Turkey’s new virus figures confirm experts’ worst fears

In an about-face, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government this week resumed reporting all positive coronavirus tests — not just the number of patients being treated for symptoms — pushing the number of daily cases to above 30,000. With the new data, the country jumped from being one of the least-affected countries in Europe to one of the worst-hit.

That came as no surprise to the Turkish Medical Association, which has been warning for months that the government’s previous figures were concealing the graveness of the spread and that the lack of transparency was contributing to the surge. The group maintains, however, that the ministry’s figures are still low compared with its estimate of at least 50,000 new infections per day. 

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8 thoughts on “Turkey’s new virus figures confirm experts’ worst fears”

  1. Politicians like to underreport bad news, so what the government is doing comes as no surprise. Are they taking action to deal with ti?

    1. Yes but that’s a guesstimate. I trust you read about the portal that the virus blocks that is used to transmit pain signals to the brain.

    2. Discussed in blog post awhile back. Research team found that virus could attach to two cell portals, not one. The second portal is used to transmit pain signals to brain, and by occupying portal, blocks transmissions. Why the brain doesn’t know virus is present. On the plus side, this finding provides a path for development of non-opioid pain treatments.

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