Anna Netrebko has been released from hospital

Anna Netrebko has been released from hospital


norman lebrecht

September 24, 2020

She was treated for Covid-19 in a Moscow hospital for 8 days and is full of praise for the excellence of Russian medicine:


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Дорогие друзья! Спешу сообщить, что вчера меня выписали из больницы и я избавилась от заразы под названием COVID ✊✊✊ Хочу поблагодарить врачей и персонал 52 Московской клинической больницы за быстрое и эффективное лечение ( ковидная пневмония средней степени тяжести) Наши врачи лучшие и знают, как с этим вирусом разбираться👊👊👊! И , конечно поблагодарить моих подписчиков за поддержку, энергию и тёплые слова! Я чувствовала вас и по этому поправилась быстрее! И , конечно @marikabdrazakova , которая болела вместе со мной 🙏🏻 за поддержку и компанию!❤️В следующем посте я поделюсь информацией, которая может быть вам полезна и интересна! Спасибо 🙏🏻❤️❤️❤️ Dear Friends! Happy to inform you, what from yesterday I am out of hospital! I bit this shit call’s COVID 👊👊👊! I want to thank Russian doctors from Moscow hospital 52 for my fast (8days) recovery! They really know how to treat this virus 👊! And I want to thank all of you for support, energy and good vibes you send to me!! I feel it❤️🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻 THANK YOU! In next post I give you some information which will be interesting and useful for you 😍

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In a subsequent post she writes in Russian:
This will be the last post about Covid – I will not return to it anymore – it’s not worth it! I want to share information about MY course of the disease – maybe it will be useful to someone. Offers such as “you are lucky you survived” will be blocked immediately. I am saying what the doctors told me. At the moment, there are a lot of infected people in Moscow. 75% get sick easily, like a common cold and do not need hospitalization. The virus can affect each person in different ways and rather quickly – this is why it is dangerous! I have weak lungs, susceptible to bronchitis viruses (which were much stronger than this one), so I knew that I would get very sick and immediately, as soon as the temperature rose under 39, I went to the hospital. During! The disease was stopped quickly. Numerous droppers, antibiotics, injections for thrombosis (often with covid) and plasma with antibodies, inhalation with helium, beat the virus in 8 days. Now I am recovering as I have weakness and a slight cough. My sense of smell has almost recovered and yesterday I even tried to sing. 👍 and could! I had moderate pneumonia and did not use an oxygen mask. I don’t give any advice and of course I don’t regret anything! I am glad that life, work and theater are returning and no illness will ever dominate our life! Strengthen your immune system! Eat right and in no case go out in a sick condition – a person with a fever spreads the virus the fastest! And the last one! The tests may be wrong. For this – listen to yourself – loss of smell and temperature is exactly IT.



  • anon says:

    “you are lucky you survived”

  • Karl says:

    I wonder if they gave her hydroxychloroquine. Moscow Times claims doctors were using it back in June.

  • Doc Martin says:

    Antibiotics are useless against Sars-cov-2 and for viruses in general. I have grave doubts about the quality of Russian medicine, she may have had a pneumococcal infection, but antibiotics would not solve covid-19.

  • Doc Martin says:

    Here is a guide to the diagnosis and treatment for Cov-19, it has a differential diagnosis eg for CAP, which could require antibiotics, with a negative Cov-19 result. Thrombosis and pulmonary embolism are common issues.

  • Tiredofitall says:

    “I don’t give any advice and of course I don’t regret anything!”

    So you don’t regret anything, really? Is this the same advice you give to your colleagues and family? What more evidence do you need for your ignorant behavior than your eight days in the hospital?

    I hope your fans aren’t similarly posting unmasked selfies in close contact with others. If so, there goes your audience.

    • Brian says:

      I know, that’s a very Trumpy comment on her part. How about this instead:

      “I regret not taking greater care given the severity of this virus, and especially given my line of work. I advise everyone to stay socially distant, wash your hands, and wear a mask whenever you are in public.”

    • FACTS says:

      EVERYONE gets sick and will DIE one day tiredofitall.

      You want to interject your faux morals on others?? Go chastise BLM and ANTIFA who are guilty of spreading the Chinese disease day after day!!! They’re clearly NOT socially distancing, wearing masks and gloves. They are writhing all over each other and inflicting themselves on INNOCENT CITIZENS with their NONSENSICAL BS!!!!!

      Your constantly egotistical comments are convincing me to vote for Trump too!

  • Former Met Employee says:

    Oh, so now it is dangerous, but not before. What an idiot.

  • Doc Martin says:

    From the above translation it suggests she had convalescent serum, no idea what “droppers” refers to, IV is likely, antibiotics suggests a secondary infection, they
    would be inappropriate for cov-19. She also appears to have received anticoagulants and possibly thrombolytic therapy. Tests may be wrong she says. Indeed, the PCR test is not infallible see the BMJ commentary on Moonshot. The test can give a false positive by picking up RNA fragments from a previous infection.

    A differential diagnosis to rule out CAP is important as this will require IV antibiotics.

  • Le Křenek du jour says:

    These Instagram posts must rank among the most extraordinary I have been given to read, coming from a noted performing artist.

    The second one, of which only the English translation is provided, contains an astonishing treatment report:
    — “inhalation with helium”
    Aha. Hence that voice.

    The first one, of which we see merely the Russian part, has an English sequel accessible upon clicking, containing this remarkable admission:
    — “I bit this shit call’s COVID”
    Thus, v e r b a t i m .

    An aliquot of proofreading would be therapeutic. So would Google Translate.

  • Bruce says:

    “I don’t give any advice…”

    …Followed immediately by a bunch of advice. 🙂

  • Doc Martin says:

    “Moderate pneumonia” does not suggest cov-19!

  • Doc Martin says:

    I understand she has Austrian citizenship, why she did not seek treatment at MedUni Wien is a mystery.

    • operacentric says:

      Taken ill in Moscow during/after performances at the Bolshoi?

    • M2N2K says:

      If she was in Vienna when she developed symptoms and got diagnosed, she probably would have done exactly what you suggested, but since she was in Moscow when all that happened and certainly no one would have allowed her to travel in such condition, there is no “mystery” there.

    • Ines says:

      If you test positive for covid in Russia, can you take a flight to Vienna? And would Austria accept that you enter the country having covid? I m just asking

  • Save the MET says:

    If you follow her Instagram and Facebook feed she’s been gallivanting around Europe since 6/15: Dresden, Salzburg, Sicily, Rome, Verona, Naples, Capri, Bodrum and Moscow. She announced on, 6/15 that her quarantine was over. Would suggest it is surprising she didn’t come down with it earlier. She certainly wasn’t skipping any gigs offered to her.

  • Doc Martin says:

    “will be blocked immediately”, this is a quaint phrase commonly used in the student population in Northern Ireland, meaning to get drunk fast, usually by Jaeger bomb shots!

    • Brettermeier says:

      “Jaeger bomb shots!”

      Wow, that sounds disgusting!

      Note to myself: Buy Jägermeister and Red Bull for research purposes.

      • Doc Martin says:

        I was making a joke from the bad translation of the phrase. Red Bull has 10 X caffeine levels, you will be up the wall all night mate.

        • Brettermeier says:

          “I was making a joke from the bad translation of the phrase.”

          I wasn’t too serious about this myself. Had my fair share of Vodka Red Bull (and tachycardia afterwards), though.

  • Tom Phillips says:

    No doubt she credits her beloved Putin. She is a fine artist but an incredibly stupid human being.

  • Opera fan says:

    Average life expectancy in Russia is 72.4 years, ranking 106 among nation worldwide. That’s against the UK’s average of 81.2 years (29th) and the US’s 78.9 years (38th). I certainly hope Mr. Netrebko knows more about music than she does about medicine.

  • Nick says:

    Bravo, Anna! It was expected!! Be well!

  • Bertie Wooster says:

    Just a small point. One is discharged from hospital but released from prison. Do they understand this in Russia or do their hospitals double up as prisons?