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Covid Italia, Ciciliano (Cts): “Exceed Rt? Can it be calculated on hospitalizations”


May 9, 2021

“Overcoming RT? As a technical-scientific committee, we already expressed our opinion on this last month. We suggested calculating the RT on admissions to covid wards and intensive care units for two reasons: first because in this so the data would be more recent and collected more quickly and secondly because in this way the impact of the pandemic on regional health systems could be assessed, less affected by the fluctuations caused by the number of positive swabs “. This was stated in an interview with Adnkronos Fabio Ciciliano, secretary in the first CTS and now a member of the scientific technical committee launched by the Draghi government representing the Civil Protection Department, when asked about the proposal made by the president of the Conference of the Regions, Massimiliano Fedriga, of review the Rt. Read also ” The Rt index calculated in this way would acquire greater significance with the increase in the number of vaccinated citizens and we would therefore have the simultaneous registration of serious cases – explains Ciciliano – At this moment what interests us, are not so much the numbers infections, which are obviously important, but in a summer screening the goal is that the intensive care units and the covid departments empty themselves to remain permanently below the critical threshold. ” Ciciliano, in addition to being a member of the CTS, is a medical director of the Police . An expert in emergency management, he took the field for the resolution of numerous critical situations both abroad, from the nuclear disaster in Fukushima to the cholera epidemic in Haiti up to the earthquakes in India and Pakistan, and in our country, from the earthquake of ‘Aquila and the one that hit central Italy in 2016.During the pandemic, in the face of images of gatherings, the finger has been pointed several times at the lack of controls. On this issue Ciciliano has no doubts: ” Checks must be carried out, they are certainly a deterrent, they give a sense of justice and the presence of the State in the territory, but if we expect them to be the solution to the increase in infections then the discourse changes . Control can be put in place in the nightlife areas but it is clear that it is not possible to control all the gatherings. However capillary police controls may be alone cannot contain the epidemic. It is a false image. We must be careful to say that since people gather and there are no controls, then the increase in infections is attributable to the lack of controls: it is impossible to support such a thing. ” According to the police officer, ” the speech it is sociological, it is a question of appealing to the responsibility of each of us. The important aspect that must be emphasized is that people have become accustomed to hearing the 2-300 deaths a day. And this is not good, it is the addiction to risk that leads you to disregard the information provided. Often the problem is not perceived until it happens to have a serious case of Covid that affects a relative or a friend, at that moment the risk perspective changes ”.