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Dutch Authorities: Don't Count the CoV-2 Deaths

One of the few TV programs willing to do investigative journalism is the Labour party's leftwing VARA Zembla ...

Hiding the corona bodies in Southern province of Brabant where the CoV-2 infections have overwhelmed the hospitals.

GPs: Patients who have died with clear symptoms of coronavirus can not be reported to RIVM and are missing in the official count


A serious matter

General practitioner Angela van Uden from Sint-Oedenrode: "I think it's a crazy state of affairs. As general practitioners, we also see people who are deathly ill in the home situation. Not everyone ends up in the hospital. If these people die at home, they are not counted if they have not been tested. I think that's a bad thing. Precisely because RIVM said yesterday that the situation appears to be stabilizing. They base this on mortality rates and hospital admissions, among other things. But we general practitioners see and treat people who do not appear in these figures. I am afraid that people will ignore the strict measures, and think: it is not so bad. But it is not easy."

A spokesperson for RIVM confirms that the death rate is based only on confirmed cases of COVID-19. Suspicions of corona are not included in this, because then the figures would give a distorted picture. After all, someone can also have died of "ordinary" influenza: flu.


by Oui on Thu Mar 26th, 2020 at 09:25:43 PM EST
In case of an COVID-19 infection, do you want to be treated in the hospital, or do you prefer to stay in quarantine at home.

Dutch Hospitals to Reach ICU Bed Capacity by Sunday

Dutch hospitals will probably reach full capacity of intensive care unit beds on Sunday due to the pandemic, local newspaper Trouw writes, citing numbers from a medical association. The government is currently in talks with Germany to see if it can transfer intensive-care patients. Doctors have also started calling (early reports mentions a letter sent to) elderly people at home to ask if they want to be treated in the hospital or at home if they get Covid-19, causing panic among older citizens, newspaper Telegraaf reported.

Later, Royal Philips NV delivered the first 100 of 1,000 ventilators to the Netherlands from the U.S. The devices will help to increase the number of ICU beds.

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by Oui on Sat Mar 28th, 2020 at 03:16:43 PM EST
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