tv Corona Special Deutsche Welle June 16, 2020 8:15am-8:31am CEST
washington is cutting its more 3rd deployment in germany 225000 troops now that's about 10000 troops down from the current levels the president says he's doing it because germany is failing to meet its nato spending. our dr thomas this is d w live from berlin thanks for being here. combating the corona pandemic. where does research stand. what are scientists learning. background information and news. hour corona. coded 19 special next on d w. i'm not laughing at the germans well i guess sometimes i am but mostly i'm
nothing with the german think deep into german culture. you don't seem to take that as groundhog day i'll eat it all after you know i'm rachel join me for me to get on the golf course. as health systems around the world concentrate on fighting upon demick it can be hard to remember that other ailment exists. but on a time like this those who were already sick are among the most vulnerable. it's with a well recognized trite that in any emergency situation in any situation those who power over illnesses also do more do worse than they would otherwise because all the movement. every. there are patients where diabetes
hypertensive her kidney patients who needed medication needed it we learned our lessons and all that so what ever 2 is going requires must a visit to the hospital they should come indigenous populations as i mentioned before i reach for the insecurity type 2 diabetes and are affected by endemic diseases so just tb and malaria. then more likely to suffer the burden of this. in the era of the coronavirus how can we ensure that everyone is taken care of. this is the w.'s covert $900.00 special i'm kate ferguson thanks for joining me for months it has dominated our news forecasts shaped our fears and altered our behavior but at what cost as the world's resources and attention i 1st took over at 19 other diseases are being cast
into the shadows it's a phenomenon that can be seen all over the world including in the belgian capital. where a. lot of our goal is happy to be finally treating patients again the eye specialist at the hospital in brussels has only been seeing 2 or 3 people a day another corona lockdown a drop of almost 90 percent even though the surgical medical retina they've seen a drop in the in the surgical problems such as retinal detachment for example. nearly no cases in a crew which is actually not possible for people just the one true people are scared of contracting the virus in the hospital like live long she could lose her eyesight she doesn't get regular treatment it's took her all the courage she could muster to come here today. i'm very afraid of catching the virus
apart from my eye problems i also have responded to issues so yes i'm afraid. not usually more. doctors say they've never experienced anything like it belgium was among the country's worst affected by the pandemic but infection numbers are now in decline this hospital has only 30 corona patients down from 120 at the height of the crisis and they are strictly sekret. since early mate belgian hospitals have been allowed to offer a limited number of non-urgent consultations but people are not taking them up on the offer the consequences are dire not only for patients but for the entire health sector says the director general of some pierre hospital 1st and foremost describes his. as really puts the hospitals all the obstacles in the country under or into the water in financially speaking so we have lost dogs
of 1000000 euros. just because we were taking care of patients we have to stop everything else and everything else is what brings money to us the director expects the hospital to be 40 to 50000000 euros in the red this year he wants the governments to step in and compensate hospitals without state health he says his hospital will have to cut all investments to stay afloat that would mean not maintaining and modernizing equipment stores of medics turned their backs on belgium's prime minister during her recent visits to the hospital one of them was julia best day he says stuff has been shouldering the enormous boughten of an already weakened system. to form and to educate and you know says you know so we in or 6th of the poster with we have
a lot of employees so everybody's under pressure everybody is. the stress and money isn't the only problem restrictions in the ongoing emergency plan leave so pure hospital operating at just 30 percent capacity we would like the government to relax some of the rules completely understand the worry about the 2nd wave and the fact that we still need to be ready and we will but we also need to take care of all the non-coding patients who are also suffering from you know serious diseases for many of them and diseases that could have can see quinces as bad or even you know worst. of it particularly if these patients all comment once. that a wave of people desperately seeking treatment could be on the way to avoid that
she's encouraging patients to come now she says that the hospitals are safe and what's more waiting times for an appointment are shorter than ever. to find out more about the effect the coronavirus have had on the treatment of other diseases i'm joined now by dr massoud dara he's the coordinator of the communicable diseases program at the world health organization is a breach office for europe dr dhar welcome to the program you've warned that the focus on covert 19 comes particularly at the expense of other to infectious disease especially tuberculosis and hiv tell me about what hospitals are experiencing right now. the there are several challenges that you have here particularly on the time the detection of the infectious diseases has to do to lock on services are not provided people are not coming for diagnoses but also very much concern in terms of making sure people are put on the right treatment during the week 90. now
your work focuses on europe specifically what are the biggest issues here. obviously the challenge is that we should make sure that all of the services are provided and the diseases that are extremely important particularly infectious diseases are being taking car off and we call them essential health services very important as you know particularly didn't the lockdowns and recent study showed that 3 months of the law. may have almost 6000000 more people getting infected to be too great closed as you know one of every 4 person in the world he's already infected the tuberculosis made of a lot of these ease in any time soon disappear important to have time to diagnosis and the challenge is that if the diagnosis services are not available or if they are diverted to focus on covert 19 these people will not be detected on time and as
a result in a study we should let you stop your partnership showed at 1400000 more people will die on you due to these 3 months of the lock on globally from now in 2025 so that's very important elements of take into account to make sure that services are provided one inch i.e. as you know the challenge is that we should make sure also the air detection of the people but also they're put on treatment because once people up with them treatment given must be infecting other people and they will have a healthy lifestyle and that's the challenge that you have to make sure that services is essentially provided her ok so some huge challenges here and it is of course a global problem so i fight if europe what areas of the world are you most worried about us. we should be worried about the whole world infectious diseases in order. to be more specific very specious basically if you have the health system
not a strong. varies of poverty to me see more infectious diseases recent world publications and judy estimates that the 19 and economy lost me half from 72 more 100000000 to both. being on going to the extreme poverty and of course very have poverty also out infectious diseases about to extremely important to be very conscious that we need to invest more infectious diseases as well as money very serious but also health and life of the people across the planet dr matthew thank you so much for your time. time and time thing your questions about 1000 over to our science correspondent derek williams. is there any proof that chloroquine or hydroxyl couric wouldn't benefit patients. at the beginning of this pandemic anecdotal evidence about patients who had supposedly
been cured with the help of a chloroquine derivative touched off a race to find out if it can help against hope at 19 setting setting in motion what one colleague in or in a recent article called a fog of alleged misconduct hope hydrant politicisation that's really a beautiful description i really wish i'd come up with it after bouncing back and forth on the topic however major studies including the largest one are now coming to some negative conclusions about the anti malarial drugs its researchers ended it early because convincing preliminary results strongly indicated hydroxy chloroquine has no effect on mortality other studies looking at using the compound as a prophylactic to prevent people from catching coke at 19 were also discouraging the w.h.o. is expected to make a recommendation on the issue sometime this week. is it true that people who
are asymptomatic are unlikely to infect others we know that some of the people who contract to cope at 19 never show symptoms that we we still don't know how many could be a lot so it's not surprising that a comment made by a w.h.o. representative at a press conference last week about asymptomatic patients being very rare transmitters that it caused an uproar that's because the statements seem to imply that that symptomless people don't really pose a danger to others if that were true maybe any. one not showing symptoms could for example stop wearing a mask the problem is it's impossible to know whether if you have coke at 19 you might actually only be precent to magic instead of asymptomatic and start showing symptoms tomorrow and precint emetic people are likely to be highly contagious so
even if it turns out that truly asymptomatic people are not very infectious which still hasn't been proven it shouldn't affect anyone's behavior because distinguishing between asymptomatic and pretty symptomatic people is at this stage impossible. thanks for watching. big pharma underpressure. huge protests against by our german corporation with makes insecticides. for years studies are for and these materials are damaging the environment. the manufacturers continue to make huge profits. and the be calm so. until.
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