Italy’s healthcare system on the brink of collapse, as the number of cases explode to 17,760 – with 1,266 deaths | The Extinction Protocol

Italy’s healthcare system on the brink of collapse, as the number of cases explode to 17,760 – with 1,266 deaths | The Extinction Protocol

Despite stricter measures enforced by the government, the death toll from the novel coronavirus outbreak in Italy continues to rise, reaching 1,266 on Thursday — a jump of 23% over a period of 24 hours. According to the latest figures provided by the Italian Civil Protection Department, the total number of cases in the country has risen to 17,660 the highest anywhere in the world after China, where the virus emerged last December.

New study shows some infections could last for 37 days: Some people who get the coronavirus could be contagious for a lot longer than the two-week quarantine period that many countries are using, a new study says. Researchers looking at cases in China say patients could spread the virus for up to 37 days after they start showing symptoms, according to the study published in the British medical journal The Lancet. On average, survivors still had the virus in their respiratory system for about 20 days and could presumably continue to spread the disease, researchers found. “The shortest observed duration of viral shedding among survivors was 8 days, whereas the longest was 37 days,” the researchers said. – Miami Herald

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17,760 divided by 1,266 = a 14 percent fatality rate, using the best medical care and drugs that the modern medical system has to offer in an advanced 1st world country.