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« Reply #350 on: August 12, 2021, 10:40:32 AM »
China state media erase posts containing remarks by purported Swiss biologist, following embassy’s call for removal ~ 11 Aug 2021
  • Chinese state media outlets have removed quotes and citations related to a purported Swiss biologist after the Swiss embassy in Beijing urged the press and netizens to take down such posts, citing “fake news”.
  • The alleged biologist, known as “Wilson Edwards” on Facebook, made claims about having witnessed instances of the United States trying to “politicise” the WHO’s attempts at probing the origins of the coronavirus.
Swiss embassy urges Chinese media to remove articles about scientist ~ 11 Aug 2021
  • The Swiss embassy in China has urged Chinese media to take down articles and posts it says contain "false" news.
  • Organisations including CGTN, Shanghai Daily and Global Times had cited the so-called biologist based on his Facebook profile.

中共假帳號搞大外宣 被臉書推特等群滅 ~ 7 Aug 2021
  • 致力於打擊虛假信息的非營利組織「信息复原中心」(CIR)週五發佈報告,揭露了一個由350個假賬號組成的龐大中共大外宣網絡。
  • 這350個假賬號,串聯發佈親中共的言論,或以漫畫的形式醜化反共人士,或反覆否認新疆存在人權侵害問題,其言論和立場與中共媒體宣傳高度一致。

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Re: The other side of the coin
« Reply #351 on: August 12, 2021, 03:41:53 PM »
河南水灾农田绝收 政府补偿杯水车薪 (podcast) ~ 10 Aug 2021
  • 七月下旬发生在河南省的洪涝灾害造成150个县市1600多个乡镇以及1400多万人受灾。
  • 河南省政府近期出台补贴标准,绝收地块每亩补助¥50地费。众多网民留言指政府的补贴太少。
  • 据河南省加快灾后重建新闻发布会通报,截至8月9日7时,本次洪涝灾害共造成河南省1664个乡镇1481.4万人受灾。
  • 农作物受灾面积1620万亩,成灾面积1001万亩,绝收面积513.7万亩;严重损坏房屋53535户164923间;直接经济损失约1337.15亿元。
鄭州泡水車「墳場」 四千輛無人認領 ~ 10 Aug 2021

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« Reply #352 on: August 13, 2021, 12:25:20 PM »
Fort  Detrick probe petition concludes with 25m signatures, inspires actions of Filipino think tank to break US 'wall of silence' around lab ~ 7 Aug 2021
  • As the US ramps up its information war against China on the coronavirus origins tracing to serve its intelligence-led 90-day inquiry on the issue, the Chinese public expressed themselves - 25m signed an online petition urging the WHO to probe the US' Fort Detrick biolab, which stores dangerous infectious viruses and had a leak record in 2019 right before the pandemic.
  • The loudest call on a probe into the Fort Detrick represented the wide public opinion. The Chinese petition, which a group of Chinese netizens drafted and entrusted the Global Times to post on social media, received half a million signatures in 24 hours and 1 million in 48 hours. It concluded on Aug 6, Friday 12pm after garnering 25m signatures in 3 weeks.

Living in China: 新冠病毒美国制造? ~ 30 Jul 2021
Was COVID made inside an American Lab? U.S. Fort Detrick Bio Lab

中国虚假信息驱动下的外籍网红 ~ 11 Jul 2021
傳假訊息并利用自己的平台评论西方所谓的 “谎言” 和 “夸大CCP政策与实力” 的外籍红网有:父子团队李·巴雷特和奥利·巴雷特(Lee and Oli Barrett),巴里·琼斯(Barrie Jones),杰森·莱特福特(Jason Lightfoot),Gweilo 60, Nathan Rich, Cyrus Janssen, Daniel Dum-brill, the JaYeo Nation, Living in China...

China fires back at Biden with conspiracy theories about Maryland Lab ~ 9 Jul 2021
Since Washington launched the Wuhan lab leak investigation, Beijing has been pushing bizarre narratives.

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« Reply #353 on: August 13, 2021, 02:42:56 PM »
US Deputy Secretary of State to meet China's new envoy in Washington ~ 12 Aug 2021
  • US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman is set to meet China's new ambassador Qin Gang as the world's two largest economies navigate strained relations. They are scheduled to meet at the State Department in Washington. Ms Sherman held high-level talks with Beijing last month. Both sides have already agreed that concessions have to be made for ties to improve.
Exclusive: Prime Minister Suga on Chinese trade threats, Olympic moments ~ 11 Aug 2021

On what Japan can do to get China to play by the rules:
  • There are issues such as trade and competition over leading edge technology. So when it comes to these matters of concern in the international community, and [there are] differences of views, we have to work with the United States based on our relationship of trust. To try to address these concerns, it's very important for us to coordinate between allies and like-minded countries, especially in areas such as cyberattack and security. We need to work in coordination with each other to address these issues involving China.
On the move to subsidize some Japanese companies to relocate supply chains out of China and either back to Japan or southeast Asia:
  • Well, stable supply chains are something that is very important from a security perspective. We're not just trying to cut off China. But we're encouraging companies to relocate supply chains back to Japan. We're supporting them to do so as well as diversifying their supply chains from China to ASEAN countries.

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Re: The other side of the coin
« Reply #354 on: August 13, 2021, 04:49:49 PM »
  • 立陶宛是铁了心要与北京对着干。立陶宛政府深知,北京可能利用经济实力在政治上施压,而这样的做法更让立陶宛决定减少对中国大陆的依赖,并开展多元化的贸易布局。
What’s behind Lithuania’s outreach to Taiwan? ~ 13 Aug 2021
  • After Taiwan announced plans to open a new representative office in Lithuania, China responded by ordering Lithuania to withdraw its ambassador to Beijing.
中国、立陶宛与台湾争端:北京召回大使的前前后后 ~ 11 Aug 2021
  • 中国宣布召回驻欧盟成员国立陶宛(Lithuania)大使,并要求对方也召回驻华大使,以示反对台湾在立陶宛首都维尔纽斯以台湾名义设立代表处。美国与欧盟声援立陶宛的决定。
我不信中共还能挺过去,到处都是临爆状态,这次真的不一样了 ~ 11 Aug 2021

对立陶宛让台湾以 “台湾” 名义设代表处表不满,北京召回驻维尔纽斯大使 ~ 10 Aug 2021
  • 中l国外交部星期二(8月10日)发表声明,宣布召回北京驻波罗的海国家立陶宛的大使,同时要求立陶宛召回驻中国大使,以表达对立陶宛允许台湾以“台湾”名义在立陶宛设立代表处的强烈不满。

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Re: The other side of the coin
« Reply #355 on: August 16, 2021, 11:07:00 AM »
中国虚假信息驱动下的外籍网红 ~ 11 Jul 2021
傳假訊息并利用自己的平台评论西方所谓的 “谎言” 和 “夸大CCP政策与实力” 的外籍红网有:父子团队李·巴雷特和奥利·巴雷特(Lee and Oli Barrett),巴里·琼斯(Barrie Jones),杰森·莱特福特(Jason Lightfoot),Gweilo 60, Nathan Rich, Cyrus Janssen, Daniel Dum-brill, the JaYeo Nation, Living in China...

Covid-19 Conspiracy Theory: Barrett Vs 唐靖遠;  whose story is more convincing?

Barrett: Where did COVID-19 really begin? ~ 15 Aug 2021
  • In this video I discuss the evidence that Covid-19 was circulating in other parts of the world before it was discovered in China, and why in the investigations into the origin why the USA want China to be transparent when they themselves are being far from transparent.
唐靖遠:全面解析美國會病毒報告,3大類證據鎖定病毒泄漏日期 ~ 10 Aug 2021
  • 石正麗可「無痕」修改病毒基因?美專家:我教的!揭穿石正麗8大謊言!

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Re: The other side of the coin
« Reply #356 on: August 18, 2021, 01:53:51 PM »
阿富汗閃電變天,有啥嚴重後果、台灣下一個被拋棄?「帝國墳場」歡迎你 ~ 18 Aug 2021

阿富汗瞬間變天,塔利班極速奪權靠這2大因素?撤軍變災難,美國丟了面子還是裡子?中共攻台將重演喀布爾一幕嗎? ~ 17 Aug 2021

800 people evacuated from Kabul aboard a single C-17 cargo jet ~ 15 Aug 2021
  • As the situation continues to deteriorate in Afghanistan, with even Kabul's international airport, the last hope for U.S. and other foreigners trying to leave the country, being at least partially overrun, we are now hearing that the U.S. Air Force packed one C-17 cargo jet with roughly 800 people and flew them to safety.
  • If these reports, as well as recorded audio, prove to be accurate, it could be a record for an aircraft that serves as the backbone of the Air Force's jet transport fleet.

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Re: The other side of the coin
« Reply #357 on: August 22, 2021, 11:47:50 AM »
拜登一語驚天下:台灣與日韓等同,若中共入侵美將「回應」;華春瑩以「口誤」低調處理 ~ 21 Aug 2021
  • 美国总统拜登接受媒体专访强调阿富汗情况不同,而且美国一向信守承诺,如果任何人入侵北约,美国会做出回应,对台湾日本韩国做法也一样。

川普接受漢尼迪採訪:台灣可能有不好的事情發生 ~ 19 Aug 2021
  • 捲入中東是美國最大的錯誤;此次撤軍是史上最大的尷尬;現在的將軍有些不是真正的將軍。

美國撤軍阿富汗,是川普的決定,拜登背鍋?下一個放棄的是台灣? ~ 18 Aug 2021

Trump’s pledge to exit Afghanistan was a ruse, his final SecDef says ~ 18 Aug 2021
  • Trump’s last acting defense secretary Chris Miller said the president’s public promise to finish withdrawing U.S. forces by May 1, as negotiated with the Taliban, was actually a “play” that masked the Trump administration’s true intentions: to convince Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to quit or accept a bitter power-sharing agreement with the Taliban, and to keep some U.S. troops in Afghanistan for counterrorism missions.
Trump calls on Biden to 'resign in disgrace' over crisis in Afghanistan ~ 17 Aug 2021
  • Trump’s administration had negotiated the terms of the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan by May 1.
  • Former President Donald Trump Sunday (Aug 15) called on President Biden to "resign in disgrace" over his handling of the Afghanistan withdrawal and other issues. "It is time for Joe Biden to resign in disgrace for what he has allowed to happen to Afghanistan, along with the tremendous surge in COVID, the Border catastrophe, the destruction of energy independence, and our crippled economy," the former president wrote in a statement.
阿富汗沦陷为中国攻打台湾壮胆? ~ 16 Aug 2021
  • 在美国一贯声称会支持的民主社会台湾,人们立即将美国撤军、阿富汗沦陷跟台海安全联系起来。
  • 不少人担心今天阿富汗沦陷,明天台湾会不会被中共占领,而美国是不是也会像放弃阿富汗那样放弃台湾。
  • 美国国务卿布林肯否认美国撤出阿富汗会损害美国的可信度,称 “我们的大多数战略竞争对手希望我们在阿富汗再待一年、五年或十年。但这根本不符合我们的利益。”
  • 前美国国防部负责军力发展的副助理部长科尔比在推特上说,阿富汗局势的发展让人担心中国会攻打台湾,但中国那样做会直接冲撞美国两个世纪来的一个核心利益,并引发海上和空中战争,而美国在那个领域享有优势。

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« Reply #358 on: September 01, 2021, 11:08:09 AM »
因手機照片 3名中國留學生在美海關被遣返 ~ 31 Aug 2021

入境时查出军训照 美遣返三名中国留学生 ~ 31 Aug 2021
  • 中共外交部周一(8月30日)证实,有三名中国留学生在休斯顿机场入境美国时遭遣返,理由是受中共政府资助或手机内发现军训照片,被疑有军方背景。
  • 2020年,美国因中共病毒(新冠病毒,COVID-19)疫情暂停了签证审批,直接影响到对包括中国在内的F签证发放。
  • 根据美国国务院的签证数据,2020年上半年单月签发F签证数最少的是5月和6月,分别只有7个和8个给中国留学生。
美国疫情全线飘红,机票10万一张中国留学生为何仍要奔赴美国? ~ 21 Aug 2021
  • 近日一张照片广为流传,显示美国开放留学生入境后,中国留学生在上海浦东机场排队值机去美国,有的航班等待值机和送行的队伍长达千米。
  • 去年美国疫情比较严重期间,很多在美中国人想逃离美国,纷纷回国导致美国到中国的飞机票价飙升。最近中国到美国的飞机票价也飙升飞涨。
  • 7月,从中国到香港转机,再飞往美国,经济舱机票价位是5,000元至8,000元人民币,商务舱机票价位大约1.6万元左右;刚刚进入8月份,经济舱机票价位爆涨到2万元到3万元,涨幅是原来票价的4倍左右,商务舱机票价位已达到7万元到10万元人民币,涨幅约是原来票价的3到4倍。
US slashes inbound Chinese passenger flights to 40% capacity ~ 20 Aug 2021
  • The limit will apply to major Chinese carriers over a four-week period.
  • U.S. aviation authorities have forced four Chinese carriers that fly to the country to slash their passenger capacity by 60%, after Beijing imposed a similar restriction on four United Airlines routes to China.
  • The order from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) dated Wednesday said the limit will apply to Air China, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, and Xiamen Airlines over a four-week period.
  • The restriction will take effect on Aug. 23 starting with Air China’s Beijing-Los Angeles route in the first week, followed by China Eastern’s Shanghai Pudong to New York flights, China Southern’s Guangzhou to Los Angeles flights, then Xiamen Airlines’ Xiamen to Los Angeles flights in the final week of Sept. 13.
大量中国留学生赴美被拒签!小粉红被彻底逼疯,已经出现大面积精神分裂,竟要起诉美国政府!贼喊捉贼? ~ 19 Aug 2021

困在禁令里的留学生:有人在美国落地后被就地遣返,有人因曾经就读的学校,被FBI上门询问 ~ 3 Aug 2021
  • 2020年5月底,美国前总统特朗普签署了第10043号总统公告,暂停或限制部分中国公民入境。
  • 根据公告,只要曾经在所谓 “实施或帮助实施军民融合战略的实体” 学习、工作或从事过研究,就会被认为 “可能损害美国利益”。

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Re: The other side of the coin
« Reply #359 on: September 06, 2021, 11:05:10 AM »
China’s economic miracle is a myth made by exploitation of migrant workers ~ 5 Sep 2021
  • This is a labor market in a small town where more than 1,000 migrant workers gather every morning at 5:30 a.m. to look for job opportunities. Since last year, due to the trade war between the United States and China and the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies have shut down production, causing a large number of farmworkers to lose their jobs.
  • In particular, the strict lockdown system that followed the outbreak has caused a lot of inconvenience to their lives. Those who lost their jobs could not afford the high cost of living in the cities, so they returned to their hometowns to find odd or part-time jobs in the surrounding areas. Unfortunately, only about half of them are able to find a job every day.
Why China's exploitation of Uighurs implicates Western brands ~ 23 May 2021
  • The United States and European Union have imposed sanctions on Beijing for its treatment of Uighurs.
  • Up to two million have been placed in internment camps in Xinjiang.
  • Many have been forced to retrain and sent to work in factories and cotton fields across China.

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Re: The other side of the coin
« Reply #360 on: September 08, 2021, 09:13:01 PM »
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« Reply #361 on: September 11, 2021, 09:45:32 AM »
  • If the Wuhan Lab-leak hypothesis of COVID-19 “is proved to be true”; the reality is that, it would lead to the total extinction of human civilization.
  • Gain-of-function research 关键人物:安东尼·福奇(Anthony Fauci)、彼得·達扎克(Peter Daszak)、拉尔夫巴里克(Ralph Baric)与 石正丽(Shi Zhengli)
病毒溯源最新進展 美媒披露證實武毒所做冠狀病毒改造實驗 這將意味著什麼?~ 10 Sep 2021

COVID-19: US funds research on kinds of viruses at China's Wuhan Institute ~ 8 Sep 2021
  • Newly released public documents recently revealed details of the US-funded research on several types of coronaviruses at the Wuhan Institue of Virology in China.

新披露文件证实 武汉病毒所曾进行蝙蝠冠状病毒改造实验 ~ 8 Sep 2021
  • 美国新闻网站The Intercept披露的900多页文件显示,武汉病毒研究所曾经通过总部设在纽约的非政府组织 “生态健康联盟” (EcoHealth Alliance)得到资金,从事过改造蝙蝠冠状病毒的试验,从而使实验室制造的冠状病毒能够感染人类并使其致病性更强。
  • 这一披露虽然不能就此断定造成新型冠状病毒肺炎(COVID-19)全球大流行的冠状病毒(SARS-CoV-2)来自于实验室泄露,但它给新冠病毒可能来自于实验室的说法提供了新的有力线索,同时反驳了中国官方的说法。中国国家卫健委副主任曾益新此前曾断然否定武汉病毒研究所曾进行过冠状病毒增益功能的研究。
NIH documents provide new evidence U.S. funded gain-of-function research in Wuhun ~ 10 Sep 2021
  • U.S.-funded experiment in China posed biosafety risks but did not cause Covid-19 pandemic, scientists say.
Academic info shows Ralph Baric could be first person that synthesizes coronavirus ~ 19 Aug 2021
  • Baric, a 67-year-old professor of epidemiology and microbiology and immunology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-Chapel Hill), has been exploring in the field of coronaviruses for more than 30 years and has his own lab.
  • He successfully created "an infectious clone of the urbani strain of the SARS coronavirus" by July 2003 at the U.S. "Army's top bio-level three labs in Maryland," according to an article published by UNC-Chapel Hill in 2003.
Ralph S. Baric, PhD

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« Reply #362 on: September 13, 2021, 02:30:07 PM »
Australian GPs banned from prescribing Ivermectin to Covid-19 patients ~ 10 Sep 2021
  • Australian doctors have been banned from prescribing a controversial drug for Covid after a significant spike in scripts in recent months.
Joe Rogan and Ivermectin: Should Covid be politicised? ~ 9 Sep 2021

Better data on Ivermectin is finally on its way ~ 8 Sep 2021
  • Ivermectin prescriptions spiked to nearly 100,000 in August, 20 times their pre-pandemic level.
  • At his online talk, put on by the National Institutes of Health, Mills’ slides told the tale: A relatively safe, familiar, cheap drug reduced the relative risk of mild Covid getting worse by nearly 30%.
  • The drug is fluvoxamine, a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor — an antidepressant. (It’s also an anti-inflammatory, and inflammation and an overreacting immune system are hallmarks of serious Covid infection, so that might be why it seems to help).
  • Get a bunch of people with Covid and randomize them into two groups; 739 get fluvoxamine and 733 get a placebo. Only 77 of the fluvoxamine-takers end up in the hospital; 109 of the placebo group do. This is exciting.
Exposed! FDA, CDC and WHO is hiding this from you? ~ 6 Sep 2021
  • Dr. Paul E. Marik, founding member of FLCCC, in conversation with Vijaya Viswanathan, discusses the role of compromised medical and governmental institutions in manipulating medical data to make quick money.
  • He exposes Big Pharma and its lobbies who invest millions to suppress data that can hinder their profits. While the big pharma makes millions out of the pandemic the poor continue to suffer.
  • While the virus rages, people find themselves not only lacking in options but also a voice. Dr. Marik discusses in detail the inner mechanizations of the so-called people's representatives, who have put people's health on the line for short-term profits.
Can Ivermectin be used to treat COVID-19? ~ 4 Sep 2021
  • An in vitro trial has shown Ivermectin reduces the number of cell-associated viral RNA by 99.8 % in 24 hours.
  • An in vitro study is when they study cells in a laboratory and not in a living organism.
  • Clinical trials have been conducted on people to test how well ivermectin works against COVID-19. This is in vivo testing.
  • Currently there is a low level of certainty whether Ivermectin helps treat COVID-19 and more studies are needed.
  • Ivermectin tablets are currently a FDA approved medicine for treatment of intestinal parasitic worms, parasitic diseases, Strongyloides stercoralis and Onchocerca volvulus.
  • Invermectin has been established as safe for use in humans, but only at the recommended dosage level.
Study: COVID recovery gave Israelis longer-lasting Delta defense than vaccines ~ 2 Sep 2021
  • The variant was 27 times more likely to break through Pfizer protection from January-February and cause symptoms than it was to penetrate natural immunity from the same period.

What is life like now for countries with the highest Covid vaccination rates? ~ 1 Sep 2021
  • The five countries with the highest vaccination rates in the world (excluding territories and microstates): United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Portugal, Denmark and Uruguay.
  • Denmark plans to drop all Covid restrictions this month, except at the border, while Singapore and Portugal plan to roll back restrictions when the vaccination rate reaches 80% and 85% respectively.

Is Ivermectin a 'silver bullet' to treat Covid-19? ~ 29 Jul 2021

Oxford University explores anti-parasitic drug ivermectin as COVID-19 treatment ~ 23 Jun 2021

How the Covid-19 vaccine injected billions into big pharma — and made its executives very rich ~ 14 May 2021
  • Two Heads: Billionaire BioNTech cofounders Ozlem Tureci and Ugur Sahin.

Pfizer eyes higher prices for COVID-19 vaccine after the pandemic wanes: exec, analyst ~ 23 Feb 2021
  • Pfizer expects its COVID vaccine margins to improve. Under one pandemic supply deal, Pfizer is charging the U.S. $19.50 per dose, D'Amelio said, which is “not a normal price like we typically get for a vaccine—$150, $175 per dose. So, pandemic pricing.”

Dr. Paul Marik discusses Ivermectin (伊维菌素) and vitamin D ~ 18 Feb 2021

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« Reply #363 on: Yesterday at 11:38:55 AM »
王明鉅:抗寄生蟲藥加微封城 印度北方邦抗疫成就驚人 ~ 14 Sep 2021

從一天增40萬確診降到2.7萬 印度8/27狂打1千萬劑「疫苗戰」創紀錄! ~ 13 Sep 2021

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India's COVID cases dip sharply but fears of resurgence surface

Experts warn of another 'explosion' of infections as crowds hit streets

Kiran Sharma, Nikkei staff writer
June 18, 2021 13:33 JST

New Delhi -- With India witnessing a significant drop in COVID-19 infections and authorities easing lockdown restrictions, people have started thronging markets and train stations. Many can be seen defying social distancing rules, triggering fears that the country could face another serious wave of the pandemic.

From a high of over 400,000 daily cases in early May, when a deadly second wave of the pandemic ravaged the country, new infections have fallen below 100,000 per day recently. On Thursday, India posted 67,208 new cases, bringing its total caseload to 29.7 million with 381,903 fatalities.

New Delhi, the capital, was among the worst-hit regions in the country during the April to May surge. There were severe shortages of oxygen, medicines and hospital beds. With case numbers dropping, the city has gradually begun relaxing lockdown restrictions, allowing shopping malls and markets to reopen, and letting Metro trains and restaurants operate at 50% capacity.

Soon after the curbs were eased, video footage appeared on social media showing huge crowds of shoppers in Delhi and long lines of people waiting outside of Metro stations.

"Delhi's top mall saw a footfall of 19,000 people... as soon as it reopened," Ambrish Mithal, a senior doctor at a Max Healthcare hospital in New Delhi, tweeted on Tuesday, without naming the shopping complex. "Have we gone totally mad? "Wait for COVID-19 to explode again -- and blame the [government], hospitals [and the] country."

Arvinder Singh Soin, chairman of the Medanta Institute of Liver Transplantation and Regenerative Medicine, also took to Twitter to express his concern. "Delhi ought to have unlocked far more scientifically. We are inviting trouble!"

India's health ministry has advised people not to crowd markets and other places where movement restrictions have been lifted, to maintain social distancing and to wear face masks properly. "As we are opening up, our responsibility, our discipline become very, very important," V.K. Paul, the ministry's top adviser on COVID-19, told a media briefing.

Authorities in the capital, however, are already bracing for the possibility of another resurgence in cases, citing the example of the U.K., which is currently facing a potential third wave driven by the delta variant, which was first detected in India.

On Wednesday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal unveiled an action plan to "save the city" if another devastating wave strikes. The plan includes augmenting oxygen supplies and training 5,000 youth as health assistants to help doctors and nurses so that there is sufficient medical staff to handle the situation. "These youth will be trained in first aid, patient care, administering vaccinations, et cetera," Kejriwal said.

Many other states, including western Gujarat and southern Kerala are working to strengthen their health care infrastructure and vaccination drives to minimize the impact of a likely third wave that experts believe could hit the country in the next few months.

"Many people on the streets can be seen not following social distancing and wearing masks on their chins instead of covering their mouth and nose," New Delhi-based health columnist Archana Jyoti pointed out.

"Rapid vaccination against the virus appears to be the only solution in efforts to prevent another resurgence, but the coverage so far hasn't been encouraging" as only 5% of the country's adult population has been fully immunized, she told Nikkei Asia. In the U.K., by comparison, over half the adult population has reportedly been fully immunized.

As of June 15, India, which launched its inoculation drive in mid-January, had administered the first dose of the mandatory two-shot vaccine to 211.4 million people, while 49.1 million had received both doses by then. Given that the country has about 940 million people over the age of 18 eligible for vaccination, it needs to step up the effort in a big way.

The country is using two locally made vaccines, Covishield, supplied elsewhere under the AstraZeneca label and manufactured by the Serum Institute of India, and Covaxin, developed by Indian drugmaker Bharat Biotech. Russia's Sputnik V vaccine has also been approved for emergency use.

Starting June 21, all eligible Indian citizens can receive free vaccinations at government facilities nationwide.

"The pace of vaccination should see renewed energy from next week onward," Paul, the health ministry's adviser, said. "We look forward to [this] new phase in vaccine implementation [and] vaccine scaling up."

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