This Monday, it was activated in the City of Mérida, homonymous state, the local phase of the National Vaccination Day, promoted by the Ministry of Popular Power for Health, in order to prevent more than ten diseases, with the placement of immunizations for children, mothers and pre-adolescents, an activity in which capital city councilors participated in compliance with their social co-responsibility in public health.
“On this day all the popular clinics of the Barrio Adentro Salud Mission are activated, for the care of pregnant mothers, children and schoolchildren who lack a vaccine,” reported this Monday the president of the Municipal Council of Libertador in the City of Mérida, Grenny Uzcátegui.
He stressed that the councilors of the Merida capital promote these days with the support of the personnel assigned to the Area of Comprehensive Community Health (ASIC) Milla and the Mission Barrio Adentro Salud task that the councilors register in the fulfillment of their social responsibility in matters of public health.
Polio, Pentavalent, Triple viral, Anti-yellow fever and Toxoid are the main immunizations planned for this day of care, aimed at schoolchildren, boys and girls, from two to five years old; pregnant women with more than 18 months of gestation; children and adolescents from 10 to 15 years of age. / JB / XN
Officials of the Corps of Scientific Criminal and Criminal Investigations (CICPC) arrested an employee of the Ministry of Health for the illicit marketing of medical supplies and medicines. The detainee was identified as Ámbar Jasmín Vargas Hernández, who worked as pharmacy coordinator of the Hugo Rafael Chávez Fría General Hospitals, located in The watchman, state Merida.
It was detailed that the arrest was achieved thanks to the investigative work carried out by the officials based on a complaint. It was announced that the uniformed of the Municipal Delegation El Vigía, raided the residence of Vargas, where they located a batch of supplies and medicines whose labels said “institutional use” and “free distribution.”
Among the drugs and supplies seized are: five units of isotonic sodium chloride solution of 500ml, two units of penicillin of 2,400,000 IU, three units of penicillin of 1,200,000 IU, 24 units of Ibuprofen of 800mg, 40 units of Loratadine 10mg, 60 units Metformin 850mg, eight units Betafortan 50mg, 370 units Metrodinazole 500mg, 40 units Cetirizine 10mg, 20 units Meloxicam 7.5mg each, 80 units acetaminophen 500mg each, two units of Betamethasone of 4mg / 1 ml, 30 units of Acetylsalicylic Acid of 100mg, 40 units of Orvastarin of 20mb, in addition to three pre-printed invoice formats, according to information published by the web portal of Con el Mazo Dando.
Agencies | LARA’S PRESS – The president of the TSE, Salvador Romero, reported that the suspension of the new system for the dissemination of preliminary results (DIREPRE) because the test results do not allow assurance of the quick count. He Direpre had been created specifically to provide thes initial results of the October 18 vote and in replacement of the controversial Preliminary Results Transmission System (TREP), which was highly questioned as it remained almost a day without issuing data and suddenly resumed with a result in favor of then-President Evo Morales.
“The TSE has carried out, in the course of the last weeks, the tests and drills for the DIREPRE. And we want to inform the country that, the results of the tests do not allow us to have the security of the complete dissemination of the data that offer certainty to the country. That is why with technical seriousness and motivated with responsibility, the TSE has decided to withdraw DIREPRE from the voting day “, Romero explained.
It also added that the decision has been made unanimously by the plenary chamber of the TSE with the understanding that the tests and drills for DIREPRE they did not offer all the confidence.
“It is important, an indispensable stage and (the tests) were developed in the times that were foreseen, and when the reports of the drills were known, we privileged certainty over speed.”
“The objective of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal is have a calculation that is safe for all citizens, safe for political organizations in competition and that the results are reliable, “said the president of the electoral body. He also asked the population for patience, because the official results will be” slower “but with the” full certainty “that they are the ones that has issued citizenship.
Romero promised that to report on the official data, they will work “all night on Sunday and the hours on Monday that are necessary.” In addition, he assured that all people will be able to observe this counting process: “Any citizen will be able to photograph the electoral records, political organizations that have delegates have the right to a copy of the minutes, the calculation and scrutiny will be developed in public.”
Agencies | LARA’S PRESS – From Cuban doctors deserted on September 27 from their work in Venezuela. The couple made severe complaints about the corruption in the country, he wrote The National.
Reinier Sori Estévez He stated that together with his girlfriend Yuli he made the decision to go before “The lies in the handling of the statistics of COVID-19, corruption and sexual harassment suffered by his partner”, they declared to Telemundo 51.
Sori Estevez worked as a doctor in the state of Zulia. Contracted the coronavirus, but denied having received any help from the State for his recovery.
Later, Yuli also caught the virus and only received medical attention from her partner, who is intensive care physician. Due to the serious situation that the doctor presented, Sori Estévez wrote to the Cuban Vice Minister of Health, but never received a response.
In addition, the intensivist denounced in CiberCuba that Yuli was a victim of sexual abuse by one of his bosses, who had been appointed coordinator of the mission by the government of Cuba.
When the doctor complained to the person in charge of legal issues of the Cuban collaborators in Caracas, this dissuaded him from filing a complaint. He warned him that “it would bring him trouble.”
“I know it is a tough decision, very difficult, but I am not afraid of anything. With the white coat on, with which I have always known how to work, I will denounce them to the world,” said the doctor.
Currently both are in Colombia. They face the challenges of hundreds of emigrants who intend to reach United States to apply for asylum.
Guiomar López | THE PRESS OF LARA.- The recurring practice of replace the sanitary seal in medicines for the import permit, it is the concern that vibrates from the pharmaceutical sector. A measure that reduces the autonomy of the national industry and leaves the medicine guarantee, about the correct formulation.
Freddy Ceballos, president of the Pharmaceutical Federation of Venezuela, raised the complaint due to the seriousness of do not use the sanitary seal. “When the importance of a sanitary registry contemplated in the law is not recognized, because for a product to be distributed in Venezuela it must have a sanitary registry and the Ministry of Health has chosen to give an import and commercialization permit. Unfortunately, they can occur. many situations that are against the same Venezuelan, “he explained.
An aggravating factor that Omar Álvarez, president of the Lara State College of Pharmacists, also warns, stating that “the Venezuelan does not know if it is good or bad, because the health record is not detailed.” A clear fall of sovereignty, before a permit that can be granted in a few hours and without the due exhaustive review of each remedy.
The alert has been on since last year and has been exacerbated by not complying with the analysis that allows a sale with a guarantee of the correct formulation. According to Álvarez, the Medicines Law approved in the year 2000, which establishes the obligation that all medicine from abroad be verified and approved by the National Institute of Hygiene “Rafael Rangel”.
He emphasizes that said attack on the Certificates of Analysis. “The medical visitors, who offered the benefits of each medicine and from the sanitary seal, are over,” he regrets and that the increase in houses of representation of countries that were not the traditional exporters, without the recognition of the optimal conditions.
A panorama that does not stop shortage in the pharmaceutical sector, with the decline in the failure rate and without stopping the galloping rise in the prices of medicines. Considered as a “simplification” by the government to speed up the dynamics of importing medicines, without the proper protocol and quality control.
The Grouping of Health Centers (ACES) of the Middle Tejo registered 13 new cases of infection with the new coronavirus in the last 24 hours, 4 of which in Torres Novas, 3 in Ourém, 2 in Abrantes, and 1 in Tomar, Alcanena, Constância and Entroncamento. One of the cases occurred at a school in Santa Margarida da Coutada, Constância, in an 8-year-old girl. With a total of 858 confirmed cases since the beginning of the pandemic, the region still has 515 people recovered from the disease (+13) and 22 deaths. Portugal now registers 13 more deaths and 2,153 infection cases related to the covid-19 pandemic.
One of the cases reported today concerns an 8-year-old girl who attends the 1st cycle at the Centro Escolar de Santa Margarida, in the municipality of Constância, with the director of the School Group, Olga Antunes, reporting to mediotejo.net that the school, which has a total of 130 students from preschool to the 2nd cycle, immediately triggered the contingency plan and that the class, with 14 students, will stay at home next week until carrying out and knowing the results of the tests at the new coronavirus. Also two teachers and an assistant will stay at home until they have the test results.
Maria dos Anjos Esperança, Public Health Delegate of ACES Médio Tejo, in turn, reported an outbreak in a factory in the industrial area of Abrantes, with five confirmed cases in the company Momsteel in three men and two women, with the data on the map not yet reflect these data. The contingency plan at the factory, which is working normally, has been activated, the official said yesterday. The professionals close to the infected have all been tested and the results will have been negative.
In the 11 counties of ACES Médio Tejo, with a total of 858 confirmed cases (+13), Ourém has 209 positive cases (+3), Tomar has 183 (+1), Entroncamento 170 (+1), Torres Novas 103 (+ 4), Abrantes 83 (+2), Mação 44, Alcanena 30 (+1), Vila Nova da Barquinha now has 15, Ferreira do Zêzere 9 and Constância 8 (+1). Sardoal has 4 confirmed cases.
At ACES Médio Tejo, Entroncamento today has 47 people under active surveillance, followed by Torres Novas (41), Ourém (37), Abrantes and Tomar (29), Alcanena (13), Constância (10), Vila Nova da Barquinha and Ferreira do Zêzere (4), Mação and Sardoal (2).
Today, this ACES registers an accumulated total of 858 infected people (+13), 515 recovered (+13), 218 people under active surveillance (+3) and 22 deaths (-).
At ACES in Pinhal Interior Sul, Vila de Rei has had a case of infection since the beginning of the pandemic. Sertã has an accumulated total of 36 confirmed cases, of which 19 people are recovered from the disease and 17 cases remain active.
With about 250 thousand inhabitants, the 13 municipalities of the Middle Tejo today add up to a total of 895 confirmed cases of infection by the new coronavirus (858 in ACES Médio Tejo and 37 in ACES Pinhal Interior Sul), 534 people recovered (515 in ACES Médio Tejo , 18 in Sertã and 1 in Vila de Rei) and 22 deaths.
In all 13 municipalities of the Middle Tejo, there are 729 cases of infection registered in the post-confinement period, 580 more than those reported in the initial phase of containment of the disease.
In Alto Alentejo, Gavião registered in August the only nine cases of covid-19. Ponte de Sor has a cumulative total of 25 positive cases. At least five of the cases relate to people who do not reside in the municipality and who have not updated their tax residency, so the municipality only refers to the occurrence of 20 cases.
Lezíria do Tejo, in turn, has an accumulated total of 1264 patients, of which 489 cases in the municipality of Santarém, according to data from the Regional Network. Chamusca has a total of 37 confirmed cases, including one death, and Golegã records 37 infections. The Lezíria region has 39 deaths, 24 of them in Santarém.
The Santarém district has an accumulated total of 2102 cases (1264 in Lezíria do Tejo and 858 in ACES Médio Tejo), and a total of 61 deaths (39 in Lezíria and 22 in ACES Médio Tejo). Lezíria do Tejo has a total of 960 recovered patients and ACES Médio Tejo has 515, which gives a total of 1475 people recovered from the virus.
Covid-19 | Portugal registers 13 more dead and 2,153 infected
Portugal registers 13 more deaths and 2,153 cases of infection related to the pandemic of covid-19, said today the Directorate-General for Health (DGS). According to the latest bulletin, released today, since the beginning of the pandemic Portugal has accounted for 98,055 confirmed cases and 2,162 deaths.
In surveillance, 52,543 contacts remain, 759 more than in the data revealed on Friday. The data released today reveal even more 1,853 recovered cases, making a total of 57,919. Portugal has 37,974 active cases, 287 more than on Friday.
By region, the North has 38,281 confirmed cases, an increase of 1,124 cases compared to Friday, and 950 deaths, six more than the previous day. Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, in turn, have 47,027 confirmed cases, 781 more than the previous day, and five more deaths, totaling 871.
The Center has 149 more confirmed cases to 7,983 and deaths remain unchanged at 277. Alentejo accounts for 1,956 confirmed cases, equivalent to an increase of 42 cases compared to Friday, and 27 deaths, plus one.
The Algarve region has now reported 2,171 cases, which translates into an increase of 47 cases, and 22 deaths, one more than the previous day. Madeira remains without registering deaths and has three more confirmed cases, totaling 320, while the Azores added seven more cases, accounting for 317, and the number of deaths has not changed, thus continuing at 15.
In turn, 1,014 people are in hospital, one less than on Friday. 148 patients are admitted to intensive care units, four more than the previous day. Of the total confirmed cases, 53,433 are women and 44,622 men. The new coronavirus has already killed 1,087 men and 1,075 women in Portugal.
The covid-19 pandemic has already claimed more than 1.1 million deaths and over 39.3 million cases of infection worldwide, according to a report by the French agency AFP.
The disease is transmitted by a new coronavirus detected in late December 2019 in Wuhan, a city in central China.
After Europe succeeded China as the center of the pandemic in February, the American continent is now the one with the most confirmed cases and the most deaths.
c / LUSA
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A section of the Covid-19 study, which was carried out across the country in the summer, looks at the psychological effects associated with the spread of Covid-19. The first results are now available and they show how important tests are, because a large proportion of those who tested positive did not consider themselves infected.
The study is a joint project of the South Tyrolean statistical institute ASTAT, the European Academy (EURAC), the institute for general medicine, the psychological service of the health district Brixen and the department for health. Over 800 people took part in the psychological part of the study and thus provided valuable information on the corona pandemic and its effects on the psyche.
Self-assessment of Covid-19 infection is insufficient
The preliminary evaluation of the psychological aspects shows that people cannot assess whether they have been infected with the novel coronavirus or not.
“The human judgment in this regard largely corresponds to the guessing probability,” said Roland Keim, head of the psychological part of the study. On the one hand, this is due to the fact that around 30 percent show no symptoms at all and, on the other hand, the symptoms are unspecific or cannot be correctly assigned by those affected. After all, around three quarters of the actually positive test subjects wrongly believe that they were not infected at all or were not infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus. These are hardly any more for the subjects who actually tested negative.
This means that people often lull themselves into a false sense of security and thus run the risk of infecting others with the virus unnoticed. In light of these results, being completely ignorant of the broadcast is likely to be the rule rather than the exception.
Relationship between emotional stress and Covid-19 infection
Another interesting result: those who tested positive and negative do not differ in their specific fear of Covid-19. However, there is a statistically significant difference in terms of general anxiety, depression and stress between subjects who tested positive for Covid-19 and negative subjects who tested Covid-19: the subjects who tested positive were significantly more depressed, anxious and stressed than those who tested negative. This difference is not due to possible gender differences, age differences, knowledge of the infection, prolonged duration of illness, loss of job, the increased presence of chronic physical illnesses or quarantine measures. Most of the subjects also seem to have coped well with the quarantine in psychological terms.
Neither the depression nor the anxiety nor the stress values differ in subjects in quarantine from those who were not in quarantine. In fact, none of the test subjects who tested positive were in hospital treatment. Most of the cases had a mild to asymptomatic course. In principle, it is conceivable that this increased emotional burden is a specific consequence of the viral infection with the novel coronavirus. Similarly, a new, as yet unpublished Irish study has shown that more than half of patients in a Covid-19 outpatient clinic suffer from prolonged fatigue syndrome.
Contrary to this hypothesis, the test persons in the South Tyrol study report no deterioration in their physical or mental health, with a significantly milder overall outcome. Conversely, it cannot be ruled out that increased emotional stress increases the likelihood of infection with this virus. The latter has been shown experimentally with harmless cold viruses and is in principle also seen as a possibility for this virus by the same research group. This could, among other things, explain why some close family members are infected if the same viral exposure is suspected, while others are not. The reason for this is seen to be the complex interplay between emotions and the immune system. In addition to the studies mentioned, there are also experimental results from animal experiments, indications from epidemiological studies in various chronic diseases or from experimental studies on wound healing under psychological stress.
Whether psychological stress tends to lead to an increased likelihood of infection or, conversely, the consequences of an past infection and which biological mechanisms are involved, would have to be clarified in a follow-up investigation.
Social factors and Covid-19 infection
On average, people with a Covid 19 infection stated that they were statistically significantly more likely to live in a larger household (χ2 p <0.03) and with their own parents (χ2 p = 0.03) and, on average, spend more free time outside the home (χ2 p <0.05), to have a distance of one meter or less with several people every day at work (χ2 p <0.01), and they also report a greater diversity of the social network (tp <0.05).
In addition, it is comparatively irrelevant whether it was stated that they live in a larger apartment block or in a single-family house, or whether they belong to an association or a religious community. The information on the number of hours worked a week outside of one’s own home, the type of means of transport used for work and leisure, the duration of the journey, regular contact with pets, the specific fear of Covid-19 or the presence of children in the household also show no differences between Covid- 19 subjects tested positive and negative.
Overall, these first results should be assessed with great caution, since statistical relationships do not yet provide any information about causality. For example, it cannot be ruled out that the psychological stress is caused by other variables that have not yet been recorded but are systematically related to Covid-19. Although the differences in terms of psychological stress between Covid-19 positives and negatives are statistically significant, the psychological stress is usually mild.
It seems all the more important to examine these aspects more closely in terms of causality in a follow-up study. The data from this survey are currently being statistically analyzed more precisely by the South Tyrolean institutions involved and the Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of Pavia. Regardless of the suspected causality, these results show that with Covid-19, even in the case of mild courses, psychological side effects must be considered.
The hospital board Jose Maria Spain, Located in La Sabana, La Guaira state, it received a shipment of medical supplies and medicines, as part of the elements with which another Community Pharmacy will be activated in the entity soon.
The information was provided by the only health authority in the region, Yadira Castillo, who explained that the merchandise comes from the Jipana automated warehouse, AVN reported.
“Part of the supplies have already been delivered for the next activation of the Community Pharmacy of the Comprehensive Community Health Area (ASIC) 514, thanks to the policy of President Nicolás Maduro for health and medical treatments for chronic patients in the country”, he pointed.
The material, in addition to containing different drugs for the treatment of specific diseases, has accessories and preventive equipment necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Castillo commented that although there is no fixed date for the inauguration of the establishment, the adaptation and space works are already well advanced so that the coastal population can soon enjoy the benefits.
The analysis of the results of RT-PCR tests that measure the viral load of Sars-CoV-2 in a patient has been the subject of much debate in recent months. These tests make it possible to detect the RNA (molecule close to DNA) of the virus in the patient’s nasopharyngeal sample, thanks to a process of amplification of the genome by cycles. The techniques available make it possible to target between 1 and 3 viral genes. The more cycles it takes to make the RNA noticeable (this value is generally between 10 and 45) the less virus there is in the sample taken. This threshold cycle (CT) from which a result is positive has been at the heart of the debates for several weeks.
Osman Rojas | LARA’S PRESS.- The patients with degenerative diseases they feel forgotten. Since the pandemic began, cancer patients, people with Parkinson’s, HIV-positive, insulin-dependent and transplant patients have seen how medicines are not distributed either by the social security network or by the health secretary’s pharmacies. They have no hope of a prompt governmental response, as no one responds to the requests made by those affected.
Argelis Morales, activist for the human rights of patients with HIV, denounced this week that, for four months, the patients have been without their antiretrovirals. The situation for these patients is so critical that, according to the information provided to LA PRENSA, the few drugs that are arriving have expired.
Insulin-dependent patients have also complained about the lack of medicines. Luisabeth Pernalete, a woman who requires insulin on a regular basis, asked in recent days what had happened to the distribution of medicines, as she pointed out that the regional government does not offer solutions to those affected. “I ask around here because I don’t know who else to go to,” Pernalete said in a WhatsApp chat he shares with patients and journalists.
The problem for people with degenerative diseases is twofold because, to the shortage of drugs, is added the quarantine that does not allow some patients to go to Colombia and bring your medicines. “They are condemning us to death and it is not because of the coronavirus,” they say.