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Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Postby darshhan » 01 Apr 2020 02:17

Italy and Spain are showing almost 10% fatality rate. Any guesses?

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Postby g.sarkar » 01 Apr 2020 02:38

Most probably age of the population is a contributing factor. Also, that population may be suffering from other diseases such as hypertension and diabetes, when compared to the Chinese population.
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Postby somdev » 01 Apr 2020 03:00

In Italy almost 35% of the population is above the age group 55 years and above

https://www.indexmundi.com/italy/demogr ... ofile.html

Spain around 30% above 55 years and above

https://www.indexmundi.com/spain/age_structure.html

India around 13% above 55 years and above

https://www.indexmundi.com/india/age_structure.html

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Postby anmol » 01 Apr 2020 03:41

Chinese students in US shipped 3.4 million personal protective equipment to Wuhan during coronavirus outbreak: report

  • US is running out of PPEs and the need is so dire that health workes are buying them on ebay
  • Hospitals are running out of hospital gowns, face shields and especially respiratory N95 face masks
  • Chinese students associations raised funds to send home PPEs between January and February
  • Trump administration sent in nearly 17.8 tons of masks, respirators and other vital materials to China
By Johnlee Varghese
UpdatedMarch 31, 2020 23:40 +08

In the month of January and February, when Coronavirus was at its peak in China, the Chinese students in the US shipped close to 3.4 million personal protective equipment (PPE) to Wuhan - the epicenter of the COVID 19 outbreak, a report has revealed.

The Chinese student Associations in America had then given a call to raise funds to buy PPEs and the campaign was being coordinated from Alabama.As per a report published in the February 6 edition of The Economic Observer, a Beijing-based Chinese newspaper, reported of how 'young heroes of China" the Chinese students raised money and sent in 3.4 million PPE to Wuhan.As per the data from CNBC, there are roughly 370,000 Chinese students studying at various universities in America.

The issue currently has become a controversy as the US is experiencing a sudden spike in demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) and there seems to be a shortage. Many health workers over the week have a complaint about a lack of masks and gloves.A report in NPR observed that there were a "dire shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) including hospital gowns, face shields, and especially respiratory N95 face masks" in the US.The shortage of PPE is so bad that one New Jersey doctor described it to CNN as "sending medical professionals like lambs to the slaughterhouse."

What is even worse is the fact that back in January when the World Health Organization raised alarm on the need for PPE in China, the Trump administration sent in nearly 17.8 tons (more than 35,000 pounds) of "masks, gowns, gauze, respirators, and other vital materials" to China.

Coronavirus in the US

The novel coronavirus strain that causes COVID 19 first surfaced in central China sometime in late November-December in 2019. The deadly virus since then has become a global pandemic that has infected over 770,000 people worldwide. The situation is so dire that the US, Italy, and Spain now have more coronavirus cases compared to mainland China.

In the US, which already has the highest number of reported infections in the world, researchers claim that even if social distancing guidelines were to be followed "perfectly" the death toll in the nation could reach 100,000 to 200,000.

The United States currently has over 160,000 cases and the coronavirus deaths have crossed over 3,000 to overtake the official figures of China - where the government claims 3,305 died of COVID 19, the Chinese figures though are under scrutiny.

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Postby brar_w » 01 Apr 2020 03:47

Karan M wrote:Even for a quarantine facility, the above is not ideal. The point of quarantine is to quarantine you from others who are at risk due to you, and also quarantine you from them. The point is to not get symptomatic Covid at all.



This is an overflow set up for non acute positive COVID 19 patients. This could be patients who test positive, are hospitalized at one point or another from it or any other complication but have not yet deteriorated to a point where they need higher level of care or those who can be shifted down from an ICU or a step down facility. These types of overflow facilities are not going to be treated as either shared spaces for COVID 19 and non COVID 19 patients or as just pure quarantine facilities where the homeless can go (regardless of their COVID 19 diagnosis) to to comply with a stay at home restrictions. Those naturally would have to be designed differently. They are building these across America using the National Guard and the military field hospital and logistical equipment. Others have built similar set ups as well.Patients will be sent from the hospital to these facilities to make room in the hospital for more critical patients, or in some cases positive patients may directly be moved here if they don't have another place to go and/or are at an elevated risk for hospitalization. What Assam has done is in line what others around the world have done in response to the same anticipated issue of positive patients saturating hospital beds.

New York's Javits Center is similarly built using the same equipment from the NG but they've added a screen but it too will be used just for positive non-acute cases. The US Army Corps of engineers is building more technical capability, such as negative pressure rooms more akin to an ICU, in hotel rooms student dorms in the University systems in some of the impacted cities. But that is a 7-10 day or longer process given the legal and logistical work required.

https://youtu.be/csfCKuy5HH8?t=26

Javits convention center in NYC -

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London and other major cities are building these as well and it will be needed when the hospitals begin to get flooded with + COVID19 patients across the spectrum of symptoms.
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Postby BSR Murthy » 01 Apr 2020 03:52

somdev wrote:Not everyone requires ventilation or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ecmo) ... many can survive using CPAP if used at the very onset of respiratory distress and is non-invasive. F1 team is making a low cost CPAP.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-52087002

I have seen this story making rounds on WhatsApp.
CPAP devices have been linked to spread of Covid-19 by aerosolization.
So, no place for this modality in Covid patients.
Not So Fast Using CPAPs In Place Of Ventilators. They Could Spread The Coronavirus

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Postby Rampy » 01 Apr 2020 04:33



Chinese propaganda machine has started a new play, i got messages to donate 100 masks for NYC for $270 and all of them are shipped from China. First ship things out and now get your market ready by asking know idiots and buy and donate

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Postby somdev » 01 Apr 2020 04:41

BSR Murthy wrote:
somdev wrote:Not everyone requires ventilation or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ecmo) ... many can survive using CPAP if used at the very onset of respiratory distress and is non-invasive. F1 team is making a low cost CPAP.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-52087002

I have seen this story making rounds on WhatsApp.
CPAP devices have been linked to spread of Covid-19 by aerosolization.
So, no place for this modality in Covid patients.
Not So Fast Using CPAPs In Place Of Ventilators. They Could Spread The Coronavirus


Good info thanks. Here CPAP seems to contribute to aerosolisation. On the contrary, for ventilation the patient needs intubation which is again a high risk aerosol exposure procedure for doctors attending Covid19 patients. It’s a catch 22 situation

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Postby BSR Murthy » 01 Apr 2020 05:02

somdev wrote:
BSR Murthy wrote:I have seen this story making rounds on WhatsApp.
CPAP devices have been linked to spread of Covid-19 by aerosolization.
So, no place for this modality in Covid patients.
Not So Fast Using CPAPs In Place Of Ventilators. They Could Spread The Coronavirus


Good info thanks. Here CPAP seems to contribute to aerosolisation. On the contrary, for ventilation the patient needs intubation which is again a high risk aerosol exposure procedure for doctors attending Covid19 patients. It’s a catch 22 situation


Yes, there's risk of aerosolization with intubation at the time of intubation and there are ways to mitigate the situation with covering the patient with various covers, but, CPAP is a continuous blowing machine spreading the virus not just during the placement of the mask.
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Postby tandav » 01 Apr 2020 08:14

It appears that Kerala has been best prepared for epidemic emergencies.

https://www.thehindu.com/society/state- ... iiJFj4xKJw

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Postby mappunni » 01 Apr 2020 08:19

tandav wrote:It appears that Kerala has been best prepared for epidemic emergencies.

https://www.thehindu.com/society/state- ... iiJFj4xKJw


Joke, I suppose! :(( :(( :((

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Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Postby DrRatnadip » 01 Apr 2020 08:59

BSR Murthy wrote:
somdev wrote:Not everyone requires ventilation or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ecmo) ... many can survive using CPAP if used at the very onset of respiratory distress and is non-invasive. F1 team is making a low cost CPAP.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-52087002

I have seen this story making rounds on WhatsApp.
CPAP devices have been linked to spread of Covid-19 by aerosolization.
So, no place for this modality in Covid patients.
Not So Fast Using CPAPs In Place Of Ventilators. They Could Spread The Coronavirus

When patient shown signs and symptoms of respiratory distress high flow nasal oxygen and NIV are tried for short time (around one hour). If Pt does not improve then intubation with endotracheal tube is needed.
Non invasive ventilation can not be used in altered mental status,multiorgan failure and shock..
It can lead to lung injury due to increased transpulmonary pressure.. It usualy fails to prevent intubation in ARDS pts ,It just delays it..
NIV with Proper interface fitting should not lead to widespread aerosolization but proper interface fitting is not always possible..

Most patients who are on CPAP will evantualy need ventilater.. So CPAP can not substitute ventilater..

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Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Postby g.sarkar » 01 Apr 2020 09:22

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/31/worl ... nk-a737c70
Coronavirus Live Updates: White House Projects Grim Toll for Americans
The scientists leading the administration’s fight estimated the virus could kill between 100,000 and 240,000 in the United States. New data suggests many as 25 percent of infected people may not show symptoms.
RIGHT NOW The Centers for Disease Control said it was reviewing its guidance on wearing masks as new data suggests people with no symptoms are infecting others.
Models predicting expected spread of the virus in the U.S. paint a grim picture.
The top government scientists battling the coronavirus estimated Tuesday that the deadly pathogen could kill between 100,000 and 240,000 Americans, in spite of the social distancing measures that have closed schools, banned large gatherings, limited travel and forced people to stay in their homes.
Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, and Dr. Deborah L. Birx, who is coordinating the coronavirus response, displayed that grim projection at the White House on Tuesday, calling it “our real number” but pledging to do everything possible to reduce those numbers even further.
The conclusions generally match those from similar models by public health researchers around the globe.
As dire as those predictions are, Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx said the number of deaths could be much higher if Americans do not follow the strict guidelines to keep the virus from spreading, and they urged people to take the restrictions seriously.
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Postby brar_w » 01 Apr 2020 09:42

g.sarkar wrote: Finally the number of cars on the streets of Merced is much less than usual. But it might be too late, we are in for it now.


Hard to imagine that the official US data only says that 80% of the country is in lockdown with 20% still not enforcing those measures. In 18 states the stay at home orders are only in place thanks to the mayors of the bigger cities and not state wide. The number was something like 50% just a week or so ago. One of my closest friends has lost his mother and his sister is infected and in quarantine.

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Postby ranneel » 01 Apr 2020 09:54

Again lots of cases are getting reported from Mumbai. Does anyone have more details..like from local or Marathi press ? Unfortunately, this is looking like community spread unless TJs are involved.
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Postby ricky_v » 01 Apr 2020 09:56

In poorer countries such as ecuador things are escalating, this is from guayaquil, the country's main port, open body burning.
https://twitter.com/PluralidadZ/status/1245104537108656128?s=19

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Postby ranneel » 01 Apr 2020 10:10

Some details for Mumbai:
"Worli-Koliwada in central Mumbai, Bimbisar in Goregaon in the Western suburbs and Kannamwarnagar 2 in Vikhroli are some places which have been quarantined after positive cases were reported

Read more at:
https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/ne ... aign=cppst"
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Postby Sanju » 01 Apr 2020 10:11

My primary school classmate who was in ICU intubated, has been moved out of ICU on the road to recovery. He lives in New England. People who were infected early will get the best care before fatigue and overcrowding tears the system brick by brick.

Brar_w ji wishing you and your friend peace and strength to go through this tough time. Praying that his Sis recovers her health.

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Postby sanjayc » 01 Apr 2020 10:14

Gerard wrote:SC asks Centre to curb fake news on coronavirus, set up portal within 24 hours for real-time info
The Centre told the apex court that the suggestion to sprinkle water and chemicals on migrants to sanitise them does not work scientifically and is not the right way


3 out of 10 moving from cities to villages may carry coronavirus, Centre tells SC
The SC bench said it will pass a detailed order regarding food, shelter, and medical aid to migrants...
The SC suggested to SG to rope in community leaders to prevevent panic and calm those in shelter homes....


Is there any other country in the world where a Supreme Court is busy giving instructions and advice to its Executive, on a daily basis?

Apparently the doctrine of separation of powers does not apply in India?


Agree. Judges are trying to become the rulers of the country and need their wings clipped by Parliament. Their boundaries need to be laid down and those who overstep the boundary need to be impeached. Judges cannot keep behaving like the Super Government. They are not elected and not accountable to the people.

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Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Postby DrRatnadip » 01 Apr 2020 10:33

darshhan wrote:Italy and Spain are showing almost 10% fatality rate. Any guesses?


1) Their healthcare system is probably exhausted..
2) routine protolcols for deconamination and fumigation might have become difficult to follow due to lack of adequate manpower / overcrowding of patients.This will lead to secondary infections like central line associated infection, venti associated pneumonia and other hospital aquired infection
3) Pt dying of other cause in hospital eg cardiac problem is being labled as COVID because he/ she aquired infection in hospital.. In Italy they are checking for COVID in all deaths which may be just coincidental finding and not actual cause of death
4) One of my epidemiologist friend says western nations are not experienced enough to handle infectious diseases due to overall low incidence of same.. Lack of experience results in panick..

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Postby shaun » 01 Apr 2020 10:39

tandav wrote:It appears that Kerala has been best prepared for epidemic emergencies.

https://www.thehindu.com/society/state- ... iiJFj4xKJw


The tidbits given in the article is something every states followed, the last I read in city like Kochi , online grocery service still down

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Postby ramana » 01 Apr 2020 10:50

somdev wrote:In Italy almost 35% of the population is above the age group 55 years and above

https://www.indexmundi.com/italy/demogr ... ofile.html

Spain around 30% above 55 years and above

https://www.indexmundi.com/spain/age_structure.html

India around 13% above 55 years and above

https://www.indexmundi.com/india/age_structure.html


Good contribution. Keep up the good work

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Postby nvishal » 01 Apr 2020 10:58

The nizamuddin tribes have spread the virus into the ghettos around India. If is not a secret that it has been difficult to get these castes to vaccinate against common diseases.

These people operate many small to medium sized retail stores outside ghettos areas. Many are secretive in their social life. Even if members die from coronavirus, they won't resister it with local authorities.

How to deal with this?

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Postby Suraj » 01 Apr 2020 11:22

nvishal wrote:The nizamuddin tribes have spread the virus into the ghettos around India. If is not a secret that it has been difficult to get these castes to vaccinate against common diseases.

These people operate many small to medium sized retail stores outside ghettos areas. Many are secretive in their social life. Even if members die from coronavirus, they won't resister it with local authorities.

How to deal with this?

As long as they remain clustered and die out within those clusters, there is no transmission to the wider population. Their behavior is both a curse and a blessing in this situation. That they refuse to follow public policy and public health guidelines makes them very succeptible in these situations. However, their subsequent ghettoized behavior means they keep it from spreading outside of those areas. Those who willfully reject and refuse the efforts of the state, at best should avoid affecting those who are willing to do so, and as long as that is the case, we cannot do more.

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Postby Sachin » 01 Apr 2020 11:33

tandav wrote:It appears that Kerala has been best prepared for epidemic emergencies.

The article - especially that it is in The Hindu, a pro-communist news paper - is more of propaganda. Yes, Kerala has done better in case of health care etc and there are also good moves from various government departments (for COVID-19 it is Health & Police). Kerala state also went through many "disaster recovery drills" due to the two floods and also the NIPA virus threat, and looks like good lessons have been learnt and imbibed. But that aside many of the items are pure communist propaganda and a calculated move by various main stream media outlets to belittle the efforts of other states (and off course the Yeevil Modi Sarkaar). From the incidents reported in last couple of weeks, it is now sure that northern parts of KL does not have adequate health care facilities (and people run towards Mangalore in KA), and also even a two-three day supply ban on vegetables and other items can cause big concerns across the state.

nvishal wrote:These people operate many small to medium sized retail stores outside ghettos areas. Many are secretive in their social life. Even if members die from coronavirus, they won't resister it with local authorities.

People would then start avoiding the shops of these people. And it is going to lead to more ghetto-isation. Tracking down the Tableeghi Jamaat fellows seems to be the biggest head ache for various police forces across India. And as expected the "seculars" have started the job of defending these virus carriers :roll:.

Suraj wrote:However, their subsequent ghettoized behavior means they keep it from spreading outside of those areas.

In these cases it would not be wrong for various state governments to [u]advice people from visiting these ghettos, and interact with people from those areas[/i]. It would be Ghettoization++ , but here it may be beneficial for the rest of the population.

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Postby Suraj » 01 Apr 2020 11:37

Sachin wrote:
Suraj wrote:However, their subsequent ghettoized behavior means they keep it from spreading outside of those areas.

In these cases it would not be wrong for various state governments to [u]advice people from visiting these ghettos, and interact with people from those areas[/i]. It would be Ghettoization++ , but here it may be beneficial for the rest of the population.

Absolutely. This was also done back when polio was finally narrowed down to a collection of uncooperative clusters, from where it took another 10-15 years to completely eradicate.

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Postby manju » 01 Apr 2020 11:54

darshhan wrote:Italy and Spain are showing almost 10% fatality rate. Any guesses?


Expected. At the start of the pandemic/epidemic the people with symptoms and the most sick are likely to be tested. Hence we are missing many with the diseases but not tested and hence not counted in the denominator.

Once the testing catches up and is made available to more people you will get the true fatality rate.

Epidemiology is all about focusing on the denominator!

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Postby arshyam » 01 Apr 2020 11:58

Something I had been looking for, for a while now. Sharing this person's painstaking work here so there is a one-stop compendium of actions taken by India to combat this virus. (not looking to make political points, rather sharing the timeline for those who might find it useful while discussing elsewhere on SM, since rona-dhona is an ongoing reality to deal with)

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Postby manju » 01 Apr 2020 12:01

Sanju wrote:My primary school classmate who was in ICU intubated, has been moved out of ICU on the road to recovery. He lives in New England. People who were infected early will get the best care before fatigue and overcrowding tears the system brick by brick.

Brar_w ji wishing you and your friend peace and strength to go through this tough time. Praying that his Sis recovers her health.


Was thinking on same line.. Will the peaceful who seem to be the first to get infected in India get the best care - the early adaptors!!?

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Postby Sanju » 01 Apr 2020 12:51

Hindustan Times

Markaz leadership resisted, then NSA Ajit Doval dropped by at 2 am


The operation has moved into Phase 2. In this, security officials say the effort is to trace all the foreigners who are in India, get them medically screened and then take a close look at violation of the visa norms.


When Maulana Saad, head of Nizamuddin Markaz, refused to yield to pleas from Delhi Police and security agencies to vacate the Banglewali Masjid, Home Minister Amit Shah requested National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval to get the job done.

According to top home ministry officials, Doval reached around 2.00 am on March 28-29 night at the markaz and convinced Maulana Saad to get the occupants to be tested for the Covid-19 infection and be quarantined. Shah and Doval knew about the situation building up since the security agencies had tracked down the nine test positive Indonesians at Karimnagar, in Telangana, to the markaz on March 18 itself.

The security agencies had sent an alert on the markaz infection the very next day to all state police and subsidiary offices.


While the markaz allowed 167 Tablighi workers to be hospitalised on March 27, 28 and 29, it was only after the intervention of Doval that the Jamaat leadership yielded to cleaning up of the masjid. Doval, for the past decades, has built very close connections with the various Muslim movements in India and abroad. He is on a first name basis with virtually all the Muslim ulemas and spends time with them to form a national strategy for India.

The operation has now moved into Phase 2. In this, security officials say the effort is to trace all the foreigners who are in India, get them medically screened and then take a hard look at violation of the visa norms. There were 216 foreign nationals in the markaz in Delhi but there are over 800 more in different parts of the country. Most of them are nationals of Indonesia, Malaysia and Bangladesh.


Read the rest of the article from the link.

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Postby Sanju » 01 Apr 2020 13:11

Hindustan Times Source

This is my summary of the source as we cannot copy the whole article due to copyright issues:

Mar 13: Delhi Govt gives the order that there should not be any religious/politcal/social gathering, despite which 3400 people approx., gather at Nizamuddin Markaz.

Mar 16: Cm Kejriwal further reduces the number to 50...Markaz continues regardless.

Mar 20: Indonesians (10) test positive in far away Telangana where they went after the event in Delhi.

Mar 22: Janata curfew is announced by the PM

Mar 23: 1500 people leave the Markaz

Mar 24: India under lockdown

Mar 25: 100 still remaining at the location, Jamaat officials go to SDM's office to transfer their workers

Mar 26: Attendee Preacher dies in Srinagar. Local Govt. calls Jamaat officials for a meeting.

Mar 27: 6 Covid-19 cases taken away to be quarantined in neighbouring Haryana.

Mar 28: SDM visits with WHO team and take away 33 people and kept at RG Cancer Hospital isolation ward. ACP (Lajpat Nagar) sends notice to Jamaat to vacate.

Mar 29: Jamaat refuses to vacate citing no new people in the Markaaz and referring to PM's address to stay where you are.

Mar 29/30: In the night Delhi Police and Health officials remove people and sen them to hospitals & quarantine locations.

Mar 31: 1,548 removed by EOD.

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Postby Sanju » 01 Apr 2020 13:15

Hindustan Times

‘By first available flight’: Centre orders deportation of foreign Jamaat workers


In its advisory to states, the government has said that any foreigner member of Tabligh Jamaat found free from Covid-19 should be immediately deported by the first available flight.


The advisory further says that foreign teams of the Jamaat are on tour to the hinterland of India, and appear to be potential carriers of the coronavirus disease.

“TJ activists from India had reportedly attended a religious congregation (February 27 to March 1) in a mosque in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia. Open domain reports indicated that several of those who attended the congregation had tested positive for Covid-19. Hence, thorough screenings of these who arrived from Malaysia is urgently needed,” the advisory says.

“Presently, it is estimated that about 2000 foreigners, on tourist visa, from over 70 countries are spread all over the country for Tabligh work. Their period of stay in this country is upto six months. Tabligh headquarters at Nizamuddin (Delhi) is reportedly in the process of calling the foreign Tabligh teams from different states and sending them back to their respective countries,” it adds.

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Postby sum » 01 Apr 2020 14:10

The only "silver lining" if it can be called that will be the near decimation of this org in India with security agencies getting a free hand since they are very secretive and generally untouched in the name of "secularism"

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Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Postby Rahul M » 01 Apr 2020 15:10

They will simply morph into a new name and continue.

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Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Postby niran » 01 Apr 2020 15:34

darshhan wrote:Italy and Spain are showing almost 10% fatality rate. Any guesses?

different strain from Desh

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Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Postby DrRatnadip » 01 Apr 2020 16:12

Getting test for COVID in private hospitals is easier now as private labs are involved.. time lag between sample collection and getting actual report is considerable though.. I ordered test of three pts since last week.. Got reports after 2 days..
Many senior physicians and pulmonologists I met recently are very happy with GOI efforts exept unavailability of PPE kits.. I summerized opinions of people working in areas affected with pandemic..
1)Though they expect more cases in coming days nobody expects too many deaths in India..
2) Indians appear immune against severe form of disease.. Endemic arboviral infections gives cross immunity against other RNA viruses.. Almost universal BCG immunization is also positive factor
3) Our physicians and ICU staff is well trained in managing viral ARDS due to routine management of swine flu and other similar forms of ARDS
4) This infection has overall improved general understanding about handwashing, social distancing in public. This will decrease incidence of other transmittable diseases in India.
5) Expenditure towards health sector will hopefully increase as we significantly lag behind developed nations in this regard.
6) Many expect COVID 19 will become endemic disease in India.

These are general opinions of people working in COVID affected area I gathered during daily interaction..

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Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Postby Mollick.R » 01 Apr 2020 16:23

To highlight & as well as have it for future record purpose too...
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"How INDIAN corporates are helping in coronavirus fight"- Part-2

(Part-1 is available at page no 100 of this thread)

Mukesh Ambani donates additional Rs 500 cr to PM's emergency fund

NEW DELHI: Billionaire Mukesh Ambani on Monday gave an additional Rs 500 crore to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's PM-CARES Fund on top of the multi-crore initiative of the country's first COVID-19 hospital as he leads the Indian industry in pledging resources to fight the crisis. Ambani's Reliance Industries said that besides donating Rs 500 crore to the the PMCARES Fund, it will also provide Rs 5 crore each to the governments of Maharashtra and Gujarat to support their fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

These are in addition to the 100-bedded dedicated coronavirus hospital in Mumbai, manufacturing 1 lakh protective face masks per day, 50 lakh free meals to the needy through non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and fuel to emergency vehicles carrying Covid-19 patients.

The need of the hour is to support marginalised and daily wage communities, she said adding that "through our meal distribution
programme, we aim to feed lakhs of people daily across the country."

Earlier this month, Reliance had announced a host of measures to aid with the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, including continued pay to
temporary workers, setting up a dedicated Covid-19 hospital and ramping up face-mask production.


https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/magazines/panache/mukesh-ambani-donates-additional-rs-500-cr-to-pms-emergency-fund/printarticle/74905667.cms



Fighting coronavirus: L&T donates Rs 150 cr, TVS Motor 25 cr to PM-CARES

L&T and TVS Motor join a list of other corporates including Tata Group and Reliance Industries who have come forward to offer their support to fight this unprecedented crisis. Engineering and construction giant Larsen & Toubro (L&T) on Monday announced Rs 150 crore donation to the PM-CARES Fund to fight the coronavirus outbreak and said it has set aside over Rs 500 crore per month to support about 1.60 lakh contract workers.

TVS Motor Company on Monday said it will donate Rs 25 crore to the PM's Relief Fund (PM-CARES) for battle against COVID-19 pandemic.
The company is contributing on behalf of various group firms like TVS Credit Services Ltd, Sundaram-Clayton Ltd and others, it said.
This is in line with the company's continuous endeavour to ensure prosperous and sustainable communities, TVS Motor Company said in a statement.
The contribution is in addition to the ongoing activities being already undertaken through Srinivasan Services Trust (SST), the CSR arm of the group, it added. SST is implementing various measures ranging from manufacturing and supplying supportive equipment, such as masks, to provide cooked meals to healthcare workers and police officers.


https://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/fighting-coronavirus-l-t-donates-rs-150-cr-tvs-25-motor-cr-to-pm-cares-120033000500_1.html

https://www.businesstoday.in/current/corporate/lt-pledges-to-donate-rs-150-crore-to-support-india-fight-against-coronavirus/story/399731.html



Coronavirus pandemic | Wipro, Azim Premji Foundation commit Rs 1,125cr
Out out of this, Rs 1,000 will come from Azim Premji Foundation and the rest from Wipro and Wipro Enterprises.


Software major Wipro, Wipro Enterprises and Azim Premji Foundation have together committed Rs 1,125 crore towards the coronavirus outbreak.

"These resources will help enable the dedicated medical and service fraternity in the frontline of the battle against the pandemic and in mitigating its wide-ranging human impact, particularly on the most disadvantaged of our society," as per a company statement. Of the Rs 1,125 crore, Wipro's commitment is Rs 100 crore, Wipro Enterprises Ltd's is Rs 25 crore, and that of the Azim Premji Foundation is Rs 1,000 crore, it added.


https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/coronavirus-pandemic-wipro-azim-premji-foundation-commit-rs-1125cr-5095271.html



Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series contributes Rs 12 crore for Covid-19 relief, Randeep Hooda and Jay Patel donate Rs 1 crore

Bollywood actor Randeep Hooda and T-series’ boss Bhushan Kumar are among those who have announced contribution for coronavirus relief fund. Randeep partnered with entrepreneur and philanthropist Jay Patel to contribute Rs 1 crore to the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM CARES) fund launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Hooda, who has been actively involved in a number of environmental and social causes, said, “We salute the heroes who are serving against the life-threatening coronavirus disease round the clock without fear – doctors, nurses, police and daily needs suppliers. The world is going through a pandemic with extreme effects of a virus that has not been experienced by any of us living today.”

T-Series head honcho Bhushan Kumar has donated Rs 11 crore to the PM CARES fund. He shared on Twitter, “Today, we are all at a really crucial stage & it’s extremely important to do all we can to help. I, along with my entire @TSeries family pledge to donate Rs. 11 crores to the PM-CARES Fund. We can & will fight this together, Jai Hind. @PMOIndia @narendramodi #IndiaFightsCorona.”

In addition to this, Kumar contributed another Rs 1 crore to the Maharashtra chief minister’s relief fund. “In this hour of need, I pledge to donate Rs. 1 crore to the CM’s relief fund along with my family at @Tseries.

https://www.hindustantimes.com/bollywood/bhushan-kumar-s-t-series-contributes-rs-12-crore-for-covid-19-relief-randeep-hooda-and-jay-patel-donate-rs-1-crore/story-SFJXwLGRq73sBuPOKPKpFM.html



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b]Over 2.5 lakh SBI employees to donate Rs 100 crore to PM-CARES Fund[/b]

In the fight against COVID-19, around 2,56,000 employees of State Bank of India (SBI) have decided to contribute two days' salary to the PM's National Relief Fund. With this, the employees of India's largest bank will contribute about Rs 100 crore to the PM-CARES Fund. "It is a matter of pride for State Bank of India that all our employees voluntarily came forward to pledge their two days' salary to the PM-CARES Fund. We at SBI would keep continuing our support to the government in all its endeavours to address the challenges of this pandemic," SBI Chairman Rajnish Kumar said.

The bank added that at this time of crisis, SBI was committed to providing the best possible banking services to its customers. In addition to that, the state-owned lender last week committed 0.25 per cent of its 2019-20 annual profit as CSR initiative to fight COVID-19.

https://www.businesstoday.in/sectors/banks/over-2.5-lakh-sbi-employees-to-donate-rs-100-crore-to-pm-cares-fund/story/399742.html



Bharti Airtel pledges Rs 100 crore for India's battle against coronavirus

As the country grapples with increasing number of coronavirus cases, Bharti Airtel has contributed Rs 100 crore to the PM-CARES Fund and the procurement of other essential items including masks and personal protective equipment. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced the emergency relief fund on Saturday last week to invite contributions from the citizens as the country continues to battle COVID-19.
"These are extremely challenging times as the world battles the biggest healthcare crisis of the modern era in the form of COVID-19 epidemic. As a nation, our immediate priority is to collectively support the efforts of the government to mitigate the impact of this crisis," Bharti Airtel said in a statement.

Bharti Enterprises, along with its subsidiaries Bharti Airtel, Bharti Infratel and others, will make this contribution collectively. "A significant portion of the corpus will be immediately contributed to the PM-CARES Fund," the company said. It added the balance amount was being directed towards sourcing of masks, PPE and other key equipment for the doctors, healthcare workers and essential services personnel who are at the forefront of this massive battle. "Over a million N-95 masks are being procured and will be made available on an immediate basis," the company said.
Bharti Airtel employees will also make personal voluntary contributions towards the cause through a platform set up by the company. "Bharti companies will match the amount contributed by their employees, and the same will be contributed towards the COVID-19 initiatives," the company added. The company said its network teams were working round the clock to ensure India's digital backbone continued to operate seamlessly and people stayed connected.

https://www.businesstoday.in/current/corporate/bharti-enterprises-pledges-rs-100-crore-for-india-battle-against-coronavirus/story/399724.html

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Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Postby rahulm » 01 Apr 2020 16:27

^^ Great to hear. The delay maybe because samples are collected from hospitals and labs and send to Thyrocare Mumbai and report takes 2 days? Thyrocare has a B2B model and I believe is a backend aggregator for these tests. Happy to be corrected.


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