Former dragon chaser
- Jan 30, 2010
Thanks a ton!! That seems a legit report. However I have never seen COVID19 anywhere earlier. Our microbio lab is mentioning it as SARS CoV2.
It takes time to scale it up, They may still be trying to iron out the supply chain for it in. packaging, plastics etc.Anyone knows the status of Mylabs pathodetect kit? It was supposed to available from 26th March, but no report online for close to a week!!
ICMR confirmed it has very high sensitivity (lesser than 10 viral body count) and 100 percent specificity. There was a big hype around a woman who delivered the prototype while being in last trimester of pregnancy.
What happened to that kit?
Its pointless to tell you stay safe at this point. Best of luck and kudos to you man for doing what we netizens don't have the balls.Just crossed Le Perthus border (between France and Spain)
Noticed a very strange thing, not a single French policeman, this area is not new to me, usually pretty heavily guarded area (major drug trafficking zone according to our narcotics map)
People here talk in a very strange language, pronouns are french, pretty much everything else Castilian!!
We must reach Figures tonight, the dreaded Girona awaits.
The 9 member team at Girona is completely shattered psychologically, 3 of them are positive, one of them is in hospital for last 2-3 days.
Despite the devastation, some small businesses are still running in these areas. We are supposed to mop the area and take samples from EACH AND EVERY missed individual (similar to mopping up round of Polio, except here we won't be looking for cases, will be testing EVERYONE)
Yes, with my limited experience of what I've seen, China must be hiding a LOT of cases and fatality.
As more than 70 percent were L type, it's logical to think they must have lot more deaths ( based on what's going on in Italy/ Spain/ US, though I'm not sure what's more prevalent at present in these areas...no time to go through the serotypes...both are pretty close anyway and I'm no microbiologist)
However China did take a lot of extreme measures (which I cannot talk about here) which theoretically should stop the transmission chain. What China did to stop the virus is not practical in a civil society and should not be given any support, no matter how bad the situation is.
Yes, WHO do get huge support from China financially, but we the doctors here ( like every health organisation, there's a constant conflict between the doctors and administrators/ managers and we unequivocally hate these pesky MBAs etc. gradually infiltrating our otherwise wonderful organisation) never ever supported China's containment measures.
If those things come to public (I sincerely hope they do) even Pakistan would cut ties with China.
The most basic of medical oath tells us, we should never harm. There are plenty of untreatable ailments, diseases. We can NEVER cause more harm trying to treat them. Sadly modern medicine is doing it for years.
We all know this crisis will pass someday, but in the process of minimizing the damages we have to be extremely careful not to cause more damage ( India running for the 2nd place after China)
Sorry for the long winding post. I know most of you will never read it. I'm banned from Twitter and have no energy to create handle after handle. This small technology forum is still allowing me to speak freely and I am really thankful for it. May be tomorrow I will be tested positive and never have a chance to speak or see my family again. Take care my Indian brothers and stay safe.
A small foot soldier who gave his 100 percent.
PS, sorry for such a long ranty post.
As per this dude the mortality rate is 0.002%Is this real or what?? He is getting lots of views anyway.
Just doing my job mate. I get paid for it. There are many like me trapped in Italy for close to a month. Lot of Italian nurses and doctors have died and dying everyday. My ex, an Italian nurse is currently fighting for life. I feel so bad for not being able to visit her. Everyone in my team has someone infected or sick. Dominique's mother won't make it. He is working like a maniac to get his mind off personal life.Its pointless to tell you stay safe at this point. Best of luck and kudos to you man for doing what we netizens don't have the balls.