Italiensk professor redegør for dødstallene

According to Prof Walter Ricciardi, scientific adviser to Italy’s minister of health, the country’s mortality rate is far higher due to demographics – the nation has the second oldest population worldwide – and the manner in which hospitals record deaths. 

“The age of our patients in hospitals is substantially older – the median is 67, while in China it was 46,” Prof Ricciardi says. “So essentially the age distribution of our patients is squeezed to an older age and this is substantial in increasing the lethality.” 

But Prof Ricciardi added that Italy’s death rate may also appear high because of how doctors record fatalities. 

“The way in which we code deaths in our country is very generous in the sense that all the people who die in hospitals with the coronavirus are deemed to be dying of the coronavirus.

“On re-evaluation by the National Institute of Health, only 12 per cent of death certificates have shown a direct causality from coronavirus, while 88 per cent of patients who have died have at least one pre-morbidity – many had two or three,” he says. 

This does not mean that Covid-19 did not contribute to a patient’s death, rather it demonstrates that Italy’s fatality toll has surged as a large proportion of patients have underlying health conditions. Experts have also warned against making direct comparisons between countries due to discrepancies in testing.

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5 Kommentarer

    • Hej Husmanden
      Glem heller ikke at Italien har ca 300000 kinesere, hvoraf en ukendt, men sikkert ikke ringe del givetvis har besøgt Kina og medbragt viruset. Jeg læste at i Milano alene er der 100-120000 kinesere ansat i beklædningsindustrien
      mvh TrumfEs

  1. WHO været ude at advare om at unge ikke skal tro at de er usårlige overfor corona-virussen. Selv unge og selv børn kan få en yderst alvorlig lungebetændelse. Og fra Sverige forlyder det at det ikke kun er dem over 70 eller 80 som bliver syge, for halvdelen af corona-patienterne er under 65 år.

  2. Iøvrigt er nutidens Sverige et land hvor der i udstrakt omfang lyves og bedrages om alle mulige ting. Det vrimler med falske tal og statistikker. Regeringspartierne lægger stor vægt på at holde svenskerne i uvidenhed om alt muligt, fra økonomiens og sundhedsvæsnets tilstand til indvandringens konsekvenser. Se snaphanen. Selv læger og professorer kan være bange for at udtale sig politisk ukorrekt. Feks. har en tandlæge som sagde sandheden om nogle “uledsagede børns” alder, været udsat for voldsom forfølgelse fra regeringens og systemets side.

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