For the ninth time, Argentina is defaulting and unable to pay its debts, and negotiations are continuing

For the ninth time in a row, Argentina has defaulted on its debt in its history. But the government of left-wing President Alberto Fernandez is seeking to strike a deal with Argentine bondholders, without starting the default.

  • For the ninth time, Argentina is defaulting and unable to pay its debts, and negotiations are continuing
    Responsible Argentine source: We are not paying the interest, but negotiations are still continuing

Argentina again defaulted on a payment of $ 500 million, but negotiations to restructure $ 66 billion of its debt are still ongoing.

“We are not paying the interest, but negotiations are continuing,” an Argentine government source told AFP.

Argentine Economy Minister Martin Guzman said, “There is still a great distance to cross, but the most important thing is that all parties are still sitting at the negotiating table to find a solution.”

Guzman explained that the extension of negotiations “provides flexibility in the event that his country decides in the coming days to introduce amendments to its proposals to reach a viable agreement with its creditors.”

Argentina extended On May 11, its proposal to restructure its debt. Argentine President Alberto Fernandez affirmed that his country remains open to negotiation with international creditors, indicating that it has extended its offer to restructure its public debt.

On the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange, the Merval index recorded a decline of 1.03 percent at the close on Friday evening to reach 40,962.76 points. During the week, the stock exchange rose by 3.99 percent, while negotiations between the Argentine government and its creditors continued.

This is the ninth time that Argentina has defaulted on its debt in its history. But the government of left-wing President Alberto Fernandez is seeking to strike a deal with Argentine bondholders, without starting the default.

The Argentine government announced late Thursday the extension of the deadline set for the restructuring of debt until the second of June.

This ten-day extension only suggests that the Argentine government and its creditors could be close to an agreement even though the new deadline is not necessarily final, as the government made clear Thursday.

These negotiations were supposed to end on the eighth of May at the latest. But in the absence of an agreement, it was extended until Friday, the due date of which $ 500 million in interest must be paid.

In total, Argentina’s debt amounts to $ 324 billion, or about ninety percent of its gross domestic product.

For his part, the International Monetary Fund spokesman Gerry Rice affirmed that this international financial body supports Argentina in restructuring its debts, and “trusts the will of the two parties to continue negotiations to reach an agreement.”

Depending on the debt repayment schedule, further interest payments are due in June. With an amnesty period of thirty days, Argentina can count on a hiatus until the end of next July.

The new Corona virus has also caused a severe slowdown in the economy, forcing the government to release funds to alleviate its impact on the most vulnerable residents and businesses.


Argentina extends its proposal to restructure its debt

The economy in Argentina, which has been in recession for two years and has increased due to the outbreak of Corona, is in a catastrophic situation as the authorities were unable to pay their debts on time, and talks between Buenos Aires and its creditors reached a dead end.

  • Argentina extends its proposal to restructure its debt
    Buenos Aires’ offer to creditors includes a 62 percent write-off of debt interest

Argentine President Alberto Fernandez affirmed that his country remains open to negotiation with international creditors, indicating that it has extended its offer to restructure its public debt until Monday.

“The possibility of extending the offer continues until Monday, May 11th,” Fernandez said on his Twitter account today, Saturday. When this deadline expires, we will determine the steps that will be taken.

He added, “We continue to engage in dialogue with creditors in good faith with the aim of reaching a sustainable agreement,” adding that, “as usual, our goal is to make commitments that we can fulfill.”

The 30-day grace period is due to expire for Argentina to make a $ 500 million payment on May 22, after it failed to pay it on time.

Economy Minister Martin Guzmán took a tough stance on debt, partly driven by the need to free resources to confront the outbreak of the new Corona virus in the recession-stricken country, stressing that “Argentina is still negotiating and thanks to the creditors who supported the proposal.”

Buenos Aires’ offer to creditors includes writing off 62 percent of the interest on debt, or $ 37.9 billion, and 5.4 percent of the capital, or $ 3.6 billion. Argentina also requests a payment freeze for 3 years, which means that no amount will be paid until 2023.

Talks between Buenos Aires and its creditors have reached a dead end over its $ 65 billion debt, with the three major bondholders groups rejecting a government restructuring proposal that expired on Friday.

If Argentina does not pay the money, this would mean a default, which is a catastrophic scenario for the cash-strapped country, which would prevent the government from borrowing from the money markets.

Argentina, which has been in recession for two years, imposed a closure since March 20 to contain the Corona virus, which represented another blow to its economy.


Bilateral pneumonia and Covid: what it is and what are the symptoms of the infection that hit Berlusconi

The pneumonia of viral origin, such as that caused by the new coronavirus for which Silvio Berlusconi it is now at the San Raffaele in Milan, a type of pneumonia that often requires hospitalization. Viral pneumonias mainly involve a involvement of interstitial tissue (the one present between one alveolus and the other), that is the deepest part of the lungs. Covid, in its most severe forms, almost always causes confirmed bilateral interstitial pneumonia Sergio Hararai director of the Department of Medicine and of the Pneumology Unit of the San Giuseppe MultiMedica hospital in Milan. In the most acute forms, pneumonia can lead to severe respiratory failure within a few days. In the case of Berlusconi, who is 83 years old and considered a patient at risk due to age and previous pathologies, we speak of early stage bilateral pneumonia: means that both lungs have been affected and that the disease at onset. At first it was revealed that Berlusconi had been subjected to oxygen therapy, which consists of administering an additional amount of oxygen for therapeutic purposes due to reduced oxygen levels in the blood. Your personal doctor Alberto Zangrillo he denied it, confirming instead that the former prime minister is breathing independently. Harari points out: The fact that the disease is at an early stage does not mean that it cannot get worse in the next few days and of course we hope not. We are now in a prodromal phase in which the disease is not yet fully expressed and it is not yet known how much the lung will be affected in the future. Evolution, severe or milder, cannot be known in advance, one has to wait.

Symptoms of bilateral pneumonia

The most typical symptoms – he explains Sergio Harari, director of the Department of Medicine and the Pneumology Unit of the San Giuseppe MultiMedica hospital in Milan – I am fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, fatigue, general malaise. They are not always all present at the same time.

Diagnosis of bilateral pneumonia

Radiological diagnosis – explains Harari – but in many cases even a complete evaluation of the patient’s symptoms and a visit with auscultation may suffice. Blood tests are not always necessary and sometimes even chest x-rays can be dispensed with. Chest ultrasound may help. In some cases, however, the chest X-ray may be negative, making one necessary Tac, an examination to which Silvio Berlusconi was subjected and which showed precisely bilateral pneumonia at the early stage.

Who is most at risk with bilateral pneumonia

Who are the people most at risk? Those suffering from chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardio-respiratory diseases (asthma, chronic bronchitis, heart failure), then smokers, the elderly (those over 65 have a triple risk compared to younger people), children and all immunosuppressed people – explains the expert -. Mortality from pneumonia is concentrated in these categories, in our country about 150 thousand cases of pneumonia are hospitalized every year and 9 thousand deaths are recorded, which represent one of the lowest figures in all of Europe, but it is still important, explains the expert.

The therapies

In reality, the therapy in this stage of the disease only supports oxygen and possibly cortisone can be used – explains Sergio Harari -. Not suggested, at this time the remdesivir, antiviral indicated only for patients in more severe conditions. remember that today we do not have specific drugs for the coronavirus. Some steroids such as dexamethasone or methylprednisolone have provided encouraging results to control what triggers the cytokine storm, the abnormal response of the immune system. Now we have to wait for the course, correct the lack of oxygen and evaluate, this depends on the details of the clinical case, whether to administer cortisone or not.

September 4, 2020 (change September 5, 2020 | 13:18)



Coronavirus pandemic. Most relevant as of August 16 :: Society :: RBC

When the mass vaccination against COVID-19 begins in Russia, 21.5 million people have become infected with the coronavirus in the world; the main thing is in the RBC review


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The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus infection exceeded 922 thousand (plus 4969 per day). In total, 15 685 people died from COVID-19 in the country (plus 68 per day). More than 732 thousand people have recovered since the beginning of the epidemic.


very cheap and long-known drugs help save the lungs with coronavirus

Cloving hospital on the basis of the Medical Scientific and Educational Center (ISSC) Moscow State University named after M.V.Lomonosov took the first patients on April 21 and completed his work on June 13. It turned out that it was possible to achieve the best treatment results for COVID-19 in Moscow. Over the entire period, 4 patients died, and among severe patients who got mechanical ventilation, the mortality rate was less than 14% (for comparison, the average for the city and the world was up to 70 – 80%). Eighteen doctors out of 220 employees of the hospital were infected with coronavirus, there were no deaths among the medical staff.

What approaches were used at the University Hospital of Moscow State University to achieve such results? We continue the conversation with the head. Department of Therapy, Faculty of Fundamental Medicine, Moscow State University, Head of the Department of Age-Associated Diseases, Medical Scientific and Educational Center, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Cardiologist Yana Orlova.


– Most of those who are ill or are afraid to get sick are worried about fibrotic changes in their lungs. They say that you have developed special therapy that can reduce the risk of developing fibrosis. Is it possible?!

– Yes, we launched an appropriate clinical study. There are no final results yet, but we have developed clinical practice.

“What did you do to save the lungs?”

– We used a combination of bromhexine and spironolactone (both are long-known very cheap drugs. – Ed.). Bromhexine is an expectorant that has been prescribed to patients with pneumonia and cough for many years. At the same time, experimental data showed that this drug can block a specific enzyme and impede the penetration of coronavirus into cells. True, it was on this effect that we counted to a lesser extent in inpatients, since such an effect is important mainly in the early stages of the disease. But the expectorant effect of bromhexine really helps patients with COVID. I heard that our colleagues in Peter launched a study of bromhexine for prophylactic purposes. We will wait for the results.

Coronavirus infected 18 doctors from 220 employees of the hospital, there were no deaths among the medical staffPhoto: Ivan MAKEEV


– The second drug – spironolactone – is traditionally widely used in cardiology for the treatment of heart failure, severe hypertension. It has a small diuretic, magnesium and potassium-preserving effect, continues Yana. Orlova. – It has several mechanisms through which it can be useful in coronavirus infection.

Firstly, a mechanism that prevents the development of fibrosis in general in the body. There are works that, in particular, show that spironolactone reduces fibrosis in the heart. At the same time, it is known that the tendency to fibrosis is not local, but systemic – where there is more inflammation, there will certainly be fibrosis. And we see, of course, fibrotic changes in the “covide” in our patients. Therefore, we prescribed spironolactone as a drug for the prevention of this process.

Secondly, this drug blocks sex hormone receptors, in particular testosterone. Some published studies suggest that “high-testosterone” men suffer from “covid” more often and develop more severe fibrotic changes. Therefore, blocking these receptors for several weeks during COVID treatment may be useful in reducing the severity of complications. We are not talking about a longer intake, since male patients are unlikely to agree with a decrease in testosterone levels in the long term.

And perhaps the most important point. In almost all of our patients, we observed hypokalemia (a decrease in potassium levels. – Ed.). With coronavirus infection, potassium is intensely excreted from the body, and scientific articles even suggest that hypokalemia serves as the trigger for a cytokine storm. So spironolactone has a real chance to reduce the risk of this dangerous complication. But the main thing, in my opinion, is that lowering the level of potassium in the body is extremely harmful to the heart and triggers life-threatening rhythm disturbances, increasing the risk of sudden death. We, like all others, replenished potassium with droppers, but it was more effective to retain it in the body with the help of spironolactone.

Men certainly get worse than women;  the elderly are heavier than the young;  overweight people are heavier than patients without excess weight Photo: Ivan MAKEEV

Men certainly get worse than women; the elderly are heavier than the young; overweight people are heavier than overweight patientsPhoto: Ivan MAKEEV


– Yana Arturovna, how many patients did you have on average?

– About 10 – 14 days. But someone and 50 days.

– Have you noticed signs by which it can be assumed that the disease in the person brought is likely to go the hard way?

– Such studies were carried out in the world, our clinical practice confirmed them. Men certainly get worse than women; the elderly are heavier than the young; overweight people are heavier than overweight patients. Men with a classic male type of baldness, a lot of facial hair, we can say brutal men get sick harder.

– Under what conditions did you discharge patients?

– We acted as close as possible to the recommendations Ministry of Health: so that the temperature for three days was not higher than 37.5 degrees; so that C-reactive protein (an indicator of inflammation) is lower than 10 mg / l, and saturation, that is, the level of oxygen in the blood, is higher than 96%.


– How often do you get sick doctors and nurses?

– In the first month no one got sick at all. We have a very powerful epidemiological service. The head of the sanitary-epidemiological department, a senior researcher, correctly organized the whole process, and for the first two weeks she personally worked in the sanitary inspection room at the exit from the “red zone” and helped doctors and nurses who were exhausted after the shift safely remove protective clothing.

Then both people’s fatigue and viral load accumulated. By the middle of the second month, sick people began to appear. There were no seriously ill patients. We treated part of the staff in our observation, part of it was treated at home. In total, 18 people were infected from the medical staff (less than 10%).

– Doctors take something for prevention? Vitamins C, D, Zinc?

– I saw the recommendations of American nutritionists, they speak out positively about taking zinc, melatonin and vitamin C. There were somewhat conflicting data on vitamin D. But we did not give any such recommendations to our employees. We have all the prevention was associated with minimizing contacts and other measures of epidemiological safety.

Physicians are the heroes of our time.“If you think that you are special and that a pandemic will not affect you, you are deeply mistaken,” listen to what the doctors who are fighting with coronavirus say


“They used a cure for gout against COVID”: How patients were treated in a hospital that showed the best results in Moscow

The results of treatment at the university clinic of Moscow State University were the best in the capital. “Komsomolskaya Pravda” learned the details of how doctors and scientists saved severe patients [Часть 1]

Virologist told whether it is possible to disinfect masks from coronavirus in sunlight

And also why the epidemic is gaining strength in southern countries and whether the sun affects the incidence – all this in an interview with George Vikulova (details)


In Moscow, 23 patients with coronavirus died per day :: Society :: RBC

The number of deaths in the capital since the beginning of the pandemic reached 3,761, more than 220 thousand people fell ill

Photo: Alexey Maishev / RIA Novosti

Over the last day in Moscow, 23 people died with coronavirus infection COVID-19, according to the operational headquarters to combat the disease. In all patients, pneumonia was confirmed.

Since the start of the pandemic, the total number of deaths in the city has reached 3,761.

How the number of coronavirus survivors and deaths in Russia is changing

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The capital is in first place in the number of coronavirus victims among Russian regions. Following, according to the website Stopkoronavirus.rf, go St. Petersburg (1086), Moscow Region (864), Dagestan (371) and Nizhny Novgorod Region (226). According to the data of the operational headquarters on the morning of June 28, a total of 9073 deaths were recorded in Russia.

Since the spread of infection in Moscow, more than 220 thousand cases of coronavirus have been identified. In total, 634.4 thousand people were infected in Russia, 399 thousand patients fully recovered.


How to earn Hope Babkin and Eugene Mountains actually

How to earn artistic Director of the theater “Russian song” and her beloved.

Hope Babkin and Eugene Mountains. Photo: Persona Stars

Nadezhda Babkina in the last month has become one of the most popular stars of show business. Wave of interest provoked severe viral pneumonia — Nadezhda Georgievna spent a month in hospital, including two weeks in intensive care. For recovery of the actress watched the whole country.

In the interest of Babkina has responded to advertisers, so the income of star will continue to rise. And while tell how to earn Nadezhda Georgievna and her husband*.

Nadezhda Babkina. Total income: 33.37 million RUB per year

Nadezhda Babkina. Photo
Nadezhda Babkina. Photo: EGO/Curly Boris

Babkina directs the state theater and, therefore, reports on income. In the last Declaration, submitted a year ago, artistic Director and Director of the Moscow academic theatre “Russian song” indicated annual revenue of $ 33 million 370 thousand rubles. But this does not mean that the whole amount of the salary for the “Russian song”.

People’s artist not only directs the theater, but still gets paid on the TV, fees for performances and touring. This spring Babkin in an interview said that her airbag on a rainy day is 5 million rubles, the other has no savings.

Most likely, all the money the artist has spent on the treatment that it took place in private clinics.

Advertising contracts from 2 million rubles.

Revenues for 2020 Nadezhda Georgievna because of the pandemic will not fall, because it was an alternative to the cancelled concerts and performances.

After Babkina recovered from coronavirus, and returned to active employment, she has managed to star in an advertising campaign. Deals on Hope fell down including from large firms.

Team grandmother began to develop social networks, she even has an account in Tik-Tok, which is used by adolescents and young adults — many advertisers are interested in this audience. The singer chooses a particularly valuable suggestions.

The average price of an advertising contract for a period of 3 months for the artist of such level is about 2 million rubles. a year — 15 million rubles Support in social networks is 200 — 300 thousand rubles.

Property: apartments and house, about 100 million rubles.

Country house Babkin. Photo
Country house Babkin. Photo: the First channel

The Declaration Babkina, there are two apartments in Moscow with the area of 124 and 112 sq. m. Plus a house in the suburbs — 310 sq m, on a plot bath, garage. The market value of the real estate — from 100 million rubles.

In addition, there are two apartments in Bulgaria — 79 and 96 sq. m. Overseas real estate is estimated at 10 million rubles.

Eugene Mountains. Total income: 12 million rubles per year

The products of the factory Mount in the Moscow Mall. Photo
The products of the factory Mount in the Moscow Mall. Photo: Instagram

The civil wife of people’s artist Eugene Hill, my hobby was making candles. The musician turned a favorite thing in a successful business.

At the Mountain there is a factory for the manufacture of candles, which Babkina jokingly calls candle factory. Eugene turned widely the products of his factory are sold in large shopping centers in Moscow and other cities.

Brand Ucandles produces aromaproduct — candles, diffusers, perfumes, perfume. Candle is 690 or 1300 RUB, bombs for baths — 300 RUB, diffusers — 2100 RUB

According to experts, the revenue could be around 1 million rubles per month. There are online store.

Real estate: apartment and house, about 30 million rubles.

Babkina and the Mountains could not hide the fact that they have a guest marriage. Eugene has its own apartment, and a house in the suburbs. Of course, the scale of his country estate less than Nadezhda Georgievna, but furnished with great taste.


You may hear about it for the first time … 13 offers a warning about Coron

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Thursday 14 May 2020


With the spread of the Corvette Coronary Coronavirus (19) epidemic around the world, doctors are beginning to determine the extent of the harm caused by the coronavirus.

The clinical manifestations of the disease range from common symptoms such as cold and bronchitis to more severe diseases such as pneumonia and severe acute respiratory distress syndrome, and failure of many parts of the body, which may lead to death, according to what was reported in the newspaper, “Al Bayan”

Bloomberg has published a list of most of the symptoms Curna causes, including ones you may not have heard of before:

the blood

Fever and inflammation may disrupt blood vessels, making blood cells more susceptible to lumping, while interfering with the body’s ability to dissolve blood clots. This may cause clotting, which can cause blood vessels in the tissues and organs throughout the body to become blocked.

Life-threatening clots in the lung arteries, known as “pulmonary emboli”, may occur even after the symptoms of the infection have passed. Damaged blood vessels may become prone to bleeding.

In children, inflammation of the veins and arteries caused by excessive stimulation of immunity may cause a disease similar to that of “Kawasaki”, an inflammatory disorder.

the brain

Brain imbalances in the vascular endothelium and associated haemorrhagic and coagulation disorders may cause strokes and bleeding in the brain. Patients may also experience headache, dizziness, confusion, poor awareness, poor movement control, delirium, and hallucinations.

the eyes

Swollen red eyes, sometimes referred to as a “pink eye”, may result from conjunctivitis, which is the tissue that lines the inside of the eyelids and covers the white part of the eye.


Digestive cell infections may cause diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. It was found that vascular obstruction caused by abnormal coagulation damages the intestine, requiring emergency surgery.

The hands

Tingling and burning sensation in the hands and extremities may indicate a rare disorder of the nervous system that may be caused by abnormal immune responses to viral infection. Other symptoms of the syndrome include muscle weakness and temporary paralysis.

the heart

Heart injuries that sometimes lead to arrhythmias, heart failure, and cardiac arrest may occur as a result of increased stress, inflammation of the heart muscle and blood clots. In people with cardiovascular blockages, infection, fever, and inflammation may prevent or stop blood flow to organs and tissues.

the parties

Blockages in large blood vessels may cause insufficient flow, or acute ischemia of the blood in the extremities. Severe complications can be fatal.

The liver

Liver dysfunction may occur as a direct result of a viral infection, or most likely due to systemic inflammation caused by the immune system and blood circulation blockage, interrupting blood flow to the organ.

The lungs

The virus targets the epithelial cells that line and protect the respiratory system, as well as the walls of the air sacs through which gas exchange occurs to give oxygen to the blood. Damage to the alveoli can cause pneumonia characterized by chest pain and shortness of breath. In severe cases, hypoxia can lead to acute respiratory distress syndrome.


Acute kidney injury may result from strokes and poor blood supply, or as a direct result of the infection.

Nose and tongue

While the virus can cause sneezing and a regular runny nose for a common cold, it can also disrupt the olfactory system, causing sudden or complete loss of sensation.

the skin

Cell-like rashes, small red dots, and purple appearing on the legs and abdomen are all part of a complex category of so-called “viral skin diseases” that may result from the body’s response to the virus.


Purple, rash-like measles or measles rashes may appear on the feet, especially in children and the elderly.


it affects not only the lungs, but the whole body

The first 10 days after the onset of symptoms of the disease, the 38-year-old American was feeling quite well. He was not at risk; he had no chronic diseases.

– The man was examined, the disease was mild. The patient had a slight cough. Therefore, he was sent home for treatment, ”says the head of the Department of Vascular Surgery at Westchester Medical Center Sean Wengerter.

And then the incredible happened.

One morning, a man woke up with icy and numb legs. The body was constrained by terrible weakness; there was not even the strength to get out of bed.

The examination showed that the patient had aortic occlusion – a large blood clot formed in the main artery at the place where the artery diverged in two directions – to the right and left leg. Because of this clot, blood enriched with oxygen did not enter the iliac arteries.

“This is extremely dangerous.” From this can die from 20% to 50% of patients, – notes Vangerter. – But such things are not typical for 38-year-olds.

An emergency operation to remove a blood clot could save the patient’s life. But doctors working with patients with COVID-19 are everywhere faced with rather strange and frightening phenomena in infected patients. For example, the formation of blood clots (actually blood clots) of various sizes throughout the body, renal failure, inflammation of the heart muscle and malfunctions of the immune system.

“Coronavirus occurs in each patient in its own way,” notes Scott Brackenridge, associate professor of emergency surgery at the College of Medicine at the University of Florida. – In some cases, the patient has a problem with breathing, in others, the internal organs begin to fail. In children, the immune system as a whole begins to rebel.

Coronavirus is not just a respiratory diseasePhoto: Ivan MAKEEV


A new type of coronavirus is considered to be a respiratory virus, although it is already becoming obvious – the infection affects the entire human body. The most common symptoms are fever, pneumonia, and acute respiratory distress syndrome.

In this case, the virus attacks some organs directly. First of all, the mucous membrane of blood vessels, which entails unnatural coagulation of blood.

– COVID-19 provokes a local inflammatory reaction that leads to the formation of blood clots, – explains Wengerter. – This is due to the direct effect of the virus on the arteries.

A number of doctors recorded strokes in young patients with coronavirus, as well as the formation of blood clots in the lungs. Blood clots were found even in the smallest vessels.

“Since each organ feeds on blood vessels, and the virus attacks them first and foremost, we end up with damage to internal organs,” adds Dr. Scott Brackenridge.

Another serious symptom that is observed in some patients who become ill with the new coronavirus is the “co-fingers.” The infected toes swell, becoming red or purple. It is possible that the reason for this is blockage of blood vessels. But doctors say that usually this does not have serious consequences.

Kawasaki Syndrome

One of the most alarming reactions to COVID-19 is observed in children. It has already been named as a children’s multisystem inflammatory syndrome. In newYork Doctors have identified more than 100 cases.

This syndrome is characterized by a rather long fever, inflammatory process, malfunction of one or more internal organs, as well as the general condition, which is usually observed with shock. Pediatricians also compare these symptoms with the syndrome. Kawasaki.

Kawasaki syndrome is a rare disease that affects children aged 3 to 10 years. It is characterized by damage to the medium and small arteries, thrombosis, the formation of aneurysms and rupture of the vascular wall. Cases of infection are rare. However, recently, doctors have noted an increase in the number of patients with this syndrome.

Both childhood multisystem inflammatory syndrome and Kawasaki syndrome lead to an overly aggressive immune system response to coronavirus. This may be accompanied by inflammation of the blood vessels and heart muscle.


However, scientists note that coronavirus is not able to cause a strong immune response, but, on the contrary, suppress the entire immune system. And this can allow the infection to freely attack the internal organs.

Partly this theory was confirmed by Chinese experts, led by Dr. Zhang Zhang. Scientists analyzed samples of immune cells taken from the lungs of 9 patients infected with coronavirus. The results of the study showed an abnormally high level of leukocytes – macrophages and neutrophils responsible for the destruction of harmful pathogen – in severe patients. At the same time, these patients had a rather low level of CD8 T cells, which are called killer cells. They are responsible for killing virus-infected cells.

But doctors are reassuring, noting that they have drugs that can thin the blood, and also help the work of white blood cells that resist infection.


Sergey Mardan: In the USA, the clinic would simply go broke if the ventilator apparatus exploded and people died


Biologist named the reasons for erroneous test results for COVID-19 :: Society :: RBC

Coronavirus infection tests and antibodies can show erroneous results at all stages of the disease. About this “RIA Novosti” said the doctor of biological sciences, professor at the School of Systems Biology GMU (USA) Ancha Baranova.

According to her, at the first stage of the disease, when even if a person has no symptoms, the virus can multiply inside, suppression of infection due to interferons can occur in his body. So, the body’s natural defense can overcome the virus without producing antibodies, so the analysis for antibodies can be negative.

When temperature, coughing and other symptoms appear in the second stage, the body can activate additional protection, and a person can also start taking antiviral drugs. In the worst case, the disease will not end, even if the virus is defeated, and pneumonia will continue to develop due to other factors. At the same time, the test for coronavirus will show a negative result, but then the third, even more severe stage will begin.

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