Now corona deaths can lead to a string of cases

Good morning and welcome to an overview of the news this Wednesday.

It is about survivors who receive compensation. It’s about a fire. It is about primary school students, the sick and security forces.

And yes – at the same time it’s all about the corona pandemic. We will not get around it.

First you get an overview with today’s coronatal:

You can take a closer look at the latest infection rates at.

And then to today’s stories:

Survivors receive compensation after covid-19 death at a nursing home

On April 8, a 91-year-old woman tested positive for covid-19 at a West Jutland nursing home, where there were outbreaks of infection among both staff and residents in the spring. 12 days later, the elderly woman died.

Now the Patient Compensation has established that the survivors are entitled to compensation, writes Jyllands-Posten.

This happens because the woman was in all probability infected by the staff, even though all the rules on restraining orders and the use of protective equipment were apparently followed at the nursing home.

The decision could pave the way for a string of compensations in similar cases where elderly nursing home residents have died with covid-19 – or where it concerns residents in social institutions, residences and in home care.

916 of the 2,308 covid-19 deaths in Denmark are elderly in nursing homes, the latest figures show, calculated until the end of week six.

»The crucial thing to get compensation is that you have been infected by the staff in connection with the health professional treatment you have received at the nursing home. In other words, in connection with the resident being treated for, for example, wounds, having a bandage changed, receiving medication or having blood pressure taken. They cannot receive compensation if the infection has occurred in connection with ordinary care, for example if the staff has helped to give the resident food or helped the resident in the shower or toilet, “says the Patient Compensation Director, Karen-Inger Bast, to the newspaper.

The size of the compensation has not yet been determined.

Read the full article in Jyllands-Posten here.

B.1.1.7 sets fire to corona fires – which can prolong the shutdown

The number of corona infections remains at a relatively high level of around 300-500 a day, and the English variant is now seriously making its entrance to such an extent that it risks becoming a launching pad for a sharp rise in numbers.

It will once again be able to push the hospitals to the extreme with a very large number of corona inmates.

The English variant B.1.1.7,, is being followed with great concern in the government, which will soon announce a possible extension of the closure, which in its current form expires on 28 February.

The government has signaled its willingness to look at regional possibilities for a reopening, and the epidemic consequences of, for example, opening the primary school to the full extent are also being considered.

Experts warn against a major reopening:

“So we are still facing a fire. Sure, it’s under control at the moment with the current precautions, but the moment we hold on to them, it will flare up again. If you relax the restrictions, the infection rates will increase, and therefore it will unfortunately be necessary to extend the closure into March and perhaps also in April, “says former director of the Statens Serum Institut Nils Strandberg Pedersen.

The article can be read in Berlingske’s e-newspaper or print newspaper – and from seven o’clock here on the site.

Seriously ill citizens are waiting in uncertainty for corona vaccines

In the vaccine queue are seriously ill patients next to the oldest citizens and frontline staff.

However, many patients do not even know whether they are considered part of the 190,000 citizens in target group 5 referred to as selected patients at ‘particularly increased risk’ of a serious course in the case of coronavirus infection.

And even if a patient has been told that he or she is in the target group and has been recommended by a hospital doctor to receive vaccination, it is unknown to many when the vaccination will take place.

The entire target group is right now to be vaccinated until the end of March according to The National Board of Health’s vaccination calendar.

Politiken has spoken with Morten Freil, director of Danish Patients, who reports a great deal of uncertainty and confusion among both patients and relatives.

“Patients are left in uncertainty because they cannot see where they stand. We strongly encourage everyone in vaccination group 5 to be contacted as soon as possible so that they know they are in the system, belong to the group – and so that they know the order in which they will be called. Even though they are not summoned tomorrow, but so they know they are not forgotten. Uncertainty creates insecurity, “he told the newspaper.

So far, about 17,300 citizens in this group have been vaccinated.

Read the full article at Politiken here.

Every fourth student in 3. – 9. class has difficulty with homeschooling

The first research on one of the largest school experiments in recent times indicates that the larger students have had difficulty keeping up and that they have lacked contact with their teacher during the shutdown with home tuition, writes Dagbladet Information.

Researchers at Aarhus University and the University of Southern Denmark have asked 1,790 school students from 3rd to 9th grade in Kolding Municipality to answer questionnaires. 523 students answered the questions about the shutdown.

One in four students surveyed believes that they have a ‘bad’ or ‘very bad’ opportunity to keep up.

The study is the first to look at how students have experienced the second school closure, which began in December.

“The study shows that the second school closure has just as negative consequences for the students as when they were sent home for the first time. Despite the experiences gained during the first closure, the students still experience a lack of contact with the teacher and have difficulty keeping up, “says Lars Qvortrup, professor at the Danish Institute for Pedagogy and Education at Aarhus University, who is behind the study, together with other researchers, to Information.

The survey also shows that every fourth student surveyed experiences contact with their teacher as ‘bad’ or ‘very bad’.

The survey is not statistically representative, but according to Lars Qvortrup, it still says something about the general experience of the closure among school children.

Read the full article in Information her.

When thousands die every day, the EU should not spend time haggling over the price of vaccines

In a column in Berlingske, Rasmus Bech Hansen writes that Europe should invest massively in becoming the world leader in research-based, medical pandemic solutions.

He is the co-founder and CEO of the London-based science analysis firm Airfinity, which oversees the global vaccine race.

“Why have only about four percent of the citizens of the EU (in Denmark about six percent) so far received the first dose of vaccine, while 20 percent of the British and 15 percent of Americans have?” He asks initially.

‘It is vital that Europe improves its defense against covid-19 to avoid a similar situation in the future, and as head of a company specializing in global monitoring and analysis of the scientific and production development of covid-19 vaccines and treatments, I think it is important to debate, both what the EU should do now and in the future, “it continues.

Rasmus Bech Hansen believes that the EU has done too little and acted too late in relation to developing vaccines against the pandemic. And that the EU is structurally challenged.

“I believe that the European heads of government could create a common pandemic and biosafety defense,” he writes.

For the time being, the article can be read in Berlingske’s e-newspaper or print newspaper. Later it will also come online.

It happens today:

  • Today is Ash Wednesday. For Christians, the day marks the beginning of the 40-day fast up to Easter, and in the Catholic Church there is a special Mass on the day.
  • The government introduces today, stricter entry requirements for people from the border country just south of the Danish-German border and from southern Sweden. From today, entrants from here must also be able to present a negative coronate test taken within 72 hours of departure.
  • The court in Odense is today expected to rule on a case of child neglect. During the case, a record ban has been imposed.
  • The Eastern High Court rules without a court hearing in a case where Nets has sued the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority due to disagreement about the fee consumers must pay when they shop in online stores.
  • Italian Parliament votes on Mario Draghi’s new government.
  • NATO defense ministers meet to discuss NATO’s efforts in Afghanistan and Iraq and the fight against terrorism. In addition, it is the first meeting in which the new US Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin, will attend.

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