WHO recommends drugs capable of reducing the need for ventilation and the risk of death for critically ill patients with covid-19

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday recommended the drugs ‘tocilizumab’ and ‘sarilumab’ to treat patients with severe cases of covid-19, considering that they reduce the need for mechanical ventilation and the risk of death . According to the WHO, the immune system of critically ill patients with covid-19 generates cytokines such as interleukin-6 and, … Read more

Air system probably did play a role in the Promen Gouda corona outbreak

Thursday, 27 August 2020, 20:57 GOUDA – Promen, the former sheltered workshop in Gouda, makes a strong link with the ventilation system and the corona outbreak in the company. In July, 21 employees were tested positive for the virus. All infections were diagnosed in people working in a food packaging department. Promen no longer uses … Read more

GGD: Three possible causes of outbreak in Maassluis, ventilation not excluded | NOW

There are three possible causes of the corona outbreak in a nursing home in Maassluis last June: contact between residents, employees who did not adhere to the 1.5 meter rule during breaks, and the ventilation system. Contact is seen as the most obvious cause, but the fact that ventilation played a role cannot be ruled … Read more

Sheltered workshop: ‘Ventilation system made employees sick’

21 employees of a former sheltered workshop in Gouda were infected with corona last July. The sheltered workplace Promen, together with the GGD, started thinking about the ventilation system, because the employees all fell ill at almost the same time. This is reported by the Volkskrant. According to a spokesperson for the organization, the person … Read more

GGD final report: role of ventilation in nursing home outbreak remains unclear

How could 17 residents of the Tweemaster care institution in Maassluis be infected with the corona virus? According to the GGD, this probably happened by an infected resident and employees. There were questions about the role that the ventilation system played, but research by the GGD shows that both things may have played a role. … Read more

Albrandswaards Dagblad | RIVM: Nothing wrong with the ventilation system in Maassluis

The ventilation system in a nursing home in Maassluis probably did not play a role in the spread of the corona virus in the building. The RIVM announced this today as a result of an investigation by the GGD Rotterdam-Rijnmond. Ventilation systems in relation to corona is a delicate topic for RIVM, because it has … Read more

RIVM: Ventilation did not play a role in the corona outbreak of the Maassluis nursing home | NOW

The ventilation system in a nursing home in Maassluis probably did not play a role in the spread of the corona virus in the building, the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) said on Wednesday. The institute endorses the conclusions of a recent research of the GGD Rotterdam-Rijnmond. Seventeen residents and eighteen … Read more

RIVM: outbreak of Maassluis nursing home not due to ventilation after all | Inland

In late June and early July, 17 of the 21 residents in the nursing home became infected with corona, as well as 18 employees. Six residents died from the effects of the virus. The GGD also investigated the ventilation system because it was first believed that it had spread the virus. GGD Municipal Health Service … Read more

The virus is also in tiny droplets – but are they contagious?

American researchers have isolated viable coronavirus from aerosols: tiny floating droplets less than five micrometers in size. They took air samples in hospital rooms two and five meters away from critically ill corona patients. They found SARS-CoV-2 virus particles in a number of air samples. They then investigated whether they could infect living cells in … Read more

Is it corona proof or not? Six questions about ventilation in buildings | NOW

At the end of July, RIVM amended its advice on ventilation in buildings, such as nursing homes and schools. Yet not everyone is reassured about how ‘corona-proof’ their building is. An outbreak in Maassluis did not exactly contribute to this. The state of affairs explained in six questions and answers. What is going on? Since … Read more