% of the active Covid-19 cases...
by vera_k
18 Apr 2020 04:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4006
Views: 621884

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

STX to Merge With India's Eros International

The new firm will be publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange and plans to release 40 feature films this year.
by vera_k
17 Apr 2020 23:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6497
Views: 607553

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Vitamin D and Coronavirus Disparities Researchers last week released the first data supporting this link. They found that the nations with the highest mortality rates—Italy, Spain and France—also had the lowest average vitamin D levels among countries affected by the pandemic. As an Indian-American...
by vera_k
15 Apr 2020 12:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6497
Views: 607553

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

New York is the worst case scenario with high poverty, higher risk behavior and existing health conditions. Quoting from this article that tries to understand how Sweden with a larger population can have fewer cases than New York, while New York is shut down and Sweden stays open for business. Swede...
by vera_k
15 Apr 2020 02:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5392
Views: 662439

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Dr. Phil had a couple of people on the show from India. The cost for a flight back to the USA is in the neighborhood of $3000. Plus the cost is known only after reaching the USA. And the passenger is responsible for travel arrangements from the port of entry to their hometown.
by vera_k
15 Apr 2020 00:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5392
Views: 662439

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Did these august papers of record (sniff) reveal that they were on the payroll of the CCP? For those who actually read the gutter press, can you comment? There was disclosure that the content is from China Daily. That China Daily is a CPC newspaper was not disclosed. Trump has recently forced the i...
by vera_k
15 Apr 2020 00:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6497
Views: 607553

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

syam wrote:Another migrant crisis being manufactured in Mumbai right now. Coinciding with second lock down announcement.


Some of the policies used in J&K should be used. Cutting mobile internet in the metro cities for some time will put a stop to the Whatsapp fake news industry.
by vera_k
14 Apr 2020 23:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6497
Views: 607553

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Suppressing other diseases is a benefit at this time no matter what. Those resources can be redirected for Coronavirus cases.
by vera_k
13 Apr 2020 02:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6497
Views: 607553

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Pandemic deals blow to plastic bag bans, plastic reduction

In a matter of days, hard-won bans to reduce the use of plastics — and particularly plastic shopping sacks — across the U.S. have come under fire amid worries about the virus clinging to reusable bags, cups and straws.
by vera_k
12 Apr 2020 04:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India
Replies: 483
Views: 75507

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

We started getting the free weekly CPC newspaper delivery again. Looks like the party has funded a PR campaign to get its view point across.
by vera_k
11 Apr 2020 06:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5392
Views: 662439

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Teva has manufacturing facilities in India.
by vera_k
11 Apr 2020 00:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4006
Views: 621884

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

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Bernie Campaigns On

Yet Mr. Sanders said he nonetheless would (and could in good conscience?) “stay on the ballot in all remaining states and continue to gather delegates,” so as to exert “significant influence” over the party.
by vera_k
09 Apr 2020 21:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6497
Views: 607553

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Some information about the ventilators GM is building. Some part of it is made in India. The ‘incredibly challenging’ ventilator effort by Ventec, GM “GM literally sent people there that night to India to get boots on the ground to help us get that factory opened,” Kiple said Monday as the Project V...
by vera_k
08 Apr 2020 21:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6497
Views: 607553

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

The DUMB AH Thackreys and scum Pawar are hell bent upon getting accolades from BIF/Islamist gangs. Intead of delivering free food, morons are keeping long queues. No brains. No plan. Tell us more? Or is it about this part? Agree that having stores open for just 2 hours would lead to queues. Large p...
by vera_k
07 Apr 2020 00:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6497
Views: 607553

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Arun.prabhu wrote:I personally believe the lockdown is a waste of time and money,


The WSJ ran an editorial early on debating whether it was worth sacrificing 83% of the economy to save the 17% of the US economy dedicated to healthcare. The comparison is even starker for India, where healthcare is just 4% of GDP.
by vera_k
06 Apr 2020 06:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5392
Views: 662439

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

For those who want to watch the puke worthy piece on CNN here is the direct link: ==link snipped== Curious as to what provides the ratings for something like this. President Trump in on TV every other day from the White House telling Americans that CNN is a fake news outlet. What audience is this i...
by vera_k
05 Apr 2020 07:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India
Replies: 483
Views: 75507

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

Late Lateef article. Concern about whether democratic institutions and liberal democracy can survive. Says this harks back to end of WW2. No criticism of PRC, however comment thread is reading the subtext.
by vera_k
03 Apr 2020 20:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6497
Views: 607553

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

^ Given the lack of compliance, COVID-19 will be an ideal virus to spread around once a treatment or vaccine is identified. Effect of SARS-CoV-2 infection upon male gonadal function the ratio of testosterone (T) to LH and the ratio of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) to LH were dramatically decrea...
by vera_k
28 Mar 2020 00:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6497
Views: 607553

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

It's an Op-Ed. Everyone has an agenda - it is up to us to make the best of available information. :roll: The fact that it is an Op-Ed makes it even more likely to be fake and biased. The author is not a medical doctor, is associated with some questionable NGOs, and was recently extracted from the w...
by vera_k
27 Mar 2020 21:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6497
Views: 607553

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

prashanth wrote:


Kindly indicate that the source is nytimes. This medium is known to be biased against India.


It's an Op-Ed. Everyone has an agenda - it is up to us to make the best of available information.
by vera_k
27 Mar 2020 20:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6497
Views: 607553

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

What India Needs to Fight the Virus

Estimates from our group of scientists and others suggest the actual number of infection cases in India is likely to be about 21,000 by now.

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