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by DrRatnadip
19 Jun 2020 11:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 983399

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

https://m.timesofindia.com/india/another-round-of-major-general-level-talks-between-india-china-today-after-10-indian-soldiers-released/articleshow/76457915.cms By talking and showing excessive willingness to deescalate , we are strengthening Chini salami slicing.. If we dont show national resolve t...
by DrRatnadip
13 Jun 2020 13:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7910
Views: 878459

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I received very interesting msg on whatsapp from fellow surgeon.. I am not able to open actual paper.. Any expert comments are welcome.. Dear friends, finally I have invented a new therapy that will be effective against all bacteria, fungi, viruses including Covid19 and drug resistance will not be p...
by DrRatnadip
13 Jun 2020 13:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7910
Views: 878459

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Read at one forum that Ivermectin + Doxycycline combo is yielding good results, even in India. Apparently, even the recovery period is shortened to 4-5 days (not sure about the state of the patients i.e. if this will work if patient is critical). I hope the reports about the combo is true and ICMR ...
by DrRatnadip
11 Jun 2020 18:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7910
Views: 878459

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

IndraD, Isn't povoidoine used as a pain killer in the mouth? It numbs the mouth. Suraj, On Telegram, GOI updates all Covid-19 data everyday. Povidon iodine / betadine is very broad spectrum antiseptic effective against viruses, bacteria and other pathogens.. ( Numbing agent is lignocain.. Betadine ...
by DrRatnadip
03 Jun 2020 15:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7910
Views: 878459

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Wuhan tests nearly 10 million people, finds only 300 COVID-19 infections Not posting the article. Anyways, seriously gotta hand it to the Chinese. Testing 10 Million people is no joke...its almost like testing entire BLR population. How are we going about Anti-body tests? Read somewhere that only 3...
by DrRatnadip
01 Jun 2020 11:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7910
Views: 878459

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

hanumadu wrote:Daily new cases hitting 8500. Will we have the highest number of daily cases eventually? I really hope the June 20 date for peak active cases is true. Daily deaths are also now consistently above 200.


Highest cases are expected to rise further as train and flights are resumed..
by DrRatnadip
31 May 2020 15:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4479
Views: 846361

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

This Twitter image Looks like unconscious & hurt Indian soldiers have been tied up by Chinese. https://twitter.com/iq_examiner/status/1266983275417001985?s=21 Any one has context ? There is a boat on the top left corner This is very disturbing to see our soldiers tied like this.. Hope we got th...
by DrRatnadip
31 May 2020 01:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7910
Views: 878459

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Sounds fishy as hell, and I think it's way too premature for WHO to halt HCQ trials. Are there any HCQ RCTs running in India? I highly suspect that it's effective when given early and perhaps even as a prophylaxis, but a lack of evidence is both frustrating and puzzling. While I can see how in the ...
by DrRatnadip
30 May 2020 18:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7910
Views: 878459

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

^^ So basically a hit job on HCQ. Big Pharma strikes, again. Exactly.. HCQ is drug with very long half life ( between 22 to 30 days).. Currently many pts take it for years ex lupus, Rheumatoid arthritis.. very long course is also used in chronic amoebic infection.. maximum limit for Cumulative dose...
by DrRatnadip
30 May 2020 15:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7910
Views: 878459

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Any reliable sources for this? COVID-19: Community transmission widespread in Chennai, say doctors Dr. Ratnadip, is HCQ being administered (or being considered) to populace in Mumbai (in places where population density is very high and chances of transmission is quite likely) to see if it can slow ...
by DrRatnadip
30 May 2020 13:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7910
Views: 878459

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

- All govt hospitaLs including JJ are treating Covid pts.. They are severely lacking beds.. Hence they are reluctant to admit asymptomatic pts.. There is problem in transporting pts too , as many ambulance drivers are unwilling to do so.. - I know people who are doing contact tracing.. I can asure y...
by DrRatnadip
30 May 2020 11:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7910
Views: 878459

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Dr. Ratnadip, any weekly updates Sir? Any updates on the trials in India of Remdesivir and/or Favipiravir? It seems like community transmission has started in Chennai. Also the number of people testing positive in MH is mind bongling. - Situation in Mumbai is very bad.. This probably because they n...
by DrRatnadip
24 May 2020 15:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7910
Views: 878459

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

After encouraging results of Tocilizumab in Mumbai, Pune task force has authorized its use in 25 pts .. Results will be analysed later and its use will be further expanded to reduce mortality in critically ill pts (especially with cytokine storm)..
by DrRatnadip
24 May 2020 10:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7910
Views: 878459

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

unfortunate news of doctors dying of nCV in India Illustrious ex HOD of resp medicine, Dr J N Pandey, AIIMS died of nCV https://healthwire.co/former-head-of-medicine-department-at-aiims-dies-of-covid-19/ https://punemirror.indiatimes.com/pune/civic/56-year-old-physician-dies-due-to-covid-19/article...
by DrRatnadip
24 May 2020 00:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7910
Views: 878459

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

https://health.economictimes.indiatimes ... e/75911818

Indian govt is expanding use of HCQ in healthcare workers...
by DrRatnadip
23 May 2020 23:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7910
Views: 878459

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Received this from my brother (He is pulmonologist) regarding doxy/ ivermectin combo: Is there any scientific logic/background for use of Doxycycline to this study? a.Antiviral properties: Doxycycline due to its Zinc chelating properties can inhibit coronavirus infection in humans. Coronavirus are ...
by DrRatnadip
23 May 2020 23:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7910
Views: 878459

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Received this from my brother (He is pulmonologist) regarding doxy/ ivermectin combo: Is there any scientific logic/background for use of Doxycycline to this study? a.Antiviral properties: Doxycycline due to its Zinc chelating properties can inhibit coronavirus infection in humans. Coronavirus are d...
by DrRatnadip
23 May 2020 14:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7910
Views: 878459

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Thank you for the first hand info. Even the police have given up enforcing lockdown means that no better results can be expected. I don't think there is anything left but to mass deploy HCQ after increasing production proportionately. I am in favour of expanding prophylactic use of HCQ, at least in...
by DrRatnadip
21 May 2020 19:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7910
Views: 878459

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

To me the most important number is the community fatality rate, i.e. number of people dying from this with the total population of the area being the denominator. Nothing is perfect, every statistic is only as accurate as the collection method and sensitivity/specificity of the test itself. Given t...
by DrRatnadip
21 May 2020 10:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7910
Views: 878459

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

https://www.timesnownews.com/health/article/bangladeshi-doctors-succeed-in-curing-covid-19-could-a-likely-coronavirus-treatment-be-hiding-in-plain-sight/594091 On Doxycline and Ivermectin - Can Dr. Randeep or anyone comment if this is being tried in India with people in Hospitals? Are there any res...
by DrRatnadip
11 May 2020 23:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7910
Views: 878459

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Nothing much to worry regarding long term morbidity in recovered patients.. Dr., thanks for your inputs. This is indeed a relief. Please do keep on feeding us with Covid related developments, especially since now it is quite clear that we will have to learn to live with this disease. I have few per...
by DrRatnadip
10 May 2020 22:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7910
Views: 878459

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Many people think COVID-19 kills 1% of patients, and the rest get away with some flulike symptoms. But the story gets more complicated. Many people will be left with chronic kidney and heart problems. Even their neural system is disrupted. There will be hundreds of thousands of people worldwide, po...
by DrRatnadip
08 May 2020 20:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7910
Views: 878459

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

vijayk wrote:
DrRatnadip wrote:Mumbai is bracing for very big outbreak.. Combination of methylprednisolone and tocilizumab has shown promising results in few cases.. But treatment is very costly


Do they have generics?


I dont think so..
by DrRatnadip
08 May 2020 20:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7910
Views: 878459

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Mumbai is bracing for very big outbreak.. Combination of methylprednisolone and tocilizumab has shown promising results in few cases.. But treatment is very costly
by DrRatnadip
08 May 2020 15:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7910
Views: 878459

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Yes .. everybody including their contacts are quarantined including maushis.. But Mr Rahul Gandhi has stated and press is all going on how Corona Virus is not all deadly why are you doctors spreading unnecessary fear. Doctors dont decide quarantine policies sir.. Doctors are not responsible for spr...
by DrRatnadip
08 May 2020 12:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7910
Views: 878459

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Exactly.. Anyone exposed without PPE needs to be self quarantined.. But what about first point of contacts when a patient comes in, like security guards, ward boys and their female counterparts (called maushis in my mother tongue), who may not have full PPE? Are they asked to self quarantined too? ...
by DrRatnadip
08 May 2020 11:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7910
Views: 878459

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 DrRatnadip
08 May 2020 09:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7910
Views: 878459

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Why Private hospitals are hesitating to accept Covid pts? 1) Running a functioning multispeciality hospital , fulfilling all sort of NABH criteria is extremely costly .. average mantainence for 50 beded hospital may go upwards of 60 to 70L depending on loan etc.. 2) Due to lockdown and covid panic h...
by DrRatnadip
06 May 2020 18:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7910
Views: 878459

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

- A pt aquiring immunity after infection does not mean that he wont get reinfected.. It just means pt is likely to escape CLINICALLY SIGNIFICANT CONSEQUENCES (Pneumonia/ ARDS is case of covid) of infection.. It is opinion of many healthcare workers that disease is already significantly spread in ge...
by DrRatnadip
06 May 2020 14:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7910
Views: 878459

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

- Situation in Mumbai and Pune is getting worse with each passing day. - Almost all critical care beds available are full.. Even healthcare workers getting affected are finding it difficult to find beds. - Many hospitals have stopped admitting mild symptomatic/asymptomatic patients.. If some pt is s...
by DrRatnadip
26 Apr 2020 23:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7910
Views: 878459

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Mumbai: 36-year-old doctor dies of multiple organ failure, samples test positive for Covid-19 - India Today | DailyHunt Lite http://dhunt.in/9o2f3?ss=wsp&s=wa A 36-year-old general physician, who consulted at two private hospitals in Mumbai's Govandi, succumbed to the novel coronavirus infection...
by DrRatnadip
26 Apr 2020 11:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7910
Views: 878459

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

https://m.timesofindia.com/india/after-delhi-5-more-states-want-lockdown-extended-beyond-may-3/articleshow/75384555.cms - Many states want to extend lockdown beyond 3 may.. I think its direct reaction to sudden in increase in Covid positive cases.. I dont think it is good idea to increase general lo...
by DrRatnadip
24 Apr 2020 16:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7910
Views: 878459

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

https://www.news18.com/news/world/franc ... 90325.html

France to Test Nicotine Patches on Patients After Study Suggests Smokers Less Likely to Catch Covid-19
by DrRatnadip
24 Apr 2020 01:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7910
Views: 878459

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

-Biggest problem with HCQ is that its very cheap.. Nobody is going to get rich by selling it.. -Its mechanism of action is also glamourless.. It just increases pH of lysosomes where virus multiplies.. Its a common sense that it wont work after virus has already sufficiently multiplied.. -It will act...
by DrRatnadip
23 Apr 2020 23:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7910
Views: 878459

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Though the continued high number of cases in Mumbai is a disappointment, I believe we have peaked (in terms of number of new cases/day) a couple of days ago ,when we also reported 1600+ cases. The way I look at it as that there are 16 states with 100+ active cases. For the past week only 3 of the 1...
by DrRatnadip
23 Apr 2020 22:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7910
Views: 878459

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

A person known to my father in law lives very close to bada kabrastan in Malegaon.. He reported close to 22 to 25 burials each day there.. I suspect many of them could be COVID infected.. I believe there may be 100s of cases in Malegaon if not more.. Ignorence of few will destroy efforts and sacrif...
by DrRatnadip
23 Apr 2020 19:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7910
Views: 878459

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

With ramzan starting in a day or so, expect more such incidents from this area Mob attacks police, breaks barricade while violating coronavirus lockdown in containment zone in Malegaon The police in Maharashtra was attacked by a mob at Malegaon in Maharashtra on Thursday. It was the latest instance...
by DrRatnadip
22 Apr 2020 23:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7910
Views: 878459

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

It seems average age of patients dying is lower in INDIA than in europe/ US.. Dont know cause Comorbidities? Death per 10k is lower in California than in NY/NJ or Chicago. Generally CA has healthier lifestyle. I am unsure.. Hope we are not loosing salvagable patients in govt setups.. Need to utiliz...

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