Unfortunately, Pakistan ''s health sector has very few reliable numbers. That means it is developing strategies in the dark hence our interventions mostly fail even with good intentions. Lack of true numbers is bad in any decision making but it ''s an issue of life and death in a pandemic. I have witnessed senior health officials all over Pakistan trying to underreport cases and deaths as they will be judged only on the reported numbers and not how they controlled the outbreak. Health officials and even administrative offices have been suspended or transferred only because they reported cases or deaths. So now many top officials across Pakistan pressure their juniors to report fewer cases of any reportable disease. In the dengue outbreak in Islamabad last year, some senior officials were thinking on the same lines but when we objected to hiding any numbers, Dr Zafar Mirza supported our position. That resulted in a quick culmination of outbreak even when Islamabad alone was reporting around 800 cases daily. Knowing the full scale of cases in a geographic area is a critical component in outbreak control strategy. But the bigger the epidemic the less pressure high officials could take. I am one of the only few who did not agree that Covid 19 will bring a doomsday scenario in Pakistan. I based my analysis on our age distribution and other factors to predict less mortality and morbidity as compared to the West. My own initial analysis showed that we will see a decline in May June even when everyone else was predicting peaks in August or later with greater devastation. So I should be happy to see the daily case numbers and test positivity rates dive. But I am not happy to be proven right because something is not adding up. In the past week, Pakistan has decreased its daily tests by more than 30%. But strangely we also had an almost 30% drop in case positivity rate. These two numbers have an inverse relationship to each other. As countries have scaled up their daily test numbers, they have been able to bring case positivity rates lower and better handled their outbreaks. The countries who are doing less testing have a higher positivity rates and unable to control the outbreak. It seems Pakistan has found some unique strategy to bring both down. In times of a pandemic this strategy should be shared globally for other countries could also do fewer tests and still control the outbreak and save economies. Pakistan ''s outbreak was supposed to peak and come down in these days but don ''t undermine the sanity of true numbers right now. If we are not making up numbers then we need to pay more attention on how to get real numbers. It ''s not about bringing down the current spike but it ''s also the only option to keep a lid on future spikes. Please look at both US and Iran epidemic curves so not to repeat the same mistakes. Numbers don ''t lie but those who collect them could, and do.
Roshan entered Mollywood in 2016 as the antagonist in Mammootty''s "Puthiya Niyamam", and has now walked into the Hindi film industry as a jobless husband grappling with insecurities and failures in Anurag Kashyap''s digital film "Choked: Paisa Bolta Hai"."The insecurities that Sushant Pillai (his character in Choked') has, and the mistakes he ends up making make the character interesting. I have always preferred playing somebody with insecurities or with flaws rather than playing an alpha who doesn''t need to be corrected or is perfect from the beginning till the end," Roshan told IANS.
Joe Biden is demanding that Facebook crack down on false information, including from President Trump, adding his voice to escalating criticism over the social network''s hands off approach to political speech."We saw in 2016 what can happen when social media platforms are left unchecked and allow disinformation to run rampant. It puts the very integrity of our elections at risk," the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee tweeted on Thursday. "So far, Facebook has failed to enact any real reforms to stop the spread of disinformation on its platform. Time is running out."
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Let us not be unfair to the government. I have supported Prime Minister Modi when he first announced the lockdown, while noting that its preparation, timing and communication left much to be desired. The PM was decisive when a hard call had to be taken. Indecision or further delay could have landed us in a worse state than we are. In retrospect, we now know that our response was already delayed, but it would be unfair to indict the government on that basis. Global knowledge and awareness at that time did not warrant such a response. On balance, we reacted faster than most other countries. It would also be unfair to blame the Modi government for all the mess that we face today. A largely unanticipated pandemic is bound to create havoc, even in the best of places. It is bound to be worse in a country like India, given the weak public health fundamentals and fragile response systems. An indictment of the Modi government must be careful about limiting itself to what could have been anticipated, what could have been achieved in our conditions. And it must leave room for genuine mistakes. Faced with a crisis of this kind, the best of leaders with the purest intentions will make erroneous calls. They must be criticised, but not indicted for bona fide errors of judgement.
Teachers have alleged that they are under unbearable pressure, with parents constantly complaining about the poor quality of teaching, spelling mistakes, improper pronunciation, harsh tone of voice, lack of warmth towards children etc., Deccan Herald reported. In Karnataka, teachers of various renowned private schools have refused to conduct online classes any longer. Taking serious note of the complaints, school managements are talking to parents.
Oh, Pakistani Politicians No matter how tall they stand in the face of politics. In the online world, they most often get carried away with some silly mistakes.
In a bid to lose weight quickly, many go the extra mile. They take up extreme workout program, go on drastic diet plans and resort to other unhealthy measures to lose the extra kilos.But your weight loss obsession may take a toll on your health. Here are some common mistakes people make when trying to lose weight.
Why the Paper on the CRISPR Babies Stayed Secret for So Long Antonio Regalado MIT Technology Review ;Although the reaction to the CRISPR babies was overwhelmingly negative, the future that the unpublished manuscripts unveil a future of genetically engineered humans is coming faster than many people realize. ...The fear is researchers will employ genome writing techniques in human embryos again in secrecy, in some other country with lax oversight, and repeat He s mistakes.;The Tantalizing Promise of Blue Energy Caroline Delbert Popular Mechanics "Science reports that the amount of water going from rivers to salt water each year generates big energy: #8216;roughly the amount that can be generated by 2000 nuclear power plants, ' or 2.6 terawatts, by some estimates. ...The rivers are always flowing, and we might as well harness their energy. "
More serious have been the accusations against Modi for mishandling the economy. Modi s predecessor, Manmohan Singh, as well as ex finance minister P. Chidambaram, have charged the PM with catastrophic mistakes like demonetisation, flawed GST, tax terrorism, regulatory overkill, protectionism and centralised control of decision making in the PMO. None other than the RBI has weighed in by slashing growth forecasts to 5 per cent, the deepest cut in a decade .
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Posted by Jo l Valenzuela Oct 20, 2019 Opinion Ethereum is known as the first great blockchain platform for decentralized applications (DApps), a pioneer for sure, but which suffered from some very high profile scaling issues during its heyday, which it now seeks to remedy. As projects like Dash and the upcoming Dash Platform seek to replicate some of this functionality, we would do well to be careful not to repeat some of Ethereum ''s past mistakes and hard learned lessons. This is what we learned to NOT do when designing a DApp platform.
Nobody, not least Mauricio Pochettino, expected this current Tottenham Hotspur side to still be together.As the Spurs boss talks about mistakes, a lack of intensity and various other disappointments, he will no doubt be reflecting privately that he has said all of this before, a number of times in fact over his six seasons at the north London club.
High blood pressure or hypertension is extremely harmful to your health in multiple ways. It has become a common condition these days. There are multiple factors which can contribute to high blood pressure. Throughout the day you might be making several mistakes unknowingly which can trigger your blood pressure. Similarly, some dietary mistakes can increase your blood pressure. Salt is a common ingredient which contributes to high blood pressure. There are many foods other than salt which can lead to hypertension. To prevent hypertension you need to control the intake of such foods to keep your diet healthy and clean.
The Common Admission Test (CAT), for admission to MBA programme in the premiere Indian Institutes of Management (IIM), will be held on November 24. CAT is conducted annually for admission to postgraduate programmes in 20 IIMs in the country. The participating IIMs include the seven flagship IIMs and 13 newer IIMs.