Yesterday I received a friend request from a young attractive guy. ..about 19-20 years old… I was curious. I wanted to know why someone that young wanted to be my fb friend. So I accepted it. Then he started sending me private messages.. He called me beautiful. He asked my age. I’m not a liar so I told him and reminded him I’m quite a bit his senior. And I let him talk a bit cuz (truth be told) flattery ain’t all bad. 😉 We kept chatting for a while and within a short time, he asked if we could talk about ‘adult things’. I said ok. Then he replied with a face like 👿. He said ‘thank you babe, you start.”
So I did! I told him adult things like I have arthritis and my knees hurt badly. My back acts up when it is cold outside. I explained that I have crazy insomnia. Didn’t forget to tell him that I have a pacemaker. And of course I told him about the laxatives. Can’t forget that. Didn’t forget to tell him that I have a good quality denture I was as honest as I could be about ADULT THINGS but I don’t understand why he blocked me 😳😳🤓🤓😆😆😆😆😆😆
😷Different types of masks (to educate non medical and non health workers) Myths and Facts about “Masks”😷
Q-1 What are the common types of masks.?😷 Ans – 1 Cloth mask 2 Surgical mask
Q-2 What are the Respirators.? Ans – N- 95 N- 99 N- 100 are the respirators.
Q-3 What is the difference between mask and respirator.?😷 Ans – Mask has loose fit, it doesn’t seal nose & mouth snugly. During respiration air moves along the edges of the mask, while respirator has tight seal & most of the times air passes only through its material after filtration.
Q-4 Are all respirator masks r same.?😷 Ans- No, respirators r graded according to their filtration efficiency. According to the used filter type According to the type of materials used & additional features They r of different types.
Q-5 What is the efficiency grading.?😷 Ans – According to the efficiency of filtration these r usually graded as- 95, 99 & 100. Means these respirator masks r capable of traping 95%, 99% & 99.9% of particles, smaller up to the 0.3 micron size. This grading can also be done as P1 (FFP1) – 80% P2 (FFP2) – 95% P3 (FFP3) – 99.95% Filtration efficiency.
Q-6 What is the N, R or P meaning written over mask.?😷 Ans – N – not oil proof R – oil resistant P – oil proof (Eg. N 95 is not oil proof)
Q-7 Few repirator masks have valve, what is that.?😷 Ans – That valve is nothing but a simple exhalation port with one way valve mechanism, it reduces effort of expiration, reduce heat inside the mask, dissipate humidity & reduce co2 the amount of from the dead space of mask.
Q-8 When to use surgical masks.?😷 Ans – Surgical mask or procedure mask is the most common mask used by health workers. It is not designed to protect wearer from inhaling the air born bacteria & viruses. It is used to block only large particle droplets, splashes, sprays or splatter. It also reduce the exposure of wearer’s saliva & respiratory secretions to others. Surgical mask also remind wearer not to touch their mouth/nose which could otherwise transfer virus/bacteria after having touched a contaminated surface.
Q-9 What is the filtration capacity of surgical mask.?😷 Ans – It can vary between 10-90% according to the manufacturer.
Q-10 How one can assure about the quality of mask.?😷 Ans – Mask should be certified by the NIOSH (National institute for occupational safety & health) Or NPPTL (National personal protective technology laboratory)
Q-11 Does cloth mask effective.?😷 Ans – Cloth is a wooven material thus pore size is bigger than surgical mask which is made up of non wooven polypropylene material thus cloth mask is less effective than surgical mask in terms of filtration efficiency.
Q-12 Does extra layer improve efficacy of cloth mask.?😷 Ans – No, it’s not advisable. Each extra layer adds only 2% of extra protection on the cost of comfort .
Q-13 Can surgical/cloth mask be used routinely.?😷 Ans – Yes these can be used routinely. Few studies done on normal population concluded that the use of simple mask can decrease the incidence of flu up to 75%. Few east asian countries following this practice of routine use of mask.
Q-14 Can mask be reused?😷 Ans – Cloth mask can be reused after washing.
Surgical mask should be discarded after single use or after soiled
Respirator mask should be discarded when resistance of breathing get increased or get solied. Viruses/bacterias can grow & flourish inside the reused mask.
Q-15 What r the WHO recommendations for using masks.?😷 Ans –
For the normal population, any type of mask is not required, maintaining the social distance & hand hygiene are the sufficient.
Sick person should wear surgical mask.
Any person who is taking care of sick person should also wear the surgical mask.
N 95 mask should be used by the person who is potential to get expose with the respiratory secretions of the infected patient. eg… During the Endotracheal intubation, CPR, Ventilation, Bronchoscopy & Tracheostomy.
If your company is still operating, be very grateful! WHY?
Victoria’s Secret declared bankruptcy.
Zara closed 1,200 stores.
La Chapelle withdrew 4391 stores.
Chanel is discontinued.
Hermes is discontinued.
Patek Philippe discontinued production.
Rolex discontinued production.
The world’s luxury industry has crumpled.
Nike has a total of $23 billion US dollars preparing for the second stage of layoffs.
Gold’s gym filed for bankruptcy
The founder of AirBnb said that because of pandemic, 12 years of efforts were destroyed in 6 weeks.
Even Starbucks also announced to permanently close their 400 stores.
WeWork isn’t in a great spot either The list goes on and on!
Under the weight of the new crown pandemic, many giants are facing the crisis of failure. Five months of pandemic created a LOT of debt, and tens of thousands of companies went bankrupt, so the company was seriously replaced.
If your company is still there, and there are no majot pay cuts or layoffs, please treat your company well. Because they are carrying all the tests that you can’t see. And humans are facing the pandemic that cannot be controlled. The second half of 2020, is the challenge of corporate strength.
I remember Robert Kiyosaki said that he prefers to invest in smaller businesses because whenever crisis happens, the first to collapse will be those big companies and brands.
2020 is about survival but those who can exploit it, Will manage to achieve unparalleled heights this year too!
If it’s not going well then just somehow SURVIVE Dont think of hikes in your job, just do well And dont get demotivated
The truth is China is a powerful country, capable of handling a war with India with ease. India will fight back, but basically is at a defensive position as of now because the Chinese have come close to blocking our developments at Galwan. This current stand off point enables them to have an overview on India’s road Incase of hostilities.
Now how they reached so close and now inside our territory baffles me. It’s been a bit soft, our approach over the years. Today I hear that they have brought equipment and guns and tents which effectively means NO GOING BACK.
And on top, these new developments in Nepal, the CPEC corridor in POK….China is ensuring that India is looked upon as an unsafe place to invest. And factories intending to move out of China and use India as a new location will be wary.
So a thought out strategy is in place. Else during covid this skirmish wouldn’t have taken this shape. They do have designs to give the world an impression that India, Vietnam, Malasiya, South Korea, Taiwan are high risk places to invest.
So a double edged sword hangs above us. We need to think and plan hard before we move. But, there is no going back now.
Economically we must destroy china. No new investments. New alliances Relocate international factories here. But be proactive. Start now. Create those zones asap where big industries can just relocate and plug and play, literally.
Recognise Taiwan, Tibet and Hong Kong as countries.
Attack POk as their routes that lead to Pakistan, and billions of investment there, goes through there.
Support a military take over of Balouchistan, in the way we helped Bangladesh.
Covid can’t be an excuse. Departments are handling that. Let’s focus on this as these designs make india weak.
We need to act in a very decisive way. I’m sure the current dispensation is doing the required planning.
Looking forward to a greater BHARAT, always. I stand by BHARAT and it’s super ARMY.
#jump foods When more than 1000 soldiers clash, whether with clubs sticks or baseball bats, 20 or 30 or 50 is a low figure. In the narrow gorge that defines the terrain at the point of contact, chances of soldiers rolling down into the river and getting washed away are reasonably high. Expect more casualties on both sides and that is one part of the story.
Looking beyond, the perpetual bully called China (whose 60pc territory today actually never belonged to him) is talking about ‘No War’ within a few hours of getting a bloodied nose and that is something unprecedented. Those who follow Chinese closely, would get the point being made. Indo-China war will not happen! China is in no position to wage a war with the whole world, except two rogue nations, staring Chinese in their slanting eyes! Now the question is if war was not the motive, why did it happen after the issue had been discussed and decision had been taken a few hours back to pull back! For China, it was a gamble that had to be taken. After the bashing that the top leadership received post withdrawal and climbdown in Doklam, another similar withdrawal would have put the Chinese President on a barbeque. At the same time, with the CPEC compulsion forcing China to do something esp after 370 abrogation, they took a gamble. They were playing on usual Indian response of exercising restraint.
But there is no one as unpredictable as a man and when two battalions are facing eachother, anything could happen and somewhere, the control over the ploy was lost by the Chinese. Their one-child policy has led to a generation of AC-reared pampered kids who form their forces today. Those softies were never expected to match up with Indian soldiers one to one to start with and it got proved in less than two hours. Six hours later, Chinese were calling Indians for talks! Had Indians taken it lying down, China would have declared itself a Victor after the stand off. Loss of life is sad but soldiers take it with a sense of pride. My only regret is the compulsion on them to fight in a way that identifies with the stone age. No one knows for sure what kind of Indian response will follow since as per the reports till now, Chinese had started it in the first place. India giving it back hereafter may or may not happen. But I have a feeling that this moment will define our future relationship with China. China has lost the plot and the dominating position that he has always been very proud of. Chinese talking peace, so soon after a skirmish, is unusual and it tells us a thing or two. Govt will do what is supposed to be done; soldiers will fight when ordered but the first thing that all of us can do is to boycott the Chinese crap from today itself. We don’t have to throw everything out but we must stop buying Chinese goods! Rest will be taken care of. Wars are won when a nation fights as one. Let’s play our role!
RIP Sushant Singh Rajput … loss of a young talent and a brilliant human being. Of bollywood film industry commited suicide…
We should address our problems whether it is headache or anxiety. And like there is no shame in going to a physician, visiting a counsellor or psychiatrist should be encouraged and accepted by society at large.
The non-disclosure of emotional pain or not seeking help can be deeply traumatic. If untreated, it can lead to depression or harming oneself.
Let’s open our hearts, zip our tongues, broaden our perspective, create awareness and hand-hold the ones in need!
So do I think the Cold War ever ended? Not really The new Cold War is on, as we speak. China fronts it.
Do you know that the Spanish glue that killed almost 20pc of the US population and around 80 lakh indians, had a conspiracy theory buzz that it originated in China? Well it was never proved just like corona will never be.
But China has its plans in place Deng had coined a phrase “hide and gather ur strength and bide ur time”. And china did that.
When deng and Kissinger ended their anti each other stands, china invited them to their country to take advantage of cheap labour. India could have done that too, but we were aligned with Soviet Union. So much so, that eventually Russia decided Shastri is not the right PM and he died rather mysteriously and Mrs Gandhi took over to continue the Nehru style of running the country. How I miss Subhash Bose!!
Tell me, how come during emergency, our constitution was changed to Secular and socialist? U mean we were not secular prior to the emergency? And socialist? Really? To please the Russians?
And all these years and decades, the evangelists continued their conversions and Nehru didn’t bother?
Well we can discuss for ever. Now, we finally have a leader who can change the narrative. India is no longer a pawn in the hands of other countries.
And the new narrative is obviously upsetting so many people jinki dukaane chal rahin thi. Fake NGOs, fake maoists and communist agenda wale, left leaning….
Thank God he is the PM at this time when a new world order will emerge post covid. After the First World War America emerged as a super power After the Second World War, china started its growth And now post covid, we will see new alignments, new arrangements and by the looks of it, India stands to benefit if we can handle internal And external politics better than the congress have done.
We need an iron hand and a hard fist. And it’s there. I see India gaining from this new world order.
Directly it is not possible for Europe or Australia or even india to challenge china. It has to be an indirect war.
We need to build up our resources. We need to ensure India prepares in advance as the best option for big industries looking to relocate from china.
And china knows this. They are meddling around. And look at their aggressive stand post covid. Hong Kong brought into their ambit through the new law when the handover has clearly stated that for 50 years china will not change the situation in Hong Kong. Then sinking the Vietnamese ship in South China Sea. Their open aggression against Taiwan, Face off with malaisya and South Korea, pushing pak and Nepal against india and themselves entering doklam sometime back and now again in Tibet. Targeting Australia….
All this during covid. A world condition attributed to them.
China doesn’t work on emotion. Their current leader has granted himself power till he is alive. Just like Putin.
Surprisingly when America invited india to be part of G7, Russia rejected it this time!!! And china repeatedly vetoes our security council seat.
China sees other countries as weak but thinks of india as a competitor. They will continue to needle us and try and strangle the South China Sea, blocking our vessels travelling to the west coast of usa where 40 pc of our exports to that country go through.
We didn’t handle Nepal Well. And once King Birendra and family were eliminated, and surprisingly, not much is known about who did it, Nepal fell into the pro communist hands. The current leader Oli is a china pawn. Hence we are facing trouble there too. Not much of a worry, but it’s China needling our neighbours. As soon as the king was killed and this communist Govt came, the anti conversion law was abolished. A law that had held Nepal together. The closely held culture will soon vanish. As now it will be impossible to dislodge the china backed team. India lost a chance to control there.
I think check mating china is only possible by attempting to get back POK. China has lots of investment in Pakistan and the CPEC route goes from there. That is what we should target.
But covid has made countries busy. And also shattered their economies. Europe and usa are so badly hit that they are in no position to challenge china openly.
So far, China has made the best out of it. Although their own exports are currently down by 50 pc almost. But they have very cleverly over the years, focused on gathering rare earth commodities. All the rare material req for electronics, steel, raw material for anti biotics… all comes from china. They got into the right stuff. And currently they are perhaps marginally behind usa as a super power. So knocking them easily will not be possible. We need to allign well. Japan South Korea Australia usa and india is a combo that will unsettle them. Japan and South Korea are bordering them. North Korea is their dummy state. So is Pakistan now. Don’t be surprised if they slowly get into the insurgency that Pakistan creates in india. We need to be prepared
It’s my observation after hearing reading and following people with experience speak, and learned army men discuss on platforms.
I’m sure a lot is happenning behind the scenes that we don’t know and as citizens we are not supposed to know too. And I say so, only because I believe in the man leading india during these times. And his team headed by Amit Shah and Doval.
I want to see India emerge as a much bigger country post covid. And I can see it on the horizon. Let’s not miss this chance.
Ever since the closure of schools following the lockdown, I have been feeling a strange awkwardness in being a teacher. The whole hue and cry over the school fees ( to be paid or not) has led to an uncomfortable feeling in the heart and head of a sensitive teacher like me.
Suddenly a teacher’s work and worth is being made to look directly proportionate to the school fee being paid . This part saddens me. This lockdown made me realise that teachers are still many many miles and mindsets away from ever getting their due. The closure of schools was immediately looked upon as though teachers had suddenly decided to sit back home and have a “Khushi time holiday”.
However, the online classes initiative by all the schools was undertaken on almost a war footing and the teacher was back in action , though on unfamiliar territory! People not even for a moment sympathized with the predicament of the teacher.
We were pushed into a situation we were never prepared for. But a teacher being a teacher rose to the occasion and today I can proudly say that most of the teaching fraternity is handling the online classes with considerable ease and creativity! Parents who sit in the virtual classes with their children have a great responsibility. The social media is abuzz with parents criticizing teachers at the slightest reason.
This saddens me so much. It’s as if a school fee is enough to buy the right to judge a teacher with your unreasonable yardstick. The school management is ofcourse ensuring that the parents who are paying a fee should get value for even the last penny.
The pressure on the teacher is enormous. We teachers are hardly worried about the pandemic , all we worry about day in and day out is our next virtual lesson plan . The question that torments us most is , “what if my internet doesn’t work?” ” what if my class is not given a thumbs up by my boss?” What if this and what if that.
The Corona virus has lost all it’s potency for a teacher. She or he is over and above it’s lethal sting. And so I say teachers are survivors. We know how to weather storms. We know how to rise above the tide. We have super powers and we know how to use them right. This pandemic will end one day. What will remain for a long time is this rather uncomfortable feeling of being a teacher in a locked down world.