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British physician and member of Parliament Ellen Rosen Khan (Rosena Allin-Khan) described the situation in her London hospital because of the epidemic caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Her story was published by the Guardian.
According to Ellen Khan, she has 15 years of experience in the emergency room, but I’ve never seen anything like it. “We are seeing a clear increase in the number of patients with symptoms of respiratory infection who have find COVID-19,” she says. Sunday morning resuscitation unit was completely filled with patients who are seriously ill, experiencing breathing problems. Due to the lack of places adults have been placed in pediatric intensive care.
Ellin-Khan noted that coronavirus infection threatens not only the elderly. “We see young people who were perfectly healthy, and now lying in the hospital. Some of them are less than 40, but they need artificial ventilation to survive,” she says. Some symptoms COVID-19 has also been found for British doctors by surprise. In particular, some patients complain of abdominal pain.
Ellin Khan fears that the epidemic will lead to a shortage of ventilators, which have already faced the doctors in Italy. Despite this, many Britons still do not understand how important it is to avoid contact with other people, and lightly relate to quarantine measures that recommend power.
“Someone considers them something of a home away from home, although without measures to limit contacts we are facing a catastrophe, she says. — In the coming weeks will have to decide who gets a ventilator and who does not. Will save young people who are now walking and having fun, which ignored the advice. And that means someone’s mom’s machine may not be enough”.
According to the latest data, due to the new coronavirus infection died 19,6 thousand people, identified 436 thousand cases of infection, of them 111,8 thousands ended with the recovery of the patient. In the UK the disease is revealed at eight thousand people, 423 patients died.
Coronavirus infection is transmitted via small droplets that are emitted from the nose or mouth of the patient and settle on surrounding objects. The who recommends that you stay at least four feet away from infected people, regularly wash or decontaminate hands and don’t touch your mouth, nose and eyes.
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