That's terrible news. I'm not trying to minize the effects of it but there are many contributing factors as to why that is so high, particularly in Italy.
Why have so many coronavirus patients died in Italy?
Prof Ricciardi added that Italy’s death rate may also appear high because of how doctors record fatalities.
“The way in which we code deaths in our country is very generous in the sense that all the people who die in hospitals with the coronavirus are deemed to be dying of the coronavirus.
“On re-evaluation by the National Institute of Health, only 12 per cent of death certificates have shown a direct causality from coronavirus, while 88 per cent of patients who have died have at least one pre-morbidity - many had two or three,” he says.
This does not mean that Covid-19 did not contribute to a patient's death, rather it demonstrates that Italy's fatality toll has surged as a large proportion of patients have underlying health conditions. Experts have also warned against making direct comparisons between countries due to discrepancies in testing.
Common, are you real? If you over 40 years old, the extended warranty is pretty much done with LOL.. We all have some sort of underlying conditions. Apparently, 75% of the males that died in Spain had high blood pressure..which is pretty much all Americans lol.