Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza is today announced dead by the Authorities. On the 6th June 2020 he was admitted at night at Cinquantenaire Hospital in Karuzi. One entire block of hospital became his and bodyguards of the President evacuated the rest there.
Already on Saturday, the President was in critical condition, by Monday his health was deteriorating more and more. By afternoon on Monday, there was reports of his death. As it was announced today of cardiac arrest.
There are speculations that this is in association with complications made with COVID-19 or the Coronavirus. Which is possible, as his wife Denise Nkurunziza is battling for her life at Aga Khan in Nairobi, Kenya. After being airlifted there last week because of testing positve for COVID-19. At the same time. There was reports that 4 bodyguards of hers also has the COVID-19. Therefore, the possibility of Pierre having it become more likely.
That the state only wants to blame cardiac arrest isn’t shocking. They don’t want the COVID-19 pandemic to look bad now. Especially, since the ruling party has downplayed it. They have sent WHO Team of Experts home and banished them from the Republic. That’s why they don’t need any lessons or any Hindsight 20/20. No, they rather live in ignorance and not in fear.
Anna Harleen says: “Increasing, data shows that other organ systems, including the cardiovascular system, are at risk. A retrospective study of 416 patients in Wuhan, China found that 1 in 5 confirmed COVID-19 patients developed cardiac injury. This observed harm to heart was associated with greater mortality. COVID-19 patients are developing heart problems – and are also dying of cardiac arrest” (AVIVE – ‘COVID-19 and the Risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest’ 14.04.2020).
Erin Donnelly Michos, M.D., M.H.S. wrote: “Early reports coming out of China and Italy, two areas where COVID-19 took hold earlier in the pandemic, show that up to 1 in 5 patients with the illness end up with heart damage. Heart failure has been the cause of death in COVID-19 patients, even those without severe breathing problems such as acute respiratory distress syndrome, or ARDS” (Johns Hopkins – ‘Can Coronavirus Cause Heart Damage?’ 24.04.2020).
So, its not like the issue of heart attacks and COVID-19 is a new phenomenon. This is not something I take out of thin-air and says it. There are so many cases of cardiac arrest and COVID-19. If you google it and look into it. You will see there is a grand issue of this.
That’s why the authorities of Burundi could just come out with something sincere. As this man was supposed to be a healthy footballer, the Supreme Leader of Patriotism and the Third Term Wonder-boy of the Republic.
That’s why the possible alleged COVID-19 case in concern of Pierre Nkurunziza becomes more dire. As this a result of the lax actions towards the pandemic in the Republic. This is known as the Republic went ahead with campaigns, no social distancing and any sort of recommended measures to possibly stop the spread.
This is why we know about very few cases, as the Ministry of Health haven’t done mass-testing. Neither has the state invested or shown interest in combatting it. As it has wanted to pray it away and believed this was the way out.
Now we are possibly seeing one big-man, one strong-man and one dictator fallen because of COVID-19. It also makes sense that the state won’t say it was this. Since, then they are showing their failure from the top and also could incite fear of the disease too. It cost less to do some propaganda, than actually tell the alleged truth. Peace.