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by disha
22 Apr 2020 00:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6557
Views: 619055

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Why are they protesting? Those taking to the streets say that the stringent measures restricting movement and businesses are unnecessarily hurting citizens. Protesters say the stay-at-home measures imposed by state governments to control the spread of Covid-19 are an overreaction I am with the peop...
by disha
20 Apr 2020 23:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5487
Views: 678829

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Don’t forget the UCB Haas School plan circa 2013-14, which is another piece of the puzzle: preparations for a massive propaganda/ human rights offensive, following an anticipated harsh response by GoI to the provocations. Taking Haas into account, it is easier to understand what seems to be a “soft...
by disha
20 Apr 2020 07:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5487
Views: 678829

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

farah maintains a low profile, was a member of the mafia family's NAC and is embedded deep in the bowels of the BIF network. Farah got unearthed. At this point, the 'generals', 'colonels' and 'majors' from the BIF camps are unleashed. Folks be prepared to take even more hits. This battle was truly ...
by disha
19 Apr 2020 07:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6557
Views: 619055

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

rsingh wrote:I am hospitalised for pre-transplant tests. ....


:shock:

Wishing you all the best. Get well soon....
by disha
09 Apr 2020 05:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6557
Views: 619055

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Since there is some indication that high temperatures might be mitigating the spread of the virus, is there any advisory to switch off air conditioners, especially in public places and offices. Since, closed places like offices and restaurants are where people are more likely to be close to each ot...
by disha
09 Apr 2020 04:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6557
Views: 619055

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 disha
09 Apr 2020 02:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6557
Views: 619055

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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 disha
09 Apr 2020 00:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6557
Views: 619055

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Or the detection rate is significantly lower than in other countries. Or the co-morbidities are higher than other countries? For example, if you look at some of the Thoo-blighies, they are obese with at least two co-morbidities -> Diabetes and High Blood pressure. I will not be surprised if their H...
by disha
09 Apr 2020 00:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6557
Views: 619055

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Didn’t one study find more expression of ACE2 receptors in men? Yes, but where? This study throws more light into it https://www.deccanherald.com/science-and-environment/which-lung-cells-are-susceptible-to-coronavirus-infection-decoded-822861.html Coronavirus targets the cilia The scientists discov...
by disha
06 Apr 2020 23:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6557
Views: 619055

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I have been tracking Confirmed cases. US: The daily growth is reducing. It is now at 8%. Was in teens earlier, and the decline is also steady. By around Apr 18, we should see 0% growth. Then decline. India: The growth is very erratic, so hard to see any trends emerging. I think it will be a few mor...
by disha
03 Apr 2020 03:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6557
Views: 619055

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I got asked a very innocent question about this virus. The Chinese (or for that matter some of the ASEAN countries) have a practice of wet market and have been eating bats for a long time. If that is the case why did the virus appear now? It is obviously not a new virus and would have infected the ...
by disha
03 Apr 2020 02:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6557
Views: 619055

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^^ They will do as they please. Tum kya ukhad loge? We are just monitoring the jamaati momeen infestation and how it is spreading and where they can be red zoned and how it can be red zoned. It is nothing but more information gathering and some dissemination. BTW, Vir Sanghvi who happens to be an e...
by disha
02 Apr 2020 06:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6557
Views: 619055

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I think there is a silver lining in the dark clouds. 1. If you had gone out last week and said that Tableeghi Momeens will put paid to all our efforts with their radical behaviour, you would be written off as a Conspiracy Theory peddling islamophobe at best or lunatic as worst. What has now exposed ...
by disha
01 Apr 2020 00:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6557
Views: 619055

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Zynda wrote:As of today, total cases in India is 1,586 with 239 cases alone added today. I think we are already or beginning state of Community Transition...


Nope. What you saw was Samuday Vishesh (Community Special) transmission. That is what the numbers reflect.
by disha
01 Apr 2020 00:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6557
Views: 619055

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I am sorry but that's just not good enough. They are literally right next to each other. Whole section will get infected if one is. :( The above I believe are isolation, quarantine wards. I think once you test positive for coronavirus, you are isolated into the above quarantine facility. Here, till...
by disha
28 Mar 2020 01:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6557
Views: 619055

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

For those to think, if we are doing enough, here is what is been done in a district in Rajasthan. A place of 6 lakh people. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/battle-to-save-a-town-from-clutches-of-corona/articleshow/74810132.cms The above is a must must must-read. #mediapimps & #urbanna...
by disha
27 Mar 2020 01:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6557
Views: 619055

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

^All the studies above concentrate on the virus. Not many studies concentrates on the human in summer. For example., In Summer, humans have a better Vitamin D profile. And Vitamin D is proven to directly influence our immune system. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3166406/ Moreover, in ...
by disha
26 Mar 2020 02:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6557
Views: 619055

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

What about the 1918 spanish flu then that it took the life of 12-20 million in India? Without any conclusive proof, it's hard to believe that we may have super immunity to the flu virus. I would posit that Spanish flu was less virulent than coronavirus. Still it killed many! Why? Under Colonial rul...
by disha
26 Mar 2020 02:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6557
Views: 619055

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Don't you have to account for the initial number of cases? Meaning - if you had 600 initial cases and after 5 days, it becomes 728, that's an increase of 128 in 5 days. If you had 10 initial cases and it becomes 138 in 5 days, that is also an increase of 128 in 5 days. Is the R0 the same in both ca...
by disha
26 Mar 2020 02:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6557
Views: 619055

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In the US, the greatest/most powerful/yadayada/stable genius run place, and especially Bay Area, home of almost all major tech companies, people lost their collective heads, emptied out shelves of TP, water (what for ??) and I saw a shirt-pulling brawl over beer at the neighboring grocery between t...
by disha
25 Mar 2020 07:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6557
Views: 619055

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https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/each-new-coronavirus-infected-indian-could-spread-it-to-4-others-finds-icmr-study/story-aXQZXC4CpkP90vKtlj7SEI.html In simple terms, without any intervention in the Indian conditions the R0 will be four that is one will lead to 4 which will lead to 16 ... I...
by disha
24 Mar 2020 03:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6557
Views: 619055

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^Totally agree.

We need a danda for the Roman and Jihadi trojans. It does help if some Bollywood idiots and other assorted arrogant idiots are brought into the curve. They should demand why the Roman and Jihadi trojans are getting through. That tube light has to click in them.
by disha
24 Mar 2020 03:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6557
Views: 619055

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The difference is simple. Vietnam locked it's border. Europe didn't. We did, but the arrogant idiots like Kanika Kapoor broke the doors and created this massive problem for India now. All those who 'escaped' quarantine and got caught must be charged with accessory to murder (accidental death) and p...
by disha
24 Mar 2020 03:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6557
Views: 619055

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Second ‘door’ to the coronavirus was found in human cells: Does this give any hope? Yes. How does the virus reproduce? In simple terms is a DNA/RNA encapsulated in a protein that may be encapsulated further in a lipid (coronavirus is later and hence washing hands help). To replicate itself, the vir...
by disha
24 Mar 2020 03:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6557
Views: 619055

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Gerard wrote:Jean Drèze


Sir, Jean Dreze is the perennial anti-Hindu and the brain behind Sonia's NAC. He wants to try out his stupid theories on India and in the process win couple of prizes incl. the NoBull prize.

The only reason he should be mentioned in the august pages of the BRF would be to ridicule him.
by disha
23 Mar 2020 09:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6557
Views: 619055

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IndraD wrote:News of more and more young fit and well population falling severely ill with covid19!
From 35 to 47 year old are being ventilated in ITU with no precondition. Virus is unpredictable.


Do we know the dietary practices of the 'young fit and well population' ?
by disha
23 Mar 2020 09:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6557
Views: 619055

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looks like California is flattening out, NY is scary with 100% increase overnight. Meanwhile, the effects of our lockdown will take another 1 week to show. BTW, any newer studies on hydroxychloroquie+azithromycin treatment efficacy ? Northern California was flattening out (or even reducing) until S...
by disha
22 Mar 2020 03:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6557
Views: 619055

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kanika kapoor, the singer who willfully evaded screening on her return from the UK and knowingly attended large public functions as befitting her "star" status. this is the bollywoodia "41 year old" baby doll. Kanika Kapoor and her a$$e licker Sodumb Kapoor must be sent to Pakis...
by disha
21 Mar 2020 06:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6557
Views: 619055

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

If you look at the raw numbers within the US, last 3 days is a completely different story than the 14 days prior. It went from 9K to 13K to 18K. .... US (and India) are large and xtra-xtra-large countries. What goes for Italy and Germany does not apply to US and India. The only option is for us to ...
by disha
21 Mar 2020 00:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6557
Views: 619055

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I think we dont have so many ventilators. Somewheres reading Delhi has only 500, which would mean around 5,000 or so, all over India. DRDO and IITs should come up with a plan to design, develop and manufacture a ventilator by the millions in 3 weeks. It is doable. At the very basic, it is a clean a...
by disha
19 Mar 2020 06:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5050
Views: 1015291

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

I had disagreements with you in past and do not totally agree with your line of thought., Though The (in-) action of MoF and RBI in the face of the greatest economic threat in a generation is going to go down as a shameful chapter in the history of Indian economic policy-making . Sounds hyperbolic, ...
by disha
19 Mar 2020 06:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6557
Views: 619055

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Idiots abound everywhere https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/SF-slammed-over-crowded-Embarcadero-with-little-15141015.php#photo-19189687 I think a change in strategy is required. The goal is to protect the elderly, not to overwhelm the ICUs and that is what we do. We start setting up a medic...
by disha
19 Mar 2020 02:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6557
Views: 619055

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

mappunni wrote:Doesn't India only have a process patent and not a product patent only?


India has both when last checked. Either of same product different process and same process different product patent can be applied. The later is good for semi-conductors or super-conductors.
by disha
19 Mar 2020 02:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6557
Views: 619055

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I wanted to post this study .... – Current R0 rate ~ 3 (one person infects 3 other people. If they do this in ~10 days, it would account for doubling time 1 week). – Drop R0 to 1.5: Doubling time would increase ~4-fold. (* My attestation: That is from 1 week to 4 week) – Drop R0 to 1.25: Doubling t...
by disha
19 Mar 2020 02:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6557
Views: 619055

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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. MAeaFoSuJho The above is a must-watch. And I do agree with Dr. Offit's views (he puts it very succinctly). May...
by disha
19 Mar 2020 00:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6557
Views: 619055

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But does it matter now if he is not exhibiting any symptoms and otherwise he is well? Right now he works from home. Please see Saumithra_j's post above. Reproducing Here is an interesting study: Hydroxychloroquinine and Azithromycin for treatment of COVID-19 I would reckon these are easily availabl...
by disha
19 Mar 2020 00:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6557
Views: 619055

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I wanted to post this study https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DqfSnlaW6N3GBc5YKyBOCGPfdqOsqk1G/view made public by the Lin Lab, Stanford http://med.stanford.edu/linlab.html Social distancing: Could have wide range of effects. – Current R0 rate ~ 3 (one person infects 3 other people. If they do this i...
by disha
18 Mar 2020 23:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6557
Views: 619055

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On weather: 1. Will hot weather stop the virus? NO. 2. Will hot weather kill the virus? NO. 3. So why weather matters? In the Indian context, hot summer acts as a social distancing. Of course, Government still has to take care of ensuring that large population do not congegrate together. The R0 fact...
by disha
18 Mar 2020 23:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6557
Views: 619055

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the mofhw link posted last page is official but has a time lag and no graphs. no one other than covidout.in is providing an India specific dashboard to my knowledge. I actually like the covidout.in site. One thing I was looking for was the graph and the daily reported cases. Lets say the covid.out ...

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