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Karnataka HC will shortly hear a case registered suo motu after the Court received two letters on Covid-19 Management in the state.

#CovidIndia
#COVIDSecondWaveInIndia
Chief Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka and Justice Aravind Kumar will hear the matter.

#CovidIndia
#COVIDSecondWaveInIndia
#karnatakalockdown
Bench: Yesterday, a staff of the HC died of COVID. His sample collected on May 10.

He has not received any intimation on whether he was positive. This is how the system works....

This is an eye opener. What action are you going to take, what remedial measures

#CovidIndia
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Who said #hesitancy was not a prob? My comorbid wife delayed taking shot by a month. Sr citizen neighbour pastered doctor son against vaccine. #Covaxin was not mocked? It was done till early April. Hesitancy was so common that bengal went slow on covax indent 1/n
Why all health staff, Sr xitizen didn't queue up 4 #vaccine in Feb-March? Centres wr idle. Data proves, Thr ws not equal push from all states either. All rushed 4 vax as #SecondWave struck. As in end April 50% on queue for vax wr above 60. This contributed to overcrowding. 2/n
Yes thr is now a #VaccineShortage. But part of it is perceived. Do we have enough manpower & other necessary infra to inoculate 3 USAs (90cr adult) at one go? V got feb-april. Cud USA vaccinate all in 3 months? On April 18, only 50% Americans wr vaccinated. De started ahead. 3/n
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@amishra77 Here is my response to the fancy wish list of coterie;

#1 & #2 - It was a free and Center-managed vaccination, well managed for 3 months. Then some genius minds in states wanted credit, so accused Center of monopolising vaccines & demanded that states be allowed to procure

1/n
@amishra77 #3 The coterie needs tuitions on vaccine manufacturing, which requires BSL3 lab and on current affairs

Modi Govt already allowed 4 companies, Haffkine, Indian Immunologicals Ltd, Bharat Immunologicals and Biologicals Ltd and Bharat Biotech International, to produce #Covaxin

2/n
@amishra77 #4 Some more current affairs tuition is needed. Govt is already allocating funds for vaccines 👇

indiatoday.in/coronavirus-ou…
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#B16171 variant is 6.8-fold less susceptible to neutralization by sera from infection & vaccinated (Pfizer & Moderna) subjects. Despite this, most of the sera from convalescents (79%) & all from vaccinated subjects were still able to neutralize the variant biorxiv.org/content/10.110…
#Covaxin retains efficacy against #B1617: Only minimal reductions in the neutralization observed against B1617; Neutralization reduction by a factor of 1.95 & 1.8 was observed against the B1617 variant for B1 (D614G) & B117 variant, respectively. biorxiv.org/content/10.110…
#B16171 variant is highly pathogenic in hamsters than B1 (D614G) variant! B1617 demonstrates higher pathogenicity evident with reduced body weight, higher viral load in lungs & pronounced lung lesions as compared to B1 biorxiv.org/content/10.110…
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I see a lot of concern on Twitter today about #B.1.617 variant evading immune response. I think it is likely more transmissible and hospitalizations and deaths increase if cases increase which is happening in India and is tragic.
However, t think B.1.617 will evade immunity from the two vaccines in India - Covaxin & AZ (nor the vaccines you have in UK - Pfizer, AZ, Moderna): This study on the #Covaxin vaccine (Bharat pharm) shows strong neutralizing Ab titers against B.1.617
biorxiv.org/content/10.110…
Moreover, and this is a KEY point, if T cells decrease our severity of disease to an infection (references here- will break them all down when have more time), what is our T cell response against the spike protein with AZ vaccine- COMPLEX and in breadth. How do we know that? Image
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When India decided 2 Vaccinate #CovishieId & #Covaxin, d intelligentsia, Non-BJP parties, NGOs, all started speaking in d media that there is insufficient data on it’s efficacy, it is fake & we will not get it done

Paid media also launched a movement against the #IndianVaccine
During this time, look at d list of how many news/articles were published in d #PaidMedia against d vaccine

Indian Express-182
Loksatta-172
Navbharat Times-236
Hindustan times -123
Times of india -28
The wire -78
The print -59
Scroll-122
Newslundary-54
Alt news-78
The hindu-128
Look at the list of how many leaders of the opposition political parties spoke against the vaccine.

#CongressParty : 58
#SamajwadiParty : 17
#ShivSena : 27
#DMK : 3
#CPM : 2
#TMC : 12

Pappu team has deliberately lies to fool the innocent people, which led tto many deaths across
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Today, in a high-level meeting held with Karnataka COVID task force officials, we have approved to procure additional supply of necessary medicines, RAT kits & RTPCR kits.

A global tender of short term period of just 7 days will be issued for procuring 2 Cr #vaccines.

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The 2 crore COVID vaccines procured through tendering will augment vaccination for the 18-44 years age group.

In addition to this, an order has been placed for 3 crore vaccines, including 1 crore #Covaxin & 2 crores of #Covishield.

2/4
Further, we have taken following decisions -

*️⃣ 1 lakh pulse oximeters will be procured and distributed to all the districts and taluks.

*️⃣ 10 lakhs additional #Ivermectin is procured, and the supply will begin on May 14.

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BJP President Mr. @JPNadda has written a scathing letter to Congress Chief #SoniaGandhi today, apprising her of the 'conduct of the Congress Party during these challenging times.'

Let's take a look at all the instances cited in the letter one by one.

#IndiaFightsCovid

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How Congress leaders, including Congress Chief Minister, ridiculed Indian-made-vaccine and created doubts in the minds of people, spurring #VaccineHesitancy

1. Fear mongering on vaccines, #COVAXIN, by #Chhattisgarh Health Minister TS Singh Deo

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This continued through Feb'2021 too, when TS Deo Singh creating doubts over #Covaxin

2. Congress govt in #Punjab also refused to use COVAXIN & did not change their stance even when efficacy data came out! Here's Punjab Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu's remarks:

3/n
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According to the latest figures, India has 37,15,221 active #COVID19 cases and has registered 2,49,992 deaths in all till Tuesday. | Follow LIVE updates:

firstpost.com/india/coronavi…
The country reported 3.3 lakh new cases against 3.5 lakh new recoveries which is a 30K dip in new cases | Follow LIVE updates: bit.ly/3bfLVdc
Fatalities are the highest in the 75 plus age group in West Bengal | Follow LIVE updates: bit.ly/33usOrI
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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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#MadrasHighCourt hears suo motu case concerning COVID-19 management in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. Matter before Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy.

Track thread for live updates.

#CovidIndia
Is the State govt represented?: CJ

Govt Adv Suresh says he is representing

Do you have instructions?: CJ

Addl status report has been filed: Suresh

On 30th we took up matter. Because of change in govt, naturally.... we were wondering if state is adequately represented..: CJ
ASG says he has filed a typeset. 1 lakh 35k vials of #Remdesivir allocated for TN for period between April 21-May 9

CJ: Mr Sankaranarayanan, no point doing anything unless the State govt is represented.
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கரோனா வைரஸ் மற்றும் தடுப்பூசி பற்றி சில சந்தேகங்களும் பதில்களும்.

1) கரோனா வைரஸ் எதனால் ஆபத்தான வைரஸ்?
கரோனா வைரஸ் ஒரு வைரஸ். வைரசுக்கு பொதுவா மருந்து கிடையாது. பேக்டீரியாவுக்கு உண்டு. வைரஸை அழிக்க நம் உடம்பு தயாராக வேண்டும். சண்டை போட வேண்டும். #COVID19 #Covishield #Covaxin 1/n
குளிர் காலத்தில் வரும் சளி, காய்ச்சல் வைரஸ்களால் வரலாம். ஆனா அவை பெரும்பாலும் ஆபத்தானவை அல்ல. பெரிய பாதிப்பு வரும் முன்பு நம் உடம்பு சண்டையிட்டு அழித்து விடும். ஆனா கரோனா வைரஸ் மிக வேகமாக நம் உடம்புக்குள் பரவுவதோடு, நம் நுரையீரலை பாதிக்கும். #COVID19 #Covishield #Covaxin 2/n
உடம்புக்கு தேவையான ஆக்சிஜன் கிடைக்காது. மூளை முதல் உள்ளங்கால் வரை உறுப்புகள் பாதிக்கப்படலாம். அதனால்தான் கரோனாவில் இருந்து மீண்டு வர அதிக காலம் ஆகும். ஆனா அதிர்ஷ்டவசமாக பலருக்கு நம் உடம்பு நோய் எதிர்ப்பு சக்தியை உற்பத்தி செய்து காப்பாற்றி விடும். #COVID19 #Covishield #Covaxin 3/n
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Here’s a thread of all the #VaccineNaysayers who did disservice to India & humanity with #COVID19 #VaccineHesitancy

[1/n] - Akhilesh Yadav (Samajwadi Party)

“It's BJP's vaccine, not taking the shot”: Akhilesh Yadav (Jan 3, 2021)
[2/n] - Sandeep Chaudhary (News24)

“Main toh (covaxin) nahi lagwaunga, jab tak efficacy prove nahi, phase-3 trial nahi poore honge.. main toh nahi lagwaunga” (Jan 6, 2021)

#VaccineNaysayers

[3/n] Satish Acharya (Cartoonist)

Made numerous cartoons casting aspersions on the #COVID19 vaccines, but pounced on it (Apr 16, 2021) the moment saw the Covid Tsunami coming to the town. #VaccineNaysayer ImageImage
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[Suo Motu COVID-19]

Justice DY Chandrachud led three-judge bench of Supreme Court to resume hearing its suo motu case regarding supply of essential medicines, drugs, vaccines during the #COVID19 pandemic

#SupremeCourt #pandemic #suomotu
Supreme Court in its earlier order had directed the Central government to clarify the basis and rationale on which COVID-19 vaccines are being priced in the country
#supremecourtofindia #covid19 #pandemic
The top court had maintained that during a national crisis it cannot remain a mute spectator. But it clarified that it was not hearing the case to supplant the high courts.

Read all about the last hearing here:

barandbench.com/news/litigatio…
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The Delhi government on Monday announced that it would provide free COVID-19 vaccines to everyone above the age of 18. Earlier, Assam, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, among other states had announced free vaccination. #ArvindKejriwal #DelhiFightsCorona
newsbytesapp.com/news/india/del…
"Today, we have given the approval for the purchase of 1.34 crore vaccine doses. We will make an effort to ensure that it is purchased soon and administered to people at the earliest,” said Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced in a video conference. #DelhiCovid #vaccine
"This is not the time to earn profits,” he added, while talking about the prices of the vaccines. To note, SII will sell doses to state governments at Rs. 400 each, while Bharat Biotech will sell doses at Rs. 600 each. #Covishield #Covaxin #CoronavirusPandemic #vaccinated #Delhi
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#ModiHaiTohMumkinHai
Thread-Vacine drama
Why US banned raw material export to India 1st?
Why now suddenly they agreed to help?
Man behind it- #NarendraModi, a leader who knows how to,Silently. The one who perform best under pressure&is master of diplomacy.
#vaccination
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Since start of India's #VaccinationDrive ,India was emerging a global leader in #VaccineDiplomacy .
India under its Vaccine Maitri campaign started shipping its Made in India #CovishieldVaccine to world.
Till now India has provided its vaccine to more than 90 countries.
2/n
B4 Covid-19 vaccines were developed,India supplied some 100 countries with hydroxychloroquine& paracetamol,and sent pharmaceuticals,test kits&other equipment to around 90 countries.India was emerging as global pharmaceutical powerhouse&#Modiji as powerfull leader.
3/n
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When we talk of Immunity we mean that our body has the resistance to fight or is impervious to a external threat. In the biological context it means we can fight of an organism.1/n
@docphiloshoper @HaryaxPathak @pankti4299 @rud_ras @sarkarrahul
@naveenthacker
@harish_a12
The organism that we currently are interested in is the #SARS_CoV_2 virus 🦠 and it’s variants. Anything that helps us boost our immune system for that is a #ImmunityBooster 2/n
@happygoel4 @imacuriosguy @ChaitanyaD2020 @Apoxipril @docyrh @dr_syedfurqan @Mohan02523702 @meetKool
It means when #SARSCoV2 virus 🦠 enters our body we have a immune system that is prepared to take on the virus and reduce its effect over us. Remember the virus is getting into our body and is in our system. Our #Immunity needs a #ImmunityBooster to fight back. 3/n
@drsunita02
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#TheScience: The most important ingredient in #Covaxin is the adjuvant known as #alhydroxiquim-ii , which is an aluminium salt.

Laymans terms: #Alum / #Fitkari is an aluminium salt.

Ayurveda:
HOW TO USE ALUM TO CURE COVID19
(Read below...)
#AyurvedaCanCureCovid19
Ayurveda - HOW TO USE ALUM

1. Alum Powder
a. Take 1-2 pinch Alum (Sphatika Bhasma).
b. Mix with 1 teaspoon honey.
c. Have it once or twice a day after taking food.
d. Do this for 3 days. If symptoms persist, only then repeat.

(Second method given below)
#AyurvedaCanCureCovid19
2. Alum Water
a. Keep Alum / Fitkari stone in a large bowl.
b. Pour Water (do jal abhishek) from a glass over the Alum for 10 seconds.
c. Remove the Alum and drink about half a glass of water.
d. Do this 3 times a day for 3-6 days.

#AyurvedaCanCureCovid19
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Press briefing on the actions taken, preparedness and updates on #COVID19 to start shortly (4 PM)

LIVE link

@ddsahyadrinews @airnews_mumbai @airnews_pune @airnews_arngbad @airnews_nagpur
There are more than 21.57 lakh active #COVID19 cases in the country. This figure is double of the maximum no. of active cases we had last year. Almost all the states are facing a second wave now. GOI and States/UTs are trying their best to come out of the #pandemic: @MoHFW_INDIA
146 districts having a positivity rate of above 15% are a cause of worry for both the State Govts and the Centre. @MoHFW_INDIA has done extensive consultation with the concerned State Govts so that specific actions can be initiated, many of which have started: Health Secretary
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Mr. Maunmohan, Where were you?

Where were you Mr Maunmohan when your colleagues did Character Assassination of entire Scientific Community?

Where were you when medical professionals were essentially being called frauds by your party and its extended ecosystem?
India approved
two vaccines in early January 2021. It should have been a moment of celebration because one vaccine #Covaxin was completely indegenously developed and manufactured while the other vaccine #Covishield was also locally manufactured. What followed though was one of the most
shameful chapters in modern Indian political discourse.
No Patriot will forget the campaign done by top Congress leaders who went on to shame Bharat Biotech's Covaxin in front of the world.

Where were you Mr Maunmohan at that time when your friendly media discredited Covaxin
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OPINION: “I would bet on #Novovax,” a doctor’s take on how to make the #COVID19 vaccine jabs more effective

businessinsider.in/news/opinion-i…

By Dr. Vipin Vashishtha Image
The relentless march of #COVIDSecondWave in India continues. The daily case count has gone beyond 200,000 cases per day. Everybody, including the Health Ministry, seems clueless on how to tackle and contain this monstrous surge.

#Novovax #COVID19
The nervousness of the current establishment reflects in their somewhat knee-jerk reaction to give a go-ahead signal to all foreign-produced #COVID19 vaccines that have been granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) in other countries.

#Novovax
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#Unite2FightCorona - the only way forward

All possible support is being extended to States to fight #COVID19 by taking steps to;

▫️Double #Remdesivir production & supply
▫️Ensure uninterrupted supply of #oxygen
▫️Continuously supply #COVID19vaccines
▫️Enhance healthcare infra
#Remdesivir

▫️Production being doubled to 74.1L/month by May
▫️Express permission given to 20 manufacturing plants to increase production
▫️Exports prohibited
▫️Prices capped
▫️Strict monitoring to curb any malpractice, hoarding & black Marketing

@PMOIndia @MoHFW_INDIA
#Oxygen

▫️Projected demand of high-burden States mapped with supplies
▫️Oxygen production being maximised & diverted from industrial use to medical use.
▫️Expediting installation of 162 PSA plants across the country
▫️24*7 coordination cell assisting the States

@PMOIndia
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Augmentation of Manufacturing Capacity for #COVAXIN vaccine production under Mission COVID Suraksha.

pib.gov.in/PressReleseDet…
Under Atmanirbhar Bharat 3.0 Mission COVID Suraksha was announced by the Government of India, to accelerate the development and production of Indigenous COVID Vaccines. This is being implemented by Department of Biotechnology Govt of India.
Under the Mission the Department of Biotechnology GoI is providing financial support as Grant to vaccine manufacturing facilities for enhanced production capacities. The current production capacity of indigenously developed Covaxin vaccine will be doubled by May-June 2021.
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Twitter thread . #RedevelopmentScam #HousingSocietyScam .
Scam explained
1. A shady builder's lady accomplice purchases a flat in Stone Castle CHSL, Borivali.
2. She makes friends with corrupt people in society and they all become committee members since no one knows of their devious plan. The lady becomes Chairman and starts execution of their plan to handover redevelopment DA to her builder.
3. They are all promised huge gains by shady builder
4. For demolition and giving building to this shady builder, In 2019 corrupt committee calls for Structural audit of building.
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