Not exactly. It has been wrongly attributed to WHO in the forwards. It was based on forecasts arrived at using mathematical models, published by Cambridge researchers. The actual source of that info is this: https://arxiv.org/pdf/2003.12055.pdfI think its a load of BUNK
Just a heads up
Unless each and every one passes PCR tests, we cannot assume, we have completely got rid of this Panademic..This model didn`t include the number of tests being done per million population, which is possibly the most important factor in any prediction.
You are aware we have over a 100k people in quarantine right. It was at 80k on Mar 18. It's a lot higher right now. That potential infected, of whatever symptoms out of circulation.This model didn`t include the number of tests being done per million population, which is possibly the most important factor in any prediction. More over "False Negative" cases are a major concern for India now ( I raised the point earlier, as some idiots in youtube is telling that false positives are the problem, this happens when internal medicine people gets into public health, false positives usually do not cause major problems in management of an epidemic, except more pressure on the physicians and if the drug used is not very toxic.
Model only takes into consideration symptomatic as there isn't any data on asymptomatic. It is best case as a result.Though statistically no.3 and 4 of the above graphs are showing most promising results, in reality things will be very very different.
That is almost 80k per week. It can be ramped up .ICMR is boasting for about a week now that they can test 1 lakh sample every day, but the maximum has been around 13-14K, and India is on the 3rd week of lockdown!!
What i've understood is, if you don't want lck down or have a mixed approach then rapid testing is required. Faster than the infection rate.Lockdown only approach is going to be an absolute disaster without increasing the tests very drastically.
True but India has not resorted to any.No half measures have worked out against this virus anywhere. India can very well experience a very steep rise even as late as December and beyond.
I thought serology was PCR type with the dodgy reliabilitySome people were screaming for serology testing, they do not even understand how it works. IgG takes about 8 days to be detected, IgM even later. And IgG specially is not a very specific parameter. The serology tests are inexpensive, relatively rapid, but it is not practical to use it everywhere, as 8 day is long enough time to transmit thousands/ millions ( can be useful in prognosticate the confirmed cases, that way the the confirmed cases won`t need kit tests, and a lot of kits will be availbale for screening)
I urge everyone to read Medscape or Pubmed articles on Corona, not these random sites.
Youtube is even more dangerous. Med cram is possibly the only credible channel, but it`s primarily for doctors.
I've come to realise, quite a few videos are by health workers for other health workers.Youtube is even more dangerous.
End of an outbreak is defined as two incubation periods, 14 x 2 = 28 days without a new caseUnless each and every one passes PCR tests, we cannot assume, we have completely got rid of this Panademic..
As well, there should still be restriction on country borders, till its wiped from rest of world..
What do you think about same ?
Tedros said lock downs solve nothing. Have to test & treat.With extension of the lockdown, India is just delaying the inevitable.
Bhilwada is the model they will follow. Seal the place Wuhan style until number of new infected drops and stays low.AFAIK India has 22 hotspots. They could have withdrawn the lockdown in stages.
Delaying so govt can prepare. Have to test faster than the infection rate. Need the tools to do that before opening the gates.I still strongly believe, this decision of lockdown and specially the possible extension is just to hide the really bad state of health care system.
The virus is not going to just go away anytime soon.
Received some videos of doctors treating suspected patients in a major Kolkata hospital.
They are all going to get infected with this kind of protection.
If the lock down does solve the problem as the models predict then they deserve to blow their horn.BJP is ready with new propaganda after sound and light energy, with proof from ABP.. Lockdown is now a masterstroke without which there would already be 8lac cases. It will probably be spread on Whatsapp and the masses will lap it up like the former two
Well this is the case everywhere, once a patient tests negative and given discharge, few days later he again suffers on similar symptoms and tests positive and again the cycle repeats. This is happening for few percentage of people but yet its a big thing to worry about. As once home they can infect the entire family and surrounding.South Korean officials on Friday reported 91 patients thought cleared of the new coronavirus had tested positive again.www.reuters.com
Your comments are legit.. We have not yet started testing, people under lockdown, If not wrong unsure how many more months this whole procedure will take..Almost every credible studies till now are based on symptomatic and PCR ( not serology) test reports.
We are still collecting about 50-60 samples/ doctor/ day, and that's 7 of us ( nurses are not doing it because of faulty procedures and false negatives) only around Madrid.
India's sample collection rate is not even 1 percent!!
And a BIG NO!! You must test everyone with confirmed/ suspected contact ( even the asymptomatics) This 14 days time is the median value.Not an absolute.
My completely personal opinion after working in one of the worst hit countries , India`s approach is a gamble.
Any sources for this definition ?You are aware we have over a 100k people in quarantine right. It was at 80k on Mar 18. It's a lot higher right now. That potential infected, of whatever symptoms out of circulation.
Model only takes into consideration symptomatic as there isn't any data on asymptomatic. It is best case as a result.
That is almost 80k per week. It can be ramped up .
What i've understood is, if you don't want lck down or have a mixed approach then rapid testing is required. Faster than the infection rate.
If you can do lock downs then the testing rate does not need to be as high. Just the symptomatic. If people don't develop symptoms in 14 days then they will be let out. I don't know how you solve that one.
True but India has not resorted to any.
I thought serology was PCR type with the dodgy reliability
IgM are antigen based and more reliable.
We will likely used a mix of two.
I've come to realise, quite a few videos are by health workers for other health workers.
General public is not the intended audience and will not be exposed to the kind of risks these workers face.
A lot of the recommends are complete overkill and not necessary for the lay person doing daily chores outdoors.
Watching these videos can be fear inducing as a result until you spot what i sad.
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End of an outbreak is defined as two incubation periods, 14 x 2 = 28 days without a new case