Thursday, January 21, 2021

Several oncological centers, hospitals and private clinics have launched the “It’s all right to be afraid. Being afraid protects us” campaign


Several oncological centers, hospitals and private clinics, but also patient associations have launched a campaign called “It’s all right to be afraid. Being afraid protects us”, aimed at drawing attention to risks patients expose themselves by interrupting treatment for cancer or by not having the illness diagnosed in time.

The campaign is run through TV spots and on the platform. On the platform, people can find information on control, prevention, correct management of the disease, as well as an interactive map of hospitals and clinics in Romania that treat patients with cancer. The campaign is addressed to all people who can develop lung cancer, bladder cancer or breast cancer, as well as patients who already suffer from these illnesses but are afraid to seek treatment. Oncologists say there are specials circuits and procedures that have been developed to diminish the risk to contract COVID-19. Also, they draw attention that over 3.000 lung cancer cases have been left undiagnosed since the beginning of the pandemic and that detecting bladder cancer in early stages can offer four times higher survival chances. At the same time, more silently than a pandemic, breast cancer can affect any woman but, if detected in early stages, in more than 75% of cases the story can be changed for the better.


Victims of the Bucharest pogrom that took place between 21 and 23 of January 1941 have been commemorated Thursday in the capital


Victims of the Bucharest pogrom, that happened between the 21st and 23rd of January, 1941 have been commemorated on Thursday in the capital by laying wreaths and online live streaming on the Facebook page of the Federation of Jewish Communities in Romania. The historic moment has also been marked during the debate “The Jewish neighborhood under the terror of the Legionary pogrom in January 1941”. The Legionary pogrom against Jews in Bucharest was the climax of violence initiated by members of the Legionnaire Movement. The wave of terror initiated by them against Jews included killings, arrests, looting, abuse, desecrating cemeteries and worship places.


The Bucharest Museum can be visited free of charge on January the 24th


The Bucharest Museum can be visited free of charge on Sunday, January the 24th, on the Day of the Unification of the Romanian Principalities. For the entire day, visitors will be able to enter freely all the museums and memorial houses in the institution complex, including the Şuţu Palace, Theodor Aman Museum or the Astronomical Observatory Admiral Vasile Urseanu. At the same time, the Bucharest Museum will offer on Sunday, at 6:00 p.m., a special performance, with well-known patriotic songs and poems and pieces of Romanian vaudeville.


Alexandra Ionita