12-08-2020 by redazione
Kenya comes to terms with the realism of "past pathologies".
In a country where in the collective imagination of ordinary people until yesterday people only died of malaria or at most of pneumonia, where antibodies often eat cholera and you feel great until five minutes before you die, now (the power of information that comes even on a 20 euro mobile phone and with 20 shillings a day recharge) you can discover a thousand other nuances of the end of life.
And it turns out that diabetes is widespread among the population, because of the diet and probably also because of predisposition.
The rest was done by Covid-19, which very few outside of Nairobi believe in.
For a couple of weeks now the communication from the Ministry of Health has also changed.
Also yesterday, in the daily bulletin of the last 24 hours, it was specified that of the 15 dead (rather high number, in the average of August) 11 were suffering from diabetes and other pathologies and the virus has only speeded up an ongoing process.
The already known African fatalism joins the modern medicine and the WHO propaganda, creating a new current that is neither post-negationalist nor ex-paurosa, but decidedly realistic. Here having Covid-19 means risking having to pay an expensive hospital stay, who knows for how many days, or treatment at home.
And the joke is, you don't die from Covid-19.
Or rather, those who already have the misfortune of being affected by something irreparable die.
What should we respond today to the haruspexes who months ago sang "In Africa it will be a catastrophe" and "The Coronavirus will kill more than malaria"? Maybe it's time to start thinking that they were wrong or that it was all psychological terrorism?
Unfortunately, confusion still reigns supreme and the sovereigns wallow in it, and the most sensible thing still seems to be the realism of the Kenyans.
For the record, yesterday Tuesday, August 11, 497 positive cases of Covid-19 out of 4171 swabs analyzed were recorded, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 27,425 and the swabs to 352,501.
At the same time, 372 patients were discharged from hospital facilities, bringing the total number of cures to 13,867. While the 15 deceased patients mentioned above bring the total number of deaths to 438. Nairobi leads the unpleasant ranking of cases with 236 infected, followed by Kiambu 45, Kajiado 26, Mombasa 19, Machakos 19, Laikipia 18, Trans Nzoia 17, Kisumu 17, Murang'a 11, Nandi 11, Nyeri 8, Busia 8 and Bomet 7. Other counties have registered less than five cases each.
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