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CoVID Resources / Help for Aspirants staying away from home

I think forum as a community can be helpful for pooling resources for aspirants away from home for preparation. 

Any leads for medicines / doctors / home care especially in Delhi will be very helpful 

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Which vaccine should we prefer covaxin or covishield ?

both are available. Some reports are saying covaxin is better.

Please suggest

Efficacy of covishield is better, apparently

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any who have Allergies and other breathing disorders or nasal related can you guys please share me your precautions and food habits and other daily activities that you are following in this pandemic 
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From a trusted and verified twitter handle.



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Hi, my mother is still having fever (99.3 deg) on 12th day after contracting virus. It becomes normal in the morning but as the day comes to an end she gets the fever. Has anyone of you faced the similar problem? Is it common?
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U may find this video useful ,I surely did-

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DHARNAsaid

Hi, my mother is still having fever (99.3 deg) on 12th day after contracting virus. It becomes normal in the morning but as the day comes to an end she gets the fever. Has anyone of you faced the similar problem? Is it common?

The same is happening with me.. I am on day 15 and as day progresses fever climbs up.. My uncle has been pushing me for x ray because of this.. My aunt apparently had similar issue and on x ray mild pneumonia was found.. 

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Hi, today she had 98.2 deg in the morning and now she is having 98.9. I consulted the doctor that day and he recommended to continue with pcm for 3-4 more days. If you are having high fever please consult your doctor first. And even if the fever is mild consulting your family doctor first and then going for CT scan is what I would suggest you.

wishing you a speedy recovery :) 

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@upsc2020  All the news i have read it seems Covaxin is better or not covered in news like covishield. 


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The same is happening with me.. I am on day 15 and as day progresses fever climbs up.. My uncle has been pushing me for x ray because of this.. My aunt apparently had similar issue and on x ray mild pneumonia was found.. 

Day 14?! Refer to a doctor and go get a scan/bloodwork done. It could just be due to high viral load, but definitely better to rule out anything serious.

Just_restless,
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Quick update on vaccine.


THE PROBLEM

1. Yes, it's difficult. Getting a slot will give you Tatkal vibes. I am sure you all must have heard about python scripts and shabby websites currently floating in air, which promises a guaranteed slot. But not everything is trusted. Not only 18+ are finding it difficult, but in some cities, (like every metropolitan city), even 45+, which hitherto were able to easily get inoculated are finding it difficult to book a slot. Those who have received first dose (45+) are finding difficulty in taking there second dose, and fearing (rightly so) about the failed efficacy of vaccine if not taken on time.


2. Even if walk in is available in your locality, (though rare) one won't risk standing in que, and specially when our parents (and grandparents if any) are involved. Covid  appropriate behaviour is seldom observed in nicest of localities.


3. Covaxine is in extreme short supply. And finding a center which is providing Covaxine is difficult. 


4. Confusion regarding when to take second dose. 28 days?  45 days? 12 weeks? 


5. OTP/Cowin Portal/ Aarogya Setu glitches. Which has sure shot probability of getting a slot?


THE SOLUTIONS

Problems pertaining to 1,2, 3 and 5 can be solved by thisamazing trusted website. Have personal experience. Got inoculated via this. And in fact, have interacted with this person once on twitter. 

How it works? 

Step 1- Open the link. Select state, and district.

 Step 2- It will prompt you to join a telegram channel (of that specific  district).

Step 3- Join the channel. Now,

Step 4- This channel will notify you whenever slots are up for grab in your district.


But, if you're thinking "jaise hi notification aayega,  waise hi cowin pe log in  karkey mai jaldi jaldi slot le lungi/ga, so simple", then you're thinking it wrong. It's a fastest fingers first. Literally. Instead of waiting for notification, study the pattern of messages. AFTER JOINING THE CHANNEL, SEE PAST MESSAGES ON THAT CHANNEL. Devise a trend (usually slots are available at a particular time), and once messages ka trend is devised, PRE LOG IN ON THE COWIN PORTAL. In short: Don't wait for telegram to notify you, observe trend, and be ready pehle se hi.

In case your district is not listed,request this personon twitter, or request by commentingunder this thread. He will create a link for you. I requested him for a vaccine channel for U45 peeps for a backward tier 3 district, and he very sweetly obliged. Have booked slots for my friends, family, extended family (🙃) by following this method.


To look for your district's channel in 45+ category, check if he has created a channel for your districthere


Also, try booking a slot on cowin.gov.in via laptop (and not via phone's browser). This is because typing captcha in those critical few microseconds is easy on lappy. And if lappy is not available, use Aarogya Setu App, instead of using phone's browser.


Regarding second dose of covisheild, don't fret if your/parents date is nearing. Referthis, andthisfor latest on this subject. 

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Quick update on vaccine.


THE PROBLEM

1. Yes, it's difficult. Getting a slot will give you Tatkal vibes. I am sure you all must have heard about python scripts and shabby websites currently floating in air, which promises a guaranteed slot. But not everything is trusted. Not only 18+ are finding it difficult, but in some cities, (like every metropolitan city), even 45+, which hitherto were able to easily get inoculated are finding it difficult to book a slot. Those who have received first dose (45+) are finding difficulty in taking there second dose, and fearing (rightly so) about the failed efficacy of vaccine if not taken on time.


2. Even if walk in is available in your locality, (though rare) one won't risk standing in que, and specially when our parents (and grandparents if any) are involved. Covid  appropriate behaviour is seldom observed in nicest of localities.


3. Covaxine is in extreme short supply. And finding a center which is providing Covaxine is difficult. 


4. Confusion regarding when to take second dose. 28 days?  45 days? 12 weeks? 


5. OTP/Cowin Portal/ Aarogya Setu glitches. Which has sure shot probability of getting a slot?


THE SOLUTIONS

Problems pertaining to 1,2, 3 and 5 can be solved by thisamazing trusted website. Have personal experience. Got inoculated via this. And in fact, have interacted with this person once on twitter. 

How it works? 

Step 1- Open the link. Select state, and district.

 Step 2- It will prompt you to join a telegram channel (of that specific  district).

Step 3- Join the channel. Now,

Step 4- This channel will notify you whenever slots are up for grab in your district.


But, if you're thinking "jaise hi notification aayega,  waise hi cowin pe log in  karkey mai jaldi jaldi slot le lungi/ga, so simple", then you're thinking it wrong. It's a fastest fingers first. Literally. Instead of waiting for notification, study the pattern of messages. AFTER JOINING THE CHANNEL, SEE PAST MESSAGES ON THAT CHANNEL. Devise a trend (usually slots are available at a particular time), and once messages ka trend is devised, PRE LOG IN ON THE COWIN PORTAL. In short: Don't wait for telegram to notify you, observe trend, and be ready pehle se hi.

In case your district is not listed,request this personon twitter, or request by commentingunder this thread. He will create a link for you. I requested him for a vaccine channel for U45 peeps for a backward tier 3 district, and he very sweetly obliged. Have booked slots for my friends, family, extended family (🙃) by following this method.


To look for your district's channel in 45+ category, check if he has created a channel for your districthere


Also, try booking a slot on cowin.gov.in via laptop (and not via phone's browser). This is because typing captcha in those critical few microseconds is easy on lappy. And if lappy is not available, use Aarogya Setu App, instead of using phone's browser.


Regarding second dose of covisheild, don't fret if your/parents date is nearing. Referthis, andthisfor latest on this subject. 

Thank you for writing this! Star marked this comment!

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A very refreshing look on vaccine's action

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If you know anyone who has unfortunately passed away due to Covid-19 and was an employee under pvt sector, then their nominee/legal heir may be eligible to receive an amount up to ₹7 lakhs under the Employees Deposit Linked Insurance (EDLI) scheme.


EDLI is an insurance cover provided by the EPFO (Employees Provident Fund Organisation) for private sector salaried employees. You may share this information with your friends and acquaintances.


Note: Only when employer contributed to such schemes like EDLI, EPF and EPS and the Pvt company falls under the legality of ensuring the same for securing the future of their employees. Opting this is optional for employer. But since premium is very low, usually employers opt for it. Big private firms definitely do. Thus, checking with the HR department might help. 


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Inspired From Insights , A new initiative was launched by group of aspirants to keep the students motivated through out journey without losing focus.please support them. Search in youtube -  Find Your Balance UPSC

A must needed for every aspirant in these tough situations
Hope Forumias will encourage such guys who are working for Aspirants without expecting anything.


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Quick update on vaccine.


THE PROBLEM

1. Yes, it's difficult. Getting a slot will give you Tatkal vibes. I am sure you all must have heard about python scripts and shabby websites currently floating in air, which promises a guaranteed slot. But not everything is trusted. Not only 18+ are finding it difficult, but in some cities, (like every metropolitan city), even 45+, which hitherto were able to easily get inoculated are finding it difficult to book a slot. Those who have received first dose (45+) are finding difficulty in taking there second dose, and fearing (rightly so) about the failed efficacy of vaccine if not taken on time.


2. Even if walk in is available in your locality, (though rare) one won't risk standing in que, and specially when our parents (and grandparents if any) are involved. Covid  appropriate behaviour is seldom observed in nicest of localities.


3. Covaxine is in extreme short supply. And finding a center which is providing Covaxine is difficult. 


4. Confusion regarding when to take second dose. 28 days?  45 days? 12 weeks? 


5. OTP/Cowin Portal/ Aarogya Setu glitches. Which has sure shot probability of getting a slot?


THE SOLUTIONS

Problems pertaining to 1,2, 3 and 5 can be solved by thisamazing trusted website. Have personal experience. Got inoculated via this. And in fact, have interacted with this person once on twitter. 

How it works? 

Step 1- Open the link. Select state, and district.

 Step 2- It will prompt you to join a telegram channel (of that specific  district).

Step 3- Join the channel. Now,

Step 4- This channel will notify you whenever slots are up for grab in your district.


But, if you're thinking "jaise hi notification aayega,  waise hi cowin pe log in  karkey mai jaldi jaldi slot le lungi/ga, so simple", then you're thinking it wrong. It's a fastest fingers first. Literally. Instead of waiting for notification, study the pattern of messages. AFTER JOINING THE CHANNEL, SEE PAST MESSAGES ON THAT CHANNEL. Devise a trend (usually slots are available at a particular time), and once messages ka trend is devised, PRE LOG IN ON THE COWIN PORTAL. In short: Don't wait for telegram to notify you, observe trend, and be ready pehle se hi.

In case your district is not listed,request this personon twitter, or request by commentingunder this thread. He will create a link for you. I requested him for a vaccine channel for U45 peeps for a backward tier 3 district, and he very sweetly obliged. Have booked slots for my friends, family, extended family (🙃) by following this method.


To look for your district's channel in 45+ category, check if he has created a channel for your districthere


Also, try booking a slot on cowin.gov.in via laptop (and not via phone's browser). This is because typing captcha in those critical few microseconds is easy on lappy. And if lappy is not available, use Aarogya Setu App, instead of using phone's browser.


Regarding second dose of covisheild, don't fret if your/parents date is nearing. Referthis, andthisfor latest on this subject. 

Getting my first shot tomorrow thanks to this. You are the best. 

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@Hellfire Inspired From Insights , A new initiative was launched by group of aspirants to keep the students motivated through out journey without losing focus


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People in rajinder nagar can walkin at this vaccine center. Crowd is very less.

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