Coronavirus: What Experts Say About the Evolution of the Case – The Critical Period

Three experts openly expressed his views on the course of the coronavirus transmission, while expressing concern.

Earlier, a spokesman for the Ministry of Hehe Rector of the National and Kapodistrian University, Mr. Thanos Dimopoulos, analyzes what can be deduced from the course of outbreaks of  coronavirus  in Greece, what we can assess if the measures worked and if they needed to be taken even more drastically.alth for coronavirus, Professor of Infectious Diseases Sotiris Tsiodras, made the final 24-hour report. As he announced, another person was killed on Tuesday with the death toll of 5. Also, 35 new outbreaks of coronavirus were reported, with the total number being 387.

Mr Dimopoulos spoke to Open TV’s central news release and Niki Luberakis and said coronavirus was identified in high-risk cases, that is, people who are elderly or have other conditions. This is because people in this category will need hospitalization and results should be available as soon as possible.

For people who have mild symptoms the recommendation is to stay home and not be controlled, contrary to what the World Health Organization has suggested. According to Mr. Dimopoulos, there may not be a clear picture of the total number of cases in Greece, but clear instructions have been given for someone with cough, fever, myalgia and arthritis to stay home and be treated as if they were case of coronavirus.

“This does not limit the effectiveness of the measures announced by the health ministry, EODY and Civil Protection,” Mr Dimopoulos argues. “Everything is in line with the highest possible isolation, especially for those who are likely to carry the virus but also for those in the vulnerable groups.” “It is a difficult period and according to the relevant authorities will take several weeks. Our hospitals and the medical and nursing staff are under great pressure and remember that the health system needs support and staffing, “he said.

Asked why new cases are being reported daily, since we do not know the exact number of the National and Kapodistrian University Rector comments that “we are referring to high-risk cases and what we are worried about is knowing are their characteristics and how many are those who will need more support or even mechanical support for breathing »

Regarding the proposal of random checks that could be done, Mr. Dimopoulos said that “everything can contribute as long as they are done quickly and reliably. At this time, for a doctor or a nurse who is suspected to have a case, we need to know the result on the same day. Therefore, there is a hierarchy of possibilities to focus on cases of urgent diagnosis and possibly treatment. ” “We hope the next two months will be more difficult and we will not have players in May,” commented Mr Dimopoulos.

Vatopoulos: We see a tsunami coming

Microbiology professor at West Attica University Alkis Vatopoulos, speaking in an Alpha news release, stressed that we are still at the beginning and that the population must be patient and persistent. “Patience to withstand these very hard measures of isolation and persistence to continue working in this direction,” he said.

“At the moment we are seeing the tsunami coming and we are trying to do everything possible so that its impact is as small as possible. The bet is to save it and how it will be if everyone obeys these simple yet difficult measures, that is to say, always keep a distance of 2 meters from each other.

Regarding the issue of medical staff who have been infected with coronavirus, the professor said this is a problem that has been observed both in China and Italy and in other countries. “The point is to get as few doctors as possible for this message, not to go to the hospital” for flea bites. If we have severe symptoms, it is good for our family doctor to see us and direct us accordingly if we need to go to the hospital. To unload the health system and to protect doctors and nurses, “Mr. Vatopoulos stressed.

Letter to Mitsotaki

The president of the Greek Society of Toxicology and Professor of Biochemistry and Biotechnology at the University of Thessaly, Dimitris Kouretas, sent a letter to the Prime Minister regarding the measures to be taken to spread the coronavirus. It refers to the need to isolate cases from the healthy population.

In detail, his entire letter to Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

“Mr Prime Minister

In the current situation of the country due to the coronation we have two issues to solve

1. Detection and accurate recording of cases throughout the population.

2. Isolation of all cases from the healthy population.

In Greece we are at the beginning of the epidemic right now and we see very few tests carried out daily and mostly in adults (up to 300-400), meaning we are losing the ability to record and detect cases at a young age. This is what Italy did with very bad results. We also lose the ability to isolate them from the healthy. Italy, while sampling mainly older adults, Germany and Korea of ​​all ages and even mass. The age distribution of the population in South Korea is almost entirely in line with the age distribution of the cases of coronavirus infection. The fact that Korea with a population of 50 million takes 20,000 samples a day, it was as if we were getting 3,000 samples a day from all ages. So Korea has almost 10 times fewer victims and Germany 25 times less than Italy, because it has precisely drawn a map of the spread at all ages and isolated the carriers of the virus. Young people disperse without getting sick. We want to find them. We make a selection of samples and this may prove crucial to the evolution of the epidemic. Without the diagnosis and detection of cases, you cannot isolate cases from healthy ones.

We need to add measures immediately before it’s too late. The existing system continues to take samples. There is a need for some sort of equipment and staff upgrading of the laboratories that are already conducting the exams now 24 hours a day. Also with the same rationale to accelerate all laboratories in academic and research institutes as well as in the private sector accredited to conduct the tests directly in collaboration with the heads of the Ministries of Research and Education. We have to make the scatter map with random samples like Korea (street garages specially sampled orally in saliva en masse in each city) within the week as well as the next.

Yours sincerely

Dimitrios Kouretas

Professor of Biochemistry-Biotechnology University of Thessaly

President of the Hellenic Society of Toxicology ».


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