Coronavirus: Covid-19


“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are solely of the Author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Defence and Security Alert Magazine, Owned by Ocean Media Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi.

When will it end? That is the question everyone is asking about CoVid19. Hard to imagine, it began from one, just one infected person. Patient zero of Wuhan is said to have emerged sometime in Nov-Dec 2019. Today CoVid19 has the world in its grip. Daily death rates are alarming. While European countries claim they are beyond the peak and are opening up their businesses, elsewhere the virus is claiming more lives as we speak. It took just twelve weeks for the virus to bring the world to a halt, to put our lives and our societies on lockdown. More than 276,000 people have already lost their lives

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Author: Col Ram Athavale, PhD
Col Athavale has been a Key Adviser to the Government of India (MoD and MHA) on CBRN Security. He has been a Key CBRN Expert for the EU CBRN Risk Mitigation Centres of Excellence initiative in Eastern and Central Africa. A Visiting Faculty at select Indian and overseas universities, prolific writer and a speaker in international seminars and conferences on CBRN subjects, he holds PhD in CBRN Security and Incident Management. He has recently authored a pioneering book titled “Toxic Portents” on ‘CBRN Incident Management in India’. Presently he is a freelance CBRN Security and Risk Mitigation Consultant based at Pune, India.

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