#Lockdown is critical for slowing the spread of #COVID19, and India has displayed firm resolve in enforcing it.

Massive labour churn; CMIE Data indicates that 120 million people have lost their jobs. We will need strong Govt action to revive the Economy.
We're already in a Global #Recession, the kind of which hasn't been seen in a century. It could get a lot worse, and we need to be prepared. #ViciousCycle 🔁 : Businesses shuttered, Labour furloughed, Expenditure cut and Demand destroyed. @MD_Nalapat
The #lockdown and media-fuelled fear have completely brought the economy to a grinding halt. At some stage, #starvation may overtake #COVID19 as the leading cause of death. States like Punjab are finding innovative ways to balance health & economics.
On TV now: "Global Trade may plunge up to 32% this year." - Roberto Azevedo, Director General WTO. We ignore the coming economic tsunami at our peril.
@FinMinIndia @RBI @DasShaktikanta @Swamy39 @MD_Nalapat @TobbySimon Image
#Lockdowns will become a way of life until we find a vaccine or develop some kind of #HerdImmunity; in varying degrees & forms atleast until the end of this year.There's a massive economic impact. So we'll have to plan for this. Critical sectors have to run and people protected.
#Lockdowns won't last forever. Until we develop a #vaccine or acquire #HerdImmunity, we'll have to strike a balance between allowing work and keeping controls tight enough to prevent a rise in infections. @DynamaticTech shows how it can be done safely.
The twin crises of a viral outbreak and an economic slump will automatically bring a third triplet into the picture; Social Strife. The #Economy and #COVID19 are both serious co-existant problems and need attention NOW
@MD_Nalapat @TobbySimon @ajaishukla More will die from hunger Image
Conventional wisdom suggests that #Stimulus will weaken the Rupee. Unconventional wisdom suggests the opposite: strong steps to PROTECT & STABILISE the INDIAN ECONOMY, will be REWARDED. Meanwhile, oil prices are low, and the whole world is printing @RBI

#Lockdown saves lives; winning us time to build capacity to deal with #COVID19. It is also causing an implosion in the economy & destroying livelihoods. The unemployed need income support, and we need to protect India's industrial base. @FinMinIndia
@RBI livemint.com/news/india/une…
#GoodFriday2020 shipments to @Boeing being packed for despatch. #SafetyFirst; working together, but still apart with #distancing
#MakeInIndia & @DynamaticTech are maintaining #continuity for Global Rescue and Transportation Equipment. @amitabhk87 ImageImage
Excellent analysis by @andymukherjee70.
The #lockdown MUST be accompanied with robust fiscal support by the government before a credit contagion begins to take hold. We can't wait for data to tell us afterwards, what we can already see happening.
Texas Oil at $2 a barrel raises the specter of negative prices. Even if it's temporary, this indicates that we're in a global demand-shock induced deflationary death-spiral. From where we stand, it looks like we'll need minimum of $10T global #stimulus
Canadian oil prices turn negative as global demand vaporizes... The world is now caught in the spiral vortex of #deflation.

Just as we must #TestTestTest to defeat #COVID19, we also need to #PrintPrintPrint Money... to defeat deflation @RBI

Rapid demand-destruction on an unprecedented scale. We're in uncharted territory.
#Deflation #Contagion Image
The short-term collapse in global output now underway already seems likely to exceed that of any recession in the last 150 years.

Nothing represents the present deflationary shock more than this. We've been saying for months: Print money and reflate the economy. We're seeing a total and rapid economic collapse that can be averted if we directly transfer monetary stimulus into people's hands & create demand.
Every country in the world is protecting it's Enterprises & Employees with Financial Support. Excellent graphic by @EconomicTimes speaks plainly: India Needs to Step Up, the Government Must Help.

@PMOIndia @FinMinIndia @RBI @Swamy39 @MD_Nalapat @ajaishukla @ShashiTharoor Image
"The jobless rate is estimated to be near 23%. With no risk of inflation except perhaps in some food items, there’s no need to be coy about monetizing deficits. Being smart will do." - @andymukherjee70

Now is the time for QE, @PMOIndia @FinMinIndia @RBI
These are extraordinary (and unforgiving) times; only extraordinary actions will work. A big monetary bazooka to stave off deflationary collapse will be applauded as visionary in hindsight. But it must be timely; no point turning the water-hose on after the house burns down. @RBI
The Economy & Public Health are two sides of the same coin; without one, you don't have the other. In trying to protect people, we may be exposing them to greater danger. With unemployment at 23%, there's a real risk to our economy. We need balance; Hunger also kills people. Image
While it is highly contagious, the global mortality rate of #COVID19 has proven to be very low (% of population).

With 60% of our population below 30yrs, India has an advantage against the infection. At the same time, we need to protect employment and businesses.
Jefferies concerned that the world’s biggest lockdown may trigger a negative credit cycle for the nation.

“In countries such as India, with young demographics, such a lockdown causes more human suffering than Covid-19 itself," their note said.

We need to restart the economy with safeguards. Let's protect the most vulnerable, increase test and trace, isolate the infected, start working with extreme care, and pay taxes.

Below (L): Clear Rules on opening up in Vietnam. And Below (R): Chinese schools open with safeguards. ImageImage
With a population of almost 100M and limited resources, Vietnam has been a model nation in controlling #COVID19. So far, the country has 194 #coronavirus cases, and no fatalities. They acted immediately on Feb 1, canceling flights and controlling rumours.
To protect the economy, companies and individuals have to embrace new ways of working safely, and the government needs to extend a helping hand to the needy.
@PMOIndia @CMoKarnataka @CMOMaharashtra Image
@DynamaticTech prepares to restart it's hydraulic plants with extraordinary health & safety measures in place. With 70% of hydraulic pump market, the Co. is critical for the economy.

Below: Guards painting squares to keep people 5ft apart while queing up for temp check on entry Image
@DynamaticTech's German foundry has opened with #COVID19 health & safety measures in place. As the world gets back to work, we'll eventually build immunity, or develop a vaccine. Sitting at home is not a solution, especially now that we know that mortality rates are low. ImageImageImageImage
"The overwhelming majority of people do not have any significant risk of dying from COVID-19. The recent Stanford Universiy antibody study now estimates that the fatality rate if infected is likely 0.1 to 0.2 percent...".

Globally, younger, otherwise healthy people have not needed significant medical care if they catch this infection. Over 60% of our population is under 30. Isolation is preventing widespread immunity from developing.

We need to get the economy going with precautions in place. Image
In the meanwhile we have to isolate and protect our most vulnerable - the elderly, and those with pre-existing medical conditions.

It’s a mistake to think of “public health” and “the economy” as two competing concerns - they're two sides of the same coin.
The #lockdown has gained us valuable time to prepare our healthcare system. It's now time to go back to work carefully and fearlessly.
Safe opening & resumption of operations at Dynamatic Aerotropolis, from where we're global sole-supplier of major fuselage assemblies for the BELL 407 Helicopter. Essential activity permission, and extraordinary care for health, safety and quality affirms #MakeInIndia reputation
100% of the people working within our plants have been RT-PCR tested for #COVID19 #Coronavirus. And continue with monthly surveillance testing. @DynamaticTech balances Health & Safety with our Stakeholder obligations. Zero compromise. And we keep our promises to customers. ImageImageImage
Materials that come in are quarantined for 48 hours, sterilized and only then inwarded into our stores. Safety gear for all individuals is a must. Zero compromise. This is the new normal. @DynamaticTech @drajaykumar_ias @BhallaAjay26 We can save lives & livelihoods. #MakeInIndia ImageImageImage
For those who think that co.s like @DynamaticTech are paranoid, please understand, this is the new normal. Keeping our people and society safe is our first priority.

Coming everywhere soon: location-monitoring, AI surveillance & high-tech health checks.
This is the story across India. We have to get India working again, with extraordinary precautions to ensure safety. In the meanwhile, People need Employment, Banks need to be paid, and Taxes need to be generated for Government to work.
Long lines outside liquor shops everywhere across India; this one's in Bangalore. Excise from Liquor is the largest source of revenue collected directly by the states. This could've been handled better.Instead of banning liquor sales for the past 6 weeks, shouldve home-delivered.
End of #lockdown doesn't mean the end of #COVID19. It has bought us time to prepare for the infection. Opening up entails taking even greater care now to limit spread, to protect the vulnerable & restart carefully. @DynamaticTech continues safe opening up with 100% #testing ImageImage
The #COVID19 #Lockdown has had a chilling effect on employment in April, with close to 120M people losing their livelihoods. We must target support to these people, or risk sliding into deep economic depression. Please reflate the economy bottom-up @RBI @FinMinIndia @PMOIndia
Governments can help with policies, border controls, civic mobilisation, movement restrictions. But eventually we the people are responsible for our own health, and the safety of those around us. We must take extra care now after the lockdown; this is the most dangerous time.
We will need to adjust to the new normal. We the people. All of us, all the time, everywhere. Till we have beaten #COVID19
As we learn more about #COVID19 #Coronavirus, we find more symptoms. This is a nasty little virus.
CMIE Data (video below) reveals the extraordinary damage caused by #COVID19 and our efforts to contain it. We aren't going to hell, we're already there. To climb back, we have to ensure people are financially safe too. #StayHome needs to be #WorkHardStaySafe ✊ The New Normal.
For six weeks 1.38 Billion citizens were in #lockdown, with nothing to do but watch TV.
If this business too is in the doldrums, then it points to how deep the recession really is. Only MASSIVE #Stimulus EARLY will jump-start the economy now. Insightful analysis @ShyamalaV05
A single lockdown is not sufficient to control #COVID19. It'll be with us for a long time.We can only change the course of the pandemic with our behavior. We have to live and work with extraordinary safety measures,or risk going into forced lockdown again.
India is currently the only democratic nation in the world that's making a spyware app mandatory for millions of people. We the people, must weigh the advantages of having a #coronavirus contact tracing app in our pockets, with the loss of privacy entailed
#AarogyaSetuApp Setu has helped detect nearly 700 potential hotspot areas - IT Secretary Ajay Sawhney

The Govt has allayed privacy concerns, by publishing clear protocols on how data would be used, shared, stored, and for how long. ImageImageImage
Democracy at Work:
1. Civic society MUST voice concerns
2. A responsive government will always act fast to allay these concerns.
3. Eventually a fine balance between competing objectives will be found.

Diverse views are always Good. Image
Despite early deployment and widespread use of Rakning C-19...a Govt. sponsored contact-tracing app, one senior figure in the country’s covid-19 response says the real impact has been small, compared with manual tracing techniques like phone calls.
Nations that support their businesses during the #COVID19 Pandemic will come out successful on the other side. Those who don't, will suffer lasting damage.
The Mega #Stimulus announced by Hon. @PMOIndia, along with policy reforms will provide an enabling environment for us to bounce back. It's important to work and live safely; revive the economy while controlling the spread of #COVID19
“This may become just another endemic virus in our communities, and may never go away”

Right now our hopes on finding a vaccine or cure for #COVID19 are just hopes. In the meanwhile the economy is imploding, bringing on greater risk to the vulnerable.
Lessons from the past:
The second wave of the Spanish Flu in the fall of 1918 was considered the deadliest. There was ample time to have ramped up procedures and thought about public health policy, phased reopening.. And it didn't happen. And that's partly why it was so deadly.
#MakeInIndia is the central thrust of @PMOIndia's plans to revive the economy, and Aerospace & Defence will be a large component of indigenization. The TEJAS Light Combat Aircraft is a pathfinder project, and @DynamaticTech is building the main fuselage.
LCA Production underway. Aerostructure production for defence programs remain robust during the pandemic as government spending provides a safety net. Image
Countries across the world are protecting employees, and also employers who create jobs and pay taxes with payroll support and low interest rates.

Direct cash infusion into people's hands will save lives and ensure that these societies recover quickly from the economic slump.
@DynamaticTech's subsidiaries in Germany, UK & USA have recieved comprehensive payroll support from these governments without our asking for help. They understand that this is necessary while people are in lockdown and when demand is low. Amazing, Effective and Efficient 🇩🇪🇬🇧🇺🇲👌 ImageImageImageImage
'IAF to buy 83 more Tejas fighters from HAL instead of foreign jets, CDS Rawat says'
#MakeInIndia #VocalForLocal
@HALHQBLR @DynamaticTech @drajaykumar_ias @NITIAayog
Only direct transfers to the poor, and payroll support through the organized sector will guarantee sustenance and survivability for our people and the economy. Loans and tax credits won't help now.

@FollowCII had suggested this in March.

Demand & Employment have plummeted across the world. These two are closely interlinked; Unemployment kills Demand, and Lack of Demand kills Employment. Only Governments and Central Banks can break this self-reinforcing negative spiral, by directly giving money to the public.
Who would want loans in an environment where employment collapses, and demand disappears? Only those businessmen who have no intention (or ability) to ever repay. Better to give this money directly to the poor.
Sharpest ever fall & Quickest bounce back. #Keynesian Economic Theory at work; Massive Govt spending on infrastructure and unemployment benefits can reflate the economy without fear of inflation. Indeed it's the antidote to the deflationary shock we are facing @FinMinIndia @RBI
#FlatteningTheCurve through a #lockdown strategy was meant to buy time to enable govts to augment healthcare systems. Taken to extremes,this has completely destroyed the global economy. @MD_Nalapat explores how lockdowns became gospel truth.
Excellent Read
Most of them have a travel history to Mumbai and Chennai.

Same story being seen across India as 'migrants' return home after being #LockedDown together in metropolitan slums for 8 long weeks.

From concentrated urban shanty towns to poor rural villages, migrants in large numbers are carrying #COVID19 back home. This will be almost impossible to contain by next month, and only the relative youthfulness of our population may save us.

Bihar authorities had tested 8,337 returning migrant workers. 651 of them tested positive – an infection rate of 8% that is double the national average of 4%. Those who had returned from Delhi tested positive at an astounding 26%. #COVID19 #MigrantWorkers
Our silent heroes 🙏 ensure @DynamaticTech facilities are safe and healthy for everyone.

To beat #COVID19 and the #EconomicCrisis we all have to #WorkHardStaySafe. ✊ The New Normal.
106,000 new cases in the last 24 hours across the world, and we're still in the early phase of this pandemic.

We have to learn to live with #COVID19; it's going to be around for a while. #WorkHardStaySafe
✊The New Normal.

Quack cure:

"Wisconsin woman says she got #coronavirus despite taking hydroxychloroquine for years"

#COVID19 needs behavioral change. We are going to live with it till we find a vaccine.

A study published in Lancet showed no benefit for #coronavirus patients taking #hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine. Infact those treated with #HQC had a HIGHER RISK of DEATH and heart rhythm problems than patients who were not given these medicines.

With no basic infrastructure in place, urban slums were inappropriate places to #lockdown our contractual workers for 8 weeks. If anything, it has increased the spread of infection amongst the poor, who are now carrying it back across the countryside. #COVID19 #MigrantWorkers
And even now, we've robbed the poor of their dignity. The upper and middle classes, politicians and media....all of us need to hang our heads in shame. We have failed 170 million 'migrants'... we've turned our workers into refugees in their own land. ImageImage
170 million #MigrantWorkers across the Nation are overwhelming the system.

This is Bangalore. Our Police and Administration are doing their best, but frankly the sheer numbers are beyond anything we planned for.
Hertz files for bankruptcy with over $1B cash on hand.

"The financial reorganization will provide Hertz a path toward a more robust financial structure that best positions the Company for the future"

Western legal systems are designed for uncertainty.

And therein lies the secret to survivability.

The #COVID19 induced #EconomicCrisis will impact not just companies and individuals; it'll test entire countries and their political-legal-financial systems.
"The German government has already mobilized more than a trillion euros to support households and companies, and is hammering out a plan for additional tools to aid the recovery."

Huge increase in money supply, will fuel a demand-driven economic recovery.
There's no debate about this; lives have to be saved now, and those who create jobs and pay taxes must be safeguarded.

With low interest rates, and payroll support, countries across the world are ensuring that businesses are preserved for the future, and employees are protected.
As on May 25, India’s average unemployment stood at 24.5%, where urban unemployment was at 26.3% and rural at 23.7%.

Real rates are higher with lots of people sitting at home with no work & salary.

This is the only index worth looking at. @RBI @Swamy39

France is the first country to ban hydroxychloroquine as a COVID-19 treatment, since the World Health Organization (WHO) announced Monday that it was stopping a trial testing the drug’s effectiveness in treating COVID-19 patients because of safety concerns.
Think about this: #COVID19 may never go away, even with a #vaccine.

So what then? We have to live, work and go about our lives. And governments need to start planning how we manage this disease, rather than hide from it. This paranoia is self-defeating.
All 1600 employees at six Bangalore plants are at work now. 100% tested for Coronavirus. We will beat #COVID19 together. #WorkHardStaySafe @DynamaticTech
#Lockdown eased.
Now's the time we have to exercise most care. Let's #WorkHardStaySafe and help everyone around us.
#Economic centers are #COVID19 hotspots. We need to tread carefully and work safely, rather than shutting down all business activity and destroying the economy. Test more, and ISOLATE infected PEOPLE NOT PLACES.
Retweeting this tweet on working safely @DynamaticTech from early April.
Cannot stress the importance of safety going forward to protect lives & livelihoods. #WorkHardWorkSafe
Major surprise to economists; The Labor Dept released data showing that the U.S added 2.5 million jobs during May as businesses began to reopen.

Direct financial support to employers/employees & unemployed during a crisis creates new demand and supports rapid economic recovery.
India’s Monetary Policy Committee issued stark warnings of a “meltdown in demand”, “destruction of economic activity”, “huge negative growth”.

Only @RBI can save the economy from collapse by matching Intl Interest Rates, and increasing Money supply.

Worrisome. States like Kerala and Karnataka that have managed #COVID19 incredibly well, are seeing a jump in positive cases as migrant workers head back home from cities like Mumbai, Delhi and Ahmedabad.
#stimuluschecks are necessary to support society right now, and also to revive consumption and demand.

In normal times governments collect tax. 2020 is unique; money must be gifted back to the public to protect both people and economy. It's not a favor, its a duty @FinMinIndia
Businesses borrow money at the following %:

USA 1~2%
UK 1~2%
EU 1~2%
Japan 1%
China 2~3%
India 9~13%

Policy makers are placing a huge handicap on Indian Businesses, to be competitive, to encourage fresh investment...to basically make business viable.
@RBI @FinMinIndia
Karnataka and Kerala lead the way in seeking how to protect both lives and livelihoods. Protecting the elderly and medically vulnerable communities while we open up the economy is a smart idea.
@CMofKarnataka @CMOKerala

Bangalore, Karnataka has been absolutely world-class in it's #COVID19 response. Here are the statistics, benchmarked against New Zealand.
Bangalore back at work 👍👍
Only negative: Traffic Jams are back too! ImageImage
The Delhi government argues that testing infrastructure would collapse if every asymptomatic person went to labs for tests. However, many have questioned the Delhi government’s decision saying that testing is the only way to successfully curb the disease. 
The only way to control #COVID19 is to ramp-up testing, contact tracing and containment. We can open up the economy, and live our daily lives if we do this in parallel.

Without aggressive testing, we will see a new explosive wave of infections, and go back into #lockdown.
A recent study indicates possibility of asymptomatic people becoming possible silent super-spreaders of #COVID19 : "The virus might have greater potential than previously estimated to spread silently and deeply through human populations"
"#Coronavirus cases in Delhi will cross 5.5 lakh mark by 31 July.
⬆️⬇️ 𝙎𝙩𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙞𝙣 𝙖 𝙨𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙡𝙚 𝙗𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙩𝙝
No community spread so far"

𝙃𝙤𝙬 𝙞𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙡𝙤𝙜𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙮 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙣 𝙥𝙤𝙨𝙨𝙞𝙗𝙡𝙚??
550,000 people infected without community spread?
#Transparency is the best policy. If citizens are wise enough to elect our politicians to office, they're wise enough to handle the truth. There's no point suppressing facts....we're all part of the same team. #Covid_19india
New research from Harvard Medical School indicates that China suppressed information about #COVID19 for 3 crucial months. Eventually localized incidence of a disease became an epidemic, and then a global pandemic that has affected millions of lives, and tanked the global economy.
Compare China's #COVID19 response with the outstanding work done by Kerala State in containing the far deadlier #NIPAH virus in 2018. Deadly diseases can be contained with scientific temperament & transparency
Well done @CMOKerala @shailajateacher 👏👏👏
An economic collapse is as bad as any pandemic. It'll kill people too.

We all need to #WorkHardWorkSafe.

Hygiene, Physical Distancing, Use of Face Masks by Individuals, and Test, Trace and Containment by Governments, will make #COVID19 manageable till we find a vaccine/cure.
#Testing is the key to success in our fight against #COVID19. States that choose not to test enough, are burying their heads in sand. Data suppression may work for a few weeks, but eventually we'll run out of funeral pyres.
Astonishing: 𝗗𝗲𝗹𝗵𝗶 𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗽𝗲𝗼𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝗻 𝗮 𝘄𝗲𝗲𝗸 𝗮𝗴𝗼! How will this help in trace/containment @ArvindKejriwal ?

Take a leaf out of Mumbai's playbook: despite high infection numbers, they increased testing. And they're #flatteningthecurve
Our major cities have been hampered by poverty and population density. There's no blame in having high infection numbers, it's to be expected. We have to identify and isolate infected people/clusters and stop community transmission. Another lockdown is not the solution. 𝗧𝗲𝘀𝘁!
#COVID19 cluster found in Beijing Market. China mobilizes immediate response with #Test, #Trace and #isolate. Outside of this, life is normal with safety measures.
This is what they're really good at, and what we should emulate. @BhallaAjay26
Harvard bestows IAS officer Ankur Garg with the Raymond Vernon Award for Commitment to International Development. He had scored 171 out of 170 in Macroeconomics last year at Harvard 🙏.

Well done @agarg1980, and come back soon, your country needs you.
#Karnataka is all set to scrap the SOP of declaring entire wards as containment zones. Instead, it will seal only homes of infected persons.

The main reason why Karnataka is the safest large state, is that it's government is the most proactive in India.
Karnataka State works in partnership with it's people, and businesses to #WorkHardStaySafe

It's also quite remarkable how the public has responded with discipline and adherence to public health & safety norms. Eventually it's how we the people behave, that'll keep us all safe.
Great article. A must-read for people who love engineering, manufacturing, design...and for Indians who want to become world-beaters.

#COVID19 in Delhi; this sad and macabre story is playing out before our very eyes. Here's how a young taxi-driver is making ends meet, first driving ambulances, and now hearses.
"A cheap and widely available drug can help save the lives of patients seriously ill with #coronavirus."

"The low-dose steroid treatment dexamethasone is a major breakthrough in the fight against the deadly virus, UK experts say."
The #Bangalore Model is working.
An early focus on #TestandTrace allowed the state to isolate and contain the infection while the numbers were very low.Working closely with private stakeholders, the Karnataka Govt has kept it's citizens safe
It has also helped that Bangalore has excellent medical infrastructure, and a low presence of slums. Image
@DynamaticTech developed and deployed testing and mobile testing kiosks to government hospitals and to vulnerable districts at the very beginning. The state government has been absolutely magnificent in the way it has mustered collective resources in this fight against #COVID19 ImageImageImageImage
#COVID19 Alert:
Antibodies may only last 2~3 months, in which case we can discard the idea of ever getting #HerdImmunity.

And if infection with the #coronavirus itself doesn't confer humans with immunity, it may be next to impossible to develop a vaccine
"The technology-backed system involving multi-sectoral government teams for contact tracing of COVID-19 cases has helped the state to effectively trace and track each case thereby
successfully containing the spread of the epidemic." #Karnataka
"Dharavi slum has reported only seven new cases in the past 24 hours. This is the lowest rise of Covid-19 cases in a single day so far for the area."

An incredible feat; #flatteningthecurve in Asia's largest slum.

A RAND Corp report combines COVID-19 case data from Johns Hopkins with detailed IATA air travel data from China in early 2020 to understand the export of #COVID19. It suggests that China underreported infections by an astounding 37 times!
@DynamaticTech had initiated #COVID19 Safety countermeasures from Feb 5 onwards, and it was perplexing to see no restrictions on international flights out of China. Here's a photograph I took on Feb 12 at Munich Airport. Planeloads of people were arriving daily with no screening. Image
US electricity usage shows a sharp rise, indicating a substantial economic recovery.

But there's also concern about a second-wave of #COVID19 building up. In the last century, the second-wave of the 𝘚𝘱𝘢𝘯𝘪𝘴𝘩 𝘍𝘭𝘶 took 90% of all the lives lost. #WorkHardWorkSafe
Well done Kerala State. Your #COVID19 reponse has been worldclass. 👏👏👏
@CMOKerala @shailajateacher

#TestTraceIsolate, #facemask, #WashYourHands #PhysicalDistancing

These rules are simple, and yet they're not being followed by everyone. Maybe a #lockdown is what people deserve, but it's not what the world needs; economies will simply collapse.

Pls watch excellent @wef video.
#Goa and #Karnataka are handling #COVID19 fabulously. But we're bound to face community transmission as time passes.

Nothing to fear. With discipline and good health practices we'll keep infection rates down, but it's up to us people. #facemask #TestandTrace #Distance
#COVID19 Cases jumping in Karnataka

People have dropped their guard, lulled into complacency by great containment work done here over the past 4 months. Not wearing masks in public places.

Normal life can go on only if we follow simple rules:
1.Wear Masks
Karnataka State takes steps to reduce social interaction.

#Masks #MasksSaveLives
I wear a mask, you wear a mask.
I keep you safe, you keep me safe.
Let's Fight #COVID19 Together
Almost 70% of those infected with #COVID19 are #asymptomatic. And they're spreading the infection silently to those around them.

That's why #testing is so important; to contain it, we have to hunt down the virus.
Excellent work. Low-cost, scalable, rapidly deployable. 🇮🇳
"Ninety-eight days after taking charge as the nodal doctor for treatment of patients at ESI, the lone Covid hospital in Goa, Dr Edwin Gomes was finally relieved on Friday. On return home, he got a hero’s welcome from his neighbours and friends."

As the world opens up and people drop their guard, #COVID19 is mutating to become even more infectious and spreadable.

Wear #Masks 😷|😷|😷|😷|😷
Be Hygienic 🙌
Avoid Crowds.

#COVID19 is a merciless foe.
Despite great initial management by #Karnataka, infection rates are now spiking, with people dropping their guard post-lockdown - 𝘊𝘳𝘰𝘸𝘥𝘦𝘥 𝘔𝘢𝘳𝘬𝘦𝘵𝘴, 𝘕𝘰 𝘔𝘢𝘴𝘬𝘴, 𝘚𝘰𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘻𝘪𝘯𝘨.
We need to be disciplined
A second wave is coming for sure, and judging by these crowds it'll be a 𝙏𝙨𝙪𝙣𝙖𝙢𝙞.
#COVID19 #UK #London
As people drop their guard (or rather, masks), infection rates almost immediately start recording explosive growth.

#Masks 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘍𝘐𝘙𝘚𝘛 𝘈𝘕𝘋 𝘓𝘈𝘚𝘛 𝘓𝘪𝘯𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘋𝘦𝘧𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦. #COVID19 is merciless.
"We didn't have the kind of testing and tracing infrastructure that we needed. Last but not least there's been a lot of mixed messaging on masks and social distancing and so all of that has contributed to what I think is a perilous moment for our country"
#Kerala Women Cops 👏👏
“They're doing a wonderful job.They are making frequent rounds to people in home quarantine, listen to their complaints, and redress them. We have received good feedback”
@keralapolice @CMOKerala @shailajateacher @ShashiTharoor
Throughout history, cities have bounced back after setbacks. "People like to mingle." - @FareedZakaria
And the success or failure of dense urban centers in handling #COVID19 has had more to do with good leadership, smart management, hygiene and health preparedness.
"Spain's large-scale study on the coronavirus indicates just 5% of its population has developed antibodies, strengthening evidence that a so-called herd immunity to Covid-19 is "unachievable," the medical journal the Lancet reported on Monday."

"𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝘾𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙚𝙨𝙚 𝙀𝙢𝙗𝙖𝙨𝙨𝙮 in Kazakhstan has warned of cases of 'unknown pneumonia' in cities of Atyrau, Aktobe and Shymket, potentially 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗱𝗲𝗮𝗱𝗹𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝗻 𝗰𝗼𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗮𝘃𝗶𝗿𝘂𝘀, Kazakhstan has now denied these claims."😳😟
"As we learn more about the new coronavirus, our perception of the risks of the disease may need to stretch beyond the likelihood of dying." Months after recovery, patients are experiencing a variety of physical and mental symptoms.
Experts at UCL were the latest to describe that Covid19 could cause neurological complications including stroke, nerve damage, and potentially fatal brain inflammation even if the patients didn't show severe respiratory symptoms associated with the disease
#COVID-19 suppression in Dharavi has been a phenomenal success story for India, and is instructive for other cities across the world. Kudos to everyone involved. @CMOMaharashtra

India & South Africa appeared to have had some success containing #COVID19 with strict #lockdowns, but after easing controls both countries saw the disease come roaring back. Extreme inequality has only exacerbated the outbreak.

Our overwhelming immune response against COVID19 may be a bigger factor in causing death than the virus itself. Biocon's anti-psoriasis drug
Itolizumab reduces synthesis of pro-inflammatory cytokines, thereby reducing mortality rates.
👏👏 @kiranshaw
"Successful host defence against a pathogen can involve resistance or tolerance,with implications for prioritising either antimicrobial or immunomodulatory therapeutic approaches. Hyper-inflammation occurs in Covid19 and is associated with worse outcomes."
"Autopsies of patients who have died from #COVID19 have shown a "dramatic" increase in the number of blood clots affecting major and minor blood vessels as well as "almost every organ" in the human body, according to a top New York pathologist."

We're all just learning about #COVID19 as time progresses, and cannot bank on a quick cure or vaccine being found.

So let's #MaskUp, keep our distance and maintain hygiene. As the famous old proverb goes 𝙋𝙧𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙞𝙨 𝙗𝙚𝙩𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙣 𝘾𝙪𝙧𝙚.
Small droplets can float for hours, and there's strong evidence that they can carry live coronavirus if the person is infected. Smaller diameter droplets are more efficient at penetrating deep into the pulmonary system & pose a much greater infection risk.
#Lockdowns work only temporarily, and get negated once societies open up.

Physical Distance, Face Coverings and #Masks are absolutely necessary for protection against aerosol transmission. This requires a long-term change in societal behavior.
#MaskUp 😷《 》😷《 》😷《 》😷
#WorkHardWorkSafe, #COVID19 is going to be around for a while. Hear it straight from the horse's mouth.
India's official #COVID19 count hits One Million infected people today. We need behavioral change in society. Simple things: #mask , #soap , #distance will slow the spread and save lives.
#WorkHardWorkSafe Image
#WorkHardWorkSafe @DynamaticTech
Strong order book at Dynamatic-Oldland Aerospace Division for Defence products. #JaiJawanJaiKisan Image
COVID conundrum:
As governments around the world look to relax rules put in place to combat the virus, Hong Kong’s experience provides a cautionary tale. Lifting social-distancing restrictions too swiftly, experts say, can open the door to fresh outbreaks.
More evidence that wearing a #mask dramatically lowers the spread of respiratory droplets (and pathogens).
Aeroflot airline to reinvent its fleet with @Airbus’ new generation aircraft only.

Despite immediate challenges due to #COVID19, companies around the world are using this time to rethink and #Reinvent themselves, and to pivot to a better future.
We've been saying this all along; #COVID19 has grown explosively in our slums, infection rates are much higher than reported, and Infection Fatality Rates are likely to be very low. We now have to see if this has conferred a level of community immunity
However since a majority of people were only mildly infected and/or asymptomatic, long-term immunity has not yet been established.
"...findings raise concern that humoral immunity against SARS-CoV-2 may not be long lasting in persons with mild illness.."
Studies on the immune response to #COVID19, have focused on production of antibodies. But, in fact, immune cells known as memory T cells also play an important role in the our ability to fight us against many viral infections, including #coronavirus.

#COVID19 Shocker: The World's Largest #Economy just shrunk 32.9% on an annual rate last quarter, a steeper drop than even The Great Depression. And the #coronavirus caseload keeps on growing.

2020 🤯 ImageImageImage
More than three-quarters of recently-recovered COVID-19 patients had heart muscle problems show up during cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging tests, German doctors have stated in JAMA Cardiology study. CMR looks at the structural changes in the heart.
The list of lingering maladies from #COVID19 include fatigue, a racing heartbeat, shortness of breath, achy joints, foggy thinking, a persistent loss of sense of smell, and damage to the heart, lungs, kidneys, and brain
#JaiJawanJaiKisan Tractors on a roll.
Despite #COVID19, rural demand in India is strong, and it's no longer a matter of demand, but how we can all ramp up to supply.
@DynamaticTech #WorkHardWorkSafe
@RBI can keep lowering interest rates, but unless these cuts get transmitted by banks to borrowers, it'll have no effect. Indian banks are pocketing a larger spread and simply profiteering from this pandemic. @DasShaktikanta @FinMinIndia @nsitharaman

🇮🇳 Policy intent is clear; to support the economy and to ensure there's a safety net under the poor.

But these good intentions are literally 𝘭𝘰𝘴𝘵 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘴𝘮𝘪𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯 (by banks). We will permanently squeeze skill, labour & entrepreneurship if this is not redressed. Image
"Above all, we live in an era of rising inequality and falling income shares for labor relative to capital. Governments need to do more, not less, to redistribute income and wealth." - Ken Rogoff Image
Champagne producers have already lost $2B in sales for the year with worldwide turnover reduced by a third, even worse than recorded during the Great Depression. Everyone's been hit this time - both rich and poor. Nobody's celebrating in 2020. 

Lessons from 1918 Spanish flu: When US #mask laws triggered protests. Citizens neglected the ordinance & held defiant protests.

The Spanish influenza is recorded to have killed ten times more Americans than were killed by German bombs and bullets in WW1.
#MaskUp and Stop #COVID19
The UK economy suffered its biggest slump on record between April and June as coronavirus lockdown measures pushed the country officially into recession. 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗼𝗺𝘆 𝘀𝗵𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗸 𝟮𝟬.𝟰%.
#COVID19 #lockdown #economics
After a steep drop, the British Economy is expected to bounce back with robust monetary & fiscal support. @RishiSunak @bankofengland 🇬🇧
@Airbus is pouring resources into the A321XLR (extra long range) even as it pulls back on other projects. With more than 450 orders since its launch last year, XLR is seen as resistant to the historic collapse in demand for aircraft brought on by #COVID19
#Reimagine #airtravel @Airbus
With it's extended range, the #A321XLR will profitably be able to carry a smaller number of travellers on long-haul flights. In contrast, it's unviable to fly widebody planes with fewer passengers. Image
@DynamaticTech produces all the Flap Track Beam Assemblies as a sole supplier for Airbus A318, A319, A320, A321 & A330. Precision manufactured at our plants in India and UK, we deliver Global Best Value and Quality.
#MakeInIndia #GreatBritain 🇮🇳🇬🇧
Japan’s economy shrank at annual rate of 27.8% in April-June, as the coronavirus pandemic slammed consumption and trade. All major economies have revealed worst-ever economic contraction, except China (who's numbers need to be taken with a pinch of salt anyway).
Early warning signal that the global economic revival is faltering.
#OilGlut #Oil
Meanwhile, growth in Rural India bucks the trend with strong demand driven by good monsoons, a bumper harvest and reverse migration back to the villages.
The tractor segment jumped by 28.7% in August.
Dr. Robert Redfield, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said face masks are 'the most important, powerful public health tool we have', suggesting masks are 'more guaranteed to protect against Covid' than vaccine.
#Masks #COVID19
Findings recently published in the journal 'Cell', suggest that #vaccine candidates should aim to elicit a broad immune response that include antibodies as well as T cells to ensure immunity against #COVID19, as T cells have bigger role in fighting Covid.
The US government is likely to report that #GDP rose an annualized 30% in the 3rd quarter - a postwar record. This, immediately after shrinking at an annual rate of 31.4% in the 2nd quarter, indicates a #Stimulus fueled V-shaped recovery despite #COVID19.
Has India already achieved herd-immunity?

India is missing about 90 infections for every Covid case. A DST panel, finds that about 60 per cent Indians have been infected so far. Our youthful population may have been responsible for the low mortality rate.
Our own test data from March 2020 onwards has shown that reinfections are possible, further indicating that immunity is not certain. But the same data shows a more vigorous response to #COVID19 the second time around, suggesting that we're able to build resistance over time. Image
𝘓𝘰𝘯𝘥𝘰𝘯 𝘦𝘱𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘮𝘪𝘰𝘭𝘰𝘨𝘪𝘴𝘵 𝘕𝘦𝘪𝘭 𝘍𝘦𝘳𝘨𝘶𝘴𝘰𝘯 𝘴𝘢𝘪𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘢 𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘪𝘵 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘢 𝘩𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘱𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘵𝘰 𝘪𝘯𝘧𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘥𝘳𝘦𝘯 unlike previous strains.
#COVID19 #CovidNewStrain
BioNTech says it can produce a mutation-beating #coronavirus vaccine in six weeks

Anyway, "scientifically, it is highly likely that the immune response by this (existing) vaccine also can deal with the new virus variant," said Ugur Sahin, CEO BioNTech

New South African variant of #Covid19, two cases of which have now been detected in the UK, is likely to be more transmissible, may hit young people harder, and may be more resistant to vaccines, scientists in South Africa believe.

"We need to get used to the fact there'll be more outbreaks."

Ugur Sahin, CEO of BioNTech that is collaborating with Pfizer for a #coronavirus #vaccine candidate, has said that he expects the virus to be around for the next 10 years.


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