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One wonders why there is a spike in Covid-19 deaths caused by SARS-COV-2 (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus-2) in a span of mere 56 days in the USA. For example, total number of Covid-19 deaths stands at a staggering 78,617 as last update, on worldmeters.info, May 09, 2020, 11:48 GMT compared to just 15 Covid-19 deaths on March 15, 2020.
1. Results of 30% of rt-pcr (Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction) tests turn out to be wrong, i.e., false-negative.
2. Hospitals run out of ICUs/beds.
Now, let's carefully examine the implications of the facts stated above.
If there are false-negative results, there could be an existence of false-positive results also. It implies there could be a sizeable number of really healthy people who are being admitted to hospitals just because their rt-pcr results wrongly showed them as having Corona-19 virus.
There is every possibility that such false-positive Covid-19 patients may be dying in large numbers due to side-effects of drugs administered to them which they otherwise might not be in actual need of. We may term such deaths the false-Positive Deaths (FPDs)This is more so in case of those false-positive patients who already have underlying medical conditions. For example, such a patient may suffer cardiac-arrest if Hydroxychloroq uin given to her/him comes to have a bad side effect.
There are no studies until now that can tell us the exact number of false-positive patients admitted to hospitals and their death rates.
Now, let's examine the second fact.
With hospitals running out of separate isolation wards/ICUs for Covid-19 patients, there's every possibility such Covid-19 patients are being accommodated in wards/ICUs meant for Non-Covid patients. This increases the risk of non-covid patients in these non-covid wards/catching Corona-19 infection from newly accommodated Covid-19 patients. It's more so in case of non-Covid patients who more susceptible to Corona-19 virus due to their underlying medical conditions.
Thus, the second fact discussed here clearly inflates the chances and number of Corona-19 related deaths.
Thus, it's obvious these two aforesaid factors might have added to the actual number of deaths attributed to Corona-19 virus.
An American nurse said the situation in hospitals is very bad in the USA. She said there isn't enough space to accommodate Covid-19 patients. So, they put the new Covid-19 patient on the empty bed available near the bed having non-covid patient. They don't tell the non-covid patient about the newcomer Covid-19 patient in the same room. She expressed helplessness and grief that this approach puts the older non-covid inmate who is already weak at the risk of catching Corona-19 virus from the Covid-19 patient on the bed next.
Therefore, it's possible the alarmingly high number of Covid19 deaths is a result of unsuspecting non-covid patients dying due to catching Corona-19 virus from Covid-19 patients, also.
A thorough study is required to find out how many non-covid patients have died in this manner of Neighbourly Transmission (NT) of Covid-19 infection.
What ought to be done to rule out sinister possibility of NT? Well, the solution lay in keeping Covid-19 patients in separate rooms where no non-covid patient is undergoing medical treatment. Also, Covid-19 patients can be sent to other hospitals at other locations outside the Covid-19 epicenters, where enough separate rooms to house only Covid-19 patients might be available. For example, they are resorting to this measure in France where Covid-19 patients have been moved by trains from Paris to other cities having less crowded and/or more spacious hospitals.
To minimize loss of lives due to false-positive syndrome, people may be advised to go in for rt-pcr tests only if they devlop symptoms such as breathlessness or problem in breathing. Else, they need not take rt-pcr tests.
An American doctor told Dr. Swaamee Aprtemaanandaa Jee recently that this Non-panic Response (NPR) instead of rt-pcr is being advised by a number of practising doctors to an already scared population of America who have become nervous-wrecks due to fearful fear of Corona-19 virus. More so, when Americans read each day about Corona-19 virus altering its behaviour and resultant symptoms besides finding that the majority of people infected with Corona-19 virus showed no symptoms at all.
Even doctors remain perplexed. In many Covid-19 cases, CT (Computed Tomography) scans showed no presence of Corona-19 virus or any damage to lungs.
A handful of doctors are of considered opinion that benefits of not testing for tr-pcr for people not showing any Covid-19-related symptoms far outweigh the risks of testing false-positive and then catching Corona-19 virus from Covid-19 patients in hospitals.
The contents and lessons of this brief scientific paper apply to every country. Every country has to try to eliminate completely if possible or at least minimize the FPDs and NT deaths in their respective territories.
- Dr. Swaamee Aprtemaanandaa Jee
(The writer is a Scientific Healer, yoga-Practitioner, Scientist, citizen-Economist, Researcher and well known for informative analytical pieces on Healing, Spirituality, Yoga, Fitness, Health, Medicine, Ayurveda, Science, Economics, and Politics)