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Dr MK
Jul 24, 2021 02:46 AM

I don't think any medical professionals are looking to go back to over-full-time work in government hospitals for less than $200 a month so that they can put their lives on the line to save patients. They are in a tough position and it will be hard to convince any doctors or nurses to come out of hiding here and risk their lives and mental/emotional well being to COVID in under-resourced government hospitals, most of which don't even have ventilors for breathing support. In summary, if medical workers are going to come out, they need security from the junta, adequate resources, adequate compensation, and honestly, adequate medical training on the Intensive Care management of COVID. Fine, remove the Junta, but after my years of experience, doctors here are not prepared to care for patients in this pandemic.

2011jtrucka .
Jul 24, 2021 03:33 PM

too many fingers in 2 many pies ,, china and russia want different things than usa and uk ,, it is what the people of myanmar wants that is important ,, only this will bring a peaceful ending ,,

Anonymous
Jul 25, 2021 01:05 AM

The author of the new book "An Ugly Truth" (re Facebook) notes: "We reveal that human rights activists for years tried to warn of disinformation in Myanmar and were rebuffed when they pleaded with the company to hire more Burmese speakers to monitor the harmful rhetoric that was available in plain sight."
So all hands must be on deck to get the word and open communications assured. But I don't understand why the UN is moving so slowly -- unless it's the usual power dynamics getting in the way.
In Myanmar, the junta has no reason to allow any treatment of Covid other than of the junta itself. I doubt they have any problem with the death of anyone not actively in or supporting the junta. Whether those people die from bombardment, shooting, torture, or Covid may well be all the same to them.

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