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Writing in @ThePrintIndia today on #WorldHealthDay @MonJunNot & I argue that the current discourse on COVID-19 response focuses overtly on ventilator availability, ICU care & not enough on the art & science of contact tracing #COVID19 #India #publichealth
theprint.in/india/more-tha…
We highlight how its equally if not more important to invest in developing the art and science of, and human resources, for effective contact tracing.
"Ventilators dominate the public discourse, perhaps driven by what Atul Gawande calls the heroic expectation of how medicine works — the image of doctors saving a person from the clutches of certain death is fascinating.
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From today, everytime I make a donation, I'll add to this thread. Because as I speak to more people, I realise that a lot of people who have the money don't know which organisations need help. #DoYourBit #donate #awareness #india

Some recent donations
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I donated to @TheGreenDream . Why? They are helping daily wagers and ragpickers without Aadhaar/ration card with groceries and essentials. Btw this is in Noida and most labor they're helping is migrant.
@TeachForIndia - they're raising funds to get food to the families of underprivileged kids they educate. Says a lot about how deeply they care because if these families don't have food/money now, all the aspirations of these kids will shatter quickly

milaap.org/fundraisers/su…
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Okay, not good. First we get @realDonaldTrump being threatened by #HRC & now #India is banning CQ export. More proof the US needs to move all essential products to our national security & health back into the #UnitedStates. Globalists showing their power. They forget GOD WINS.
I STAND CORRECTED. @realDonaldTrump doubles down on his ability to leverage his relationships with the right allies to help #ThePeople of the 🌎. Glory to God! God speed @POTUS #WRWY! #WWG1WGA
My alternate tweet in my brain for this was, @realDonaldTrump whips it out on the table to the bewilderment of the world. 🤣 wtf is wrong with me haha
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Disregarding the rest of the absolute bullshit in this thread and Regarding “busting of nuclear blackmail”:-
“there are people in important places in India’s strategic circles who have drawn dangerously wrong conclusions about what they are referring to as (1/8)
#Pakistan #India
Pakistan’s nuclear bluff.
I would like to caution that it would be a serious professional folly on their part to consider that a single air strike, that too conducted most
unprofessionally, would render Pakistan’s robust nuclear deterrence a bluff.
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Pakistan’s nuclear capability operationalised under the well-articulated policy of Full Spectrum Deterrence comprises of a large variety of strategic, operational and tactical nuclear weapons, on land, air and sea, (3/8)
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"Busy time, busy time," begins @POTUS.
"We're working very hard to get additional things to New York as quickly as possible," says @POTUS, noting he spoke with @NYGovCuomo.
"We're dealing with big parts of the world" to help them "through this terrible situation," says @POTUS.
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Thread:

Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was a ruthlessly power hungry despot, who single handedly destroyed #Pakistan’s industrial & economic base & bureaucratic institutions by introducing cronyism, political patronage & corruption in our society.

#SalaamBhutto
#ZindaHayBhuttoZindaHay
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However, when we blame him for secession of East Pakistan we end up preventing the much needed catharsis that needs to take place in #Pakistan’s national evolution & it is an unintentional disservice to our progress of in nationhood.

#SalaamBhutto
#ZindaHayBhuttoZindaHay

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Bhutto is guilty of a treacherous rejection of the Polish ceasefire resolution in December 1971, he is guilty of instigating the surrender of 30,000 soldiers in East Pakistan as a way to discredit Yahya Khan & pave his own way to power.

#SalaamBhutto
#ZindaHayBhuttoZindaHay

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Thread on religious gatherings & coronavirus:

Police clashed with worshipers in #Pakistan, #India & #Israel (and #Florida #US megachurch) this week as the devout defied restrictions to attend religious gatherings. washingtonpost.com/world/coronavi…
The pastor of a megachurch in Tampa, Florida, was arrested on Monday on charges of holding prayer services in violation of public health orders temporarily banning such gatherings to limit the spread of coronavirus infections, authorities said.
news.yahoo.com/florida-megach…
39 states with #StayAtHomeOrder
⚠️12 make exceptions for religious gatherings.

States that still allow some form of religious gatherings:

#Arizona
#Colorado
#Florida
#Delaware
#Kentucky
#Michigan
#NewMexico
#NorthCarolina
#Texas
#WestVA
#Wisconsin
#Pennsylvania
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1/n A little thread on the impact of #9baje9minute on the Indian #Electricity #grid @PosocoIndia @MinOfPower

From @PosocoIndia o data #India's #power #demand at 19:00 hours in the last three #Sundays:

29 March: 110632 Gigawatts (GW)
22 March: 125000 GW
15 March: 144258 GW
2/n #Power #demand at 19:00 hours on similar Sundays last year:
31 March 2019: 149361
07 April 2019: 150735

#lockdown has reduced demand by 35-40 GW primarily as a result of the partial closure of industries and commercial establishments
3/n In 2019, #residential #demand was about 25% of total demand but it likely to be 33% of the total demand today. So, a sudden change in #residential #demand is likely to have a bigger impact.
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#coronaupdatesindia short #, Thread
Reasons are being manufactured for any future in #India - collapse of #economy or #Covid19 spread:
1) It's #CoronaJihad, #Hindi news #channels have it. I'm getting same from #malayalam forwards too. No marks for guessing who's working on this
2) Supreme Court has passed some orders on how news should be carried (official version etc). Now, @PIBFactCheck has been added. Knowing what @PIB_India has been doing since time immemorial, it does not need an Einstein to figure out what this means for #media in #India
3) Advanced nations have not been able to tackle: @narendramodi himself spoke about this in #Lockdown announcement telecast. Easily refutable. Countries, whose leaders were in denial, got screwed. Others didn't. Look at how admirable Korea handled it even with lack of information
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#India It’s only a thousand cases & just over 30 deaths. This is probably because of testing not being adequate, similar to what happened in the early stage of the epidemic in US, as well, where it suddenly catches fire in some population, and then it really takes off.
#India
And we’ve got a lot of compounding problems
-health-system capacity is weak
-hospital beds remarkably low
-population w/TB & respiratory issues, pneumonia, high rates of smoking & air pollution.
1/3 of India's adults are hypertensive
1/10 are diabetic
But, certainly, the conditions for a rapid spread of the disease are all there in the urban areas. And, without question, it’s likely that it will just rip through the population
newyorker.com/news/q-and-a/h…
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#RyanDawson: ".. Why is #Turkey so beholden to #Israel? I like you to see this. I has over half-a-million views.
..I explained this at the very beginning of the #SyrianWar

..Why is there conflict in #Syria, and why is there really a target on #Iran? If you stop thinking about>
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it in terms of #US-#interest, the #puzzle is very easy. The US acts for only one state's interest, and that's #Israel.

#AIPAC purchased #Congress with a foreign government's financial backing.

Since we learn nothing in #school,
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> and the #press is a joke [#Dawson is referring to the #USA, mind you. LG,I], I must go over some background-information about:#pipelines.

Pipelines are not just for transporting oil and gas, they are for political #leverage as well. Each country a #pipeline passes through
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"As we enter the 4th month since the start of the #COVID19 pandemic, I am deeply concerned about the rapid escalation and global spread of infection"-@DrTedros #coronavirus
"Over the past 5 weeks, we have witnessed a near exponential growth in the number of new #COVID19 cases, reaching almost every country, territory and area"-@DrTedros #coronavirus
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1-Dear @narendramodi ji,

Updating some more inputs, we have gleaned from health policy researchers and first responders to the #CoronaCrisis all around the world.

We urge you to share it with your team to inform the forward strategy on #Coronaindia

@PMOIndia @drharshvardhan
2-As we begin April – almost everyone agrees that it will be a hard month as the #CoronaPandemic spreads across the globe.

The epidemic may calm down by July and August, but #ChinaVirus is likely to be seasonal and could return with a vengeance in the fall.

@AmitShahOffice
3-The next challenge then becomes - How do we crack the current outbreak, develop a plan to return to normal life, and ensure that the #wuhanvirus never poses the same threat again?

@AmitShah @myogiadityanath @SharmaBpv @shashankupadhy_
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#Day6OfLockdown If there are no major hidden pockets of transmission going on, India has deflected from the world’s exponential line. Scenario-1: It will run parallel exponentially, at a lower level. #Covid19India #GlobalPandemic #India #coronavirusinindia
Scenario-2: With expanded testing, we will detect more, but we might still end up with lower than the exponential trajectories seen UK, US, France, Germany, Australia etc,
Scenario-3: If states with poor containment explode , this might change and catch up with higher exponential trajectory of the world. This is a logarithmic curve, let us read-only how a log curve is read, not as linear models.
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Becoming Hindu was best decision of my life. I'm much stronger, peaceful, wiser

Xianity is fading in west but Xian missionaries are doing terrible damage in #India. I analysed Xian missionary and church websites to understand their methods

Thread of my findings 👇
@TheJaggi
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Xians hate Hindus. Terms they use on their websites for Hindus include devil-worshippers, cultists, exorcists, witches, enemies, sinners (screenshots in pic below)

Hindus must STOP being so gullible by believing Xians when they say they are religion of love

@noconversion
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Xianity and Hinduism are incompatible

Xians believe Hindus will spend eternity burning in hell because we believe in karma, reincarnation, Brahman is within all of us (see pic below)

Xian and Hindu beliefs are not the same and usually 180 degrees opposite!

@TigerRajaSingh

3/9
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What do feminists have to say on #COVID19. A thread on Resources from (mostly) Global South thinkers.
Why Nigeria knows better how to fight corona than the US By @crystalsimeoni (Crystal Simeoni) #Afrifem
ips-journal.eu/regions/africa…
How the COVID-19 pandemic will affect informal workers. Insights from Kenya by Mary Njeri Kinyanjui #Afrifem
theconversation.com/how-the-covid-…
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THREAD: Covid-19 : Myths vs Data.
I've been hearing numerous media narratives, each pulling selective truths or misreading data points to propogate their editorial line. Will keep visiting this thread, one myth at a time. Here we go #CoronaUpdate #Covid_19
Biggest myth overplayed is around low levels of cases in #India . Folks are calling US health system as failure with such high case. Nothing could be farther from truth. US now has highest cases in the world. However that's because USA is testing the highest. See below data
USA has tested almost 800 K & Italy tested 430 K. India has tested just 26 K till now. India is not "safe or climatically immune" to #Covid_19 . It is simply not testing enough. Remember below chart. 80% of infections may never experience symptoms.
To be continued....
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1. To all the bigoted Hinduphobes who constantly harp on & on & on & on & on & on & on about the "caste system" when talking about Hinduism - we see you & we're gonna start calling your SORRY ASSES OUT. Hinduism is the world's oldest religion and is a deeply profound..
2. spiritual, scientific, & all-encompassing living philosophy. It has survived for millennia & it’s beautiful teachings are flourishing organically in America for a reason: they work. Hinduism has given the world yoga, meditation, Ayurveda, the concepts of karma, dharma,...
3. non-duality, consciousness, chakras, & so much more. To reduce it to the “caste system” and to make “caste” its defining feature is offensive, grossly Hinduphobic, & belies a deep & profound ignorance of Hinduism’s all encompassing knowledge system. If the “caste system” is...
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MAR 28 #COVID19 #MDTHREAD 1: #Italy now more cases than #China .. but see 101 yo man #Recovered and sent home. 5MIN Test now available from @ABBOTT Runs on #IDNOW Machines .. @CDCgov CHANGES MIND advises everyone wear masks.

tinyurl.com/sa9ee8b @maddow @ursulafaw56
MAR 28 #COVID19 #MDTHREAD 2: The man, identified as “Mr. P,” was admitted to hospital last week and was released on Thursday, Gloria Lisi, the deputy mayor of the city of Rimini, told local media.
Mr. P was born in 1919 amid the that year’s historic flu pandemic,
MAR 28 #COVID19 #MDTHREAD 3: @CDCgov NOW SAYS TO WEAR MASKS. @maddow @CNN @MartyMakary @drsanjaygupta @RepAOC @RepJeffries AND 5 min TEST Now available (ships next week. Runs on #ABBOTT #IDNOW machines Get em tested and get em #QUARANTINED
tinyurl.com/rzgxfpp #NYC #Chicago
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(1/n) To help everyone stay safe, avoid contact and avoid going out of home, StoreSe (storese.in) (a service by Perpule) has launched an Apartment Grocery Ordering Platform which is setting up apartment specific storefronts for residents to order groceries.
StoreSe has partnered with Metro, More, Vishal Mega Mart, Spencer's, Big Bazaar and others to help with the grocery delivery to the apartments.
It works as follows:
1) Visit storese.in and place your order and make an online payment (Card/UPI, etc.)
2) Get delivery time notification for your order (typically 3pm to 6pm the next day)
3) Pick up your order from the designated location within your community
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On this day in 1974 brave women started hugging trees & saving from felling. Gaura Devi with 27 other women of Reni village led #Chipko movement. The news of resistance spread like wildfire to nearby villages and more people joined in. A watershed moment in independent #India.
The original chipko movement was from September 1730. When king of Jodhpur sent teams to fell Khejri trees. Soon summons to a meeting were sent to 83 Bishnoi villages. The cry was “सिर साटे रुख रहे तो भी सस्तो जाण”. With this 363 bishnoi martyred to save trees led by Amrita Devi.
To commemorate the day of this 'bishnoi massacre' India observe this day as 'Forest Martyrs Day'.

The modern movement was spread in years & is considered as eco-feminist movement, led by women. And a movement for ownership of resources based on gandhian principles.
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#CoronavirusOutbreak | WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that a nationwide shurdown, which is being implemented by India to curb #COVID19, will not be enough to fight the outbreak. | Follow LIVE updates here: bit.ly/2UhuEs7
#CoronavirusOutbreak | A three-year-old Indian girl was among the 73 new #COVID19 cases that have been reported in #Singapore in a day, taking the tally to over 600. | Follow LIVE updates here: bit.ly/2UhuEs7
#CoronavirusOutbreak | Three persons, all with travel history abroad, tested positive for the novel in #Goa, health department officials said, as the tourist haven joined the states which have reported #COVID19 cases. | Follow LIVE updates here: bit.ly/2UhuEs7
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1.Expand, deploy and train competent workforce.
2. Make sure that every suspected case is diagnosed.
3. Ramp up production and availability of testing.
4. Identify, Adapt and equip treatment facilities for isolation of all the cases.
#wisdom Steps ahead for #covid19 @DrTedros
5. Develop a clear plan for ensuring the quarantine for contacts
6. Refocus the whole of the Government for #covid related work.

I am also happy that @drtedros used physical distancing as the preferred phrase over #socialdistancing. #Covid19India #covid19
Break the problem into regional and local problems, find the appropriate evidence-based solutions to local problems. @DrMikeRyan

Although this was mentioned wrt #coviditaly ; Something very important to for every country to do #covidindia
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#Storytelling.

Tonight I'm going to share highlights from the 2010 "Scenarios for the Future of Technology & Int'l Development" report produced by The Rockefeller Foundation & Global Business Network. Not just the "Lock Step" scenario, but all 4 scenarios. [54 page report]
Following Event 201 (Oct 18 2019), we must concede that the ruling class has been gifted with phenomenal and prophetic intuitions & insights. (They truly are the chosen ones.) Thus it is worthwhile, even mandatory, to study their scenario exercises & simulations.
"We believe that scenario planning has great potential for use in philanthropy to identify unique interventions... scenario planning allows us to achieve impact more effectively." [p 4]
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