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Fighting Death and Covid: Mike Ryan of WHO in Straight Talk … and More

Mike Ryan of WHO interviewed by Melissa Fleming

The info-demic can be just as damaging as the pandemic itself, because if people aren’t getting the right information, if they’re not able to trust that information, and then we have a problem. There’s no point having solutions to offer people if they don’t hear about them, or they don’t believe in them,” said Michael (Mike) Ryan in this latest episode.

https://www.un.org/en/awake-at-night/S3-E4-we-need-to-save-more-lives

 

2 January 2019 – A helicopter transports a wounded health worker with their team including Dr. Michael Ryan, Executive Director of the Health Emergencies Programme for WHO (far right) and Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General (second from right). Dr. Ryan helped attend to the health worker, who had been wounded in an attack against the Ebola vaccination team in Komanda, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Evacuated for advanced care, he later recovered from his injuries – Photo: ©WHO/Lindsay Mackenzie

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Raina, A Lass From Lanka, at Sydney’s Pandemic Frontline

Helen Pitt, in Sydney Morning Herald, May 2020, where the title runs “Professor of Lankan descent now one of world’s top infectious disease specialists”

Professor Raina MacIntyre, one of the world’s leading emerging infectious diseases experts, has barely budged from the bedroom of her Wahroonga home since the outbreak of COVID-19 in Australia.

Raina MacIntyre as a medical student in 1984

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Medical Pontifications from Australia that miss the Mark

 The universe today has been bombarded by medical expertise from every which way pontificating on “solutions” to a covid-pandemic of an extremely complex and varied character. Chandini Liyanagama, a senior Sri Lankan Australian medic, has essayed criticisms of the processes in Sri Lanka on the basis of a webinar broadcast from the island.[1] It is, of course, best to respond to this appraisal on the foundations of the webinar sessions that provoked this assessment.[2] So, I sent it to a few Sri Lankan medicoes within the island for their appraisals.

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Good All-Round Work restrains Coronavid Blows in Sri Lanka

Anjalika Silva in  3 April 2020, ….http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2020/04/02/praise-for-sri-lanka-from-the-world-health-organization-for-their-government-response-to-covid19-pandemic-how-they-succeeded/

The island of Sri Lanka, in the Indian Ocean usually referenced with negative connotations of terrorism, alleged human rights violations and other accusations is now in the forefront for its success and praise for handling the Covid19 pandemic.

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The Police State Potential in the Fight against the Covid Pandemic

Gehan Gunatilleka,whose favoured title is “Liberty in the Time of Corona” **

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Sri Lanka’s police has just announced that it would arrest those who disseminate false or disparaging statements about government officials. Why is this announcement incredibly dangerous?

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Facing Coronavirus: Sri Lanka’s Measured Measures

FROM https://healthreviewglobal.com/sri-lanka-coronavirus-update-setting-a-global-example/

 A Sri Lanka army quarantine facility

How is Sri Lanka managing the coronavirus pandemic – Setting a global example

Sri Lanka, dubbed as the pearl of the Indian ocean, is a very famous tropical destination among thousands. The island nation ranked as the number 01 tourist destination by lonely planet.

We did a thorough analysis of public health measures employed by Sri Lanka. The point to ponder is how a properly organized preventive care plan can bring about astounding results in a pandemic situation.

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Virus Free? Playmates Horsing Around in Adelaide

FL …. 24 March

Hi Guys, This modelling by Unis Sydney shows why we need to exercise our social distancing now. This sort of modelling is a powerful tool in the fight against the virus and modelling becomes more powerful when supported by observation. Wuhan and China in general have provided that supporting observation.

And what does the orange fwit in America want to do....the exact bloody opposite.

If we’re to keep Saturday tennis, I’ll bring some hand sanitiser for use between sets.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-25/coronavirus-covid-19-modelling-stay-home-chart/12084144
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A Balanced Assessment from the BBC: China and the Coronavirus Pandemic

VISIT and LISTEN  … https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/w172wq56p7pmrx

… 24 Feb 2020 …………….Available for 29 days

“The Chinese have done a remarkable job” — An American epidemiologist from New York who has just returned from quarantine in China

“A balanced appraisal of China’s response to the virus from WHO and one other Western expert which is non political and counters right wing views in the US and Australia Newshour – Coronavirus: soon a pandemic?”

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Sri Lankan Airlines in Mercy Mission to Wuhan and Back

News Item Colombo Page, 1 February 2020: “Mercy flight to Wuhan:  SriLankan Airlines expresses gratitude to its courageous crew members and staff”

Feb 01, Colombo: Sri Lankan Airlines expresses its profound gratitude to its patriotic and loyal staff members who volunteered to operate Flight UL1423, the airline’s mission of mercy that brought back our students from Wuhan, China, on Saturday 1st February 2020.

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Mattala Route for Mercy Flight from Wuhan for Lankan Students

News Item in Colombo Gazette, 1 February 2020 …. https://colombogazette.com/2020/02/01/flight-with-sri-lankan-students-from-wuhan-lands-at-mattala-airport/

The flight with Sri Lankan students repatriated from Wuhan landed at the Mattala Airport this morning and the students were transported to the Diyatalawa Army camp in a special bus, under tight security.

Following the direction of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the Ministry of Foreign Relations in coordination with the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Beijing, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China and the Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka, facilitated the return of the 33 Sri Lankan students and their family members to Sri Lanka from Wuhan.

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