Argentina will soon join the elite of countries with More than a million of coronavirus cases. With a total this Wednesday of 931,967 infections registered and an average of 13,500 per day, it is estimated that it will reach seven figures by the beginning of next week, after leaving behind Colombia (930.159) in the ranking and with Russia (1.3 million) as the nearest horizon.
It will depend on the moment when the imminent national peak the possibility of advancing in the medium term to fourth place in the table or establishing itself in the already dramatic fifth position. The podium is and will continue to be United States, India and Brazil, a platoon that nobody seems to be in a position to dethrone: they accumulate between 5 and 8 million cases.
Could you having avoided the Argentine protagonism In this stage? If the quarantine had worked as the Government intended in the discursive, and that was complemented by a testing policy at the height of the health challenge, the current confusion would probably not exist. Argentina bought what it sold and got trapped in his own trap.
Let’s go back to March, April, May: with limited resources, the Government wanted to teach a model which was supposed to mimic the planet. However, by dint of voluntarism, the theory became a parody. The country threw in the towel in July. The consequences they look now. With the confinement exhausted, there was no reaction to replace that controversial and only baptized resource ASPO. While the AMBA was a paradise for hermits, in several provinces it was eaten in restaurants. Today they pay the bill.
The surrender of Argentina to the Covid was in evidence in the last extension of quarantine, on Friday, October 9: an attempt by President Alberto Fernández to resume the initiative on the coronavirus issue, an impulse that he had abandoned since the previous announcement, recorded and disseminated on social networks. But it turned out worse. The decree that was later known was a text of interpretable inaccuracies to the taste of each governor.
nullThe problem of exceeding one million cases of coronavirus is not so much that number (in the country there is already a contagion every 5 seconds), but how much of the accumulated will decant into the fatal balance at the end of the road. In recent weeks it has become almost natural for everyday parts to report between 300 and 400 deaths every 24 hours. Argentina boasted of having one of the lowest fatality rates in the world. Today his average is 2.68 percent and is increasing, on the way to equate to the global, of 2.83 and down.
With almost 25 thousand deaths, our country has 550 deaths per million population, a statistic that a few months ago would have been unthinkable. It is enough to look at that Italy (one of the nations hardest hit at the beginning of the pandemic) today has an index of 600 deaths per million population. And Sweden, the great cuckoo of the European spring, records 583 deaths per million.
All this can only be explained by the fact that, at a certain moment in this pandemic 2020, most of the countries knew how to manufacture a brake, while Argentina became part of the select group that never managed to find the return to the crisis, even though it achieved the initial objective that the hospital system will not collapse. This is not a minor fact, but in light of the results it has been the exclusive virtue of the official strategy.
Seen in perspective and when this moment of balance has arrived, that “miscalculation” in which the isolation center mounted in Tecnópolis became, of which he reported Clarion at the end of june. The original, reasonable intention was to transfer the mildly infected there to prevent them from infecting more people. The problem was that they took very few, even after the offer of 500 pesos per day for patients who agreed to stay in the comfortable Villa Martelli premises.
On a stage of budget shortage To deal with the coronavirus, the decision of where to bet resources was key. The question is what would have happened if they chose to allocate a greater amount of funds to -for example- duplicate the tests that were done. Not to get close to the world galactic average in this area, but to at least equate to earthly Colombia. The tool for detect and nullify mass infected It may not be as glamorous and photographic as a five-star hotel, but its modest technology naturally holds the secret to its performance.