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Thu Apr 22, 2021, 06:40 PM

Covid-19: Delhi hospitals run out of oxygen supplies

Source: BBC

Six hospitals in the Indian capital Delhi have completely run out of oxygen and doctors say other hospitals have just a few hours' worth of supply left.

A number of people have died while waiting for oxygen, and more than 99% of all intensive care beds are full.

India is in the grips of a second wave of Covid infections and on Thursday recorded the highest one-day tally of new cases anywhere in the world.

The country has recorded close to 16 million confirmed infections.

Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-56851265



The nightmare scenario; People suffocating on trolleys and out in the parking lot. An additional 332,503 tested positive yesterday.

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Reply Covid-19: Delhi hospitals run out of oxygen supplies (Original post)
speak easy Apr 22 OP
Wingus Dingus Apr 22 #1
speak easy Apr 22 #2
Wingus Dingus Apr 22 #4
IronLionZion Apr 22 #18
SheltieLover Apr 22 #5
NutmegYankee Apr 22 #8
DENVERPOPS Apr 22 #17
Blues Heron Apr 23 #19
DENVERPOPS Apr 23 #21
greenjar_01 Apr 22 #3
speak easy Apr 22 #6
JI7 Apr 22 #7
cinematicdiversions Apr 24 #27
Ford_Prefect Apr 22 #9
soothsayer Apr 22 #10
JI7 Apr 22 #11
soothsayer Apr 22 #12
Shermann Apr 22 #13
DENVERPOPS Apr 23 #22
question everything Apr 22 #14
bahboo Apr 22 #15
speak easy Apr 22 #16
dalton99a Apr 23 #20
JCMach1 Apr 24 #23
speak easy Apr 24 #24
JCMach1 Apr 24 #25
speak easy Apr 24 #26

Response to speak easy (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 06:43 PM

1. They are going to need humanitarian assistance.

Sure wish we hadn't wasted 15 million doses of J and J.

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Response to Wingus Dingus (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 06:45 PM

2. Fly some oxygen over there ASAP.

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Response to speak easy (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 06:48 PM

4. Whatever we can do. I was honestly surprised all last year

that they didn't fare too badly, but it's catching up to them now.

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Response to Wingus Dingus (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 11:38 PM

18. My Indian relatives are sure the RW government was lying about numbers last year

and many RWers have been in denial so now it's catching up to them.

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Response to speak easy (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 06:48 PM

5. This!👆

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Response to speak easy (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 07:08 PM

8. They can make enough oxygen. They need bottles or tanks.

Itís the container problem that limits supply.

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Response to Wingus Dingus (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 11:01 PM

17. The question is

how do you help, a nation of a billion people, who are in the height of the crisis and accelerating.

Regardless of any assistance at this point, much of it will be too little and too late.......regretfully........

The world needs to immediately block any one coming from India to their nation..................

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Response to DENVERPOPS (Reply #17)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 08:21 AM

19. even if theyve been vaxed and test negative? Seems a tad extreme

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Response to Blues Heron (Reply #19)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 01:26 PM

21. BH

I normally wouldn't disagree with you, but after the debacle of the U.S. allowing 40,000? people from China to come to the U.S. before it was shut down should have taught the U.S. and others something.

All the world around, we are in a horrific situation of not knowing what to do, what information to trust, what to believe. Hell, look at the conflicts of virus info just here in America! (This is the one year anniversary of the "president" telling us and the world that we should investigate injections of household cleaning agents and shoving light sticks in body orifices to cure the virus) The absolute reality is that we know precious little about this virus at this point, and much less about any mutations.......

Think about how many people in India would lie about having received vaccine, just to get the hell out of India right now. How many would lie about having been exposed, or being asymptomatic in order to leave. You and I sure as hell would!!!!!

I, for one, have been wondering about India, in particular, since this virus began and curious what their government was doing to combat it's spread. Or what their government was doing this past year to prepare for what was sure to come......

Most of the people I run into would probably fail a Jr. High School science test, especially a large percentage of Politicians from both sides.....which sadly has caused as large a problem, as the virus itself.....

A lot of deniers are acting like we are through with the virus, but I gotta tell you, we are a hell of a long ways away from the virus being through with planet earth............................




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Response to speak easy (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 06:46 PM

3. One of the things playing out now: richer countries in the global north are vaccinating

The one exception is Japan, which has a startlingly low vaccination rate.

But the book on this will be bad, and it's one of the reasons I didn't post smiling vaccine selfies. If you've gotten two shots in the US, it's very much at the expense of other places where people will now die in large numbers. India is a forerunner here.

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Response to greenjar_01 (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 06:59 PM

6. India has so far administered more than 127 million doses of a coronavirus vaccine.

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Response to greenjar_01 (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 07:06 PM

7. The fault for this is India's Prime Minister. He send vaccines to other countries

This isn't a case of poverty as much as bad governance. Poverty has made the resulting situation worse though .

There is not much that can be done here if they continue to support shit leadership .



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Response to JI7 (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 03:16 PM

27. Like a self inflicted Irish Potato Famine NT.

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Response to speak easy (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 07:15 PM

9. Do you think they are listening in Tennessee?

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Response to speak easy (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 07:18 PM

10. We've got a bunch of AZ vaccines we'll probably never use

That might help a bit.

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #10)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 07:21 PM

11. No, India is sending vaccines to other countries

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Response to JI7 (Reply #11)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 07:25 PM

12. Well there's that. Good grief

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Response to speak easy (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 07:53 PM

13. 300,000 cases a day in India

Full exponential growth with no sign of it cresting.

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Response to Shermann (Reply #13)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 01:35 PM

22. In the fire service

we would call what is going on in India a CONFLAGRATION........That is the only word I can think of that describes what is going on in India.............

1.4 Billion of some of the poorest people on the planet earth, and with the absolute worst living conditions even before the virus.....

I have been watching and wondering about India since the virus started........and wondering what their government was doing to prepare for this kind of situation.......

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Response to speak easy (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 07:53 PM

14. Modi punts responsibility to states as India records highest global single day infections - PBS

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Response to speak easy (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 08:54 PM

15. another right wing leader...go figure....

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Response to bahboo (Reply #15)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 10:21 PM

16. From right wing leader to democrat

the turnabout in the U.S. since Dumbf was thrown out has been remarkable.

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Response to speak easy (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 09:12 AM

20. Making India Great Again

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Response to speak easy (Original post)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 03:57 AM

23. I would have died last September without O2

This is horrific

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Response to JCMach1 (Reply #23)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 03:59 AM

24. oh man - sorry

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Response to speak easy (Reply #24)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 12:54 PM

25. I can imagine what these patients are going through...

Something like slowly drowning...

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Response to JCMach1 (Reply #25)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 12:56 PM

26. The nightmare scenario everyone has been trying to avoid :(

Houston started to get close in 2020.

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