(Right Country) – One of the hardest hit countries with coronavirus is without a doubt Italy. The nation has seen a horrendous number of cases of the potentially deadly illness, with a lot of deaths at a higher rate than that of practically any other country.
The leftist mainstream media has been reporting on the condition of Italy religiously, hyping up the situation going on there and instilling a lot of fear in Americans that their fate is going to be our own. Of course, there’s a lot of critical, need-to-know information the media is conveniently leaving out about the people who died from the sickness.
A new Italian study, however, threatens their narrative as it reveals that the vast majority of people who died from coronavirus had pre-existing conditions and other illnesses that led to complications.
Here’s more from Breitbart:
But while these people are dying, the majority of coronavirus patients in hospitals are younger, healthier people — and they’re being prioritized by hospital staff.
The average age of those who have died from the Chinese virus in Italy is 79.5, according to a study by Italian health authorities, who have been examining the medical records involving the nation’s surging coronavirus death toll.
The study adds that more than 99 percent of Italy’s coronavirus deaths have been people who were previously ill or had some type of pre-existing medical condition, such as high blood pressure or diabetes.
Among those who have died from the Wuhan virus in Italy, more than 76 percent of them had high blood pressure, more than 35 percent had diabetes, 33 percent had heart disease, and more than 24 percent had atrial fibrillation, or “AFib,” according to Italy’s national health authority.
Diabetics are at an especially high risk because the condition compromises the immune system and opens up the door for folks to get other infections like pneumonia. It’s these issues that actually cause the deaths for a lot of folks who contract the virus.
Even then, being a diabetic is not an automatic death sentence. How well you manage your condition, your age, your overall health, all play into whether or not those complications will happen.
So far, 17 people under the age of 50 have died from the disease in Italy, all of whom have had some type of previous illness, the study finds.
While the study could provide some insight into why Italy’s coronavirus death rate appears significantly higher than the death rates in other countries — about eight percent — another factor to take into consideration is that the young, healthier people are overwhelming the Italian hospitals.
While older people — as well as younger people with pre-existing conditions — are dying from the Chinese virus in Italy, the majority of coronavirus patients occupying ICU beds are younger than the average age of those who die from the virus, and they’re being prioritized by hospital staff, doctors say.
One scary thing about this outbreak in Italy is that the healthcare system is so overburdened they are beginning to do rationing, stating that if the patient is in their 80s or 90s and have breathing troubles they probably aren’t going to go forward with certain kinds of treatment.
This is terrifying for many reasons, chief of them all is the lack of value for human life, which we all know is precious. This is to be expected though from a country with socalized, government run healthcare. This is why conservatives and other freedom loving citizens don’t want the same system here.
The study by Italian health authorities had also noted that while the average age of those who succumb to the coronavirus is 79.5, the average age of those who become infected with the disease is 63.
“Even if the data is only preliminary, the fact there are more young people hospitalized and in intensive care compared to the first wave can be interpreted as a natural phenomenon,” said Pisa University professor Pierluigi Lopalco to Corriere della Sera.
“In Italy, the first clusters of the infection started around hospitals, more commonly frequented by older people, and in small towns,” he added. “Now, the virus has spread.”
At the end of the day, the media has an agenda to drive forward and they are going to take advantage of the coronavirus to drive up revenue and views. Period. Not to mention this sort of crisis provides the left with an opportunity to push their agenda and attack Trump, two things that are just too juicy to pass up.
Let’s hope Italy gets the virus contained and that death numbers for the country fall quickly.