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by disha
13 Apr 2021 11:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9788
Views: 1145813

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I wish GoI comes out with tele-medicine protocols and mandates the hospitals to provide tele-medicine support to almost all the patients and admit only severely ill patients (ones requiring ventillator support) to the hospitals. In most other cases, they can prescribe medicines (the list has become...
by disha
13 Apr 2021 03:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9788
Views: 1145813

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I do want to point out couple of articles that have appeared and needs to be read in full. First one, https://www.opindia.com/2021/04/why-india-rejected-pfizer-covid-19-vaccine-emergency-use-bullying-brazil-argentina-trials/ In nutshell, Pfizer asked for military bases and federal reserves from Arge...
by disha
12 Apr 2021 00:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9788
Views: 1145813

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

On Sinovac, the Chinese CDC head admitted that its effectiveness is in low 50%. https://swarajyamag.com/insta/top-chinese-official-admits-low-effectiveness-of-chinas-vaccines-mulls-a-vaccine-cocktail The same story from WaPo https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-vaccine-efficacy-no...
by disha
11 Apr 2021 12:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Five State Elections
Replies: 493
Views: 77082

Re: 2021 Five State Elections

Thanks Ramanaji and Pandranghari'ji for the kind words. I will put together something on the above lines.
by disha
11 Apr 2021 11:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Five State Elections
Replies: 493
Views: 77082

Re: 2021 Five State Elections

Why this clear throwing in the towel, and why now? Introduce complacency among voters in the remaining phases? Their strategy is schizophrenic. First they conclude that they should demoralize voters, by pumping up their side. Then they panic and try to make voters complacent by pumping up their opp...
by disha
10 Apr 2021 23:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9788
Views: 1145813

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Why is he cursing? Looks like they followed the protocol. Was he expecting them to not bother and give vaccine? Remember I mentioned that he has severe co-morbidities. There is an inherent stress of being separated from the family (and the familiar) to the local PHC and the fact that you might be s...
by disha
10 Apr 2021 22:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9788
Views: 1145813

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

manjgu wrote:in a interview poonawalla was claiming 5000 vax per minute = 7.2M daily ..now it seems the production is barely 2M to 3 M per day !!! wtf is going on.


Manjgu'ji, my guess is virus is not listening to poonawalla and not procreating in the cell cultures supplied by SII.
by disha
10 Apr 2021 22:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9788
Views: 1145813

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Personal note. My maternal uncle has severe commodities and he signed up for vaccination. But prior to giving him vaccination, his doctor did a coronavirus test and it turned out positive. His test positive case was added and his name was flagged to the local health care. So the local health care ca...
by disha
10 Apr 2021 22:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9788
Views: 1145813

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Do their relative basis make Covaxin harder to mass produce ? You will find this link from CDC useful. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/how-fluvaccine-made.htm . It describes the prevalent processes to manufacture vaccines. The oldest and the slowest is the fertilized chicken egg based process. The ...
by disha
10 Apr 2021 22:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9788
Views: 1145813

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

^Posters complaining about capacity building need to understand that India (apart from US) is the only country with two effective vaccines. And India is the only country with an effective vaccine that does not require deep cry and can work in "3rd world" conditions. I do dare the posters h...
by disha
09 Apr 2021 23:59
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 1227
Views: 213597

Re: Indian IT Industry

The Oracle and Google battle resulted in a landmark decision by US Supreme court https://swarajyamag.com/technology/why-us-apex-court-ruling-in-google-vs-oracle-case-is-good-news-for-indias-mobile-app-developers I know people will say "Big Blow to Larry" etc. This is a big blow to Google, ...
by disha
09 Apr 2021 23:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 1227
Views: 213597

Re: Indian IT Industry

^I have moved from Deskjet to laser B&W printer from Brother. The basic model is available in warehouse stores and has better ROI then inkjet class printers. If it is not new, then donate it and buy a laser B&W printer.
by disha
08 Apr 2021 00:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9788
Views: 1145813

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

The inactivated or dead virus is absorbed by the body and virus does not show up in any test. So they do not show up as positive. After vaccination and once your body develops full immunity, even if you are infected with virus and go for a test. You may not show it positive. Since your body is fight...
by disha
02 Apr 2021 22:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3395
Views: 350273

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The Dy. SP who booked Ansari under POTA for procuring a light machine gun (read again, a light machine gun ) was himself thrown into jail on trumped up charges. His entire career was destroyed and his family went through immense sufferings. All due to Mullahyam Singh Yadav and his goonda raj. Now al...
by disha
01 Apr 2021 00:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Five State Elections
Replies: 493
Views: 77082

Re: 2021 Five State Elections

Obviously can't be sure about its authenticity but someone managed to get a screengrab of PK's IPAC analysis of the first phase According to their numbers its 23/30 TO BJP including Nandigram It could be FUD too. At the same time Nandigram seems to be turning. https://swarajyamag.com/politics/groun...
by disha
29 Mar 2021 13:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9788
Views: 1145813

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

100 cr is peanuts Bharat BioTech is a private company and is asking for a substantial amount to be raised from GOI as a aid (generally a grant in aid). And the GOI also has responded favourably. SII also has raised the same "verbally". It is not just cutting across a 'blank cheque' to pri...
by disha
24 Mar 2021 23:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2830
Views: 699775

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

India desires Cordial Relations with DimDamrooKatoraKhaan???? what the hell is going on behind the curtain??? rNDTV is a known media pimp. I have continuously accused rNDTV of US SD paid channel into India. And rNDTV does not have India's interests, to the point that it is an unwritten compact that...
by disha
24 Mar 2021 10:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Five State Elections
Replies: 493
Views: 77082

Re: 2021 Five State Elections

Patil saar of 5Forty3 seems to have gone out of business because nobody supported him (except me). Sirji, I think you are wrong :-). I have supported him through and through as well. So that makes at least 2 of us. On his website he did show the support he received and I think it was substantial. M...
by disha
24 Mar 2021 10:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Five State Elections
Replies: 493
Views: 77082

Re: 2021 Five State Elections

It is true that people are extremely tight-lipped about the situation, which is very very unusual for the politically charged Bengali society. It reminds me of another Bengali state Tripura, where I witnessed the same situation in early 2017, even though the ruling LF was pretty confident about the...
by disha
23 Mar 2021 11:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2830
Views: 699775

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

What exactly is this access to central Asia and how is it a big deal for us? Serious question. Jamwal'ji. This is a question with lot of nuances. Pakistan is the constipation in the constipation suffering west. When Britishers' left United India, they needed a tool (or a fool) to control Central As...
by disha
23 Mar 2021 04:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6232
Views: 1423905

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Surjit Bhalla, Karan Bhasin and co have done a great research study into the RBI's inflation targeting (IT) policy that began in 2016 under Rajan. The report effectively debunks the argument in favor of IT, stating that there is no causal relationship between the two. Specifically, Indian inflation...
by disha
21 Mar 2021 22:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9788
Views: 1145813

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

What went wrong in Mah? Since we are still in dark on why the cases fell down precipitously and why the cases are rising again, some of the following are valid conjectures as any other. 1. Transmission is lower outside than inside. Case in point, electoral rallies and singhur demo does not lead to a...
by disha
21 Mar 2021 06:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9788
Views: 1145813

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

SivaB'ji, excellent points at the same time want to nuance the following: BB is similar in that it codeveloped with ICMR, but with no direct GoI funding. GoI even put regulatory hurdles in BB path (no phase 1 trials before animal studies) slowing things down by 3 months. Compare that to UK regulator...
by disha
20 Mar 2021 12:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9788
Views: 1145813

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Mah and Kerala are states which need to be studied on what local government can do and cannot do, did do and did not do. Particularly on 'did not do' part. Mah did not keep its eye on the ball and what the pandemic has showed us is that it is as much a political initiative and imperative as much as ...
by disha
20 Mar 2021 00:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9788
Views: 1145813

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

^It is completely clueless government of Mah to blame. UP, Bihar which were called a lawless state are showing better outcomes. Assam which has larger logistical challenges is doing just fine. And just north of Mah is Gujarat which is managing okay. The urban challenges mumbai has, the same challeng...
by disha
19 Mar 2021 00:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9788
Views: 1145813

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

^Opening up the vaccines for all. Nodal centers for mass vaccinations (like stadia or mobile vaccination centers at mass events) and targetted mobile vaccinations.

One thing that will indeed help is a single jab vaccine.
by disha
19 Mar 2021 00:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social Media Watch Thread
Replies: 502
Views: 53531

Re: Social Media Watch Thread

BTW, Congrats to @Suraj san for his tweet to be re-tweeted by Sri Piyush Goyal'ji, Hon. minister of railways.
by disha
19 Mar 2021 00:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9788
Views: 1145813

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Well Suraj'San, we cannot rely on hope when we have a meaningful solution. Can we? Downside to black market is how do we know that the person who is getting the vaccine is in the high risk or high transmitivity zone? It is a black hole of data. You will never have the data of the person vaccinated i...
by disha
18 Mar 2021 23:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6232
Views: 1423905

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

https://swarajyamag.com/insta/rs-8-lakh-crore-investment-in-pipeline-in-indian-chemical-industry-by-2025-union-minister-sadananda-gowda Gowda further informed that government has launched 12 PLI scheme for different sectors which will directly or indirectly benefit the chemicals sector. He also sta...
by disha
18 Mar 2021 23:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9788
Views: 1145813

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

It is a difficult question. Yes, even on black market somebody is vaccinated. However the ask is, is someone deserving getting vaccinated? Take the case of say a bus conductor <45 years of age and no comorbidity. Or the gig-worker. It will be helpful both to the economy and to that individual to get...
by disha
18 Mar 2021 22:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9788
Views: 1145813

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

In US the injections are generally given at 90 degree angle while in India they are given at 45 -60 degrees. Is there a reason for this and which is the right way? Thick skinned vs Thin Skinned. I am concerned about the political football Mah is making of this pandemic. It does look like the CM of ...
by disha
18 Mar 2021 04:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9788
Views: 1145813

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

For posters worried on rising case counts, 75% of the new cases are from two states alone. Maharashtra and Kerala. Here is the link https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/india-records-35886-fresh-covid-19-infections-highest-in-102-days/articleshow/81558784.cms Curiously the infographic in the ab...
by disha
18 Mar 2021 00:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9788
Views: 1145813

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I genuinely hope the government won't take the lockdown route once again because it won't help. Instead continue to educate the people on getting vaccinated, send a message to private companies to allow staff to work remotely and continue with online schools atleast until August. We are in for some...
by disha
18 Mar 2021 00:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9788
Views: 1145813

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

The following graph from racist nytimes https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/world/asia/india-coronavirus-cases.html is very informative. Most of the cases are coming from Mah, Delhi and Kerala, followed by Kar and TN For example, Mah shows infection at 1 in 48 and fatality at 1 in 2120. Neighbo...
by disha
16 Mar 2021 11:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9788
Views: 1145813

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

https://swarajyamag.com/insta/india-crosses-3-crore-covid-19-vaccination-mark-with-over-18-lakh-vaccine-doses-on-monday-till-7-pm-health-ministry Major milestone crossed! 30 lakh vaccinations in one day and 3 crore vaccinations so far. A total of 30,39,394 vaccine doses were given on Monday, taking...
by disha
16 Mar 2021 02:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9788
Views: 1145813

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Here is the behaviour of Coronavirus in Kahlifornia, US of A https://www.sfchronicle.com/projects/coronavirus-map/ And here is the behaviour in NY https://www.syracuse.com/coronavirus-ny/ I do not share the gloom/doom version of some posters here. 1. Vaccines are available and one vaccine is proven ...
by disha
14 Mar 2021 06:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3395
Views: 350273

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Also note that the Swedish will get uppity. They know that the Gripen is lost. They know that they lost the defense contracts of a 2T economy. At this point, they will bark like rabid dog.
by disha
14 Mar 2021 06:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3395
Views: 350273

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

JE Menon and I wrote an article in Swarajyamag analyzing the V-Dem ranking of countries, where India rated as 'Elected Autocracy': An Analysis Of The V-Dem Data On The Decline of Democracy In India Reveals Interesting Insights—About V-Dem The article is a purely a review of their raw data with some...
by disha
08 Mar 2021 11:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3395
Views: 350273

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Suraj San, excellent article and congratulations on its publication. It sets up a refreshing narrative from the tired left vs. right. I do feel that we are still viewing the polity in India from coloured prisms of the west. And now we are carrying the narrative forward with a prism rooted in the wes...
by disha
08 Mar 2021 02:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3395
Views: 350273

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

KJo wrote:Maybe it's time to bring back BR Monitor :D


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