The Principality, blunt about taking tests at Oviedo and Sporting: “They do not fall within the criteria of essential workers”

The Principality of Asturias today valued the possibility of carrying out tests of the coronavirus on the footballers of Oviedo and Sporting, the representatives of the region in professional football:“They do not fall within the criteria of essential workers, when they meet the criteria they will be made like other citizens”, Rafael Cofiño, general director of Public Health of Asturias, indicated during the appearance to recount the large-scale study on immunity that will begin on Monday.

The issue of football has dragged on for the past few days, as the La Liga project to carry out thousands of tests to detect the coronavirus against First and Second Division soccer players has fueled the controversy, something that today has been officially delayed until new order. On the one hand, the players fear the possibility of getting it, despite the protocols developed back to the activity. On the other, the doctors of the clubs regret the lack of response from La Liga to their questions. AND,Lastly, possible criticism for the massive use of tests that have not yet reached one hundred percent of healthcare personnel.. Today, the League officially informed the clubs of the delay in the tests that were scheduled until Health authorized the protocol.

Regarding Asturian football, andl Sporting was the first club to announce yesterday that its players will undergo the coronavirus test.The rojiblanco club also broke down the list of 27 players who will take the test. Oviedo, for its part, did not specify details, but today stressed in its official Twitter account that“The club, like all the sectors that make up the society of our country, awaits instructions from the Ministry of Health and will comply with its order regarding the steps that must be followed to collaborate in the fight against COVID19”


They unified criteria for medical attention in the event of a health emergency due to the coronavirus

In a long-awaited meeting between the authorities of the Municipality of Coronel Rosales and the Puerto Belgrano Naval Base, the community of Rosaleja was reassured about the capacities of the healthcare centers to deal with eventual cases of coronavirus.

Through a joint press conference, held in the communal palace, the mayor Mariano Uset, who chaired the meeting, the Commander of Army Training and Enlistment, Rear Admiral Juan Carlos Daniel Abbondanza, responded to the media’s requests. the municipal health secretary, doctor Leandro Rodríguez; and the medical director of the Puerto Belgrano Naval Hospital, Roberto Ibáñez.

The Rosaleño community chief maintained that a task as efficient as possible is prioritized, taking into account that the resource in a pandemic like this is usually scarce. “We must take care of all aspects and the most important thing to guard is the human resource, the work capacity of our people. We always agree that what is coordinated will be optimal.”

For his part, the head of the COAA highlighted the intention of the Navy to work together. “The head of the Navy committed all means to advance this relationship. We have worked with the Ministry of Defense and we have managed to make everything in the Navy available to the municipality.”


The Mayor Uset said that there is a Unique Registry of Coronavirus that accumulated 175 people who were monitored for the corresponding time and all were discharged.

“Now we are monitoring 30 police officers who are in isolation, plus 5 people who came from abroad in recent days.”

Municipal Hospital

In turn, Rodríguez noted that a task plan was drawn up that “gives us plasticity to work in the context of the pandemic, through the operational capacity of both hospitals. There were multiple meetings. We allocated the new wing for the treatment of Covid-19 It has 12 beds, with a projection to 14. It is fully equipped with biosecurity elements for health personnel. “

At the same time, he said that the gasification plant was expanded and “if the projections are met, we will be able to have a Transient Intensive Care Unit for those non-respiratory Covid cases, with the sum of two respirators, which gives us peace of mind, and then they will be done referrals to a more complex center. “

“The resource is finite, but we have several doctors who perform functions in different dependencies and are on call to provide services, if necessary,” said the person in charge of Rosaleño Health.

Naval hospital

The naval health center has 59 beds, of which 8 correspond to Intensive Care and of these 6 are enabled with their respirator. In the next few days the number of ventilators for Intensive Care will double, plus the expansion of the rooms if necessary, according to Dr. Ibáñez.

He said that there are supplies, medical personnel and nurses.

In addition, “in the event that hospital capacity is exceeded, the Navy is preparing other spaces to contain patients.”

Naval hospital center providers

Dr. Ibáñez said that the suppliers are delivering the material that was promised. He also mentioned that there are tenders. “The relationship is very good between both parties,” he said.

Circuits for internment

Rear Admiral Abbondanza maintained that two separate circuits were available for admission to the HNPB.

“At this time, the Naval Hospital is prepared to receive Covid-19 patients. The capacity was verified by national and regional health authorities. Resources are scarce at the national level. But we have the commitment of the central level for the provision of supplies when we have the sanitary priority, in case it is so “.

Humanitarian aid and ESSA

The head of the COAA said that for the personnel assigned to the humanitarian aid zones, all necessary measures of prophylaxis and security are adopted.

“When they return, the materials, vehicles and people are disinfected to avoid any contagion. They are going to ‘clean places’, where there is no circulation of the virus, so the risks of contagion are low. Anyway all prophylaxis measures are taken. “

Regarding the reinstatement of applicants from the Army NCO School, he pointed out that “the return is not foreseen until we have more assurances about the health emergency.”

Ministry of Defence

The Rear Admiral said that the Ministry of Defense “is totally and absolutely clear about everything about the HNPB situation. We were with the Chief of the General Staff to report needs and we talked about supplies. Tomorrow supplies and two respirators will be arriving from Buenos Aires. It is clear that the ministerial authorities are aware of. “

Regarding economic resources, he said that the money is allocated for all requirements. “The Armed Forces are operating across the country.”

In addition, he said that “we are in a video conference with the (Defense) minister and he is not planning to come to the area, at least for the moment.”


Regarding the cases of people apprehended for not complying with the quarantine, some of whom are serving as military personnel, Abbondanza clarified that “they do not have special permits. The military man is one more citizen of the country. If they are in some kind of infraction or crime, they must attend to the consequences. “

Active staff

Less than 30% of its military and civilian personnel currently work in the Puerto Belgrano Naval Base.

“They have the security elements. They are fulfilling essential Base and community support tasks.”

Other social works and tomograph

Dr. Ibáñez said that outpatients affiliated with other social works may be cared for within the framework of the coronavirus emergency.

He also noted that care in general is restricted in hospital settings due to the issue of infections. Referrals are made to the polyconsultory at calle Paso al 300.

Regarding the tomograph, he stated that it is in a maintenance phase for the replacement of a vital spare part that has a value of 1,800,000 pesos. “We are on the administrative path to get it back and get that replacement soon.”

Anti-flu vaccine

In the Naval Hospital vaccinator, which works with minimal staff, doses were applied to hospital health workers and to those assigned to humanitarian tasks.

In Coronel Rosales it is estimated that a new batch of vaccines will arrive next week, considering the news from the Ministry of Health of the Province.

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For the Sick, an agonizing wait for tests in Massachusetts – NBC Boston

Danni Aubain has cancer, so when she started feeling lousy late last month, she was particularly worried.

Aubain said the disease hit her like a ton of bricks. He had a 103-degree fever and a horrible, dry cough.

“I really couldn’t breathe,” he said, “and that’s scary for anyone undergoing chemotherapy.”

When seeking medical attention, Aubain said that both her oncologist and a Massachusetts General Hospital emergency room doctor pushed for her to be tested for COVID19, the new coronavirus disease that spreads worldwide.

But despite their recommendations, the response they got from state epidemiologists was that Aubain did not meet the test criteria.

“They called the Public Health Department and I was told that if I couldn’t name a person I knew had a positive test and that I hadn’t traveled outside the country, I couldn’t have been tested,” he said.

In response to NBC10 Boston’s questions, Mass. General said he cannot discuss the treatment of any patient.

But Aubain’s story is like so many others streamed to NBC10 Boston investigators in the past week by spectators across the state who have not been able to take a test. Many said they experienced symptoms of the disease, such as fever and shortness of breath. Like Aubain, some have also been seen by doctors who were convinced they need to be screened.

But with a shortage of test kits available in the state until the end of last week and with restrictive guidelines in place by the federal government, many said they were frustrated, scared and confused as to what to do next.

Federal officials are rapidly increasing the nation’s infrastructure to test COVID-19 this week after a series of missteps hampered the country’s ability to control the virus as it migrated from its epicenter in China to destinations around the world. As of Monday, there have been over 4,000 disease cases reported in the United States, which have so far seen over 70 deaths.

On Monday, health officials in Massachusetts announced that around 1,300 people were tested for the disease and 197 tested positive.

The state’s ability to test patients has increased significantly in the past few days when federal officials have granted Massachusetts clearance to begin testing the samples at the state’s public health laboratory, rather than sending them to a centralized, managed location. by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Federal officials also expanded their testing guidelines, offering doctors more discretion to order a test for the virus, and last week they shipped around 5,000 additional test kits to Massachusetts, easing local supply.

The CDC has also published new guidelines that allow doctors and nurses to subject a single nasal swab to tests, rather than a nasal swab and another sample from the patient’s throat. The change is expected to allow Massachusetts to double its testing capacity, bringing the number of tests conducted every day from 200 to 400, public health commissioner Monica Bharel said at a press conference on Sunday.

The Food and Drug Administration, which must approve the test sites, also granted permission at the end of last week to a couple of private companies – Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp – to begin testing samples collected from patients in Massachusetts. Massachusetts hospital labs are expected to launch their testing programs shortly.

“With more and more clinical labs in Massachusetts working to gain FDA approval, more online capabilities will also be available soon,” said Bharel on Sunday.

Federal officials say the United States is now on track to test thousands of patients a day for the virus after falling far behind other countries in its efforts to detect the virus.

Independent research cited by the CDC indicates that the United States had completed approximately 20,000 tests as of March 13. That number pales in comparison to the aggressive testing effort in South Korea, which has a much smaller population, but has tested around 15,000 people per day.

While the United States is ready to learn more about the extent of the pandemic soon, many in the Bay State who fear having contracted the disease say they believe the government has missed an important opportunity to help curb its spread.

“I have a couple of friends in my social circle who are experiencing flu-like symptoms and are just writing it as flu,” said Rita Czernewski, a Cantonese resident who had an unexplained illness a few weeks ago and was frustrated by her inability to get tested for the new coronavirus.

“We are just a little stuck,” he said. “The only thing we can do is just be careful.”


Second US case of person who received a virus from the community – NBC Bay Area


Health officials have confirmed the second case of new coronavirus in the United States that is believed to have been passed on to a person who has not traveled internationally or has come into close contact with whoever had it.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that officials are “aware of a second possible example of the spread of the COVID-19 community in California.” The CDC stated in a statement that the patient has given positive results to the virus and is considered an alleged positive case.

San Jose health officials said the patient was an older adult woman with chronic health conditions who had no travel history or known contact with a traveler or an infected person. It comes a day after state officials stated that a woman hospitalized at the UC Davis Health Center in Sacramento had contracted the disease after no known contact.

“This new case indicates that there is evidence of community transmission, but the extent is not yet clear,” said Dr. Sara Cody, Santa Clara County Health Officer and director of the County Health Department. Santa Clara.

Public health officer from Solano County, Dr Bela Matyas, said public health officials identified dozens of people, but fewer than 100, who had close contact with the woman. They are quarantined in their homes. and some who have shown symptoms are isolated, Matyas said.


On Friday, health officials confirmed another case of the new coronavirus in Northern California, raising the count the day after health officials revealed that the first case in the United States was believed to have been passed on to a person who was not traveling on the level. international or whoever had it wasn’t in close contact.

Santa Clara County Public Health Department spokesman Maury Kendall said the person was isolated at home and further details would be given on Friday.

The day before, public health officials had hooked the number of people in California with the virus to 33 years after investigators announced that a woman hospitalized in Sacramento had contracted him.

Residents of the community where the woman first went to the hospital in Vacaville are at the epicenter of what officials are calling a breakthrough in the spread of the highly contagious coronavirus,

As infectious disease experts opened up in Vacaville, some residents of the city of 100,000 stocked up amid fears, things could get worse despite official reassurances, while others took it slow.

Vacaville is located between San Francisco and Sacramento in Solano County, in the central agricultural valley and close to the famous California wine region.

It is located approximately 10 miles (16 kilometers) from Travis Air Force Base, which was used as a virus quarantine location. Public health officials said they could not find any links between the infected woman and the passengers on the Diamond Princess cruise ship who were evacuated to the base when the ship was docked in Japan.

The case of the infected woman marks an escalation of the global epidemic in the United States because it means that the virus could spread beyond the scope of preventive measures such as quarantine, even if state health officials have stated that it was inevitable and that the risk of a diffuse transmission remains low.

California public health officials reported on Friday that 8,700 people are self-monitoring after arriving on commercial flights from China through Los Angeles and San Francisco. It is from 8,400 that Governor Gavin Newsom quoted Thursday, although officials said that the number increases every day as more flights arrive.

Public health officer from Solano County, Dr Bela Matyas, said public health officials identified dozens of people – but fewer than 100 – who had close contact with the woman. They are quarantined in their homes and some who have shown symptoms are isolated, Matyas said.

Officials are not too concerned, for now, about occasional contact, because federal officials think coronavirus only spreads through “close contact, being less than a meter away from someone for what they call an extended period of time”, said Dr. James Watt, interim state epidemiologist at the California Department of Public Health.

The virus can cause fever, cough, wheezing and pneumonia. Health officials think it mainly spreads from the droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes, similar to the spread of the flu.

“I will definitely wear my mask and gloves at work because I am a server,” said bowling worker Denise Arriaga of Vacaville, who said she doesn’t care if she is criticized for additional precautions.

“At the end of the day, it’s my life,” he said.

The woman first sought treatment at Vacaville North VacayValley Hospital in Vacaville before her condition worsened and was transferred to the medical center.

The confusion about how quickly she was tested for coronavirus was about McKinsey Paz, who works for a private security company in Vacaville. The company has already accumulated 450 face masks and is attempting additional “since they are difficult to find”. The company owner purchased enough cleaning and disinfectant products to clean up the office and ship them home with employees.

But they seemed to be at an extreme for preparations.

Eugenia Kendall wore a face mask, but she feared anything, including the common cold. His immune system is compromised because he is undergoing chemotherapy and has been taking such precautions for some time.

“We are not paranoid. We are just trying to be practical,” said 31-year-old husband Ivan Kendall. “We clean the shopping carts if they have them, and when I get back in the car I clean my hands – and I only hope for the best.”

In their investigation into the hospitalized woman’s movements, officials were trying to figure out how she had taken it and who else it might have inadvertently infected.

They are interviewing immediate family members and expanding their network to include more distant family members who may have been in contact, social gatherings such as the church the patient may have attended and any possible time spent at work or events such as a concert.

In addition to the woman, all the other 59 cases in the United States were for people who traveled abroad or had close contact with others who traveled.

Previous cases in the United States included 14 people who had returned from epidemic areas in China or their spouses; three people who were evacuated from the city of Wuhan in central China; and 42 American passengers on the Diamond Princess cruise ship.

The global tally of those affected by the virus hovered around 83,000 on Friday and caused over 2,800 deaths, most of them in China.


Beam reported from Sacramento, California.


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