• Tue. Jan 18th, 2022

Covid, Bassetti: “Sorry that CTS and the ministry do not listen to doctors in the field”


Jan 15, 2022

“We are sorry that CTS and the Ministry of Health did not want to accept some advice that came from the field”, from some of the doctors at the forefront of the fight against Covid-19. From yesterday’s meeting of the technical-scientific committee for the coronavirus emergency, “different news” was expected Matteo Bassetti, director of the Infectious Diseases Clinic at the San Martino hospital in Genoa, guest of ‘Buongiorno Benessere’ on Rai1, a program conceived and conducted by Vira Carbone. “In reality, everything remains exactly as it was,” he observes. “You do not listen to what comes from the doctors in the field – underlines the expert – or” in particular the advice “to try to change the number of people who are in hospital”. Today, in fact, “everyone is counted as Covid hospitalized. Even if I go to the hospital for dialysis or with a broken arm and I test positive, they count me as if I were one with pneumonia in resuscitation. What the doctors said was not at all taken into consideration. who are on the field had asked “.” The second point – adds Bassetti – is that we will continue to have this daily bulletin that no one needs. Not because I did not want the daily bulletin – he specifies – but because we wanted to make a more orderly bulletin . An extremely messy bulletin is useless because there is a bit of everything in it: we talk about infections, without actually talking about patients. I believe that in this phase it is important to talk not about how many tampons are positive, but about how many people new ones a day are positive, how many of them have symptoms and how many do not have them “.