Corona news: 122 patients in intensive care, 555 people in hospital

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In this live blog, we kept you informed on Saturday of the latest news about the corona crisis in Brabant and beyond.

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  • Dutch researchers at the Amsterdam UMC have discovered that corona is even more harmful than we already knew: it also affects the brain.
  • On Monday, an investigation into the reliability and applicability of a rapid test will start in the test street in Breda.
  • RIVM director Jaap van Dissel does not agree with the statement that the test policy in the Netherlands is not functioning properly.
  • Read all the news about the coronavirus on our theme page.

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22.04 – Bladel clarifies measures

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20:41 – Remote Neighbors Day
Neighbors will visit each other on Saturday at an appropriate distance and in the open air on the fifteenth edition of Neighbors Day. Due to the corona virus, the motto ‘Celebrate it safely, celebrate it at the door’ applies this year. Neighbors Day is an annual event to encourage good contact between neighbors. Normally, activities are organized by the neighborhoods themselves, but this year a national digital activity was also organized, a pub quiz.

17:42 – KNVB responds to a warning from the cabinet
In an extensive statement on the website, the KNVB responded with surprise to the threatening words of Tamara van Ark, the Minister of Medical Care and Sports. Van Ark said in the AD that there may be football without an audience if supporters do not adhere to the rules. She did this in response to events last week in De Kuip and Thursday evening in Tilburg.

“It would be incomprehensible if, on the basis of these two incidents in more than a hundred matches, an entire sector was killed”, says Eric Gudde, director of professional football at the KNVB. Jan de Jong, director of the Eredivisie CV, speaks of “symbol politics”. According to De Jong, the evaluations that the KNVB has made together with the police and the municipalities show that the supporters in the stadiums comply very well with the rules.

15.58 – Ticket: infections per security region per 100,000 inhabitants

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15.10 555 corona patients in hospitals
The number of corona patients currently in hospital is 555. That is 8 more than the day before. There are 122 patients in the Intensive Care Unit (IC), an increase from 6 with the previous day.

14.28 New number of corona infections increases by 2,713
The number of corona infections has increased by 2,713 in the past 24 hours. These positive tests were registered with the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) between Friday morning and Saturday. It is slightly less than on Friday, when the number of cases increased by 2,777 reports. In the past seven days, nearly 17,000 people have tested positive for the coronavirus.

14.25 Junior Eurovision finalists tested positive
Two finalists of the Junior Song Contest will not participate in the final on Saturday evening because they have been tested positive for the corona virus. It’s about Demi from UNITY and Robin. The final will take place, but with three acts.

14.20 Café Bladel closed for two weeks
Café D’n Bel in Bladel has to be closed for two weeks because the corona regulations were not sufficiently observed. For example, there were too many visitors in the pub. Reason for Mayor Remco Bosma to close the doors until Friday 9 October.

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14.10 Detecting corona through breath test
Scientists from the Maastricht hospital MUMC + have developed a device that can possibly smell whether someone has corona, writes 1Limburg. The so-called e-Nose, an electronic nose, was originally intended to be able to smell thyroid cancer in your breath, but the corona crisis has given it a different purpose. It will take a while before the device is put into use. This may be possible in the course of next year.

10.32 It’s raining cancellations
The new sports season has barely started, but it is already raining cancellations, postponed matches and reports of closed sports parks. Now that the second corona wave is spreading across the country, in many sports there is no longer any question of normal competition. That reports Faithful. Many organized (team) athletes are between 20 and 35 years old, the age category with a high number of corona infections.

10.16 Brains out of control
Dutch researchers at the Amsterdam UMC have discovered that corona is even more harmful than we already knew: it also affects the brain. The disease can cause the immune system in the brain to run wild. The research was published Saturday in the leading medical journal The Lancet Microbe.

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10.14 Tampering with corona support
The Social Affairs and Employment Inspectorate (ISZW) has received about nine hundred reports about possible tampering with corona support measures. It concerns fraud, abuse or improper use. There are now about 40 investigations that, if there is sufficient evidence, could lead to criminal prosecution. Over 45 other cases have been dealt with under administrative law.

09.55 Carnival Sint-Oedenrode
Also in Sint-Oedenrode no carnival parades will take place next year. The Papgat Carnival Foundation and the Sint-Oedenrode Youth Carnival Foundation have announced this after consultation with the municipality. A key transfer can take place ‘within the frameworks’, on location per core.

08.52 Research rapid test in Breda
On Monday, an investigation into the reliability and applicability of a rapid test will start in the test street in Breda. The GGD West-Brabant is conducting this research together with the Amphia Hospital and Microvida. People participating in the trial will also receive the normal corona test, the PCR test, during the study. In addition, a second test is taken from the throat and nose, where it needs to be entered much less deeply and will therefore be less annoying. The trial is being conducted in the test street Breda and at homes of people who have previously received a positive test result.

08.28 Seniors want tighter controls
Many seniors believe that the cabinet should do more to prevent the number of corona infections from rising. That says the elderly organization ANBO on the basis of its own poll among more than 5,400 people aged 65 and over. They want stricter control over compliance with the rules. More than 64 percent think that enforcement should be better at a distance of 1.5 meters and 60 percent that mouth masks should be mandatory in supermarkets and other shops.

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06.28 Stressing appeal
“Pull out all the stops to avoid a second wave of the corona virus and lockdown!” VNO-NWC and MKB-Nederland are making this call on Saturday in a letter to all members and branches in the Netherlands. They make an urgent appeal to everyone to ‘do everything together to actually observe the rules of conduct and to hold each other accountable’.

06.00 am Mondkapjesplicht
There should be an obligation to mask in supermarkets, garden centers, hardware stores and restaurants in the Netherlands. That says the Eindhoven mayor John Jorritsma, chairman of the Brabant-Southeast Safety Region, in the ED. By wearing those masks, people become much more aware of the presence of the coronavirus and the need to comply with the measures that have been taken to prevent further spread of the virus.

05.05 ‘Our behavior is the problem’
RIVM director Jaap van Dissel does not agree with the statement that the test policy in the Netherlands is not functioning properly. He says that Faithful. According to Van Dissel, ‘our behavior is the first defense against the coronavirus and not the testing policy’. According to him, we create problems if we do not keep to five feet or go out in case of illness. According to Van Dissel, you should stimulate people’s intrinsic motivation, but that is complicated.

03.30 Neighbors’ day at a distance
At an appropriate distance and in the open air, neighbors will visit each other on Saturday on the fifteenth edition of the Neighbors Day. Due to the corona virus, the motto ‘Celebrate it safely, celebrate it at the door’ applies this year. Neighbors Day is an annual event to encourage good contact between neighbors. It is an initiative of coffee brand Douwe Egberts and the Oranje Fonds. On this day they also present the Gouden Buurt Award for the best neighbor in the Netherlands.

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00.14 Imaging the elderly
In the autumn, the government will start a campaign on the internet about the image of the elderly, care minister Hugo de Jonge wrote to the Lower House. According to him, the corona crisis sparked a sometimes polarizing discussion between age groups. The Ministry of Health campaign “will emphasize the value of aging.”

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The rise in price of public transport is necessary so that it does not collapse. Councilor Scheinherr describes how traffic in Prague will change Transport

PRAGUE Coronavirus has shuffled the budget of the capital city of Prague. Only in ticket sales did spring area measures and the lack of foreign tourists cause a third drop. In order for the financing of public transport (MHD) to be sustainable, fares must become more expensive. “Although we know that this is not a popular step, it is necessary that public transport in Prague does not collapse,” says Adam Scheinherr, Prague’s deputy for transport, in an interview with What changes Praguers in public transport they are waiting?
Now the situation is a bit exceptional – because there is an epidemic, so no changes are taking place at the moment. However, negotiations were underway at the City of Prague on how to catch up with the financial consequences of coronavirus. There was talk of rising prices, but also limiting lines.
I wouldn’t completely connect it like that. Losses on sales are one thing. This year, we will lose a third of fare revenues, which means an amount of around 1.3 to 1.7 billion crowns. Already in June, we called on the government to try to Dopravní podnik hl. The City of Prague compensated for these losses, but Minister Havlíček replied that they were not planning any form of support for us. So some transport companies are already responding by cutting timetables or making them more expensive.

In the case of Prague, however, there have been discussions about fare increases for a relatively long time, since 2000 the fare has not increased, on the contrary, it has decreased twice more (according to the server, the annual public transport coupon fell only once, five years ago. times since the turn of the millennium, fares have risen in price several times – ed. note). At the same time, salaries were rising in Prague – twenty years ago you could have bought 3 annual tickets for an average salary, today you can buy 9 of them. In addition, we have expanded our operations by millions of kilometers a year and included train transport in it.

So we got into a situation where, compared to 2000, there was an increase in comfort for passengers, but it was never responded to by ticket sales. If we want to further increase comfort, whether in the form of metro D or the construction of new tram lines, we must at least go with inflation. Every year, 80 percent of public transport is subsidized by the city coffers and only 20 percent are tickets, this year even ticket sales have fallen to 10 percent. In fact, one third of the entire city budget is public transport without any investment. So if we want to set up sustainable financing, something must be done about it. Although we know that this is not a popular step, it is necessary that it does not collapse. When will the price increase?
We anticipate that this could be agreed by the end of the year and that the increase will occur sometime in the first half of next year. So how much will the passenger pay extra?
For an annual coupon, ten crowns a day are paid today, we are considering raising the price by a crown or two by two. For a one-off price, the price could increase by eight crowns. Various amounts have appeared in the media before, including severaltincrease in the price of the annual coupon. So such an increase is not real?
No, I have never proposed such amounts. In response to coronavirus losses, the transport organizer Ropid and the Prague transport company drafted proposals for possible, relatively fundamental restrictions on Prague’s integrated transport (PID), which then leaked to the public. Will public transport in Prague really be reduced?
I do not know that we would like to reduce public transport. Nevertheless, in September, 10 percent fewer lines ran out compared to last year.
We are currently responding to the epidemiological situation and the condition of passengers. Compared to the holidays, since September 1, when the number of passengers increased to about 800,000, we have increased the number of routes to carry 1.1 million passengers. Normal operation is designed for 1.2 million people. However, this restriction is temporary. So there are no other restrictions in the plan within the savings?
We definitely don’t want to go that route. Some lines may be optimized, but rather in the sense that the lines that are the least or not busy at all are crossed out. I wouldn’t even call it limiting public transport. This is a minor optimization that could save about a quarter of a billion crowns a year. Which lines should it specifically affect?
These are details I don’t even know. The city used to try to ensure that people use public transport as much as possible for transport and only a car if necessary. Isn’t raising and limiting lines the opposite step?
Certainly not. Prague’s public transport is considered one of the best in the world and we try to maintain that. Historically, no increase in prices has led to a loss of passengers, passengers would be reduced if we reached for comfort. Especially when it comes to such a small price difference. For example, in 2000, fares rose more than we currently plan – from 3,800 to 4,750 – and this did not lead to a loss of passengers. Why is a change in the visualization and unification of all means of transport in Prague’s integrated transport (PID) on the agenda at this time? Aren’t these additional expenses during an already loss-making period?
We did not invest in it during the crisis, now it costs us nothing. We’re repainting either new vehicles or cars that would still be repainted as part of a refinishing repair – and we would do that anyway.

Buses, trams, suburban trains and metro sets connected to the Prague ...

Buses, trams, suburban trains and metro trains involved in PID should have a uniform gray-red design in the future.

The only thing we paid for is that last year we organized a design competition, which was expected for 25 years since the establishment of PID. For the first time, some design was not chosen from the eye of politicians, but with the help of an expert commission. Prague includes thousands of means of transport that create a visual impression on all passers-by. Unifying means of transport has always been the goal, I see no reason why we should abandon it now, when it costs us nothing. There was also talk that it would make parking zones more expensive. About how much?
So far, there are only discussions about that, I don’t know anything specific yet. Are you taking any steps to make parking easier for commuters outside Prague? In the spring, during the emergency, the paid zones were temporarily abolished – Prague is one of the most affected areas in terms of the number of infected, do you plan to take a similar step?
We have such authority only in an emergency. We are building a P + R network for non-Prague commuters. parking lots. I expect that by the end of the election period we could increase the number of unpaid seats by about two thousand, today we have about 3600 seats. Now, for example, a new P + R car park for 880 places on the Black Bridge is under construction. Dozens of tram, bus and metro drivers also contracted coronavirus. Can’t the traffic restrictions be related to their possible lack?
Definitely not, we have 4 and a half thousand drivers and there are currently about two dozen infected people, 33 people are then in quarantine. These are negligible numbers. What is the Transport Company of the Capital City of Prague (DPP) doing to ensure that the disease does not spread among drivers?
We have set up measures so that the individual shifts do not meet. And we try to make the drivers meet as little as possible. We have increased measures in the field of vehicle hygiene and cleaning. These are measures that we have set up since March and are continuing with them. Since last week, the doors of vehicles have also opened automatically again. Will the DPP set up any other hygiene measures for passengers?
Yes, we have now installed contactless disinfection dispensers in the subway. We also try to make a campaign for passengers to follow the rule of three Rs – hands, veils, spacing. As part of the measures, we always respond to what the hygiene station recommends.


Covid outbreak at San Giacomo, 19 infections in the Medicine ward

Stop to new admissions in the Medicine department of the San Giacomo hospital in Castelfranco Veneto. In the past few hours, 19 people have tested positive for the swab test. This is 6 out of 74 patients (four asymptomatic transferred to the Vittorio Veneto community hospital and two with mild symptoms moved to Infectious diseases in Treviso); 1 out of 12 doctors; 2 out of 22 nurses; 10 health care workers out of 24.

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As reported by “Il Gazzettino di Treviso”, in light of these numbers, the management of Ulss 2 has decided to close, at least for the next ten days, the entire department of San Giacomo isolating the 19 positives. Patients who become negative in the next few days will be discharged from time to time freeing the Medicine Unit. The hypothesis is that the outbreak started from an operator infected by a person outside the medical department. Fortunately, the numbers of infections and the asymptomaticity of almost all the positives give good hope that, after the quarantine period, the department can return to Covid-free as happened for the outbreak of the Aia di Vazzola company where the situation has returned to normal in these days.


Coronavirus, the French Riviera pays the summer without limits

On the Côte d’Azur they did well as long as the lockdown lasted. Then they opened the doors, the ports and the sky. There was a half season to save, it pushed the desire to escape the siege of Covid. And so now they do the math. Marseille high risk area, Cannes a little less, Nice in alarm. Inevitable limits to restaurants and bars, the stop to gatherings and measures in the hope of avoiding the second total block.

As in other places in Europe that make a living from tourism, efforts have been made to relaunch activities. The airport – the second in France – has reactivated one of the two terminals after the long break. There is no need to consult the timetable, just look up while you walk on the Promenade: planes pass low, flights from all over Europe, from North Africa, from places that had contagion problems. Only direct connections with New York, Montreal, China, Doha and Dubai, symbols of the global projection, remained closed. Private jets have reappeared, those of billionaires. Not numerous, at least at the beginning due to checks. Over the weeks there are those who have found a way to reach their destination using loopholes, such as residence abroad or a European bank card. Airplanes, chartered by those who can afford it, took off from Russia and the former republics of the Soviet Union, aiming for the French Riviera, Alicante, Barcelona and Cyprus, transferring VIPs determined to reach the Mediterranean. Maybe to spend a period aboard super yachts. Until a few days ago in the bay of Villefranche the Ace, a 160 million dollar boat, was at anchor, and near the Garon, its support unit equipped with helicopter, motorboats and full galley. Everything available to the owner, an Armenian or Ukrainian industrialist, depends on the sources.

Few masks

According to the directors of the luxury hotels, the absence of the emirs of the Gulf was felt. Not only because they occupied expensive apartments, but because of parties, services of all kinds, generous expenses. Many of the events scheduled for these months have also been skipped, meetings that in Cannes alone would have brought mountains of euros.
And normal people have not given up on vacation. Columns of Frenchmen have headed south, by car or with low cost ones and they have joined families of Scandinavians, Hungarians, British, Italians in search of relaxation. The protections were foreseen, only you did not feel the pressure of the past months in the air. Fewer visitors, for even less tension: in the streets of the historic centers few wore masks, not always respecting the spacing of the tables. Some meeting places were outdoors, but in small spaces and therefore the utmost caution would have been necessary.

The departure of the Tour

Collective responsibility, weighs the geographical position on an important road axis, count the large numbers mixed with intolerance. Stories similar to the Italic outbreaks. Maybe it wasn’t a good idea to start the Tour de France from Nice, with the whole party accommodated for three days in the city. Presences, oxygen for the boxes and a picturesque route from the beaches to the ancient villages on the heights. A beautiful postcard where it was inevitable that the spectators would be a little too close. Yet the Mayor Christian Estrosi, a respected figure, aware of the risks, given that tested positive for the virus in March. Personal experience that helped him in the management of the emergency, with free distribution of masks to the inhabitants, clear rules, great attention to protect a community that suffered a very hard blow at the hands of terrorism, but got up again. Immediately.
His narrow road, closed between the protection of health and the pressure of those who have to work. The government asked to close the premises at 22, he – in front of the threat of a mass protest – suggested alternative solutions to reduce the impact on everyday life. And what happens here is observed with concern beyond the border, with the thousands of Italian frontier workers entering France and the Ligurian shops where our cousins ​​go to shop. The neighbor’s troubles ultimately affect everyone.

25 September 2020 (change September 26, 2020 | 08:21)



A healthy diet can help protect against Covid-19, they say

A better diet contributes to a stronger immune system and can help protect against Covid-19 and other diseases, nutrition experts say

A better diet can help you stay healthy against Covid-19 and other diseases, experts say. With the onset of the pandemic, interest in maintaining a healthy diet has increased, given the greater probability of developing severe Covid-19 if you suffer from metabolic diseases, such as diabetes, hypertension or obesity; as well as heart conditions. In Mexico, the percentage of adults over 20 years of age who are overweight and obese is 75.2%, according to 2018 data from the National Health and Nutrition Survey, which has increased the risks related to the coronavirus.

According to the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), with the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, changes in eating habits include trends such as cooking and baking at home, an increase in the demand for organic, vegetable, vegan and vegetarian foods and a reduction in demand for what are perceived as more exotic foods. Despite an increase in the trend of home cooking, in the UK, 17% of respondents reported increasing their consumption of canned food, says market intelligence agency Mintel.

In Spain, on the other hand, despite a decrease in the purchase of perishable foods, such as fish or shellfish –which would be highly consumed in that country in other circumstances–, there was also a decrease in the purchase of non-precooked foods. perishable, possibly due to the perception that they are less healthy and due to the increase in the time available to cook with the confinement measures at home, says GFSI.

To protect against Covid-19 through a healthier diet that strengthens the immune system, nutritionist Matías Marchetti points out the importance of avoiding ultra-processed foods due to the chronic inflammation they produce in the body. Ultra-processed foods, high in flour, added sugars, high fructose syrup, fats, sodium, lactose, artificial preservatives like sodium glutamate, and alcohol are among the foods to avoid, according to Marchetti.

In order to make a better food selection and promote better lifestyle habits regarding daily eating, Marchetti recommends planning all meals, trying to include vegetables in each dish and accompany with the right portion of protein, carbohydrates and fats. “The first thing is to recognize that each person has different needs and only a specialist can recognize these needs,” says the specialist and recommends visiting a nutritionist to identify the personal needs of each one, calculate the correct regimen and obtain professional guidance throughout of this process.

Maintaining a good diet is important not only because of the risks of metabolic and heart diseases for Covid-19, but because of the possibility that vaccines are less effective in people with obesity or in those who regularly drink a lot of alcohol, as a study suggests published in Frontiers in Immunology, regarding the influenza virus, and another published in Alcohol research: current reviews, respectively.

Faced with the risks that a poor diet implies during the Covid-19 pandemic, experts urge people to eat a healthier diet, in order to stay protected, with a strong immune system, from this and other diseases



The bond loan issued by Morocco on the MFI, a ” considered ” and ” reasonable ” operation (Economist)

Casablanca – The bond loan on the international financial market (MFI) of 1 billion euros (Md €), issued Thursday by Morocco, is “considered” and “reasonable”, allowing both to rebalance the budget of the ‘State at an acceptable level and support foreign currency reserves, stressed economic analyst Mehdi El Fakir.

This borrowing is at a “resilient” level, which reflects the confidence Morocco enjoys internationally in relation to its solvency, Mr. El Fakir noted in a statement to MAP.

The analyst qualifies the rates of return on this loan as “exemplary” in the sense that they are not impacted by a risk premium which could possibly reflect a doubt about Morocco’s solvency.

And to continue that the added value of this program lies in its maintenance of “favorable” conditions so that the State can “play its role of supporting growth”, but “especially to maintain the ingredients of a revival”, in particular the confidence that investors have in the strength of the national economy.

“This is an arbitration and not a deliberate choice, because the conditions were normal and at a resilient level, having regard to the imperatives and the singular character of the context”, explained Mr. El Fakir.

On Thursday, the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Administration Reform announced that Morocco has successfully issued a bond on the international financial market of 1 billion euros (€ bn) in two installments of 500 million euros (M €) each.

The first tranche with a maturity of 5½ years has a price of 99.374% and a rate of return of 1.495%, i.e. a coupon of 1.375%, while the second tranche with a maturity of 10 years has a price of 98.434% and a rate of return of 2.176%, or a coupon of 2%.


Coronavirus: the towns that agreed to restrict nighttime activity from Monday

Mayors and communal heads of the entire province of Córdoba agreed to restrict the movement of people from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. from next Monday, September 28, after the increase in cases of coronavirus registered during the last weeks.

The localities that will adhere to the measure and the mayors who signed the act are the following:

  • CÓRDOBA: Martin Llaryora
  • VILLA MARÍA: Pablo Rosso
  • THIRD RIVER: Marcos Ferrer
  • HIGH GRACE: Marcos Torres Lima
  • LA CALERA: Facundo Rufeil
  • VILLA ALLENDE: Eduardo Romero
  • MALVINAS ARGENTINAS: Gaston Mazzalay
  • MENDIOLAZA: Daniel Salibi
  • RIO CEBALLOS: Eduardo Baldassi
  • THE APPLE TREE: Jose Maria Garzon
  • SALDAN: Cayetano Canto
  • VILLA CERRO AZUL: Andres Data
  • THE FARM: Carlos Ambrocich
  • MY FARM: Claudio Acosta
  • SALSIPUEDES: Marcelo Bustos
  • RAM: Ivan Galfre
  • UCACHA: Ariel Moreyra
  • VILLA DEL ROSARIO: Ricardo Manera
  • BUSHES: Franco Cingolani
  • COSTA SACATE: Maciel Balducci
  • RINCON: Sergio Ludueña
  • PILAR: Leopoldo Grumptup
  • CALCHIN WEST: Nestor Bossio
  • GRAL. CABRERA: Marcos Carasso
  • GRAL. DEHEZA: Franco Morra
  • ARIAS: Matias Dvozdenovich
  • BUST CORRAL: Roberto Pacheco
  • MOUNT OX: Edwin Riva
  • COLONEL MOLDS: Eva Rosso
  • RIO FIRST: Cristina Cravero
  • LONG LAGOON: Matias Torres
  • RIO SEGUNDO: Dario Chesta
  • VILLA ASCASUBI: Fernando Salvi
  • CINTRA: Enrique Mendez Paz
  • LABORDE: Maria Elisa Vidal
  • MOUNT CORN: Luis Maria Trotte
  • VILLA DEL TOTORAL: Jose Luis Delucca
  • SANTA ROSA DE RIO FIRST: Victor Kieffer
  • VILLA HUIDOBRO: Silvio Adrián Quiroga
  • THE CARLOTA: Fabio Guaschino
  • CARRILOBO: Daniel Tappero
  • ALCIRA GIGENA: Fernando Gramaglia
  • HERNANDO: Gustavo Botasso


From Monday to Friday, our editors’ selection of the most relevant information for each day.


Corona: Hans before meeting Merkel – It’s not the time for parties

Intensive care physicians expect more corona deaths again

Medical representatives expect the number of corona deaths in Germany to continue to rise in the coming weeks. The currently increasing number of Covid-19 deaths reflects the increasing number of infections in recent weeks, said Uwe Janssens, President of the German Interdisciplinary Association for Intensive and Emergency Medicine (DIVI), the newspapers of the Funke media group.

It usually takes ten to 14 days from the initial infection to a serious illness, and the average time in the intensive care unit is 21 to 24 days. That means that many of the people who are now dying were infected more than five weeks ago, Janssens said.

According to his own words, the doctor does not expect another dramatic development like in spring. “The intensive care physicians today know much more about successful treatment options and can intervene in a more targeted manner using drugs,” he said. In addition, the country has learned to better protect the particularly vulnerable groups, the elderly and the sick.

Janssens added that the sad outcome of the pandemic included not only the immediate deaths, but also the people who did not dare to go into practices and clinics for fear of infection. The total number of indirect deaths will only be able to be quantified years later, when all the long-term consequences of the pandemic can be estimated.


The fight against covid is unstoppable: Mozzartbet helped three more hospitals this month

The company of games of luck and chance has so far supported medical care with a total of more than 65 million pesos.

The latest in a series of grants sent to the Pablo Tobón Uribe Hospital, the Departmental University Hospital of Nariño and the University Hospital of the National University of Colombia.

Mozzartbet, which has recently been operating in the Colombian market as part of an anti-covid aid campaign, has donated about 35 million pesos to hospitals in Medellín; Pablo Tobón Uribe Hospital, University Hospital of the National University of Colombia and Departmental University Hospital of Nariño.

These funds will be used to purchase the necessary medical and protective equipment. The total number of people infected with the coronavirus in Colombia has reached 770,000, of which just over 600,000 have recovered successfully, thanks to the dedication of doctors and health personnel who fight day and night against the changing virus the social and economic life of almost everyone.

“The National University Hospital of Colombia as an institution that provides comprehensive, complex and high quality health services, based on the highest ethical values, academic excellence and an optimal experience during the process of caring for its patients wishes to thank the company Mozzartbet for the contribution made to strengthen their missionary activities in the midst of the SARS COV-2 pandemic that impacts the world today. With this important donation, the protection of our most precious asset, human talent, will be strengthened and, at the same time, the implementation of a process of technological renewal will continue in the services with the greatest impact that give attention to the pandemic; this, without a doubt, is a contribution that makes a significant contribution to our hospital’s fight against SARS COV-2 “ declared Jose Guillermo Ruiz Rodriguez General Director of the University Hospital of the National University of Colombia.

The latest are a series of donations to hospitals sent by the company Mozzartbet They are part of a broader package for the fight against covid in Colombia of almost 90 million pesos. This company stands out in all the markets in which it operates for its socially responsible work, and just for the fight against covid they have allocated almost one million euros worldwide.

Carlos Huberto Pérez Moreno, General Director of Hospital San Jose stated: “It is very important for the institution to receive support and donations in these times of pandemic because in this way we manage to continue taking care of our health team and, most importantly, serve the population in such difficult times worldwide.”

In addition to supporting hospitals, this company of games of luck and chance donated necessary food packages to vulnerable citizens, school supplies to children in the most affected areas of our country, while through cooperation with the humanitarian organization NU3 participated in a project for the economic empowerment of women by purchasing sewing machines for vulnerable Colombians.

Fernando Calderon Pinto of Mozzartbet declared, with the arrival of Mozzartbet to Colombia during 2020, the important social sense and support to the community is reaffirmed, because despite the economic panorama, they decided to arrive promoting the generation of employment and investment in the country. Aligned with its sense of corporate social responsibility, this second semester it has supported foundations and hospitals, such as the donation made to the Pablo Tobón Uribe Hospital in Medellín, which will allocate these resources to the multiple needs that this pandemic has generated.


UK supermarkets ration products for fear of hoarding

Two of the UK’s largest supermarket chains said this week that they are rationing some products after the announcement of new restrictions due to the coronavirus to avoid the buying panic seen at the beginning of the pandemic.

Tesco revealed on Friday that it is limiting certain products – including antibacterial wipes, wipes, flour, pasta and toilet paper – to three purchases per person. Online customers also face limits for canned rice and vegetables.

“We have great availability, with a lot of stock for everyone, and we encourage our customers to shop normally, “said a Tesco spokesman.

“To ensure that everyone can continue to buy what they need, we have introduced bulk purchase limits for a small number of products,” said the company.

Rival supermarket Morrisons also decided to introduce similar rules on Thursday. “We are introducing a limit for a small number of important products, such as toilet paper and disinfectant. Our levels of stock of these products are good, but we want to make sure they are available to everyone, “said a Morrisons spokesman.

Meanwhile, the industry body, the British Retail Consortium (BRC), urged consumers to have respect for others when buying food and other essential products.