Boris Warns Of Italy-Style Corona Crisis In 2-3 Weeks

We bring readers the latest official information from Rome

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For an individual to develop any serious illness is of course terrible on a personal level, especially if their immune system is compromised or if they are elderly. The Brexit Facts4EU.Org team have personal experience of these scenarios, as a great many readers do. We are not doctors nor epidemiologists: we publish facts.

We have experience in observing how quangos in the EU and around the world have started to act as if they can define the news agenda, rather than simply providing facts on it. We constantly observe these organisations growing and spreading their influence as much as they can. More funding usually follows. We therefore feel it is appropriate to provide some facts for our readers so they are as informed as possible.

So what is the current situation in Italy? All data correct as of 04.00am Sunday 22 Mar 2020. 47,021 cases confirmed, 4,032 deaths. We have seen Italian death rates quoted with percentages as high as 8%. This is not accurate, as testing is not being done except on symptomatic patients. Below we bring you the latest real facts direct from the Istituto Superiore di Sanità in Rome.

Total number of deaths from Coronavirus so far this year – 4,032
This is fewer than the usual number of Italian deaths from all causes in four days
99% of deaths were people of retirement age
99% of deaths were of people with pre-existing illnesses
Half of the deceased had three or more pre-existing illnesses
Only 1% had no known existing illnesses

Italy has the second-highest proportion of over-65’s in the world, after Japan. The United Kingdom is 24th on the list. But “The numbers are very stark, and they are accelerating. We are only a matter of weeks, two or three , behind Italy”.

NB This, below, is an amazing site for information and facts about the coronavirus pandemic.

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