Life is like a marathon, in fact a number of parallel marathons. We all start our social life together with siblings, friends, associates and classmates. We run sporting marathons, intellectual marathons, political marathons, financial and business marathons, etc. Each marathon is different in its own way. We all start our individual lives at some stage, bunched together. Then as the marathon progresses some stragglers are left behind, some too weak or those who meet some mi
A number of vaccines are now out to provide immunity from Coronavirus COVID-19 virus. The most popular are the Indian 'Covaxin' and 'Covidshield', Russia's 'Gamaleya', American BioNTech (Pfizer) and another from Moderna. Since data on Chinese vaccines is opaque and the great controversy surrounding them they have not been considered. Considering that a brand new vaccine created for a brand new disease rushed in and out of production, It is but natural that with so much negat
As time passes in a pandemic there’s a greater chance of survival for those getting infected now in October 2020 than those who got infected 8 months earlier say February 2020. The reason for this is that Doctors and scientists know more about Covid-19 now than 6 months ago and hence are able to treat patients better. Listed here are 5 important things that we now know which we didn’t know in February 2020. COVID-19 was initially thought to cause deaths due to pneumonia- a l
"Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less." ~ Madame Curie Usually the most ignorant, are the most fearful. COVID-19 has scared the living daylights out of most people. Yet everyone is a self appointed expert on the subject, making rules that hamper rather than help. About a month ago, our younger son Pavit complained of a persistent runny nose and sore throat. So Pavit got himself tested only
Gardening requires continuous effort and attention, but it is physically and emotionally rewarding, for those who throw themselves into it. Spending time alone with nature, the real gift however is the intellectual stimulus and spiritual connection it often provides. After a storm wrecks havoc to my garden, there is only one thing to do, be grateful for who and what has survived, cleanup, replant and rebuild. During and after each storm or encounter, I learn something more a
Few people realise that the successful rebuilding of countries like Germany, Japan, after World War II, and the subsequent spectacular growth of ASEAN countries and now China have all come about mainly due to American support and patronage. All these economies have achieved their growth and prosperity by exporting primarily to the American market made available to them by America, on favourable terms. In addition they have had access to the best technology, human resources e
Here’s the full transcript of the Trump’s letter to the WHO chief: "Dear Dr. Tedros: On April 14, 2020, I suspended United States contributions to the World Health Organization pending an investigation by my Administration of the organization’s failed response to the COVID-19 outbreak. This review has confirmed many of the serious concerns I raised last month and identified others that the World Health Organization should have addressed, especially the World Health Organizati
World Health Organisation leadership by acts of incompetence or commission helped China spread COVOD-19 Coronavirus now known as 'CCP Virus' to the world. The billion Yuan question is 'Why did China do what it did?' The conduct of China and WHO right from early Nov 2019 till date has been very, very negative. Even though 6 months have passed since the first cluster of cases were reported China has staunchly refused to cooperate with the world to cope with the pandemic.
Modernity has given us much to feel happy about, really? Excitement and tension in abundance, but happiness and peace not much. Material comforts may have increased tremendously but so has emotional sickness. The mind wavers and wanders aimlessly and the spirit lies deep asleep in darkness.
Science and technology have delivered to humanity great gifts of physical health and material prosperity. Unfortunately, prosperity tends to make us arrogant and disrespectful. We forge
Viruses are a natural phenomenon and there are many viruses existing in nature. However when countries spend huge amounts of money to engineer viruses with the mala fide intent to attack life we have a big problem on our hands. America, China, Russia, France, UK and Israel have significant biological warfare weapons and they have enough stockpiles of these viruses to wipe out all human life a thousand times over. SARS (2002) and MERS (2012) epidemics were viruses that escaped
Updated: 10 Apr 2020 Readers asked an important question, what were the chances of survival, were someone contracted COVID-19 Coronavirus. No one really knows, but here are some facts. Young or old the virus will infect anyone it gets a chance to whenever we let our guard down. The factors that lead to higher chances of fatality are, Age, pre-existing health issues with Cancer, Cardio vascular disease, diabetes, place of residence and work, government policies and their abil
People question the lockdown of the government in an effort to contain the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. Many people feel that it is, much ado about nothing. Is it? Here is some perspective. 500 million people (27% of total world population) were infected and an estimated 50 million people died because the 1918 influenza pandemic (Jan 1918 – December 1920; unfairly known as the Spanish flu) involving H1N1 influenza virus. It is estimated that the life expectancy of those w