Monday, March 30, 2020

O braku wentylatorów rzad USA był ostrzegany 20 lat

Okazuje się, że masowa krytyka Trumpa powinna być także skierowana do jego poprzedników, Baracka Obamy i Georga Busha. Agencje federalne już od 20 lat ostrzegały o złym przygotowaniu, zwłaszcza pod względem wentylatorów, do epidemii chorób dróg oddechowych. 

W 2003 roku po epidemii SARS "Agencja Odpowiedzialności Rządowej", GAO, w swoim raporcie pisała, że większość szpitali jest nie przygotowana do dużej epidemii i ma mało sprzętu, takiego jak wentylatory, do walki z chorobami dróg oddechowych.

Poland's Ministry of Health: The increase in new infections drops slightly

On Saturday, one large COVID-19 outbreak was detected, which resulted in a significant increase in incidence statistics, but if we look at the percentage increase in infections day by day, it is slowly decreasing - said Polish Deputy Minister of Health Janusz Cieszyński.

To date, most new infections were recorded on Saturday - 249. A week ago, 116 new infections were detected on Monday, around 150 on Tuesday and Wednesday, and around 170 on Thursday and Friday. There were 224 infections on Sunday.

Cieszyński was asked how he assessed the current implementation of the goals of limiting the spread of coronavirus. - When we compare Poland - at least at the moment - with other countries, the number of people infected with coronavirus is relatively low. However, we cannot announce success yet.

At this moment Poland has 1905 cases with 26 deaths.


Coronavirus attacks more then lungs


Polish media: Coronavirus also attacks patient's heart. It causes cells in the heart to die and the whole heart begins to function worse and worse - says the president of the Polish Society of Cardiology, prof. Adam Witkowski.

Preliminary results from a study in Wuhan showed that nearly half of the patients who got Covid-19 had various types of cardiovascular disease. Up to 70 percent of the patients that died had such symptoms. 

Many factors contribute to the severe course of infection. The majority of patients who suffer from cardiovascular diseases are elderly, and thus their immune system functions worse. However, that this is also due to the fact that the virus itself attacks the heart. 

The very infection of the virus in people who do not even have cardiovascular diseases can cause such damage to the heart that the left ventricular ejection fraction decreases very much and patients must be treated as in the course of acute inflammation of the heart muscle. The fact that COVID-19 damages myocardial cells is unfortunately confirmed - said the president of the Polish Society of Cardiology.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Taiwan's success comes from not trusting China?


Polish corespondents: Taiwan's success in their fight with corona virus comes from not trusting China. It consists of three things. First of all: very quick reaction. Second: disbelief in what China is saying. Third: full transparency. Taiwan has experience with China, it understands how China works and understood that when they say that it is not such a big problem, it means that it is a very big problem. As early as December 31, border controls were increased, especially for passengers arriving from China. 

Taiwan knew something disturbing was happening in China when China informed the World Health Organization on December 31 that there is a virus, but there is no evidence that it is spreading from person to person.

In the case of China we have two versions of the situation: the official one, that China stopped the epidemic, and the accounts Chinese doctors, the reports from crematoriums and studies that say that these figures are understated up to ten times.

At this moment, despite being located nearly next door, Taiwan has only 298 cases and 2 deaths.

Liczba zgonów w USA podwoiła się w ciągu dwóch dni


Dzisiaj rano liczba zgonów w USA przekroczyła 2100 czyli podwoiła się w ciągu ostatnich dwóch dni. 

Wczoraj Trump proponował ogarniecie stanów Nowy Jork, Nowy Jersey i części Connecticut kwarantanną ale po histerycznej reakcji gubernatorów którzy twierdzili nawet, że to oznacza wojnę domową wycofał się z tego pomysłu i zaproponował "travel advisory" czyli zalecenie ograniczenia poruszania się. 

To są ci sami gubernatorzy którzy obok kryzysu epidemiologicznego próbują wywołać kryzys konstytucyjny i jeszcze wczoraj żądali aby cały kraj został objęty kwarantanną na 10 tygodni. Zrobili tak po wywiadzie telewizyjnym Billa Gatesa który podobno jest nie tylko byłym szefem Microsoft-u ale także, przynajmniej według mediów, "ekspertem" od pandemii bo kiedyś powiedział, że się jej spodziewa. 

Teraz wszyscy wiedzą że politycy z partii Demokratycznej potrafią być po obu stronach dyskusji jeśli to im może pomoc w osiągnięciu ich celu, czyli odsunięciu od władzy Trumpa.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Russia vs. US


In the USA politicians talk, talk and talk some more. Trump says that he doesn't want to, but he may implement quarantine for NY, NJ and parts of CT. In Russia, I was told, Putin had 5 minute press conference that can be summarized as this: spend either 14 days in quarantine or 5 years in prison. Simple.