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  • En France une certaine opinion qui court semble pouvoir être résumée ainsi : "un pouvoir autoritaire c’est quand même pas mal pour lutter contre le coronavirus”.

    On relaie les "incroyables" constructions express d’hôpitaux, le génie consistant à appeler l’armée pour enfermer une ville, le magnifique emploi des données personnelles pour lutter contre le coronavirus, etc.

    En pratique cependant, la dictature n’est pas plus efficace en matière de santé publique que dans les autres domaines — c’est même bien souvent l’inverse.

    Cette communication de choc permet à la Chine de faire oublier qu’elle n’est quand même pas très haut dans les classements de l’OMS sur la capacité à assurer les soins de santé de base.

    Alors évidemment dans l’urgence on espère que son gouvernement déconnera le moins possible et trouvera un peu d’efficacité, mais de là à encenser la méthode forte…

    (Je n’oublie évidemment pas que d’autres gouvernements moins autoritaires ont eux aussi fait preuve d’inefficacité totale voire criminelle en matière de santé. Mais je préférerais qu’on parle d’efficacité plutôt que d’autoritarisme, et qu’on regarde les faits plutôt que la propagande.)

    Si en France on pouvait changer de disque le plus vite possible ce serait pas mal, avant que ça ne donne des idées à Agnès Buzyn. Si la crise arrive ici, avec des hôpitaux en pleine tourmente sociale, ça sera pas bon. Et non, le LBD n’est pas la meilleure technique de prévention.


    Coronavirus Live Updates : Wuhan to Round Up the Infected for Mass Quarantine Camps - The New York Times

    Sun Chunlan, a vice premier tasked with leading the central government’s response to the outbreak, said (…)
    “Set up a 24-hour duty system. During these wartime conditions, there must be no deserters

    (…) concerns are growing about whether the centers, which will house thousands of people in large spaces, will be able to provide even basic care to patients and protect against the risk of further infection.

    A lockdown across the city and much of its surrounding province has exacerbated a shortage of medical supplies, testing kits and hospital beds. Many residents, unwell and desperate for care, have been forced to go from hospital to hospital on foot, only to be turned away without being tested for the virus, let alone treated. They have had to resort to quarantines at home, risking the spread of the virus within families and neighborhoods.

    (…) Photographs taken inside the stadium showed narrow rows of simple beds separated only by desks and chairs typically used in classrooms. Some comments on Chinese social media compared the scenes to those from the Spanish flu in 1918.

    According to a widely shared post on Weibo, a popular social media site, “conditions were very poor” at an exhibition center that had been converted into a quarantine facility. There were power failures and electric blankets could not be turned on, the user wrote, citing a relative who had been taken there, saying that people had to “shiver in their sleep.”

    There was also a staff shortage, the post said, where “doctors and nurses were not seen to be taking note of symptoms and distributing medicine,” and oxygen devices were “seriously lacking.”

    Chinese Doctor Who Tried to Warn of Outbreak Is Dead From Coronavirus - The New York Times

    The New York Times wrote about the doctor on Feb. 1, documenting his efforts to alert colleagues about an alarming cluster of illnesses that resembled (…) SARS (…). The article also reported Dr. Li’s middle-of-the-night summons by unhappy health officials.

    “If the officials had disclosed information about the epidemic earlier,” Dr. Li told The Times. “I think it would have been a lot better. There should be more openness and transparency.”

    #santé_sanitaire ou #santé_sécuritaire

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