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Dr P.S. Venkatesh Rao

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Vaccine controversies: Big bucks for Big Pharma

A third of the world’s population has still to receive even one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, thanks to the...

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Xi Jinping: The anatomy of an autocrat

A better understanding of the personality disorders and socio-political factors that create dictators may help democratic forces to proactively identify...

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A Chinese connection: Indian drugs to the rescue again

A desperate message came from a Chinese doctor seeking a supply of Paxlovid.   BENGALURU: I received a desperate message...

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India leads the way to better health and wealth

GLOBAL HEALTH LEADER On 23 March 2020, World Health Organisation Director Dr Michael J. Ryan said that India has tremendous...

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Xi’s Zero Covid policy led to surge in infection

CCP locks down public into misery, while Covid virus parties. UNSCIENTIFIC POLICY: The principle of “first, do no harm” or...

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China’s apologists again try to cover up Wuhan lab leak of Covid-19

Renewed efforts are being made to cover up the origin of Wuhan virus.   Bengaluru: As a defeat by the...

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Drug discovery and delivery technology misused for chemical warfare

Dual-use research of concern (DURC) refers to beneficial research that can easily be diverted to cause harm to public health...

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Zero Covid policy: When the cure is worse than the disease

Bengaluru: A dynamic flexible Live with Covid strategy with mix and match booster vaccines is at present the best option....

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A tripolar world order will provide stability

Global vaccination geopolitics is an analogy of the emerging new tripolar world order.   THE “BY THREE” WORLD: An old...

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In din of Ukrainian biolabs, world forgets Chinese biolabs

While Russia tops the list of one of the most sanctioned countries, China, which is responsible for the long list...

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Fear is the key to a bully’s success

Fear of consequences needed to deal with autocrats, terrorists and mobs. FRIGHTEN INTO SUBMISSION: From a school or street bully...

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NeoCov is a potential bio-weapon

Bengaluru: Multiple variants of the SARS CoV-2 virus have caused 368 million recorded Covid-19 cases and 5.66 million deaths worldwide...

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opportunity for reform is now

More resources are needed for health and health facilities, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment. A crisis provides the necessity and opportunity...

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Topsy turvy protocols make Covid a global policy disaster

Effective masks, trustworthy, credible public policy and unity of purpose required. Bengaluru: ADVISORIES, GUIDELINES, PROTOCOLS CAUSE CHAOS: “Dying from a policy...

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End the pandemic in the New Year

Mask drastically reduces the virus load on our defences. Vaccination simulates the virus attack and stimulates our immune system. This...

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India as health industry leader is a matter of strategic importance

Ensuring India remains the leader in vaccines and pharmaceuticals in the face of attack on it by China and the...

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Wuhan has unending supply of virus variants, supervision must

Bengaluru: THE COVID-19 VIRUS ORIGIN: Irrespective of the natural or laboratory origin of Covid-19 virus, it was a leak from...

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India faces threat of targeted bioterrorism

The threat is mainly from Chinese and Pakistani establishments that are pursuing bioweapons. BENGALURU: Deadly Ebola and Marburg viruses were...

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Chinese zero-Covid strategy vs Indian democratic Covid strategy

Covaxin phase 3 trial data published in Lancet and tweeted by NIH Director Francis S. Collins has caused a torrent...

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Unethical Chinese practices are affecting global health

GLOBAL HEALTH UNDER ATTACK: China has caused immense damage to global health by engineered viruses and pandemic disinformation; fake drugs;...

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Opium addiction is being weaponised by Pak and China

New Delhi: The mind-altering property of narcotics has been extensively used by religious extremists, criminals, smugglers and terrorists to isolate,...

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PLA struggles with altitude sickness

Oxygen enriched barracks do not enable acclimatisation.   Bengaluru: THE PROBLEM: China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is struggling in its...

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Havana Syndrome could have been caused by a directed energy weapon

It is unusual that Havana Syndrome affects only the US (and in Cuba, Canadian) diplomatic and intelligence staff.   BENGALURU:...

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A surgical approach to our festering Partition wound

Heal the wound by surgical intervention. Liberate the rest of Kashmir and cut the CPEC nexus of our enemies.  ...