Das Hellas des Blenders Mitsotakis: Alles hervorragend! Wir haben die Pandemiekrise wunderbar gemeistert! Im letzten Winter behauptete er frech im Parlament, es sei kein Problem, dass in Griechenland sehr viele Covid-Patienten außerhalb von Intensivstationen intubiert werden müssen. Es gäbe keinerlei Beweise dafür, dass es intubierten Patienten innerhalb von Intensivstationen besser gehen würde. Dabei gab es schon zu diesem Zeitpunkt eine griechische Untersuchung, die das Gegenteil bewies. Siehe: Mitsotakis: Scheißegal, dass es keine Plätze auf Intensivstationen mehr gibt.
Wie immer versuchte Mitsotakis aber, ihm unliebsame Wahrheiten zu unterdrücken. Siehe Seit dem Mai unterdrückte die Regierung die Studie von Tsiodras.
Mittlerweile haben die beiden Professoren Lytras und Tsiodras eine Folgestudie veröffentlicht, die zeigt, dass so gut wie alle Patienten, die außerhalb von Intensivstationen intubiert wurden, starben.
Anstatt dafür zu sorgen, dass ausreichend Intensivstationen-Betten für Covid-Patienten eingerichtet werden, unterdrückt die Regierung die Wahrheit: Im Juli untersagte die Regierung Professor Lytras den Zugang zu Daten des griechischen Gesundheitssstems.
Siehe dazu den Beitrag von des AthensLive Wire Newsletter vom 1.10.2022:
„Study finds nearly all intubated patients outside ICUs died – Professor attacked
A new study found that 97.7% of all Covid-19 intubated patients hospitalized outside ICUs died. As a response, the government cut access to EODY data for scientist Theodore Lytras who conducted the research.
At this period of its history, Greece is a country where you have to prove what should have been self-evident.
Thus, an assistant professor of Public Health at the European University of Cyprus, epidemiologist Theodore Lytras published a study this week, which showed that 97.7% of COVID-19 patients who were not hospitalized in an ICU bed died.
The study examined the period September 2021 to April 2022 and found that mortality increased by 21% compared to the previous study by Professors Sotiris Tsiodras/Thodoros Lytras conducted from the start of the pandemic until May 2021.
The new study only verifies the findings of the initial study by examining double the number of intubated patients (14,011 vs 6,282).
Among others, the study found that if somebody is heavily ill despite being vaccinated, it is the quality of healthcare that defines if he/she will live or die.
Furthermore, mortality increased by 21% since 1 September as compared to the previous period. Mortality is 64% higher for those hospitalized in the countryside as compared to Athens. Professor Lytras noted that in the previous study, this difference was 36%.
Reportedly today Mr. Lytras no longer has access to official data from the National Public Health Organisation EODY. According to reports, the government cut Professor Lytras access after he handed in -as expected- this second part of his research to the Ministry of Health, in July.
Of course, Health Minister Plevris would not undertake any responsibility. Instead, he chose to blame the intubated patients who died, because “they were mostly unvaccinated.”
Greece’s PM has famously tried to impose unscientific unreality in the past by famously saying: “Are there patients today intubated outside ICUs? Yes, there are. Are they in a bed with normal care? They are. Do we have any indication that there is excess mortality for those patients in relation to those in ICUs? No, I don’t have such an indication. Do you? Well, bring it!”
Main opposition SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras just asked the PM “to at least say he is sorry” to these dead people.
Medical Union OENGE General Secretary Panagiotis Papanikolaou reminded on Twitter that the union had filed a complaint with the Top Court Areios Pagos in April 2021, its main topic being hospitalization of heavily ill patients outside ICUs, in common wards. “What happened to this complaint is still unknown until today, eighteen months later”, the doctor notes.
It should be reminded that the number of ICUs in Greece is extremely low. Before the pandemic, as doctor Papanikolaou noted, the country had just 565 ICUs, while there should have been 2,000 according to international standards. All of the medical community would agree with that. During the pandemic, only an extra 150 ICUs were added, the infrastructure for them being there already but lacking medical personnel to operate them.
That was all.
“Hospitalising an intubated patient outside an ICU is like a shot in the head,” as Papageorgiou Hospital Intensive Care Specialist Vasilis Tsapas put it.“