Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by Minion, Apr 25, 2021.
India’s COVID Battle: The Lowest Caste On The Front Lines
Indian journalist Barkha Dutt says the COVID situation is far worse than officials say
Is Mitron a close relative of Virion ?
Virion: the complete, infective form of a virus outside a host cell, with a core of RNA and a capsid.
India's COVID Truth Erased | Yogi Adityanath gets Ram nami chadars removed from River Graves
That headline begs the obvious question: Do they leave behind the non-Ram cloth behind ? After all, those chadars mark the spot where some-body had been buried; and it would be helpful to those new arrivals looking for a spot. If others with non-Ram chadars had been left alone, Ram-folks would potentially end up sharing their spot, while non-Ram buried could enjoy eternal rest without disturbance.
When we put down a kerchief on a seat (in a movie theater) and go out to get chips, popcorn, coffee or smoke a cigarette etc.. most often our seat is still saved until we return. They don't toss that kerchief, and take our location. In Singapore, at food courts, even a paper napkin can be strong enough to save your location: You put the paper napkin to save your seat+table-top, and then go to the food counter to get your food. It would be a silly idea to get your food, and start wandering around with your tray of hot food, looking for a table-spot in a crowded food court.
A crowded food court -- is now a stuff of nostalgia !!
Not just tissue, sometimes name cards, Job-ID on colored lanyard ribbons, and umbrellas. .... The amazing thing is, you seldom see these being taken away by the cleaning staff and tossed.
you want to compare a system in Singapore that has per capita GDP 65,233.28 USD to a state that is operating ambulance for cows and does not care about its people ?
In Yogi Adityanath's Uttar Pradesh, cows get an ambulance service
It is indeed a very useful serendipitous observation. Nobody video'd a cow in an ambulance so far. Apparently cows don't catch cowid-19, and need to get on an ambulance to get to a hospital.
Throughout the pandemic, Marsh began to notice that his patients who are cattle farmers, specifically those who work the farm and have contact with cows every day, were not getting COVID-19. Or, if they did, their symptoms were mild. He noticed this difference extended into the farmer’s family. If a family member didn’t work with cattle, this patient's symptoms would differ in terms of severity. [Source]
I read about the benefits of being a cow in UP....however, there may be benefits of fostering a (few) cows. Perhaps some direct government funding... the immunity strengthening benefit could be extra.
Yogi Adityanath : Help desks for cows in every Uttar Pradesh district | Lucknow News - Times of India
Question: Can you use OXimeter on a Cow ?
In the Tribune newspaper there was this:
"The cow shelters will also be equipped with all the medical equipment such as oximeters and thermal scanners for cows and other animals as well."
UW-agricultural extension service, advisory body to a large dairy industry state in USA put out a press release to advice farmers to take precautions against Covid-19: https://waupaca.extension.wisc.edu/files/2020/04/COVID19-Farmer-Exposure.pdf
A discussion of the next wave...
A bunch of talking heads are thinking national response to the next covid wave. Be that as it may, the NRI relatives can look at how they may help their relatives/friends in India. Sending money, medicines, and equipment (like oxygen concentrators, and home-health monitors that work on batteries - like oximeters, bp, bg measurements) are the obvious ways to help.