A classic case of a pot calling the kettle black, (but the pot is the only thing black)…
According to Swedish journalist Ingrid Carlqvist:
Tegnell was proved wrong again. He claimed that only those with symptoms would stay home from work, and still have not understood the benefits of mouth protection. Hospital department tested everyone – half were infected
Hospital department tested everyone – half were infected
An operation department in Linköping decided to test all 50 employees, after having had patients who became ill in covid-19. Half were infected, reports SR Ekot. – There may be up to nine out of ten who may not have as many symptoms as they see, says state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell.
When the thoracic surgery department at Linköping University Hospital had patients who became ill in covid-19, it was decided to test the entire staff force, as it was considered that the personnel situation could be critical.
“Some have almost no symptoms at all”
The test results showed that half of the 50 employees carried the virus, reports Sweden’s Radio Ekot.
– Of those, five to ten had no symptoms or only mild symptoms at the time of testing. We know that the disease has several faces and some get almost no symptoms but maybe just a little headache or nasal congestion, says infection control doctor Britt Åkerlind to Sweden Radio.
Tegnell on Trump’s statement: Don’t take it seriously
“Sweden is suffering very hard,” according to US President Donald Trump. But now comes the answers to the numbers.
“You should not take this seriously,” says state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell about the statement.
In SVT’s Morning Studio, Anders Tegnell was interviewed over the phone about Trump’s statement last night to Wednesday.
– Of course, it is very difficult in Sweden, not least in health care, but compared to the situation in New York, it still works very well in Sweden.
“Still the place for everyone”
According to Anders Tegnell, the situation for healthcare in New York is tougher than that in Sweden, since there is already a shortage of healthcare equipment and places for patients.
– We in Sweden have a hard and hard work, but we still have room for everyone and we still have great capacity left on intensive care that has not been needed.
– Sweden is suffering very, very hard. It’s a way to do it, but everyone looks at everyone else and so far almost all countries are doing the same thing we do. If we didn’t, hundreds of thousands more people would have died, Donald Trump said during the White House press conference.
Anders Tegnell questions the president’s comment.
– I don’t know what he means by that, but we who work with infectious diseases know that this type of disease will continue to spread until we have achieved immunity in the population. There is no other way to stop it, he said in the Morning Studio on Wednesday.
Trump also took the opportunity to threaten to pause US payments to the World Health Organization and criticize the work, which Anders Tegnell believes is being done at the wrong stage.
– WHO is a very important institution in the world in these types of events, and extremely important for us to share experiences and see what happens in other countries. Then, as always afterwards, we will sit down and discuss all the different actors and what we can do better. But right now I think it is just the wrong way to do it, it is important to work with this, not least at the international level.