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Balbir Singh ( Sr) was one of the handful of Indian Sports Stars who can be called a legend of his sport.... 3 Olympic Golds..... Captain and center forward... His finest moment : 5 goals in India's drubbing of Netherlands ( 6-1) in the 1952 final... ( a record which still stands most goals in Olympic hockey final) .......... 8 Olympic matches 22 goals.....61 internationals 246 goals ......... RIP .......you were truly the greatest hockey player of your Era..........Every Indian Sports Fan has a tear in their eyes today
One of the best made videos on the possibility of the chinese connection ...... I found it really well made https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=epoch+news+coronavirus&&view=detail&mid=0362E045885CCAFF1D5E0362E045885CCAFF1D5E&&FORM=VRDGAR&ru=%2Fvideos%2Fsearch%3Fq%3Depoch%2Bnews%2Bcoronavirus%26FORM%3DHDRSC3
I agree 1) fairly self evident that research into biological weapons is happening , 2) This is a very recent science , last 10 years or so that genome sequencing , splicing etc is possibly to weaponise viruses by changing and mixing parts of them 3) accidents will happen ........ while obviously I cannot say with certainty that corona virus is a biologically designed weapon .... It is possible is all I will say .......
I shudder to think of the implications of this .... what if we ( humans !! ) in our hubris design a virus which is the perfect weapon ( very high morbidity and extremely high R0 ) ........... we could kill all humankind very easily ..................... This is also the most perfect terrorist weapon
I am not familiar with this place but I heard the following about the antibody testing in germany "The team plans to test 100,000 people at a time from mid-April, issuing documents to those who have built up an immunity. It may be interesting to see as this ramps up how many people have truly got the virus They will then use the information gleaned from the testing to assess how and when the lockdown should conclude. Researchers will utilise the data as they advise the government on when schools will be re-opened and mass gatherings permitted once again." IMHO ........ The Number of people who have got the virus may be greater than what has been reported by a factor of 10 times the actual numbers tested positive ( since a large number of asymptomatic or mild cases may not have been testing ...... ....... Antibody testing is the only way that can be found out as even actual corona testing testing does not count people who have got it in the past and may have recovered ...... If the value is tested at 10 times the current numbers in a place like germany then the mortality rate as calculated by WHO is absolutely incorrect and corona virus may be much less dangerous then thought , I really feel this test is vital to take a more careful stance on corona " Kudos to Germany for being really scientific "
After testing blood from 500 residents for antibodies to the COVID-19 virus in the town of Gangelt, which is a hot spot of the pandemic in Germany, scientists at a nearby university say they have determined that 14% have been infected and are therefore "immune." Some of those people would have had no symptoms at all. Scientists found that 2% of residents were actively infected by the coronavirus and a total of 14% had antibodies, indicating a prior infection. "From the result of their blood survey, the German team estimated the death rate in the municipality at 0.37% overall, a figure significantly lower than what's shown on a dashboard maintained by Johns Hopkins, where the death rate in Germany among reported cases is 2%," reports MIT Technology Review. In contrast, the 2019-2020 seasonal flu has infected up to 17% of U.S. population and killed ~0.1% of those infected. Since first emerged in late December, or purportedly as early as late November, the COVID-19 has infected over 1.6 million people and killed over 100,000. if this true and can be replicated ...... Then Germany and most if Europe may be reaching the end game of covid..... It should die out in Western Europe by itself if you have such a large % already infected
Trump continues to find new enemies!! The WHO really blew it," the president wrote on twitter, "For some reason, funded largely by the United States, yet very China centric. We will be giving that a good look. Fortunately I rejected their advice on keeping our borders open to China early on. Why did they give us such a faulty recommendation?" India has banned the export of a drun hydroxychloroquine because we need it for our own response Trump also warned of retaliation if India did not take up his request to lift the hold on US orders of the antimalarial drug. “I said we’d appreciate you allowing our supply to come out. If he doesn’t allow it to come out, that would be okay but, of course, there may be retaliation,” Trump said. “Why wouldn’t that be?”. this man is so very obnoxious
So sorry to hear that 😳...... I think this is the nightmare for all people who have family members in the medical profession...... I have a brother who is a doctor who is having a compromised immune system due to kidney disease and other cousins who are general practitioners........ It is so terrible to hear about your mothers hospital hope she is covid negative......
In what appeared to be an unprecedented international heist, the Trump White House reportedly authorized a “diversion” to US from Bangkok airport of a flight carrying 200,000 N95 face masks bound for Germany, causing Berlin to go apoplectic and accuse Washington of “modern piracy.” The masks were manufactured in China by the US company 3M which been contracted by Berlin for the consignment meant for its police. 3M has been under fire from Trump, purportedly for its extra-territorial loyalties in time of crisis, although like with many US companies, manufacturing in China for the international market is part of its global supply chain norm. But the Trump administration, which famously proclaimed a “America First” policy, is now pulling out all stops to secure medical supplies after it has been brutally exposed for its lax initial response to the pandemic, the country's lack of manufacturing capability (which Trump blames on his predecessors) and the shallowness of its national strategic reserves of such material.
The numbers are going up ........we were before going into the lockdown doing about a 100 cases a day ....... After one week of lockdown we are hitting 600 cases a day.... One good thing is number of tests have gone up as per ICMR our nodal body for testing we have done 50000 tests till March 31st ... .. ( almost double the tests done by Japan) Our average testing is around 4000 tests per day currently with around 100 private test centers doing tests ........ ICMR believes we now have a capacity to do 12000 tests a day which half what South Korea is currently doing....... I think two manufacturers have been given the license to manufacture kits each is claiming they can develop 10000 kits per day, also we are attempting to import kits.......... Will keep the group posted....
I think places like Spain / Italy / Switzerland with 1 in 400 testing positive for corona, we probably have ( including asymptomatic cases many who may be cured close) 1 in 100 already infected........ By now most people have been exposed I think over the next 30 days or so covid would have run it's course in Western Europe in these countries ....... To touch 3-7 % infection rate...... For US, turkey, Iran, Canada on the ideal temp range for infection I think things are going to get worse as the number of people infected as a proportion of pop is still very low ....... For countries like India , Pakistan, Bangladesh, indonesia, a lot depends on whether covid is able to remain as highly infectious in the much higher temp range.......
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