Mina Gaga – 4th wave: "We will choose who lives and who dies"

Deputy Minister of Health Mina Gaga has publicly admitted that the Greek public health system is not ready for fourth wave pandemics. She announced that it may soon require “triage” of patients for treatment in the intensive care units of public hospitals.

“If the number of coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and intubated patients in intensive care units increases even more, we will soon have to choose whether to treat a patient with a coronavirus or a cerebral stroke, or …,” Gaga told ANT1 TV on Saturday morning.

She added that there are 1,300 intensive care beds in the country, half of which are reserved for coronavirus patients.

The situation described by the deputy minister will happen much earlier, as forecasting models predict an “uncontrolled rise” of viral infections in the coming weeks.

According to Professor Demosthenes Sariyannis from the University of Thessaloniki, a country like reportedly at least 1,000 intensive care beds will be required during the Christmas break, and the death toll will reach 125 per day.

Professor Nikos Tsanakis from the University of Crete stressed that from next week he expects 9,000 cases of coronavirus infection per day.

The daily data for the number of infected in Greece beats one record after another, reaching 6393 cases last Saturday with 48 deaths.

PS Instead of saying what the government will do to protect society, this government is saying what it will not do. This is a “very democratic” shock doctrine …

PPS I wonder how before, before the pandemic, there were less than 700 beds? Or is the deputy minister not saying something?

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