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BREAKING : Allahabad High Court says compensation must be at least Rs One Crore for death of those officers who died due to COVID-19 while performing election duties during UP local body election, as it was mandatory for them to perform their duties.

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High Court asks State Election Commission and UP Government to rethink the compensation amount, after saying compensation must be at least Rs One Crore for those who died due to COVID while performing election duties.
The govt had fixed compensation as Rs 35 lakhs. High Court says the compensation amount is too little and must be Rs one Crore.
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Breaking: Apprehension Of Death On Account Of Covid19 Pandemic Is A Valid Ground For Grant Of Anticipatory Bail: Allahabad High Court @_Akshita_Saxena…
The right to life guaranteed under Article 21 of the Constitution of India is paramount and by mere implication in a case of alleged commission of non-bailable offence, right to life of an accused person can not be put to peril: #allahabadhighcourt
An accused who has not been subjected to trial and not even police investigation has been completed against him in many cases, cannot be compelled to surrender and obtain regular bail in the current circumstances: #allahabadhighcourt

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#Telangana- #lockdown - Cinema halls, Clubs, Gyms, Sports Stadiums, Amusement parks, swimming pools WILL BE COMPLETELY SHUT. * Ration shops will be open from 6 am to 10 am ** Metro, RTC, Public transport will function - 6 to 10 am. (Contd..) #lockdowntelangana
*#lockdowntelangana - Checkposts will be set up at all interstate borders. ** Govt offices will function with 33 percent of staff ** Banks, ATMs will be open (like previous lockdown) ** National Highways will be open as usual. #Telangana #Hyderabad #CovidIndia (contd..)
#lockdowntelangana - ** All activities/businesses related to Agriculture ARE ALLOWED. ** All businesses/activities related to Pharmaceutical/Medical industry ALLOWED. #Hyderabad #COVID19India
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Y #Ivermectin doesn't work
1 #ivermectin craze 4 #COVID19India started in South-America, spread like wildfire to USA/Europe. Heavily criticized in countries upholding #science, didnt find place in guidelines. BUT, nw it reached #India, into minds/hearts of doctors not due to...
2...the #science, but bcoz National institutions such as @aiims_newdelhi/ certain govts @goacm endorse it - without getting into the science of it. Nw, #ivermectin is slowly bcoming nationalist boy scout of #medicine in #India, wrngly endorsed by naïve students/senior professors.
3 Ivermectin is broad-spectrum antiparasitic approved by @US_FDA, proved to be safe at dose of ≤200 µg/kg. In a 60 kg man, the max conventional dose in 12 mg.
Caly et al (not Baba Ramdev) identified in-vitro (cell study) anti-#SARSCoV2 ivermectin activity
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#Covid19India Another 10% decline in nationwide new-cases. This is good but I am skeptical as testing is curtailed in many states so this decline may be artificial. Hope I am wrong.

Karnataka now #1 state in new-cases, displacing Maharashtra, although both <40k in new-cases!
Just read this on #Maharashtra .. There is 'Testless Lockdown".

Same is true for #Delhi and many other states too!

M/s @drharshvardhan @narendramodi Any thoughts?
Here is how states are reducing #Covid19 testing .. #Delhi #Maharashtra #Telangana #Kerala are top-states who have slowed-down testing considerably!

Wonder if @drharshvardhan @narendramodi speak-up on this unethical #Covid19Management, or its okayed by Centre?😎
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The three prime blunders of managing #COVID19India in 2021 (many others too)
We would recognize two now because they contribute to our surge now. The third one is not yet known to the health system and the powers that run it.
The first one - the premature declaration of victory over #COVID19 in initial months despite UK & other countries still under a strict lockdown. This percolated down and many stopped taking precautions and worse - made fun of those who were careful. ✌️ was declared at the 🔝 2/n
Second one - mismanagement of #COVID19Vaccination - no orders in Jan, complicated approval, online registration & deliberate slow vaccination (words of task force member) - result is poor rates, unnecessary vaccine hesitancy, why vaccinate when we achieved ✌️ over COVID19 3/n
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#KeralaHighCourt takes up PIL plea seeking uniform Covid tariff rates across private hospitals in #Kerala.
#Covid #Covid19 #COVIDsecondwave #KeralaHighCourt #Kerala Image
Court Assembles.

Has the Govt done anything? Court

We have issued a GO today...have sent on WhatsApp: State Attorney

Can you run us through the order? Court to State Attorney
Adv K Anand intervenes for pvt hospitals

Says none of their concerns were incorporated in order.

We'll read the order first, run us through it: Court
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Kerala HC to shortly take up a plea on overpricing of medical treatment in private hospitals amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The matter has been listed for judgment at 1:45 pm today.

A Division Bench of Justices Devan Ramachandran and Kauser Edappagth will hear the matter.

Find out what happened in the previous hearing here:…

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THREAD: On Saturday morning, Dr @akshaygn, a Mumbai-based eye surgeon, was waiting to operate on a 25-year-old woman who had recovered from a bout of Covid-19 three weeks ago. 1/8 #COVID19India
Inside the surgery, an ear, nose and throat specialist was already at work on the patient, a diabetic. He had inserted a tube in her nose and was removing tissues infected with mucormycosis, a rare but dangerous fungal infection. 2/8 #COVID19India
This aggressive infection affects the nose, eye and sometimes the brain.
After his colleague finished, Dr Nair would carry out a three hour procedure to remove the patient's eye.
"I will be removing her eye to save her life. That's how this disease works." 3/8 #COVID19India
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Supreme Court Bench of Justices DY Chandrachud, L. Nageswara Rao and S. Ravindra Bhat will continue hearing today the suo moto case pertaining to COVID-19 related issues.

#SupremeCourt #COVID19 #India Image
Yesterday, the Centre filed an Affidavit in compliance with the 30th April order of the Court, submitting that its vaccination policy conforms to the mandate of Articles 14 and 21 of the Constitution, and therefore requires no interference by the #SupremeCourt.

Details of the same can be read here. 👇🏽

#SupremeCourt #COVID19 #CovidIndia…
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Centre defends vaccination policy before the Supreme Court. Says the policy was formulated after several rounds of discussions with experts, State Govts and vaccine manufacturers.

Centre affirms that the policy conforms to the mandate of Articles 14 and 21 of the Constitution. Image
Due to consultations and "persuasions" by the Central Government both the manufactures of vaccine have declared their prices which are uniform for all State Governments, Centre tells Supreme Court.
@BharatBiotech @SerumInstIndia

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The price factor of vaccines will not have any impact on the ultimate beneficiary, as all State Governments have declared their policy of free vaccination, Centre tells Supreme Court.
#COVID19 #CovidVaccine Image
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A narrative is being peddled that the #COVID19India crisis is due to these factors

1. Modi & Team claimed victory & did nothing
2. Modi allowed election rallies & #Kumbh which caused the #CoronaSecondWave
3. Now @narendramodi is not giving oxygen, medicines & vaccines to states
Let us see what facts can be ascertained by looking at the numbers.

On Feb 1, daily new cases in India had dropped to 85790. Two third of these new cases from the states of Maharastra & Kerala, blessed with best CM & best health minister in the country.

By 15th Feb, daily new cases had risen to 15614. Punjab joined Maharastra and Kerala in the top 3 states and they contributed 12,126 new cases. 78% of all new cases in the country

Kerala had seen high cases even in Dec-Jan period when rest of country was witnessing decline
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Question is what would #India spend on?
Did we have a successful vaccine ready prior to December 2020?
Answer is no.
The #USA gambled $16Bn on 7 vaccines in June 2020 . 3 succeeded, one in trials & 3 failed.
The #USA essentially lost $6-7Bn in the gamble.
Acceptable odds for us?
You make the mistake of thinking BB was successful in the first try . Dr Krishna Ella tried & rejected two prior vaccine designs before settling on Covaxin . Also covaxin needs BSL4 & BSL3 facilities so cannot be made everywhere.
Also other older facilities are being upgraded to BSL3/4 for Covaxin but these will come online in a few months from now , not before. Haffkine in Mumbai should produce Covaxin from December 2021, a facility in Odisha from June 2022 .
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Fact is the #CentralVista residence will be smaller than the 10 bungalows the lok kalyan marg residence uses in terms of sqft.
Fact also is the shifting of residence has more to do with security recommendations than anything else.
That said propaganda walo ko kaun samjhaye.
Today the official residences are scattered all over #lutyensdelhi . By concentrating the PM , President & VP in a close area within easy reach of all govt offices & the parliament the #CentralVistaProject will reduce security & logistics cost manifold saving well over it's cost.
Apart from that most have no idea that the total project cost of the #CentralVista is divided over a decade with no more than $150mn or ₹1050cr being the outlay in 2021-22.
This project actually began a few years ago & is necessitated by earthquake & fire norms.
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#COVID19India The growth rate of active cases continues to decline steadily & is now = 1.7%
As daily cases begin to stabilize, recovery is growing at 1.9% & daily deaths continue to rise at 1.7%
Several states report stabilizing (or early decline) in daily cases. While others continue to report v high growth (Goa, Kerala etc)
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A week ago, we had a 20 yr old woman in the ICU, who was 5 months pregnant. She was a high risk patient. We tried saving both the mother & child. Obstetricians, intensivists, anesthetists all were extensively discussing her line of treatment.
One day, while on rounds, her O2 saturation started dropping. We increased the O2 flow, calmed her, asked her to take deep breaths. She became stable only to deteriorate a few hours later.
With no option left, we had to sedate her & put her on mechanical ventilation.
There she was, a 20 year old, who was soon going to be a mother, lying on the bed with tubes in her mouth and IV lines running from her hands. We waited for her to get better in the following days, but ultimately had to deliver the baby through a C section.
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Whole premise of #2deoxy2glucose is based on this SINGLE computational proteomics study…
No human trials until nw
1 of 'targets' hypothesized in reviews…
Last human trials on this molecule is from 1982-2007
@drcheruvarun @pash22
'Hypothesis' #Covid19 promot defective glucose metabolism (shown in controversial study never clinically proven tho. Low-glucose mimetic (2DG) reduces tis, wit additional anti inflammatory/interaction wit viral proteins - again, cell study
The anti-inflammatory/antiviral effect is thot 2 B due to glucose switching of 2GD - reversal of aerobic glycolysis to oxidative phosphorylation - is also in-silico study - not comprehensively shown in cell models.…
@drreddys jumped the gun quickly.
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This is something I observed at the first dose as well, at a fancy hospital for a paid appointment.

Out of three, there are two stages which take time, one of which could be eliminated, if the GoI wanted. More on that later.

Registration takes ...+
...between 5-15 minutes. Typically, there seems to be only one registration desk per centre. The injection takes less than 5 minutes. A 30 minute observation wait is mandated.

The numbers of *immediate* AEFIs following injection suggest an infinitesimally minuscule risk. +
But you wouldn't want to have the observation area unsupervised by a trained medical staff. So, it's possible to hold a mid-sized count of people safely at that stage.

Ideally, if I were to hold 10 at a go in the observation area for 30 minutes. I would need to get 10 ...+
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#COVID19India: Summary View

TPR > 40%: GA
TPR > 30%: DL,WB

TPR growth negative for CT, DL, MH, MP, UP
#COVID19India: Summary View

Weekly Case Growth
> 40%: AP,AS,HP,JK
> 30%: GA,OR,TN

*Negative for CT, DL,GJ,MH,MP,TG,UP

Average of 15% with a max of 52%

*Validate with testing growth/CFR
#COVID19India: Summary View

Average testing growth is a very low 3% against 16% for cases. AP, GA, HP, OR, PB and TN stand out with growth > 10%.

Negative for AS, BR, GJ, JH, KA, TG, UT. Marginally positive for JK, RJ

MH the only state with case decline > testing decline.
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Hello doctor. You can answer 2 ur own tweets.
Y call your non-medical friends? U hav been tweeting utter nonsense, polypharmacy 4 treatment of #COVID19India against all evidence based pooled data and analysis. Answer to why you want to use anti-depressants, diuretics and NSAIDs?!
You have tagged ICMR, when they dont recommend any drugs for 'variants' as your treatment suggest. U have tagged PMO India! That's intense, but he's MIA. What will Yogi Bisht, UP-CM discuss wit regards to covid protocol? He's busy arranging oximeters 4cows. U might hav read news
Also read more on the FLCCC alliance crap. The @NIH clearly recommend against #ivermectin use and these maverick groups are wasting everyone's time. Two handles you tagged are from these pariah medical groups - BIRD and FLCCC. That's not very credible.…
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#COVID19India: Summary View

Most states now have their latest TPR > 10% (contra WHO ref level of 5% and below). Average now risen to 19%+ on the higher side of the inner 1st-3rd quantile range from 14%-23%

TPR growth negative for CT, DL, JH, MH, MP and UP
#COVID19India: Summary View

Weekly case growth > 40% for AP, AS, HP and JK and > 30% for GA, KA, OR, TN

*Negative for CT, DL, GJ, MH, MP, TG, UP

*Validate with Testing growth and lagged CFR rates
#COVID19India: Summary View

Testing growth for most < 10% at an average of 7% in the range 0-10%. Negative growth for AS, CH, GJ, JK, KA, TG.

AP testing high, but cases rising faster. JH stands out with a > 50% boost.
MH the only state with cases declining faster than tests.
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Kerala High Court hears plea challenging Kerala Govt’s recent direction to capping price of RTPCR tests conducted by private labs at Rs 500. Plea moved by private testing labs. Matter before Justice N Nagaresh.

Sr Adv Sreekumar takes Court through earlier orders of govt regarding pricing of RTPCR tests etc.

Court: Mr Sreekumar we don't have the time to hear this in detail

Sreekumar points out that the stakeholders should have been consulted before capping price

This is nothing but a violation of principles of natural justice.. This is totally in violation of the guidelines.. We could have produced much more data... on the value of the materials: Sreekumar

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Delhi High Court to shortly begin hearing petitions concerning #COVID19 in the national capital.

Hearing before Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli.

#oxygen #COVID19India

Senior Adv Ramesh Gupta : We had a meeting with Dy CM and other officials.. he has appointed the ADM south east as nodal officer to look into the grievance of Bar Council.

Gupta is seeking attachment of ICU beds in a hospital for lawyers.
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Delhi High Court hears plea seeking compensation for families who have lost a loved one on account of oxygen shortage.


Hearing before Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Jasmeet Singh.

Shekar Nanavaty: Death due to oxygen shortage and not COVID.
Court : We should formulate a policy? High court can't form a policy. The government has to be framed by govt looking to several aspects.

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