Desperate appeals for hospital beds and medicines during the Covid-19 surge have echoed on Twitter. The word ‘help’ was used 4,668 times in Bengalureans’ tweets between April 26 and May 2, while ‘please’ was used 4,563 times between May 3 and 9. ‘Oxygen’ and ‘hospital’ also appeared in a large number of posts, according to an analysis done by techie Sunil Hosamane.