The second wave COVID-19 can bring “tragic” deaths

Doctors, representatives of authorities of most countries and experts are sure: the world and Russia is waiting for the second wave of the coronavirus with due to quarantines, restrictions, closure of borders. The only question is, what will be the mortality in this new tsunami. As social networks go to various quotes with forecasts of between 1% and 35% to almost 90% of cases.

The main questions are three:

  • whether there will be a lethal mutation (for example, jointly with the flu, infecting tens of millions of inhabitants of the Earth);
  • how to continue to be the economies of different countries;
  • what behavior to choose ordinary people in the case of “easiest” and “hardest” of the second wave of coronavirus.

Known in Japan infectious disease physician Akihiro Sato said the probability of a second wave of coronavirus infection is approximately 90%.

A similar opinion is shared by representatives of the world medical community and the authorities in Russia and abroad, and virologists, including the military. Moreover, some media suggest that the “second wave” of coronavirus has already been launched in China and several European States.

When waiting for a second wave of coronavirus

The General opinion is that this attack can come to Russia (even in the case of closed boundaries) from late July-August until late autumn.

“One of the most likely scenarios is the second wave in the period of the rise in acute respiratory viral infections, it is quite possible that coronavirus will rise in the autumn”, — said earlier the head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popovaadding that, in her opinion, “the disease in the second wave will be heavy.”

That a new outbreak of the “crown” the country will meet in the autumn, and said Vladimir Putin.

“In the United States predict the coming of the second wave in the winter, during seasonal outbreaks of influenza. And the consequences of the second flash can be stronger than the first, as it will lead to unimaginable burden on the health care system” — warned the Director of the Center for control and prevention of diseases Robert Redfield.

Salvation, in fact, only one — the curethat can defeat the current COVID-19, and mutated (possible) form, and the vaccine must accept all the citizens of all countries of the world.

What could be deaths from the second wave of coronavirus?

Variants a little:

  • Minimum mortality comparable to COVID-19 or less (1-5%).
  • The mortality rate is higher than the COVID-19, but not much (3-10%).
  • High mortality — up to 35% of cases.
  • Tragic pandemic — mortality of more than 50%.

“After the coronavirus we are waiting for this terrible epidemic. The pandemic — only doctrine,” said media chief physician GKB 71 Alexander Butchersadding: “we expect a serious epidemic with a mortality rate of 30-35 percent. The most dangerous place, where the chances to get infected are hospital”.

In his opinion, before the emergence of influenza with a high mortality rate — only two mutations. The first mutation when the virus from pigs or birds will get to the person. And a second mutation when it is transmitted from person to person.

The press also recalls that in November 2019 at the Johns Hopkins University was held a closed-door seminar, which “dismantled” and simulated future epidemic.

According to first estimates, the new “Spanish flu” may be a combination of “swine flu + coronavirus”, which in the experiment occurs in a conditional and Brazil affects two thirds of humanity.

“The loss of 65 million lives and $ 700 billion. This training scenario was played”, — noted journalists.

To believe in the panic posts and quotes from social networks can not

For example, the instant messenger goes to the fake that the doctors are waiting for the second wave of coronavirus with mortality of 90%. This hearing arising from the erroneous perception of the forecast, “the second wave will occur with a probability of 90%” and the widespread video of Thriller, in which the artificially derived coronavirus-weapons can kill 90% of the population.

Also telegram-channel “Smile” reports: evidence that mortality from a mutated coronavirus COVID-19 up to 45% absolutely not supported by any research and (so far) are only the concerns of a number of Chinese experts. The authors refer to Chinese instant messenger WeChat.

“The second wave will be exactly, and in many countries, in remote regions has not ended yet first. Don’t believe those who predict mortality in advance, it’s the people who want the hype and attention. No one knows how to behave “crown” under the vaccine which mutations are possible, as will be combined coronavirus with seasonal diseases such as influenza and SARS,” said virologist-infectious disease Alexandrov.

“We hope that the vaccine would be rapidly developed, universal applied and will not “side effects” that are produced and population immunity and sustain health systems of different countries. But this virus is with us for a long time, if not forever,” he added.

Three ways of salvation from the “second wave”

Also the medic refused to advise any of the strategy, stating that it is not ready to take on this responsibility, but explained that he had heard about the three recovery options from the second wave “, even in the event the high, or tragic fatality”.

The main method is vaccinationthat will help pass the peak incidence with minimal loss. The second method is karantinirovanija cities, regions and countrieswith a rigid, “as in China,” measures of restrictions on contacts between the population.

“As you like to refer to the Soviet Union, but in Soviet times harsh and even cruel measures stopped the epidemic of cholera, smallpox, typhoid. In particular, even Moscow was closed, and contacts for smallpox had been raided and observeability KGB. In the end a terrible epidemic did not happen”, — says the expert.

Option with “escape to the country, in the village enclaves” the medic considers ambiguous. “Suppose a man went to the Crimea and Kaliningrad, which are easily scarantino, limiting air, auto and train message. There are fewer opportunities to become infected, if they manage to quell the first outbreaks, but let’s face it — capital medicine is better, although everywhere have everything “ready,” he said.

“Life in the country or in the village is good, but if you turn down the pump, to fix it will arrive the repairman, who can be a carrier, and meet all be in the same grocery store, village shop, which could be the point spread of the virus.

So if the person is not a prepper with arms where necessary, supply of food and goods for a year and farm — chickens, potatoes, cows, etc. — it will be far enough away from the city of medicine and in the unusual, though more comfortable (than in a small city apartment) conditions,” — said the expert.

“Conclusion. As it silly sounds, but listen to professionals, doctors and government. To comply with sanitary norms. To be ready to quarantine financially and morally. And you know, now is not the Middle ages with the plague, medicine knows a lot of hityk, we are trying to protect themselves and all”, – concluded the doctor.

While economists and financiers, that is, “grab his head”, imagining what a shock, the second wave of the coronavirus with any mortality will cause the Russian (and world) economy. As for business, the economy and ordinary Russians have hit the “first wave”, we all see, and many — unfortunately — on your wallet.

But that’s another story…


In the DRC, the doctors complain about the difficult management of the health crisis

“I have therefore decided to resign. “ On Wednesday, 10 June, professor Denis Mukwege, Nobel peace prize, 2018, has made a radical decision. Two months after his appointment to the post of president of the health Commission and vice-president of the multisectoral Commission in the province of South Kivu, in the east of the democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), positions in the heart of the fight against the Covid-19, he threw in the towel, denounce the dysfunctions that have prevented to control the spread of the pandemic in the country.

In its press release published on the website of his foundation, Panzi, it points in particular “the inability to have in our province tests RT‐PCR to quickly confirm the diagnosis of Covid + “.

Testing be used ” sparingly “

On-site, doctors in the front line to share its findings, even if the situation has improved since the beginning of June through the opening of a laboratory in Goma, in the neighbouring province of North Kivu. On Tuesday, June 16, another analysis centre is located in Bukavu, capital of South-Kivu. Before, you had to wait sometimes three weeks to receive the results that came back from Kinshasa “at the other end of the country, details the doctor Innocent Kunywana, coordinator of doctors without borders (MSF) Spain.

The local situation of the South-Kivu can not be generalized, but a point of consensus among the physicians at the national level : the availability of tests. “One is obliged to use them sparingly “reveals the doctor Innocent Kunywana. With approximately 600 tests per day, spread between the 26 provinces of the DRC, we are obliged to make choices on who to track “says dr. Baweye Mayoum, medical coordinator of the emergency Covid for the association Alima.

Symptoms, have had contact with patients who contracted the coronavirus responsible for the Covid-19, or come back from a trip abroad, are all criteria that are taken into account before getting checked.

If the professor Denis Mukwege warned in its press release a “the beginning of an epidemic curve is exponential “the doctor Baweye Mayoum, the association Alima, prefers to take precautions. “The ability to test is too limited to know the status of the spread of the virus “, he said.

According to official figures, a peak would have been reached on 28 may, with 178 positive cases for the whole of the DR-Congo. “But we should be able to test 60 % of the population “to obtain a real estimate, evaluate.

The relaxation of the population

For the moment, 90 % of the positive cases detected are to be found in Kinshasa, the capital of the country. But the doctor Innocent Kunywana, all as pessimistic as the professor Mukwege, warns that “the number of patients will increase, we know we are beginning to see the countryside. There is a certain laxity in the population. He must do a work of prevention, awareness-raising to counter the rumors, misinformation. Many Congolese do not believe in the existence of the disease. “

According to figures from the american university of Johns Hopkins, the DRC has 4 974 contaminated and 112 deaths-Wednesday, June 17.

At the continental level, Matshidiso Moeti, regional director of the world health Organization for Africa, said, Thursday, 11 June, the pandemic “accelerated “. “It took 98 days to reach the milestone of 100 000 cases and 18 only to cross the 200 000. This is a serious sign “, she alerted.

Approximately 256 000 persons have been infected, and 6 800 people have died. South Africa, Algeria, Nigeria, Egypt and Sudan comprise 70% of the deaths.


The cuban doctors, the hero of the controversial diplomacy cuban

To combat the coronavirus, the government of cuban president Miguel Diaz Canel (since April 2018) sent 1 870 doctors in 26 countries ; among them, China, South Africa, Angola, Qatar and eleven Latin american countries. In Europe, Italy is the only country that has appealed to the cuban doctors.

The brigade Henry Reeve of 52 caregivers cubans returning from Lombardy is back Monday, June 8, in the evening in Cuba. It was received by the authorities, with flowers and medals. The ceremony was broadcast live on television in cuba. “You represent the victory of life over death, of solidarity over egoism and the ideal socialist market “ spoke the president of the Republic, Miguel Diaz.

The health pillar of the “socialist revolution,” cuban

The tradition of the medical aid to Cuba is known throughout the world. When Fidel Castro came to power in 1959, he made the cuban health system, one of the pillars of his ” socialist revolution “. The health becomes free and university studies of medicine are paid by the government.

Cuba blames the us embargo to hamper its fight against the coronavirus

In 1960, “the internationalism of medical cuban” is put in place. The purpose of this ? Send doctors free of charge to help countries in difficulty to health. For example, cuban doctors were sent to Chernobyl in 1986, in Louisiana during hurricane Katrina in 2005, Haiti earthquake in 2010 or even in West Africa in 2014 to fight the Ebola virus.

These “medical missions” have a cost for the host country. Previously free, they are from the years 2000, charged. This is one of the main sources of income of the island : in 2018, they would have reported $ 6.3 billion (€5.5 billion), according to Agence France-Presse.

Missions controversial

However, these missions are criticized by the opponents of the regime. “The cuban doctors are exploited, ever the money ends in their pockets “, denouncing Yoani Sanchez, activist the cuban journalist, several times arrested by the cuban regime. “There is a lack of transparency. The voices official repeated that the money is invested in the improvement of national health services, but there is no balance to prove it” she explains to the media Deutsche Welle.

A survey published by El Nuevo Herald – journal primarily aimed at the cuban community of Miami, reveals that the algerian government, which has 900 cuban doctors each year, pays $ 4,000 (3 522 €) per month for each specialist, and pays this money directly to Cuba.

In return, Cuba would pay its physicians $ 900 (792 €) per month of which half would be put directly into a bank account in Cuba. Some physicians are taking their passport on arrival in the country, and if they give up their mission, they are prohibited, the entry on the cuban territory for 8 years.

Expulsion of cuban doctors

The United States, which have strengthened their embargo since the arrival of Donald Trump, denouncing ” the exploitation of a labor slave “. “We urge the host country to protect workers medical cubans by making all the arrangements transparent” wrote on Twitter, the secretary of State for Latin America, Michael Kozak, the 22nd of may.

Following the election of the president of the extreme right, Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil, in November 2018, 7 000 cuban doctors have been laid off. Recently in December 2019, el Salvador, Ecuador and Bolivia, whose governments are positioned to the right, put an end to the missions of cuban medical.


Refrain from registration .. What is the new system of assignment that 7 A rejects?

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Wednesday 13 May 2020

Books – Ahmed Jumaa:

The announcement of the doctors commissioning the batch in March 2020, which amounted to 7 thousand doctors, their refusal to register in the new system newly decided by the Ministry of Health, raised a number of questions about the nature of the new system and the reasons that motivated them to do so.

The announcement of the new assignment system for doctors came in late October, when Dr. Hala Zayed, Minister of Health and Population, announced the launch of what she then described as a “strategy for the advancement of the vocational medical education system in Egypt”, as part of a package of reforms in the health sector that the state began implementing since July 2018.

At the time, she said, this system aims to advance the health system from medical service providers and create opportunities to develop and improve the work environment, so as to ensure that the patient gets the best level of service in accordance with international standards.

According to the new system, after the doctor has spent the concession period, he will submit to the fellowship movement through the website of the ministry, and the choice will be for the province and the specialization, and coordination between the applicants will take place according to the legal total, desires, needs and training places available in the fellowship.

All graduate human doctors will be attached to the Egyptian Fellowship under the name of “Doctor in Charge Trained in the Egyptian Fellowship” from the first day to register the fellowship and receive work in the hospital.

According to this system, it is decided that the doctors be nominated for training in the Egyptian fellowship in one of the accredited hospitals for training in his training governorate. In the event that a training place is not available within its governorate, it is trained in the nearest governorates until a training place is available in its district, where the doctor spends 9 months in the hospital to be trained in, and 3 months in one of the basic care units annually, for all specialties except for family specialization .

As for the doctor who specializes in family medicine, he spends 3 months in the hospital’s emergency department and 9 months in the unit.

With some other specializations, including “anesthesia, intensive care, and emergency”, the doctor spends the entire period of his training inside the hospital where he is to be trained within the Egyptian Fellowship Program, without working entirely in basic care units.

The specializations that doctors are eligible to apply for include: general surgery, vascular surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedics, plastic and burn surgery, heart and chest surgery, urology, in addition to internal specialties and includes skin diseases, heart and blood vessels, and care Concentrated, neurological, kidney and general diseases, digestive system and liver.

As well as pediatric specialties, including pediatrics and newborn medicine, in addition to the specializations of diagnostic radiology, ENT medicine, ophthalmology, reception and emergency, gynecology and obstetrics, family medicine, psychiatry and clinical pathology.

According to this system, physicians assigned to remote governorates will get all the benefits established for them according to Law 14 of 2014, as they will have the right after one year to work effectively to amend the assignment and place of training at the Hospitals and Educational Institutes Authority or the Secretariat of the specialized medical centers.

This system was applied for the first time to the 832 doctors of the second round of 2019.

The difference between the two systems is that the old system has been known to assign for many years, according to which new doctors were assigned to work in health units as a general physician for a year, and then they are attached to the positions of resident doctors to train hospitals in various specialties (surgery – internal – children – women) Then, the resident doctors apply for postgraduate studies (fellowship – master’s – diploma) after that.

Why do doctors object?
The medical association did not agree to this system from the first time it was announced, as it had previously described it as “mysterious”.

Representatives of the commissioning doctors said to this batch, “The new system has many faults that threaten our professional future and has proven failed when applied to 800 doctors, which confirms our fears and doubts about this new system when applied to thousands of young doctors.”

Dr. Ihab Al-Taher, Secretary General of the Medical Syndicate, believes that the problems of the new system of assignment are the lack of readiness in hospitals that meet the training standards as well as the number of trainers sufficient to train all graduates in all disciplines, in violation of the required training programs.

He added that a problem related to evacuating the party and receiving work several times between hospitals and health units, in order to waste an important time, and prejudices the continuation of the fellowship training program without stopping, as well as the crisis of not providing the opportunity to join the fellowship training for the graduations that have graduated during the past few years, given the need to train in full payments New with no capacity to train everyone.

He pointed out that there is a general problem represented in increasing the number of physicians in some specialties versus a deficit in numbers with other specializations, due to the lack of proper planning during previous decades and the absence of incentives that increase the demand of doctors for rare specialties.

In this context, Ayman Farouk, representative of doctors commissioning the batch in March 2020, said that the new system of assignment caused a severe shortage of health units, as previous batches evacuate these units without assigning new doctors to them, pointing to the existence of documents from health directorates that prove The deficit in these units.

He pointed out that hospitals and trainers are not ready for the fellowship, as well as the lack of real training because the fellowship used to accept two thousand doctors and currently accepts 8 thousand doctors with the same number and location for training and this harms the most important certificate, in addition to the interruption of the training period in the Egyptian fellowship and this harms the quality of training

Farouk explained that there is “a constraint on doctors in choosing specialization and on a specific path to the Egyptian fellowship and not opening an opportunity to nominate for a master’s and diploma, and the competition of loaned doctors from the university and external places with the Ministry of Health doctors and lost real distinguished places on them.”


Medical couple heals from Covid and publishes an epidemic study

They went through the disease together, including fever, cough and loss of taste and smell. The coronavirus had hit them in late March, four days apart. After the period of absolute isolation and the healing confirmed by tampons, they returned to work in the hospital in Treviso. And now they have published a study in an international scientific journal coding the Veneto Model in the fight against Covid-19. They are Ugo Grossi and Carla Felice, husband and wife of 37 years, both doctors on duty at Ca ‘Foncello, he in Quarta surgery and she in the field of emergency medicine in the emergency room. “We became specifically interested in coronavirus after experiencing the effects of the infection on our skin,” says Grossi. The two doctors analyzed the different response to the pandemic given in Veneto and Lombardy. The key was the decision to carry out carpet tests. Veneto started first. Lombardy, however, has chased.

The study in which Grossi and Felice crossed the data, together with Giacomo Zanus, director of the Fourth Surgery of Treviso, was published in the journal Infection control & Hospital epidemiology, linked to the Society for healthcare epidemiology of America, and also shared by the university of Cambridge. “It all started with an incorrect evidence from China. Only 1% of Covid-19 infected people were said to be asymptomatic. Instead, the problem was basically the opposite: there are many people without symptoms who can spread the coronavirus. Grossi, a 37-year-old surgeon originally from Cosenza, has negatively influenced many states and also many individual territories. The evidence was later denied: only in Wuhan did the share of people infected exceed 80% of what had actually been reported. We do not blame. Let’s say that the starting point was this ».

Then the pandemic broke out in Italy. And starting from the same point, Veneto and Lombardy have behaved differently. “In the beginning, both territories were basically on the same level. Subsequently, things have changed and the analysis made in the study on April 15 in Veneto alone had been processed a total of 44,107 tests per million people. A number twice that registered in Lombardy ». The strength of the Veneto region, and consequently also that of the province of Treviso, was to immediately adopt a line aimed at developing the largest possible screening operation among citizens. At first it was said that only people arriving from China should be checked. It was fortunate not to have strictly followed these guidelines. By first also identifying some of the asymptomatic carriers of the virus, it was possible to start an isolation program at home, containing the infection without over loading the hospitals. Of course, there have been outbreaks like the one that exploded in the Geriatrics of Treviso. But it was still February 25th. Then we managed to run for cover. “85% of asymptomatic cases or with mild symptoms have been isolated at home,” stresses Grossi. three times lower than that recorded in Lombardy ». After being hit by the coronavirus, Grossi himself had already developed a questionnaire dedicated to health personnel to start collecting as much data as possible. And this too will now be published in an international magazine. Upset it is the Journal of Community Health. It will be online in a couple of weeks. Research continues to expand.



English nutritionist named the best spice to lower blood sugar

A well-known general practitioner and nutritionist in the UK, Sarah Brewer, recommended adding fenugreek to your diet to reduce blood sugar.

The medic noted that this spice slows the digestion and absorption of carbohydrates, which helps prevent sugar spikes.

Fenugreek seeds contain an amino acid that exacerbates the response of cells to insulin. The results of 12 studies showed that in patients with type 2 diabetes, fenugreek significantly lowered blood glucose and total cholesterol levels, Express reports.

However, the nutritionist emphasized that consuming too much of this spice can lower blood sugar below the recommended level. Therefore, before adding it to food, it is worth consulting with your doctor.

Also, Sarah Brewer noted that those suffering from diabetes should pay attention to cinnamon. It also helps lower blood sugar.

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Coronavirus: They threaten a doctor and discriminate against …

Find yourself another place to live. You put everyone’s life here at risk. I decided or I decide ”. This is how it was read in the poster that was left to the doctor Agustín D’Angelo, urology specialist of the Durand Hospital, under the door of his house, in Santa Fe and Larrea, this Sunday. On Monday, Vadim Mischanchuk, a lawyer for the Association of Municipal Doctors, filed a criminal complaint for “the possible commission of discriminatory acts.”

D’Angelo’s is not an isolated situation. A doctor had already been discriminated against in a building in Amenábar at 1500, Belgrano
as well as a Santo Tomé local nurse
, in the province of Santa Fe. “Fear and ignorance show the worst in some individuals,” said Mischanchuk, who represents the doctors of the City of Buenos Aires as a lawyer for the association that groups them. In La Rioja, this week the family of the doctor Claudia Salguero, head of Intensive Care at the Vera Barros Hospital, received a brutal attack
after she tested positive for the covid-19.

A sign under the door

“On Sunday I came to discharge a patient from a clinic and I found the letter on the door of my apartment,” D’Angelo told Page | 12 And he said that at first he did not pay attention “because he was starving and tired, but later I realized how serious it was.” D’Angelo arrived in Buenos Aires ten years ago from his hometown in Concordia, Entre Ríos. After completing his residency in urology, in 2014 he began working in the specialty service at Durand Hospital. “A group from the area is dedicating itself to collaborating with the care of patients who have symptoms of covid-19, and another group is staying on the urology watch in case emergencies arise,” D’Angelo explained. In the afternoon, after his shift at the hospital, he used to work in private sanitariums where, due to quarantine, he now only attends if an urgent problem needs to be solved.

The building where he lives, located in the Recoleta neighborhood on Santa Fe Avenue, has more than fifteen floors and about six apartments in each one. “I have no idea who it could have been, it is rare for the neighbors to cross me with both because I am generally in civilian clothes,” said D’Angelo, who moved into the building two months ago, after separating from his girlfriend with whom lived in the Palermo neighborhood. “At the most in February, before the isolation began, they will have seen me sometime that because of running I did not get to change, but in general I have both in the hospital locker and another in a bag in the car, because of the doubts ”, he related.

Although he did not want to denounce for fear that an extra dedication would be involved in his long hours of work, “my colleagues suggested it to me and speaking with my father convinced me,” said the urologist and warned that “in itself the situation of being isolated alone fighting against your head all day is tedious ”. The complaint “for possible commission of discriminatory acts” is filed with the East Fiscal Unit of the City of Buenos Aires. “They don’t gain anything by freaking out and trying to kick us out.”

Another case, in Córdoba

Despite the complaints, the discrimination is repeated in all the provinces of the country: this Friday Florencia Maidana, a nurse from the city of Córdoba, was verbally assaulted by the bus driver who takes every day to go to work. On boarding, with both seats on, the man asked him, “Is this how you go up, to contaminate all of us?”, And said that “a passenger almost hit me.”

Maidana, a nurse in a hospital near the Nueva Córdoba neighborhood, took the bus again on Monday at the same time, and again received a bad treatment: “she charged me for the ticket, she did not let me travel free when the mayor put it here for free for health workers ”, he pointed out and clarified:“ I know what security measures I have to have, and I also have a family, that is what the driver does not understand ”. The nurse said that she has already called the company to find out the details of the worker who attacked her: “I hope she apologizes, and if not, I will report him,” she said in a television interview.

Report: Lorena Bermejo.


protections still lack for some doctors

“We were a country that was not prepared, alas, from the point of view of masks and protective equipment, for a health crisis”, recognized the Minister of Health, Olivier Véran, on March 20 before the deputies. Sunday April 19, he returned to the subject during the press point organized with Édouard Philippe. “I do not deny that there are still tensions on high-tech masks, so-called FFP2 masks”, he conceded, while ensuring: “Surgical masks allow us to provide protection to all caregivers.”

Unfortunately, it is not quite the same discourse on the ground, even in hospitals which have had priority in personal protective equipment (PPE) since the start of the crisis. From April 7 to 17, the National Union of Hospital Anesthetists and Resuscitators (Snphare) conducted the Covid-pro investigation. He collected 1,305 responses, mainly from doctors (97%) practicing in hospitals (94%), half of them in teaching hospitals. “We asked them about the PPE situation in their establishment, at the start of the crisis and today, to compare”, explains to Figaro Dr Anne Geffroy-Wernet, anesthesiologist and president of Snphare. “It must be recognized that it has improved, but it is not perfect”, she specifies. Currently, only 53%, compared to 26% at the start of the crisis, have both a sufficient quantity of hydroalcoholic solution (HAS) and minimal PPE, i.e. surgical mask, FFP2 mask, safety glasses. protection, waterproof gown (surgeon’s gown) or gown.

Automatic recognition of “occupational disease” does not eliminate the shortage of means of protection

“With regard to SHA, the simple fact that it is only open access for half of the respondents, even though it had never been subject to quotas before, is a good illustration of the tense situation”, adds Dr. Geffroy-Wernet. But which reflects even more “The unpreparedness of our health system”, she judges, “It’s that 7% still don’t have enough surgical masks”. In practice, this means that doctors are sometimes forced to take risks. However, we know that health workers are overrepresented among the sick, as they are overexposed to the coronavirus in healthcare establishments. The automatic recognition of “occupational disease” does not eliminate the shortage of means of protection. “This shortage already existed at the start since 30% did not have sufficient PPE when the crisis started, but it has unfortunately been months if not years that we have been operating in a degraded situation.”

“A disaster”

Regarding FFP2 masks, the president of Snphare was not however surprised to find that 23% of establishments did not have them at the start of the crisis “Because we used it very little”, but it’s more severe today: “It is a disaster, it is amazing to see that 20% of caregivers who see Covid patients hospitalized, so serious, still do not!” What surprises the Snphare the most is that even today, there is a lack of blouses (50%), goggles (27%), or simple overcoats (37%). “It’s just plastic, a blouse, did the government ask the plastic manufacturers if they could make it?”


American doctors stand in the way of demonstrators calling for an end to the quarantine .. Pictures

Small groups of protesters gathered in cities all over the United States of America to protest the ongoing Covid 19 closures, as photos spread widely across social media, on April 19.

A number of doctors blocked the demonstrators ’path, refusing any calls to end the quarantine and closure due to the Corona virus, as a group of doctors stood before the demonstrators, who wanted to reopen the country and the country despite the warnings of public health officials that doing so would lead to more cases and more from death.


Time newspaper contacted McLaran, the photographer of these photos, in which the doctors monitored the protesters ’path, saying:“ I decided to go out to document the protest, long after the shooting of photography, I started in the Capitol building in downtown Denver. It was very crowded, I wore my mask and did my best for the distance. Social from people, but I did not feel safe, so I decided to leave and wander around the neighborhood, I saw two nurses in the middle of the street, I ran towards them and started filming because they were blocking the road at the green light and everyone was screaming and screaming at them, and these are the pictures you see. “

One of the demonstrators screaming at a doctor
One of the demonstrators screaming at a doctor

The photographer continued: “I wanted to document what is happening in my city now and show what is going on. Tears were in my eyes because I was in shock about the number of people who went out, how much there was anger, so I had to protect myself to leave, I did not feel safe and healthy.”



Doctors pay tribute to taxi driver who transfers patients for free

A group of doctors paid tribute to a taxi driver in Madrid, Spain, that during the crisis in the country due to pandemic Covid-19 Free sick patients to the hospital.

The cabbie which adds to the list of heroes in Spain, which have been added to the works of goodwill during the health emergency for him new coronavirus (Orthocoronavirinae), was called by the health personnel of a hospital to receive recognition for his noble task of free transfer of patients who need medical attention.

The gesture of the taxi driver who transfers patients to the hospital without charging them has touched even internationally and the tribute video that doctors do in Spain, in the middle of the Covid-19, already exceeds eleven million views on Twitter. In the images you can see how they honor his gesture of charity: when the driver enters the hospital, he is received with applauses by doctors and nurses.

Upon recognition, the cabbie he remains incredulous in the access until a doctor approaches to give him an envelope with money as a reward for his good deed. The video of the tribute to the taxi driver It was shared with the following message:

It is a surprise that we have given a taxi driver who takes patients without charge to the hospital. We have given him an envelope with money and a dedication. We have called him to tell him that he had to make a transfer and it has been very exciting. He kept crying. Thanks to him and them. “

After receiving the cash and applause, the cabbie he was speechless and looked with gratitude health personnel who, in the midst of their fight against pandemic space was given to acknowledge their great help.

This Monday the daily figure of deceased by coronavirus in Spain It fell from 400 for the first time since March, a fact that has been encouraging for the health authorities. The country is the third with the most deaths by Covid-19 only after the United States and Italy; so far it has accumulated 20,852 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

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