Editor in Chief Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee                                                                               Dated:31 May,2020

90% of people in home isolation recovered: Govt

New Delhi: Four out of five Covid-positive people who were under home isolation have recovered from the infection, while the overall recovery rate is above 50%. This has prompted Delhi government to promote home isolation as an effective measure for those with mild symptoms of the novel coronavirus. Currently, over 4,000 people are under home isolation.
“More than 80% of Covid-positive patients either have no symptoms or mild symptoms like mild fever or cough. They don’t need to be hospitalised. They can stay at home and look after themselves. Most people recover from the virus easily,” chief minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted on Friday urging people not to panic. ....read more


CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster 112: Thrombo-inflammation

(With inputs from Dr Monica Vasudev)
930: Complete Fibrinolysis Shutdown in Severe COVID-19
COVID-19 not only causes hypercoagulability, but also fibrinolysis shutdown. It is associated with venous thromboembolism (VTE), stroke, and renal failure.
Complete lack of clot lysis at 30 minutes on a thromboelastogram (TEG) assay, along with a D-dimer value >2600 ng/mL, identifies high-risk individuals who will need more aggressive anticoagulation. ....read more


World COVID Meter 28th May - 213 Countries affected

Cases: 1M April 2, 2M April 15, 3M April 27, 4M May 8; 5M May 20 Ground Zero: Wuhan - in live animal market or cafeteria for animal pathogens: 10th January; Total cases are based on RT PCR, 67% sensitivityDoubling time India 13.5 days, USA 33 days, Brazil 13 days, Russia 18 days, Spain 47 days, UK 35 days, Italy 55 days, France 49 days, Turkey 37 days
Likely minimum deaths (362023 + 53975 x 15 = 8096) = 370119....read more


Let the mud settle down

Buddha was once traveling, when he passed a lake. He told one of his disciples that he was thirsty and asked him to get some water from the lake.
The disciple noticed that some people were washing clothes in the water and a bullock cart was also crossing through the lake. The water had become very muddy and turbid. The disciple thought to himself that he cannot give this muddy water to Buddha to drink! He came back and told Buddha that the water in there was very muddy and was not fit to drink. ....read more


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Don’t distract doctors with online promotion of brands amid Covid: Modi govt to pharma firms
The PrintHIMANI CHANDNA

New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government has reminded pharmaceutical companies to “maintain a high standard of ethical conduct”, after it received a complaint that doctors discharging duties during the Covid crisis are “unduly” distracted by field staff “forced by pharmaceutical companies for online promotion of their brands”, ThePrint has learnt.
“You are requested to ensure that companies maintain a high standard of ethical conduct in the interactions with healthcare professionals, especially in the Covid-19 crisis,” according to the order issued on 26 May by the Department of Pharmaceuticals (DoP), which functions under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers. ThePrint has accessed the order.

No Distancing, No Ambulance, No Doctors: How Will Rural India Survive The Pandemic?
RUDRANI GUPTA

Recently, a heart-wrenching video from Jahanabad district of Bihar surfaced in which a mother was seen walking with the dead body of her three-year-old son and crying on her fate. The child, belonging to a village, died because there was no ambulance to take him to the hospital of Patna which was 48 km away. The whole world is waging a war against the coronavirus pandemic, but what about the areas that still struggle to find an ambulance to reach an affordable healthcare centre? COVID in rural India is a reality but what’s entirely missing are support systems to deal with it.