DONETSK-KRIVOROZH REPUBLIC: THE FIRST FIGHT FOR THE RUSSIAN DONBASS

The following is the translation of an article that appeared on tsargrad.tv on February 12, 2017, so basically five years ago, which digs into the history of the region formerly known as “Ukrainian SSR” and “Ukraine”. The actual history is quite different from the one that is usually purported in the West – a version based in the Ukrainian perception/interpretation of history.

The Translation:

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On the transfer of a written response to the response of the American side on security guarantees

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia February 17, 2022 (Translated from Russian by Yandex)February 17, 2022

On February 17 of this year, US Ambassador J. P. was invited to the Russian Foreign Ministry.Sullivan was given the following reaction to the previously received American response on the Russian draft treaty between the Russian Federation and the United States of America on security guarantees:

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Pandemic of the Unvaccinated? Not Anymore (continued)

I wrote about the “pandemic of the unvaccinated” (I’m using the term non-vaccinated) and how official numbers do not support that story-line – at least not for the UK – about a week ago. In the post, I cited from the COVID-19 vaccine surveillance report 48.

Data of hospitalisations in weeks 45 to 48:

Fig. 1 – Table of Hospitalizations in UK showing vaccinated/not-vaccinated status
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Data Manipulation by Hospitals and the Media – Again on the “Running Out of Beds” Scare

Switzerland is not running out of ICU beds. It’s a fake news scare peddled by mainstream media and politicians.
The proof is in the data from the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) which records the number of ICU beds available and occupied. The data clearly shows that hospitals are adjusting the number of ICU beds on an as needed basis to keep occupancy as high as possible while still having a number of beds available for emergencies.

Here’s the data from Feb. 15 2021 to Dec. 10 2021:

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Pandemic of the Unvaccinated? Not Anymore…

Not long ago, as recent as Nov. 23, several politicians and media have declared there to be a ‘pandemic of the unvaccinated’ (should actually be not-vaccinated). While this misguided rhetoric has now been dialed back, the data now shows, that the claim was not quite substantiated when it was made.

A few weeks ago a letter titled “The epidemiological relevance of the COVID-19-vaccinated population is increasing” was published in The Lancet Regional Health – Europe containing the following statement:

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How NATO is developing Ukraine and teaching terrorist attacks in Crimea

Translated from Russian by Google. Original article is here.

The supply of weapons to Kiev from the United States and Britain is just the tip of the iceberg called “preparation for war with Russia.” Its invisible part – military bases, sabotage and cyber centers of information and psychological attacks

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg arrogantly denied Moscow the right to have its own sphere of influence and be against the entry of its neighbors into the North Atlantic Alliance. “Russia has no say in this matter, and it has no right to establish a sphere of influence by trying to control its neighbors,” he announced. But then he suddenly became emotional: “It’s a pity that Russia closed NATO offices in Moscow … We are ready to discuss sensitive issues. Including across Ukraine “.

In fact, NATO members interpret “sensitive issues on Ukraine” in their own way.

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Hospitals running out of ICU Beds in Switzerland – not really 2.0 (update 2)

I am not going to belabor this point any longer, and conclude the topic here with presenting more evidence that the “Swiss hospital are running out of ICU beds” story in the news media is completely false (fake news!).
Hospital are running at a high occupancy, yes, but the ICU-bed capacity is adapted as needed and changes from day to day.
This can can be seen directly from the data provided by the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) by everyone who cares to actually look at the daily numbers and compare them for several days.
Here are the numbers from December 1 and December 2, 2021:

Fig. 1 – ICU Beds in Switzerland Dec. and Dec. 2 compared

It’s easy to see that for Switzerland, numbers are actually slightly down from Dec. 1 to Dec. 2:

  • Total ICU beds have gone up by +1 (but that’s still 4 less than on Nov. 30);
  • The total occupancy has gone down by -7 beds;
  • COVID-19 patients has gone up by +9, while Non-COVID-19 patients has gone down by -14 beds;
  • Free ICU has gone up by +8 beds

Occupancy is at 81.2% on December 2, which is -0.9% compared to December 1. On November 30, it was 81.1%, but there were 863 ICU beds that day.
So, it’s again obvious, that giving the number “ICU beds are x% occupied” is highly misleading, as the total number, the “100%” changes from day to day.

It’s also easy to see that the situation in Zurich has improved from Dec. 1 to Dec. 2:

  • Total number of beds has stayed the same, at 183 beds;
  • Total occupancy has gone down by -9 beds;
  • COVID-19 patients occupancy has gone down by -1 beds;
  • Non-COVID-19 patients occupancy has gone down by -8 beds;
  • Free ICU beds has gone up +9 beds

So in conclusion, we can see from the numbers, that hospital ICU-beds, are managed on an “as-needed” basis. They are activated and deactivated as the situation requires, and hospitals are not interested in running a high-number of unoccupied ICU-beds, just to keep the statistics nice. Of course, there is a maximum number to which ICU-beds can be increased, but has that been reached yet? We don’t know and are not told in any statistics.
The real limiting factor is staff-availability, not number of physical beds, by the way. But curiously, for that, we don’t see any statistics, and we also are not told, what is done to alleviate the pressure on the medical staff.

Hospitals running out of ICU Beds in Switzerland – not really 2.0 (update)

Today, we can again read alarmist news about hospitals running at or near capacity, like the following from 20min.ch:

Wie die Zürcher Gesundheitsdirektorin mitteilt, sind 42 Personen auf der Intensivstation, davon 24 am Beatmungsgerät. Das Universitätsspital Zürich ist zu 98 Prozent ausgelastet.

As the Zurich health director reports, 42 people are in the intensive care unit, 24 of them on the ventilator. The University Hospital Zurich is 98 percent full.

Source: 20min.ch

Let’s look at the official numbers from the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health again. Here, I have compared the numbers from November 28 with those of November 30:

Fig. 1 – – Hospital Capacity Switzerland November 28 and 30

For Switzerland we make some observations:

  • First, note the Total number of ICU beds for Switzerland. Nov. 28: 854, Nov. 30: 863. The total number of ICU-beds is not constant over time, it is GROWING (+9). So the “beds are x% occupied” news are grossly misleading;
  • Second, note the number of non-COVID-19 patients in ICU beds has grown quicker (+25) than the number of COVID-19 patients (+16). This is evidence, that COVID-19 is not the only driver for increased demand for ICU beds;

Let’s look at the numbers for Canton of Zurich:

  • First, note the Total number of ICU beds for Zurich. Nov. 28: 179, Nov. 30: 183. Number of beds were increased in two days (+4)
  • Second, note the number of non-COVID-19 patients has grown quicker (+5) than the number of COVID-19 patients (+4). This is evidence, that COVID-19 is not the only driver for increased demand for ICU beds;
  • Third, the number of available ICU beds has dropped by -5 and is now at 12 (6.6% of Total for that day)

So, the key observations are:

  1. The total “capacity” of ICU-beds differs from day to day, as, presumably, hospitals create new capacity as needed. Meaning: News like the above, that “hospitals are to x% occupied” are nonsense in this form, because they do not take into account that the capacity can be and is increased as needed (up to a certain maximum, of course, but we and they don’t know where that is);
  2. Contrary to what these press statements would make you believe, ICU beds are not only filling up because of COVID-19 patients, In fact, non-COVID-19 patients fill up ICU-beds in Switzerland quicker than COVID-19 patients do. So, the obvious question: What’s up with that? But nobody in this shitty news outlets actually asks these “obvious” questions – I wonder why…