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World Health Organization in Europe
Hans Kluge, WHO regional director Europe
Soon enter a cease-fire long period of tranquillity
plausible hope for stabilization and normalization
This period of higher protection should be seen as a cease-fire that could bring us enduring peace
European, 12 million cases week
ICU, not increased significantly
even with a more virulent variant than omicron potentially on the horizon,
the continent was still in a better position and probably could avoid reinstalling the kind of disruptive measures we needed before
No longer a socially critical disease
Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, France, moving to phase out social restrictions
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
the emergency phase of the pandemic could end this year if 70%
of the population of every country is vaccinated and vaccines are more equitably distributed
It is dangerous to assume that omicron will be the last variant, or that we are in the endgame
Moscow, record high cases, + 168,000
(relatively low testing)
Significant pressure already
Elective work often postponed
Low vaccination rates
Putin ruled out a lockdown
Life goes on despite the difficult situation
Viktor Zakharov, Intelligent Logistics Center St. Petersburg University
Peak + 200,000 22nd February
4 million people simultaneously ill
Russia’s state coronavirus task force
Has reported 333,357 deaths
State statistics agency Rosstat
Nearly a million excess deaths by the end of 2021
Cardiologist in Transylvania
I agree with Daniela about the politics and healthcare infrastructure.
No new hospital since the fall of Communism.
People are listening to medical recommendations
The death rate is higher because of lack of competence of doctors in part because the health system is state owned and corrupted.
For example, almost no one is employed without knowing someone in the system or without being in a political party or paying a lot of money (bribes).
But also because people here don't go to the doctor early and they don't prevent disease.
Covid admissions, a sizeable proportion didn't even knew they had high blood pressure or diabetes.
And known cases, disease was not optimally controlled
Sadly I've seen a lot of people die with COVID
If it wasn't for this disease these people would have lived longer.
The political system is indeed highly corrupted and that's why also the police is doing a very poor job.
Also the judicial system is not up to standard.
I would also emigrate in the near future.
As for returning, what's the point when you, as a doctor, cannot find a job in the public healthcare system because you're not politically involved
"Studies in Applied Economics" is a working paper (preprint) series
States with more cases, and so potentially more deaths, will tend to have more restrictive lockdowns.
The paper doesn't address the real question: would there have been even more deaths without the lockdowns?
I am afraid that I have a rather jaundiced view of economics being described as a science,
you only have to look at how the Fed has handled the economy since 2008! We are about to pay for that economic science!