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Italy’s covid experience was not particularly different to its previous “bad flu” years

Italy’s performance has been a big mystery – and I’ve not had time to study it. This is a placeholder post on this topic.

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Medic’s own experience in Bergamo – citing potential increase of hospitalisations of cardiovascular patients and heart failure to be expected following pandemic. Also limitations within own hospital system:

https://academic.oup.com/eurheartj/article/41/19/1783/5816894

This has a slide that shows timeline of events in Italy

https://academic.oup.com/intqhc/advance-article/doi/10.1093/intqhc/mzaa057/5840521

Deaths in nursing homes labelled as “the silent massacre” due to mishandling:

https://www.politico.eu/article/the-silent-coronavirus-covid19-massacre-in-italy-milan-lombardy-nursing-care-homes-elderly/

Forced prioritisation of young over elderly in Italy:

https://www.politico.eu/article/coronavirus-italy-doctors-tough-calls-survival/

https://www.businessinsider.com.au/prioritizing-covid-19-patients-based-age-likely-wont-fly-us-2020-3?r=US&IR=T

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