Italian virologist says open borders & fears over “racism” crippled Italy’s response to coronavirus.
Professor of Virology and Microbiology at the University of Padova Dr. Giorgio Pal told CNN that measures imposing travel restrictions and border controls were taken too late due to fears over political correctness.
“There was a proposal to isolate people coming from the epicenter, coming from China,” Pal told CNN. “Then it became seen as racist, but they were people coming from the outbreak.”
Italy is now the hardest-hit country in the world in terms of coronavirus deaths, with 63,927 confirmed cases and 6,077 people losing their lives.
But it seems that the official number of 63,927 infected Italians is a lot bigger, ten times bigger.
The head of the agency that is collating the data Angelo Borrelli said that it was ‘credible’ to suggest that as many as 640,000 people could have been infected because only a fraction of them have received the necessary tests.
“A ratio of one certified case out of every 10 is credible,” Angelo Borrelli, the head of the Civil Protection Agency, told La Repubblica newspaper, indicating he believed as many as 640,000 people could have been infected in the country.
Testing for the disease has often been limited to people seeking hospital care, with health services stretched to the limit by the scale of the outbreak.
The missing cases could help to explain Italy’s high death rate of around 9.0 percent, higher than the rest of Europe and the U.S.
If he is right the mortality rate goes down to 0.9 percent.
The number of new deaths has come down from a world record 793 on Saturday to 651 on Sunday and 601 on Monday.
The number of new officially registered infections also fell from 6,557 on Saturday to 4,789 on Monday.
A new study found that 86% of coronavirus cases are asymptomatic. The carriers have no idea they are infected but can still spread it.
This study lowers the mortality rate more.
According to a new study by the journal Science — 6 of 7 coronavirus victims, or 86% of infections, were undocumented.
Using that model the mortality rate all over the world will go down.
President Donald Trump on Monday said he planned to pull the U.S. economy out of its coronavirus-induced slumber in a matter of weeks.
“Our country wasn’t built to be shut down. This is not a country that was built for this,” Trump insisted to reporters during a White House press briefing with his coronavirus task force on Monday evening, predicting that “America will again and soon be open for business. Very soon. A lot sooner than three or four months that somebody was suggesting.”
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