Covid-19: can we trust the videos that illustrate the saturation of Chinese hospitals?

Covid-19: can we trust the videos that illustrate the saturation of Chinese hospitals?

Covid 19 can we trust the videos that illustrate the saturation

Another video, whose date of December 19 is stipulated by an overlay on the image, present for its part, doctors going into contact with patients, using “mobile diagnostic and treatment vehicles” on the side of Hangzhou, in the southern suburbs of Shanghai. If the sequences showing huge crowds queuing to obtain drugs are complex to formally identify, recent statements by authorities suggest that they are authentic.

The Chinese government site has indeed communicated on December 14 on the subject: “The demand for drugs has increased”, acknowledged a manager, highlighting supply difficulties for certain molecules. The reception of patients is also a challenge in the current period: “Medical institutions at all levels optimize processes, increase resources, increase strength, coordinate epidemic prevention and control”he added, assuring that everything was done for “solving urgent problems”.

Finally, it should be noted that a saturation of the Chinese health services would corroborate the estimates relayed in recent weeks, reporting an immense number of contaminations to be expected in the future. “Chinese public health officials say 800 million people could be infected with the coronavirus in the next few months”, slip the British site NPR. To cope, caregivers who have themselves contracted the virus are invited to remain at their post, so as not to reduce the supply of care and to take care of new patients.

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