Examine the patient for “Covid Centaur”

I personally have been feeling this way for a long time We’ll never get out of the healthy raving based on fear of COVID-19. And they force us to travel, unique in Europe, with Ffp2 masks until September 30, with the inevitable consequence, given the approach of the cold season, of having to postpone the commitment for a long time.

But it is not enough, despite the apparent attenuation of the pathogenicity of Sars-Cov-2, that some Scientists do not agree with health doctrine They largely predicted by the phenomenon of co-adaptation, now we must also deal with the so-called centaur patient. Anyone who has been hospitalized for a whole series of reasons that have nothing to do with Covid-19, but are swab positive. A phenomenon repeatedly reported by those working on the front lines in Italian hospitals which, with the virus now endemic, He risks creating more chaos In addition, it was determined by neglecting many other serious diseases, concentrating all efforts towards a virus that more often than not seriously affected the elderly and was affected by other serious pre-existing diseases.

In this sense, the words of Giovanni Migliori, president of the Italian Federation of Hospitals, whose network of sentinel hospitals “find” this sick “new” centaur, do not seem reassuring. In fact, Miglior says: “This wave of Covid is very different from the first wave: thanks to vaccinations, we have not been imprisoned at home – and finally – People go out, work, and have a social life. But it also means that they come back with trauma or accidents or have fallen ill as they did a year ago, due to less movement of people, it doesn’t happen anymore. This also requires different answers from us: If it is true that thanks to vaccines we have halved the number of hospitalizations and intensive care units, it is also true that the diversity of Covid patients who go to hospital forces us to make a greater organizational effort. Today, “classic” Covid patients arrive at the hospital, i.e. those with lung disease, non-Covid patients who must be followed up and protected in “Covid-free” pathways and patients present but without lung disease, with other comorbidities – “Centaurs”, on the face of it. Identification – for which a separate organization should be reserved. According to Fiaso himself, the latter represents 34% of the total number of people present in Sars-Cov-2.

Now, anyone who has had to deal with our health system in normal times will realize that with the introduction of Covid wings, things have become somewhat complicated for those with multiple other serious illnesses. So much so that in the spring of 2020, the Italian Society of Cardiology reported about youn 30% increase in death rate linked to cardiovascular problems.

However, if the idea of ​​additional partitioning is passed, and all those who have been in contact with an unstoppable virus are isolated in certain sectors, the health response of our regional structures will be overburdened, to the detriment of public health.

On the other hand, if we take this line for many others respiratory virusesincluding influenza, which is just as dangerous for people at risk of contracting the coronavirus, our much-vaunted public health will quickly collapse. Also because, again, on the topic of viral circulation, with the percentage of positivity found in recent days, which is close to 20% of the smears performed, without affecting the basic data for hospitalization, it will be necessary sooner or later to realize that Every measure to isolate us from this unwanted guest, who is just one of many, is doomed to fail.

Claudio Rometti, June 17, 2022

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