in Sweden, now has an uncontrollable samhällsspridning of the covid-19, with very serious consequences for the population and the economy. If we are going to have a chance to put a stop to this epidemic, it is essential to know the individuals who are infected with a virus, then all of these people need to be isolated until they are free. Folkhälsomyndigheten, has announced the result of a widespread infection in the community do not believe that the tests outside the hospital are a priority.
Then, researchers in China isolated the virus, in January, informed the world of the new coronavirus, sars-cov-2, the genetic code, it is possible to order the medical laboratory is to produce high-sensitivity test kits. The test for the sars-cov-2 to be included in a collection swab is transported in a test tube in a laboratory, and then analyzed on a hunt for traces of the genetic material of the sars-cov-2.
smittspårning were tested also for their close contacts. The purpose of this was to isolate the infection. When the signs of a general infection occurred, at the end of the week, the 11th, changed the strategy and will be the only people who are in need of medical care at the hospital due to the severity of the respiratory symptoms is being tested, as well as the staff in the nursing and care of the elderly, with symptoms of a suspected covid-19. We are, however, currently a severe shortage of testkapacitet, and we don't even have enough capacity to be able to test out all of the healthcare professionals of the symptoms of the covid-19.
We would like to strongly make the point that any obstacle could be overcome in a well-organized and high-tech country such as Sweden if we are to help one another.
According to the Folkhälsomyndigheten (21/3) has a total of 14.300 people have been tested for the covid-19, and 1.746 person has been infected. However, there are strong reasons to believe that the number of observed infected should be a lot higher if the testing had been possible. Professor Tom Brittons calculation has indicated that this is already the 19th of march, there were more than 100,000 infected people. With a likely doubling of the number of the infected was the third day, as the increase in the number of very fast, but which ones are affected is, therefore, shrouded in the dark of night. In our neighbouring country, Norway has a small population, carried out a total 18.062 testing and föregångslandet the republic of Korea 286.716 testing on the 21st of march. In many countries, including the republic of Korea organised the ”drive-through” test, in order to increase the capacity, and the country is at the present time, the most successful in limiting the spread and loss of life.
Within the health care system, it is of the utmost importance to the staff is non-contamination. Health care professionals need to be able to carry out their work without infecting co-workers or vulnerable patients who are in need of emergency medical care. To be infected, and staff can work, and are unknowingly spreading the infection, as it is, it can have disastrous consequences. Italy has so far reported 13 deaths among the doctors who have been working with the health care of the covid and 19 of the patients, and over 2,600 further, professionals have found out this year.
It is also important that all the people who have the normal flu-like symptoms, but tests can rule out the covid-19 is able to continue to work in the on-going pandemic. The same is true for all of the people who have samhällsbärande occupations, and work, for example in the emergency services, the legal system, or the grocery shopping service At a later stage, it may be necessary for other types of tests in order to find the people who have undergone the infection. These tests are in the pipeline.
and even if they do not have severe symptoms. The lack of testing does in a day with these people and their loved ones will not have the opportunity to be at the same level, to take the necessary precautions, then they are going to be able to believe that they have a common cold.
This should not be the case that the test is limited due to the problems such as the lack of provtagningspinnar, lack of laboratories, authorised to deal with the virus, and the problem of the transfer of clinical data from a new science.
the world health organization, the WHO's the boss Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, is because of the low testningskapaciteten in many countries, and calls on a daily basis, in the strongest terms as soon as possible, the testing of each and every country. On march 16, " commented Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, ”You can't fight the fire, while wearing a blindfold, and while we cannot stop the pandemic, but to find out who is infected. We have a very simple message to all of the countries in the " test, test, test”. This approach has broad support from the international community.
Moreover, it is not yet clear whether the infection gives long lasting immunity against sars-cov and (2), and we're going to need a smart, systematic way to cost-effectively fight the epidemic in the long term. Moreover, it will be difficult, if not impossible, to retrospectively evaluate how the epidemic was handled, and if we don't know how many people in Sweden who have actually been affected.
I think that is the determining factor for how the country should be able to mitigate the potentially catastrophic effects of health care, public health, and the economy as a pandemic is to quickly increase the available testkapacitet, and to carry out systematic screening of people with covid-19 symptoms in the general population. We know that the authorities and the regions will agree with us on the principle of testing is very important.
It should not be the case that the test is limited due to the problems such as the lack of provtagningspinnar, lack of laboratories, authorised to deal with the virus, and the problem of the transfer of clinical data from a new science. We would like to strongly make the point that any obstacle could be overcome in a well-organized and high-tech country such as Sweden if we are to help one another.
as for universities and corporate laboratories, and staff members can rapidly be utilized. The business can also help you to produce or buy in provtagningspinnar. The various trusts may be asked for a financial contribution.
" Together, we can reduce the harmful effects of the virus. We believe, therefore, that it is of the utmost importance that the authorities will, in this crisis, it should be honest about the obstacles that exist for widespread testing so that we can work together to overcome them. For example, research infrastructure, Science for life laboratory in Stockholm and Uppsala, sweden is highly skilled in the field, and are now willing, with the support of the wallenberg foundation, as a matter of priority.
unless this proposal is accepted by the authorities, and a number of bureaucratic hurdles are overcome then the business would be able to start within a week, in order to be able to help with many of the thousands of tests this week. This is just one of many contributions that academia and industry can make, if the opportunity is given and required.
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