‘Can’t stand the noise’; A 72-year-old woman was arrested for turning off her roommate’s ventilator in the hospital

An old woman who switched off the ventilator machine of a patient in the intensive care unit of a hospital in Germany was arrested. A 72-year-old woman, who was nearby, turned off the ventilator machine used by another patient twice, alleging that she was hearing an unbearable noise from the ventilator that was causing her … Read more

High blood pressure increases the risk of a severe course in infections with SARS-CoV-2, Universitätsklinikum Mannheim GmbH, press release

Patients infected with SARS-CoV-2 who suffer from high blood pressure (hypertension) have a significantly higher risk of a severe course of the virus disease than patients with normal blood pressure. One reason for the unfavorable courses compared to the normal population seems to be peculiarities in the immune system of the respiratory system. A study … Read more