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Yesterday, after a long discussion with a close family member who is a US MD phd, we agreed that with world's best #contagion models (% masks & social interaction) available in world today, the covid take-off could at best have been predicted 7 to 10 days before it exploded...2/
2/covid #Covid Pragmatic suggestion is to ban all #Social gatherings of > 7-10 people (indoors & outdoors), till curve turns down, but don't stop economic activity (w cumplusory masking, distancing). Once curve flattens, outdoor gathering restrictions can be eased with masking
3/covid Cities/towns/urban,/semi urban; rural markets/melas areas are where there is the greatest interaction between people (mobility & personal interaction are the key parameters in these virus spread models)
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43/gpc Effectiveness of different #vaccines, & range of uncertainty (chart)
44/gpc This ๐Ÿงต๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผis consistent with what I have said in my tweet ๐Ÿงตโ˜๐Ÿผ since august 2020
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#USA is a free democracy, #India is a "partly free" democracy
#FOE Japan is a free democracy, India is a partly free democracy: Compare the ratio of critical/unfavorable articles, to favorable articles, in the top 3 news sources in Japan & India respectively, to find which press is freer! #SciMe 1st data, 2nd Analysis, 3rd Policy/views!๐Ÿง๐Ÿค”
3/demo #Majoritarianism & freedom: Compare treatment of minorities in USA(non-christian), Japan(Korean etc) & India (Muslims): In particular plot over 70yrs th % of minority pop on same graph & compare decadal changes[summarizes it's discrimination(in cntry) & opportunities(ROW)]
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#HBYN #SciMe With th availability of commercial satellite maps, is it so difficult for researchers to map #CCPPLA's history of #Creeping #Acquisition on Tibet-India border, over 30-40 yrs; so we have clear time lines, & can end th endless bickering among ourselves about facts?๐Ÿค”
2/agp #SciMe The purpose of satellite based analysis is to determine & time stamp, the facts about roads, defensive/offensive structures & troop movements (if possible), of both countries; These, can then be combined with historical evidence on claims, to do FP/NS analysis!
3/ago This #data gathering by neutral researchers is necessary for convincing #Patriots, who question the factual basis of every national security & foreign policy statement of their democratically elected government ! ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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#India #Agriculture: Facts, data, hurts ideologues, politicians, intellectual hypocrites, and corrupt vested interests; but it's the only basis for good analysis and effective policy.
State List of Constitution:(14)Agriculture, including agricultural education & research; protection against pests and prevention of plant diseases. (26) Trade and commerce within the State subject to the provisions of Entry 33 of List III=>Stat right to make farmer protection law
#SciMe (=scientific method) 1st the data, 2nd the analysis, 3rd the policy analysis and finally the personal views & judgements (in a democracy citizens have a right to express their views freely)
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9/gpc Intensity of exposure to Corona virus matters. Which is why all household members get sick if they don't take precautions during home quarantine of one member. It's also why bars, party rooms & public bathrooms are most dangerous.
10/gpc This means we will have to follow the five safety precautions mentioned in first tweet & repeated in ๐Ÿงต, even after new cases decline(ie for 6-12 months) : bit.ly/2FB7mZa
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#SciMe = Scientific method ("When the facts change, I change my mind - what do you do, sir?" John Maynard Keynes) First the facts/data, 2nd the Analysis, 3rd the policy implications, finally the views.
2/int Precision in the use of words is very important for understanding & debating different views. Verbal extremism has been liberally used in recent years, generating a cycle of increasing abuse, leading too often to mutual hatred. The intellectuals must set a better example.
3/int A shift in focus from asserting one's views are only correct ones, to debating policy actions can introduce a large dose of reality into the discussions and cool extremist passions. Past is past, what policy action can we take, to make -ve (+ve) outcomes less(more) likely?
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#Eedu Trusted Education experts i heard on new policy a yr ago, said that its a welcome step towards improving quality of Indian education. I hope that "educating the educators" through internet access to teaching aids, reference material & knowledge guides is given attention
2/edu This is an important step towards #benchmark #competition in higher quality education characterized by assymetric information. Reputed higher ed institutions provide a benchmark & incentive,for the lagging colleges/universities to improve quality! https://t.co/PKFVZYlV2f
3/edu Quality of education is critical to our future: https://t.co/92HnMuG8Eh
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All govts play up +ves, play down -es during war/warlike situations. To criticize this thru innuendoes, hints & vague statements which may be selectively true(at specific time & place but not day later/earlier or in diff place) doesn't behove "patriots" Only known "fact" is ..2/
2/ld That the PLA seems to have cut of our earlier access to the road between finger 4 to finger 8 on Pangong lake, as well as established themselves on ridge to east of our camp(west of finger 4). But, I don't see this "fact" in report, only views, and views about PMs views
3/ld #SciMe: "First the facts, then the analysis, then the policy implications and finally the views " Don't believe any (repeat any) article or speech by an "expert" that reverses this sequence!
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