What did Professor Alberto Zangrillo, director of intensive care of the San Raffaele hospital in Milan, say about the deaths for Covid-19 and the updated numbers of the Istituto Superiore di Sanità
Covid-19 deaths "are now overestimated". To say it, at Non è l'Arena , a program conducted by Massimo Giletti on La7, was Professor Alberto Zangrillo, director of intensive care at the San Raffaele hospital in Milan, on Sunday evening 14 June. Zangrillo claims that there are now people who die with Covid, but the reasons for the death are different.
"We are no longer afraid of the disease from a clinical point of view," said Zangrillo.
But what do the bulletins of the Istituto Superiore di Sanità tell us about the number of deceased? Let's go step by step.
THE WORDS OF ZANGRILLO
According to Professor Zangrillo there are people who die with Covid, but die of anything else. Zangrillo talked about the trial and treatment of a patient who arrives at the hospital with a heart attack, as an example.
"When a person suffering from my cardio infarction enters, a swab is carried out to determine whether or not positive for Covid, but in the meantime the clinical situation precipitates, so he enters hemodynamics, enters the cardio surgery operating room, but after two days Mario Rossi dies. This person is reported to civil protection. She died with Covid, but she died of something else, "Zangrillo said in Non è l'Arena .
#nonelarena Coronavirus, Zangrillo's version: "There are people who die with the covid, but die of anything else. I don't want to minimize, the virus exists, but at a subclinical level" https://t.co/NwHPvDugJF
– La7 (@ La7tv) June 14, 2020
DO WE HAVE TO DO THE ACCOUNTS AGAIN?
But if people who die with Covid actually die from anything else, does that mean we have to do the math? According to Zangrillo, "in a first phase the deaths for Covid were underestimated, now they are overestimated". The numbers communicated, therefore, are not exact and only Istat, in about two years, will be able to shed light on the issue.
VIRUS EXISTS, BUT SUBCLINICALLY
"With this I do not want to minimize – added the director of intensive care of the San Raffaele hospital in Milan – the virus exists and continues to exist but is subclinical".
"We know how to treat the sick promptly and better, it is not fair to say <attention the second wave will come, save who can>", said the professor, specifying: "We have brought useful evidence to demonstrate that Italy is leaving the phase clinical, that the disease from a clinical point of view no longer frightens us and will no longer scare us ".
#nonelarena Coronavirus, prof. Zangrillo: "In a first phase the deaths were underestimated, now they are overestimated. The virus at the clinical level does not scare us anymore, and it will not make us more afraid" https://t.co/XLXROIrnxt
– La7 (@ La7tv) June 14, 2020
THE NUMBERS OF THE PANDEMIA IN ITALY
In Italy, the virus is not yet dead, the numbers communicated by the Istituto Superiore di Sanità in the weekly bulletin also say that they show a slowdown in the infection.
The cases, as of June 10, are 236,076 (average age 61 years), and the deaths are 32,867. Some interesting data comes from the photograph of the clinical situation (out of 26,466 cases): asymptomatic are almost 30%, while 36 have mild symptoms. 11.4% are pauci-symptomatic.
The clinical status is severe for 16% of those affected and 2.2% are in a critical situation.
HIGHER LETHALITY IN ELDERLY PERSONS
Looking at deaths it is possible to observe that there is lethality with increasing age of cases. In Italy 4 children aged between 0 and 9 years (out of 2,025 cases), and 0 subjects between 10-19 years out of 3,651 cases died (ISS data as of June 9). There are 15 deaths among 20-29 year olds (out of 13,426 cases). Lethality rises more than 2% among subjects aged 50-59 and leaps more than 10% among those aged between 60 and 69.
The percentage of lethality is 26% among those who have 70-79 and rises to 32% among those with 80-89. It remains above 30% even for those over 90 years old.
Lethality, according to the ISS report, is higher in male subjects in all age groups, with the exception of the 0-9 year old group.
This is a machine translation from Italian language of a post published on Start Magazine at the URL https://www.startmag.it/innovazione/deceduti-per-covid-19-sovrastimati-parola-del-prof-zangrillo/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=deceduti-per-covid-19-sovrastimati-parola-del-prof-zangrillo on Mon, 15 Jun 2020 10:26:00 +0000.