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Resuscitations: the real reasons for an insufficiency

2021-04-07T18:37:30.519Z

DECRYPTION - A year after the first wave of Covid-19, French capacities have barely increased while the pressure in the intensive care units continues to increase.



It is a haunting little music that for a year has been playing sometimes piano, sometimes loud: resuscitation capacities are the cursor of the Covid-19 epidemic.

From March 12, 2020, Emmanuel Macron set the tone: announcing the closure of schools and surgical deprogramming, the Head of State assumed his priority:

"Take very strong measures to increase reception capacities in hospitals"

, especially in intensive care.

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France had been watching, a little incredulously, for some time now, Italy sinking into the crisis and the resuscitators in Lombardy begging for mercy;

that our hospitals were organizing themselves to find staff, find ventilators, stock up on medicines.

But the hospitals of the Grand Est were quickly on the verge of collapse and the president of the French Language Resuscitation Society (SRFL) and resuscitator at Saint-Antoine Hospital (Paris), Eric Maury, warned in our columns:

" We risk having to do medicine

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Source: lefigaro

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