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Doctor at Op1 stuck to RIVM guidelines, but not those of WHO

GP Carin Littooij Sunday was the guest of the TV program Op1 and table told them a few days earlier had tested positive for coronavirus. The doctor kept himself therewith or to the guidelines of the National Institute for Health and the Environment (RIVM), but not to the advice of World Health Organization.

GP Carin Littooij Sunday was the guest of the TV program Op1 and table told them a few days earlier had tested positive for coronavirus. The doctor kept himself therewith or to the guidelines of the National Institute for Health and the Environment (RIVM), but not to the advice of World Health Organization.

Littooij told Sunday’s broadcast last week that they positively to COVID-19 virus was tested. Previously touched her husband already infected with the virus.

The doctor still participating in the program led to much criticism online. Even fellow guest and D66 party leader Rob Jetten was visibly surprised that tested positive doctor sat at the table.

Littooij said she had discussed her participation in the program with the Public Health Service and had to work. Yet she had found online a lot of criticism because people she brought her other guests at risk.

Littooij, who is also a member of the corona team of the National Association of General Practitioners (LHV), held his own account, the RIVM guidelines. It states that patients who experienced symptoms for 24 hours no “cure” can be considered.

Littooij had better stay at home?

The advice of the RIVM now reads infected persons must remain in isolation at home until 24 hours show no symptoms anymore, a slight runny nose a cough. At that time, they, according to the website of the RIVM “cured” and can not infect others more.

Littooij late in a statement of the LHV know they Sunday for more than three days was (since Thursday morning) symptoms. The 24-hour limit they had passed during the broadcast so already “well”. Her television appearance was taking “extensive coordinated” with the Public Health Service and the RIVM.

Littooij says editors have informed

According Littooij was also the editor informed of her positive test.

A spokesman BNNVARA seemed to confirm this first Monday NU.nl, but later said that the program only knew that her husband was infected. The decision to invite her out yet, according to the broadcaster based on the advice of “the family doctor, the LHV, the Public Health Service and the RIVM.”

The doctor went to work on Monday, but acts as a precaution only on telephone consultations.

24 hour limit differs from WHO advice

The guidelines RIVM however neighborhoods or on the advice of the WHO, which last week recommended that people two weeks should remain in isolation after recovery.

The 24-hour limit seems random, but according to a specific set RIVM spokesman for the pressure to ease the care in hard-hit areas such as North Carolina. Thanks to this limit can care staff after infection quickly return to work.

For the current RIVM policy is crucial that patients are contagious as they exhibit more symptoms. According to the institute, there are indications that the virus can be spread by infected people without symptoms. It is still unclear what impact this has on the spread of COVID-19 virus.

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