Here's some of the latest news:
- In Germany, contacts of "infected" persons who develop symptoms will now be counted as C. cases as well, regardles of the test result. This will certainly inflate the numbers, so they're currently pushing it to a new level here
- A German medic reported in a video, that a hospital doctor friend of his was not allowed to transfer a patient with an aneurysma to intensive care, in spite of at least 9 free beds in the unit. Reason: Those beds are reserved for future COVID patients
- According to this article (Italian), the mortality figure of this month in the Bergamo area is in fact increased 4-fold. I don't really doubt id, but it would be very interesting to learn WHO died WHERE and WHEN of WHICH CAUSE. My personal guess is, that the number of fatalities due to respiratory cases is also significantly increased, but the majority probably died of pre-existing conditions under the chaotic circumstances. If people who need intensive care don't get it and those who don't need it, get it, you should not be surprised
- The current overall excess mortality in Europe is only increased somewhat for the age group above 65 in Italy (especially in the north) and in the northeast of France. All other age groups and regions are at a normal level.
- In this article (Italian) it is reported that in the town of Vo' Euganeo all of the 3000 inhabitants were tested. 50-75% of those 88 who tested positive had no symptoms at all (obviously, it's not clearly defined what a symptom is). Let's assume a figure of 58 (65%) asymtomatic and 30 symptomatic positive cases. For lack of a given number or clear definition, let's assume that 10% (300 inhabitants) of the total population did have symptoms. That would make 58 of 2700 => ~2% of asymptomatic people test positive and 30 of 300 => ~10% of symptomatic people, which goes well with the already known figures. The interesting part is, that after 7-10 days only 8 out of the 88 were still "infected". The article states that this as a successful outcome of the quarantine measures. What I suppose this actually means: They only tested those 88 people again after 7-10 days and only 8 came up positive. Again, this is no surprise, because those tests are totally unreliable and produce almost random results. Would they have tested all 3000 again, they'd have come up with another ~90 cases. How stupid can it get until anyone recognizes?