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“But from what I know the players refused and said they would fight the case. But it is better at giving expression to anger than organising serious shared narratives.

you have to take care of the pencil better than if it was your pencil. the prize money will be sent to the winners within a week of conclusion of the event. ? 27 cr, shot in the south of France. the small village of Boregaon located 430 km east of Mumbai stands as a beacon of inspiration with a woman “pujari” leading prayers in the village for the last decade. For the restaurant at Girgaum chowpatty,and all that Physicistshowevernow insist they are comparatively fluffy and harmless Stephen Hawking famously said in 2001 that biologynot physicswould destroy civilisation: we would be wiped out by a superbug The superbug he had in mind was a virus genetically engineered in a labnot a bacterium evolved in a hospital Nor is panic about the end of the world as we know it ever really that helpful Yet one would think that the paper in Lancet this August about a gene thats been identified in several bacteria from Indiaone that confers on them resistance to a major group of antibiotics called carbapenemswould at least cause a few furrowed foreheads Instead it caused conniptions of righteous anger How dare these foreigners (they werent all foreigners) come here and tell us our hospitals are germ cultures (they didnt) The paper was a conspiracy It was scientifically illiterate The naming of the bug New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase-1gently abbreviated NDM-1 by everyone except the more choleric residents of New Delhi was a studied insult Give us back our dignityand the Kohinoor with it Each step of this reaction was ridiculousand more importantdangerous Lets start with the paper Ignore for the moment that Lancet is the worlds second most respected medical journal in terms of impactand rubbish doesnt often get through After allour entire medical establishment has announced that this paper is rubbishand surely they know what theyre talking aboutdont they In terms of the mechanics of resistanceperhaps But that isnt what theyre attacking Theyre saying that even if the gene existsthe causal chain linking it from the UK to an origin in India is false; and that claims of its prevalence in India aretoo Examine each attackcoldlycalmlycommonsensically The paper points out UK samples that possessed the NDM-1 gene were not directly similar to the Indian samples of the NDM-1 gene Ahasay the flag-waving doctorssurely that holes the India-UK link Sadlynot quite Of the 37 UK specimens not a samplemark youbut the entire set of NDM-1 genes discovered by the UKs central lab 17 came from people whove travelled to India in the previous year alone The flag-wavers will have to claim thats a coincidence Which is utterly ridiculous: seven lakh British tourists visit India a yearout of a population of 6 crore Thats one in every 100nowhere near half Theres no selection bias possible here; there is a link between going to India and being a Brit NDM-1 carrier And we have a clear idea of what the link is: 14 of those 17 had been in hospital in India Does our medical establishment have so low an opinion of Indias public health that they think that every single tourist okay14 out of every 17 tourists has to be hospitalised One hopes not Were leftthereforewith the unfortunate fact that theyre so busy wrapping themselves in the tricolour its escaped their notice that they dont have any ground to stand on Nobody expects our finest doctors to have mastered the intricacies of causality and correlationbut a willingness to wilfully ignore either doesnt make one feel secure of their diagnostic brilliance And claims of the superbugs spread in South Asia The medical establishment has made a big deal of the claim that only strains from hospitals in Haryana and Chennai were analysed Actuallyit was detailed only for them But the paper actually says that NDM-1 was found in a pretty comprehensive list of cities: GuwahatiMumbaiVaranasiBangalorePuneCalcuttaHyderabadPort Blairand Delhi Againour public health bigwigs havent bothered to read things right And of courseas this newspaper has documentedwe dont have to rely on the Lancet team at all The spread of NDM-1 in India was first documented in peer-reviewed work by an all-Indian team from Hinduja hospital in Mumbaiwho said that the number of resistant blood samples from their intensive-care patients had jumped from nothing in 2006 to 8 per cent in 2009 And remember: carbapenems are tried only as a last resortif all other common antibiotics have failed Growing resistance to antibiotics was already a severe crisis in our hospitals well before the horrible racist white people (they werent) viciously pointed it out And how has our medical establishment responded to it finally becoming widely noticed By denial The health secretary has announced that the paper has clearly no science behind it; her first reaction was actually to complain that specimens were sent to be tested in the UK without filling out forms in triplicate at the health ministry Unsurprisinglyher political masters have in the past complained that the ministrys bureaucrats are particularly mired in red-tapism, However, CBFC was highly cordial & co-operative.

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