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Covid Italy, 109 thousand infected nurses and 87 deceased

Byeditorial

May 12, 2021

Since the beginning of the pandemic “109 thousand nurses have been infected in the workplace and, up to April, 87 have died from Covid. Nurses are the category of health personnel most infected by Sars-Cov-2: obviously, especially for the very high level of proximity to the sick who never leave alone “. This was denounced by Fnopi (National Federation of Nursing Professions Orders) on the occasion of the World Nursing Day, in a report in which Inail data were processed. “With the appearance of vaccines (nurses were the first health personnel to be vaccinated), – highlights Fnopi – there is a decline in infections: a fact that, on the one hand, is positive, given the current lack of organic in health services, on the other hand, it is obviously organic for the smaller number of subjects involved in the infection and therefore with fewer personal consequences and fewer risks for patients to whom they cannot help but be close “.” the deaths of nurses, there is a greater number in particular (but not only) in the Regions subject to the first phase of the pandemic, when, that is, when there were not enough personal protective equipment to guarantee the safety of operators engaged 24 hours a day on the front line – the nurses continue – And from the data it is immediately evident, in relation to the general mortality due to Covid, that the mortality of nurses at work follows the trend of that of the cases recorded in the p opulation, in particular with peaks in both cases in April and November 2020 “.