Daniel Koch, the representative of the Swiss Health Organisation (Bundesamtes für Gesundheit – BAG) was caught in another, strange exaggeration and deception.
He said in a press conference that “280 patients” are currently being ventilated in intensive care units in Switzerland, which is “enormously much” for Switzerland. The BAG representative did not explicitly speak of Covid-19 test-positive or even Covid-19 patients, but of patients in general. 280 ventilated patients are, of course, by no means much for Switzerland with its approximately 1400 intensive care and monitoring beds. An attentive journalist asked Mr. Koch how many patients were normal. The BAG representative then simply shook his head, the journalist apologized for his question (“pardon”), and the press conference went straight on to the next question.
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