Maxim Osipov, a well-known writer, a cardiologist at the regional Tarusa hospital in the Kaluga region, published the recommendations of his hospital colleague Artemy Okhotin, preceded by the following words:
“In Russia the situation with the epidemic is complexified because of two reasons:
1) The absence of the political leader - the one who could take responsibility for the development of the situation, and -
2) the absence of a scientific leader - many of us have watched the Chernobyl TV series, so you probably remember the figure of the academician Legasov — thus by now we have Chernobyl without Legasov, the hierarchy is destroyed.
In this position, you have to give the ad hoc advice, such that in a "peaceful" time the doctor would not give. I highly recommend you read the recommendations of Artemy Okhotin, a general practitioner and cardiologist from the Tarusa Central District Hospital, whom I consider to be one of the smartest and most talented doctors I have met. I made some efforts to ensure that Dr. Okhotin wrote this text, and I am glad that he agreed: doctors do not like to exceed their powers, act in conditions of uncertainty, but the current situation really leaves no choice.
M. A. Osipov, cardiologist of the Tarusa Central District Hospital
COVID-19 - what to do?
Increasingly, people are personally or publicly asking what to do if they become ill.
Coughing, fever, aching all over the body, and sore throat are common “flu-like” symptoms. Today is almost certainly COVID. It is impossible to give one piece of advice for all occasions; each situation is individual. In ordinary life, I try not to give general advice and parting words at all, especially on the Internet. But today the situation is special, people do a lot of excess and often harm themselves. Therefore, I decided to write more likely everyday than medical, thoughts about what is happening.
Take care of yourself! We will overcome it!
Artemy Okhotin, Doctor, Tarusa Hospital”