But 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.
6820 (reported CoronaCold death toll in Italy) X 0.12 = 818
As I have been saying, this is a chest cold virus that gives every appearance of being less deadly than normal, seasonal influenza.
The book-cooking that Prof. Ricciardi ironically characterizes as “very generous” will go down in history as the greatest manufactured mass panic and act of economic war ever seen. One can’t help but be reminded of the “very generous” book-cooking of the banks and their asset valuations. It’s almost as if they’re using the same play book….
Pray that maximum good come from this.