Dr P.S. Venkatesh Rao

Wuhan Aug 2020 Shanghai Apr 2022

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.  ...

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Human brain is the new battlefield

Cognitive war is a convergence of information warfare; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; electronic warfare; psychological operations; and cyber operations with...

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Follow the patents trail to find Covid-19 origin

For many years, the US and China were closely collaborating in virus research. Defence researchers of both nations were independently...

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Health workers, seniors not top vaccination priority in China

How to lock out the virus without a lockdown. BENGALURU: Between the extremes of a prolonged total lockdown and inaction awaiting...

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Data and genetic manipulation for race specific bioweapons not an impossibility

Global genetic data collection-manipulation is a double-edged sword of dual use from bio-welfare to bio-warfare. The implications of weaponizing data...

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Data and genetic manipulation for race specific bioweapons not an impossibility

Global genetic data collection-manipulation is a double-edged sword of dual use from bio-welfare to bio-warfare. The implications of weaponizing data...

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Manmade viruses being blamed on animals

New Delhi: Coronavirus was first identified in 1967 in the United Kingdom and then in the United States. That same...

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Zoonoses blamed for man-made pandemics

It seems once an animal is accused of being the origin or the accomplice of a zoonotic infection, the human...