Setting ourselves up for failure: a pandemic of our own making

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The COVID-19 pandemic is of our own making – but maybe not in the way you think. Let me explain why, taking Italy as case study. COVID-19 overwhelmingly kills vulnerable people, older or chronic multi-morbidity patients: the mean age of COVID-19 fatalities in Italy according to the most recent data was 80 (median age 81). Around 60% of fatalities had three or more co-morbidities, around 36% had one or two co-morbidities and only 4% had no co-morbidity and only 14 out of 31,096 fatalities in the latest report were both under the age of 40 and had no-comorbidity – that’s 0,04%...
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2020
PublisherBMJ Publishing Group
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Bibliographical note

Journal of Medical Ethics Blog, May 26 (2020)

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