Corona Virus Covid 19

Big Daddy

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The problem with herd immunity is that India's death rate will be high (say 2%) due to lack of infrastructure and India will be looking at several tens to hundreds of millions of deaths.

Once that starts happening, the cost of existing vaccines will skyrocket as well.
 

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Medical College Ward Boy Held for Demanding Bribe to Admit Covid Patient in Gorakhpur

Representative photo.

Representative photo.

Dilip Kumar Singh, a resident of Rampur Khurd under Gulriha police station, had reportedly gone to the BRD Medical College on Friday and was trying to get a bed for his COVIDpositive mother.
  • PTI GORAKHPUR
  • LAST UPDATED:MAY 01, 2021, 23:03 IST

Award boy of the BRD Medical College here was arrested on Saturday for allegedly taking a bribe on the pretext of admitting a coronavirus patient, police said. Dilip Kumar Singh, a resident of Rampur Khurd under Gulriha police station, had reportedly gone to the BRD Medical College on Friday and was trying to get a bed for his COVID-positive mother.
A ward boy, Pradeep Chauhan, approached him and sought Rs 15,000 on the pretext of admitting his mother at the COVID ward, Gulriha police station incharge Manoj Kumar Pathak said. Singh gave him Rs 2,000 as advance, but his mother was not admitted at the hospital even after several hours.


A case was registered against Chauhan, who has been arrested and Rs 2,000 recovered, the officer said.


Medical College Ward Boy Held for Demanding Bribe to Admit Covid Patient in Gorakhpur
 

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India's Covid-19 cases may peak next week, say scientists
The world's second-most populous country has reported more than 300,000 new infections daily for nine consecutive days, hitting another global record of 386,452 on Friday.

Reuters | | Posted by Prashasti Singh, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2021 08:18 PM IST

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The Covid-19 surge has led to a public health crisis in India, forcing the government to seek oxygen, medicines and other essentials from countries around the world.


India's coronavirus cases may peak between May 3-5, according to a mathematical model of a team of scientists advising the government, a few days earlier than a previous estimate as the virus has spread faster than expected.

The world's second-most populous country has reported more than 300,000 new infections daily for nine consecutive days, hitting another global record of 386,452 on Friday.

The surge has led to a public health crisis in India, forcing the government to seek oxygen, medicines and other essentials from countries around the world.
"Our belief is that by next week, the daily new cases nationwide would have peaked," M. Vidyasagar, head of a government-appointed group of scientists modelling the trajectory of infections, told Reuters.
The group previously told senior government officials in a presentation on April 2 that cases would peak between May 5-10, said Vidyasagar.
"We said (at that presentation) that it was not a matter of putting up some structures that would come up in July or August, because by then the wave will have ended," he said.

"Try to figure out how we're going to fight the fight for the next four to six weeks, that was the message. Don’t waste a lot of time putting up long-term solutions because your problem is right now."
India's first wave of the pandemic peaked in mid-September with 97,894 cases. The country is now reporting more than three times as many infections daily, taking the total number of cases to 18.8 million with 208,000 deaths.
The real number of infections is believed to be 50 times more, said Vidyasagar, as many people who contract the disease show no symptoms.



India's Covid-19 cases may peak next week, say scientists
 

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Delhi reports 18,043 new Covid-19 cases, positivity rate at 29.56%
By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON 3 MAY, 2021 11:39 PM IST

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  • On Sunday, Delhi reported 20,394 new Covid-19 cases and 407 fatalities while the positivity rate stood at 28 per cent.
Delhi recorded 18,043 new coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases on Monday and 448 deaths which pushed the total number of cases in the city to 1,212,989 and the death toll to 17,414. The positivity rate- the rate at which people getting tested for Covid-19 receive positive results- stood at 29.56 per cent, according to the state health bulletin. A total of 61,045 tests were conducted on Monday and the number of active cases in the city currently stands at 89,592.

As many as 20,293 patients recovered from the virus during the period and the number of containment zones in the city rose to 44,052 from 42,098 the previous day, the bulletin showed.
On Sunday, Delhi reported 20,394 new Covid-19 cases and 407 fatalities while the positivity rate stood at 28 per cent.

Delhi is currently under lockdown till May 10 as the city’s health care infrastructure continues to remain overwhelmed. Hospitals in the city have been facing a dire shortage of medical oxygen, beds as well as medicines. During the period of the lockdown, only essential activities, including the sale and supply of food items, groceries, medicines, etc, are allowed. However, there are no restrictions on the movement of health care workers, frontline workers, government staff, judicial officials, journalists and those seeking medical attention.

India on Monday recorded 368,147 new Covid-19 cases which pushed the country's total infection tally to 19,925,604, according to the Union health ministry's dashboard at 8am. 3,417 related fatalities were reported in the same period which took the nationwide death toll to 218,959. The active coronavirus caseload in the country stood at 3,413,642 which accounts for 17.13% of the total confirmed Covid-19 cases in the country. As many as 300,732 patients were discharged in the last 24 hours and the total recoveries in the country stood at 16,293,003 and the recovery rate stood at 81.77%, the bulletin showed.


Delhi reports 18,043 new Covid-19 cases, positivity rate at 29.56%
 

Big Daddy

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These things are so predictable in India. With the lack of vaccines, you know there will be people doing illegal things to get them. The result is that the CEO ran away from India. India's solution is really easy. Pay for US vaccines. India cannot manufacture sufficient vaccines using traditional approaches. And not vaccinating people is not an option because the economy will stall for at least 2 more years.

 

citymonk

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The result is that the CEO ran away from India.
Oh!
Has he done some fraud too, like other absconders. Maybe wrong doings are yet to be discovered, otherwise he is making good money from direct sales of vaccine which are all sold before his factory can make these.
 
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citymonk

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Oh!
Has he done some fraud too, like other absconders. Maybe wrong doings are yet to be discovered, otherwise he is making good money from direct sales of vaccine which are all sold before his factory can make these.
Actually He is being threatened by Medicine Mafia to stop making a cheap vaccination in India and let US companies sell their costly Vaccine in India.
Government agencies and even CM are hand in glove with Medicine Mafia, this is what Poonawala is indicating.
 

Big Daddy

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It is a simple plain old entitlement of people in India. Poonawala is saying it in a different way. Actually, US has other ways to make money from Indian situation even if India does not buy US vaccines. India needs to ramp up production so America is ready to invest in the increased capacity and make money that way. I deleted my UFO post because I thought I was posing on Crazy News.

“They are saying if you don’t give us the vaccine it’s not going to be good….It’s not foul language. It’s the tone. It’s the implication of what they might do if I don’t comply. It’s taking control. It’s coming over and basically surrounding the place and not letting us do anything unless we give in to their demands,” said Adar Poonawalla.
 

citymonk

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They are saying if you don’t give us the vaccine it’s not going to be good….It’s not foul language. It’s the tone. It’s the implication of what they might do if I don’t comply. It’s taking control. It’s coming over and basically surrounding the place and not letting us do anything unless we give in to their demands,” said Adar Poonawalla.
Replying on this topic in crazy news thread.
 

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Director, AIIMS, Dr. Randeep Guleria said unnecessary reliance on biomarkers can end up in over-treatment which may adversely affect the body. (ANI Photo)
Director, AIIMS, Dr. Randeep Guleria said unnecessary reliance on biomarkers can end up in over-treatment which may adversely affect the body. (ANI Photo)
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'1 CT scan is equivalent to 300 chest X-rays', Guleria warns against risk of cancer
AIIMS director Dr Randeep Guleria said that the data by the international atomic energy commission for radiation protection and medicine have shown an increased risk of cancer in later life due to frequent CT scans, especially if done at a young age.
By hindustantimes.com | Written by Deepali Sharma | Edited by Avik Roy, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2021 07:18 PM IST
AIIMS director Dr Randeep Guleria on Monday warned of the misuse of CT scans and biomarkers by patients having mild Covid-19 symptoms and said that the overuse of CT scans increases exposure to radiation that in turn escalates the risk of cancer.

"No point in conducting CT scans for mild cases; one may find patches in CT scan even if he/she is asymptomatic but may get cured easily 1 #CTScan = 300-400 Chest X-rays! With frequent CTs, risk of cancer in later life increases, for youngsters," Guleria warned, saying that the data by the international atomic energy commission for radiation protection and medicine have shown an increased risk of cancer in later life due to frequent CT scans, especially if done at a young age.
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Guleria addressed the misuse of diagnosis, which he said is not required in case of mild symptoms. "A lot of people are getting CT scans done and deems it important to get CT scans done if their Covid tests turn out to be positive," he said. He cited a study that has shown patches in the CT scan of around 30-40 per cent of asymptomatic Covid-19 patients, which got cleared without any treatment. He used the study to make it clear that in case of mild infection, under home isolation with no problem or decline in saturation there is no use of a CT scan as some patches will appear.
 
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