Leading French director dies of Covidmain
Jean-Pierre Vincent, a close associate of Patrice Chéerau and his successor at the head of the Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers, has died aged 78 of the Corinavirus.
Director of the Théâtre national de Strasbourg and of the Comédie-Française in Paris, he was an influential board member of the Avignon Festival. His son, Thomas Vincent, directed the stylish BBC-TV series Bodyguard.
An interesting study was recently presented by Dr John Campbell based on this published peer reviewed paper.
Morens et al 2008 Predominant Role of Bacterial Pneumonia as a Cause of Death in Pandemic Influenza: Implications for Pandemic Influenza Preparedness
The Journal of Infectious Diseases, Volume 198, Issue 7, 1 October 2008, Pages 962–970.https://academic.oup.com/jid/article/…
Prior to the use of antibiotics 1918 –1919 “Spanish flu” (H1N1) pandemic, 675,000 excess US deaths (1.9 million on current population figures) Examined lung tissue sections Obtained during 58 autopsies.
Reviewed pathologic and bacteriologic data from 109 published autopsy series that described 8,398 individual autopsy investigations.
Uniformly exhibited severe changes indicative of bacterial pneumonia Bacteria, neutrophils, blood.
Bacteriologic and histopathologic results clearly and consistently implicated secondary bacterial pneumonia caused by common upper respiratory tract bacteria in most influenza fatalities
Many different bacterial strains. Blood culture data, 1,887 subjects. Positive results in 70.3% of cases, typically contained either pneumococci or streptococci.
The majority of deaths in the 1918–1919 influenza pandemic likely resulted directly from secondary bacterial pneumonia. Caused by common upper respiratory–tract bacteria Viral-bacterial co-pathogenesis
Prevention, diagnosis, prophylaxis, and treatment of secondary bacterial pneumonia Stockpiling of antibiotics and bacterial vaccines Less substantial data from subsequent pandemics 1957 H2N2 Asian flu, 86,000 excess US deaths 1968 H3N2 Hong Kong flu, 56,300 excess US deaths
Most deaths due to secondary bacterial infection. The extraordinary severity of the 1918 pandemic remains un- explained. Today we have pneumococcal vaccine and antibiotics.
Dr John Campbell discusses the historic 1918 Flu pandemic publication here.
You’re HAPPY about this?!?!?!
Must be a typical liberal…
Thanks a lot for letting Doc Martin walk over the lifetime of our fellow man.
Bollocks mate, DM is discussing an historic event and its cause you arse. Try to learn.
How are these people being treated?
In UK the mean age for Cov-19 death is 82.4, those 70 + have 60% mortality, most if not all will have co morbidities by then. If they recover from Cov-19, the CMs will be worsened.
I’m just a musician and have no expertise.. My question still is how are they being treated now? It seems you are describing later stages of the disease. How are people being treated in general during early stages of it? If people only come into hospitals during later development of Cov-19 why can’t they be prescribed hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin during early stages so it never gets to the later forms of the disease? Is it politically unpopular (and economically unpopular for drug companies because of cheapness)? I don’t know.
No evidence for those meds at all, if you have symptoms not needing ventilation, oxygen treatment, in UK you isolate at home 14 days. Take paracetamol and rest, call your GP if it worsens.
Keep fluid levels up. Tea, coffee water.
If you have severe covid, anoxia, pulmonary embolism, etc then you will be in an ICU, anti inflammatory treatment, oxygen.
Dexamethasone, an anti-inflammatory drug, has proven to reduce the risk of dying in Covid-19 patients on ventilation by as much as 35% and patients on oxygen by 20%.
Not everyone reaches the extreme stage, that depends on factors eg age, obesity, underlying issues eg COPD, diabetes, CHD, location.
No evidence? There is much more evidence out there. If this is true, this shows the medical establishment is corrupt. That thousands of people have died needlessly is an indictment and the many guilty medical professionals should be ashamed of themselves.
First do no harm.
“I’m just a musician and have no expertise.” – Hayne
“Patrice Chéerau” (sic) is a saint in many circles, so it might be worth correcting the spelling.
The Corinavirus claims yet another victim. RIP.
Thank you, Chicken Little.