Abolish the daily covid bulletin: what do the experts think? In an interview with Libero, Francesco Vaia, director of the Spallanzani Institute in Rome, said: “Enough with the Covid death bulletin”. The increase in deaths “does not worry me at all. At this moment there are absolutely no elements of alarm, with all due respect for those who continue to terrorize and prophesy disasters, doing incalculable damage to the country, especially to the youngest”. Read also For the director of Spallanzani “it is time to make a courageous analysis. In Scotland they did it, for example, and it was estimated that about half of the deaths in people infected with the Omicron variant were not due to Covid”. Deaths need to be counted differently. “It’s not easy, but we have to try. The daily bulletin with that type of data, which today are necessarily inaccurate in outlining the real clinical picture, must be eliminated. What is it for, let’s be honest, if not to maintain that state of anguish that so many damage has caused? Think of the suicide rate, which has increased in a truly worrying way, especially among young people. Galli “I am absolutely opposed to the possible cancellation of the daily bulletin on Covid data. It is right that every day information be given on what is being recorded, including deaths. I do not see in a positive way a ‘protective’ attitude of public opinion which, in this way, it is assumed to be made up of irresponsible people to hide things from “, says Massimo Galli, former director of the infectious diseases department of the Sacco hospital in Milan, to Adnkronos Health. “The data must be reported, with transparency, until the end of the epidemic. I do not radically agree on a thesis of ‘information reduction’: the data must be processed every day and provided to everyone on a daily basis”, remarks Galli . Gismondo “The daily” Covid-19 bulletins “should have stopped them for some time” and eliminating them “will be the first thing to do to awaken people from this social nightmare”. Thus Maria Rita Gismondo, director of the Laboratory of clinical microbiology, virology and diagnostics of bioemergencies at the Sacco hospital in Milan, on this point as on others she says “absolutely agree with my colleague Francesco Vaia”. “No more bulletins” nor on the generic positivity to Sars-CoV-2 nor on the number of deaths, “which has no meaning and which is often not even correct – underlines the expert at Adnkronos Salute – in the sense that those who are registered as Covid dead are not all patients who lost their lives from Covid-19 disease, but also hospitalized for other serious diseases, tested positive for coronavirus “. With Vaia “we often meet – highlights Gismondo – and our ideas, our thoughts on this pandemic have always coincided”. Lopalco “I agree that disclosing the daily Covid bulletin of deaths makes little sense. The surveillance of the virus must still continue accurately. A good alternative could be the sole publication of a weekly bulletin of all the data”. To tell Adnkronos Salute is the epidemiologist Pier Luigi Lopalco, professor of Hygiene at the University of Salento. D’Amato (Lazio) “I think we can review the methods” of the national daily Covid bulletin, “also because we are in a different phase of management and sharing which I believe, so I think we can review some indications. But assessing the feasibility of this change is the responsibility of the new Minister of Health ”, the councilor for health of the Lazio Region Alessio D’Amato told Adnkronos Health. Every day the Lazio Region also analyzes the Covid situation with its own report: “We have always aimed at maximum transparency and this has allowed a great deal of adherence to the vaccination campaign”, D’Amato specified.
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