It took 64 days for COVID-19 cases in India to rise above one lakh from 100, and another fortnight to cross two lakh on June 3. It took 10 days for the tally to touch the three lakh-mark and another eight days for the cases to climb above four lakh on June 21. … [Read more...] about India’s COVID-19 tally reaches 8.2 lakh with 27,114 new cases, death toll climbs to 22,123
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Desperate for a solution, Petty and his colleagues put the patients on an older ventilator that blew at high pressure, even as a patient exhaled—a technique he called positive end-expiratory pressure, or PEEP. The patients’ blood oxygen levels improved, and Petty and his colleagues felt confident that they had identified a new clinical syndrome, along with an effective treatment for it. They dispatched a paper to the New England Journal of Medicine—which promptly rejected it, on the grounds that the doctors’ use of ventilators was unorthodox and possibly dangerous, Petty reported. The paper was rejected by two other journals before being published by The Lancet in 1967. It remains the foundational paper on ARDS and has been cited more than 4,000 times. … [Read more...] about Ventilators aren’t the coronavirus cure-alls we originally thought
On the American Independence Day, July 4, Disney Plus (DisneyPlusHotstar in India) made history of sorts by releasing the film version of ‘impossible to get tickets’ Broadway show called Hamilton. As an ambitious college student, I wanted to write under a pen name ‘Publius’ and my mentor pointed me to The Federalist Papers (85 essays written by Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay under the pseudonym ‘Publius’). The essays are not an easy read, but the lofty ideals echoing in the words have made me a fan of the man who wrote like his life depended on it: Alexander Hamilton. … [Read more...] about In this lockdown, we’re writing our collective futures by understanding our past
Ladakhis raising voice against Chinese intrusion; ignoring warning will cost India: Rahul Ladakhis claim China has occupied Indian land, PM Modi says otherwise, someone is lying: Rahul Gandhi Govts trying to manage perceptions, give sense that COVID-19 problem not as bad: Rahul Gandhi … [Read more...] about Who is Nicholas Burns, the man Rahul Gandhi is interviewing next?
While Robin was devastated to receive this news, I encouraged her not to view the setback as a permanent “no,” even though her future with the employer was uncertain. So as she continued to look for other roles, she decided to stay in touch with the hiring team at RHH, hoping to remain top of mind should their hiring open up down the road. In the end, this strategy resulted in the job offer with the company coming alive a few months later. … [Read more...] about 5 ways to revive that job offer that COVID-19 put on hold