Is Coronavirus Encouraging Survival Of The Fittest In Italy? Print


If your spring or summer travel plans include Italy, it may be time to reconsider. Italy so far has suffered more coronavirus-related victims than China with nearly 5,000 deaths and another 5,000 confirmed patients in the last 24 hours.

Another factor may be very disturbing to many authorities and advocates for the elderly. With shortages of modern medical equipment, reports from Italy tell of local physicians are making decisions as to which patients are considered worth saving. Rumors indicate that instructions to medical staffs are not to use the limited number of artificial respiratory machines on coronavirus patients over age 60, with priority decisions for younger patients.