The former head of “Rosnano” Anatoly Chubais was in intensive care, knowledgeable On Telegram TV presenter Ksenia Sobchak. At one of the clinics in Europe.
“I was hospitalized in one of the European clinics with a diagnosis of Guillain-Barré syndrome. Moderately strong, determined, ”Sobchak quotes the words of Chubais, transmitted through his wife, director Avdotya Smirnova.
“Suddenly he fell ill, his arms and legs began to be taken off,” Smirnova told the journalist.
Later, a TASS source announced that Chubais’ condition had improved.
By program editor “Attention to the News”The room in which Chubais was at the time of his illness was inspected by chemical protective suit specialists.
Police arrived on the scene and all possible witnesses were questioned. It was not reported whether any toxic substances were found in the room, but it was emphasized that the diagnosis could change.
what is the syndrome
Guillain-Barré syndrome has previously been detected in very rare cases, but the appearance of the Omicron strain caused to its wider distribution: The syndrome may develop as a complication after contracting a coronavirus. Rare cases of the syndrome have also been reported following vaccinations, including the Janssen and AstraZeneca vaccines. Severe cases of the syndrome can lead to complete paralysis, but most patients recover without any neurological complications.
In June last year, director Andrei Zvyagintsev was hospitalized with similar symptoms. He was in a coma for about a week. The director contracted the coronavirus and was subsequently diagnosed with damage to almost 90% of his lungs. Zvyagintsev was treated in a German clinic.
As neurologist Alexander Evdokimov told socialbites.ca, the true cause of Guillain-Barré syndrome is currently unknown.
“This life-threatening autoimmune disease sometimes develops very quickly. The immune system of the person’s own system, the nerve sheath, almost all nerves are affected: motor, sensory and vegetative. This can lead to a wide variety of life-threatening symptoms. One of them is respiratory failure. Immobility can occur, damage to the cranial nerves, damage to the cardiovascular system with complete disruption of the heart and blood vessels, which can be life-threatening.
According to Evdokimov, further prognosis directly depends on the rate of development of symptoms.
“The faster this happens, the greater the chance that a person will need resuscitation and emergency. Of course, if resuscitation, artificial or mechanical ventilation of the lungs, for example, cardiac stimulation according to indications, etc. is not carried out in a timely manner, there is a chance to die, then only health related “There may not be problems, but overall it’s life threatening,” he said.
Patients diagnosed with the syndrome are prescribed hormonal, immunotherapy or plasmapheresis to clear the blood of immune complexes and antibodies.
If it’s COVID-19, then it’s not the first
Chubais contracted the coronavirus in October 2020. After returning from a business trip, passed She tested positive for COVID, but easily tolerated the disease and continued to work in self-isolation.
Last summer, Chubais became a shareholder in investment firm AFK Sistema, one of Russia’s largest manufacturers of the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine. Its share is 0.0038%. He left the board of directors of AFK Sistema in April.
Whether or not Chubais himself was vaccinated against the coronavirus was not reported in open sources. He turned 67 in June.
Departure from the country
On March 23, it was learned that Chubais resigned from his post as the special representative of the presidency and left the country. Bloomberg agency allegedannounced his decision by not participating in the special operation in Ukraine. A few days later he perceived In Turkey, in April – in Italy, and in early May – at the airport in Israel.
TASS resources in law enforcement at the end of May reportedHe said Russian security forces would check information on Chubais’ accounts stored in European banks.
It was noted that the amount of foreign currency on them could reach several billions.
Chubais is known as one of the ideologues and leaders of the Russian electricity system reform in the 2000s, as well as the economic reforms in Russia in the 1990s. From 2011 to 2020 he was Chairman of the Board of Directors of JSC Rusnano. In December 2020, President Vladimir Putin appointed Anatoly Chubais as his special representative for relations with international organizations.