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Assoc. Prof. Atanas Mangarov: A Person Cannot Be Claimed To Have Died from COVID-19 without an Autopsy


"In order to clarify who died of coronavirus and not from concomitant diseases, autopsies must be performed. Unfortunately, only 3 autopsies have been performed in the last 2 months in BG. In order to claim that someone has actually died from COVID 19, there must be a morphological substrate with this virus present in it. This could be established with pathological anatomy only. I find the WHO instruction not to perform autopsies insane, because there is no way to diagnose if you do not examine the deceased patho-anatomically. This was commented to Novini.bg by the specialist in infectious diseases Assoc. Prof. Atanas Mangarov.


 

What does sending us from a “state of emergency” into an “emergency situation”?

 

It was high time they ended the state of emergency, although the subsequent “emergency situation” goes about the same thing but with a different name. In my opinion, by the end of May we should return to our normal rhythm of life. The purpose of the quarantine was to crush the peak, not to overload the hospitals. However, nothing like that has happened, the hospitals are not overcrowded,  some of them are quite empty. Therefore, I believe extending the quarantine makes no sense. Sorry, maybe it makes sense for some officials who receive guaranteed fixed salaries and don't care about all those people for whom every day staying at home brings losses both in health and material terms.

 

Over-insurance against possible contagion at the expense of the economy bankruptcy does not seem to me to be smart and far-sighted.

 

For more than two months, nearly 100 people have died from the infection in Bulgaria, and a very small number of them, I don't even know if there is one deceased at all, have died from the coronavirus itself. Because in order to prove that this is so, it is necessary to find the presence of an inflammatory process, typical for all infectious diseases, which is due to the coronavirus. Here we see that people are dying with concomitant diseases that are complicated by the presence of a virus infection. While in healthy people, the coronavirus have not caused complications so far which are not life-threatening.

 

 

Globally, the pandemic is subsiding little by little,

 

despite the fearsome threats that there will be a second and third wave of the contagion. I can't understand why this is being done, but it is a fact. To deal with this infection, you need a vaccine, and soon there will be none - at least for the next 3-4 years. The problem is it has to be tested for danger and efficacy,  it does not take so long to be created. You see, it takes a long time for its large-scale clinical trials. Another important thing is to find a cure but this will not happen in the foreseeable future too. That is why I have already commented to you at the beginning of the pandemic that we must get used to living with this virus and 70 percent of Bulgarians must get over it. If, in the meantime, it does not disappear,  which is also a predictable option. Initially, this type of virus is not adapted to live in the human population.

 

The reasons for "against" and “for” my opinion in society are not medical

I practically do not argue with my opponents on health and medical topics and arguments. Over the past nearly 2 months more than 25,000 people died from all sorts of other diseases in BG. And 100 people have died WITH this virus. I also want to clarify that being infected does not mean being sick.

Many refuse to understand that we do not have a significant medical problem. The sooner we return to our normal rhythm of life, the better it will be for all of us, as well as for our country.

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