People across much of Europe — including France, Italy, Poland and Spain — are now more likely to be hospitalized with Covid-19 than those in the United States.
Emanuele Capobianco“The number of #covid19 patients in hospitals across the continent is still less than half of the peak in March & April, but it is rising steadily each week.” Good article with interesting data about hospitalization rates across countries in Europe @ifrc
A targeted immunisation programme may offer some protection, but it will not deliver ‘life as normal’
Emanuele Capobianco“While hope & optimism are much needed in these dark times, it is important to be transparent. We need to communicate the clear message that although targeted vaccination may offer some protection, it will not simply deliver “life as we used to know it”.
The new rules, broadly similar to the spring lockdown, are due to last for six weeks.
Emanuele Capobianco“The days are getting shorter and colder but I ask you to remember this: even as the winter comes in, there is hope. And there is light."
A bold move by #Ireland PM to curb #COVID19. @ifrc @IFRC_Europe
The study, which spans more than 30 countries, looked at the effects of these treatments on overall mortality, initiation of ventilation, and duration of hospital stay in hospitalized patients. Other uses of the drugs, for example in treatment of...
Emanuele Capobianco"Remdesivir, hydroxychloroquine, lopinavir/ritonavir and interferon regimens appeared to have little or no effect on 28-day mortality or the in-hospital course of #COVID19 among hospitalized patients".Gotta love science even when bringing not so good news.
First vaccines will be in limited quantities and for those at greatest risk; Germany records its worst ever daily case toll
Emanuele Capobianco"I think an average person, a healthy young person might have to wait until 2022 to get a #COVID19 vaccine." A painful yet realistic statement by @WHO Chief Scientist @doctorsoumya Basic preventive measures will be key until then. @IFRC
Four reasons Germany has fared better than its neighbors so far in Covid-19 cases and deaths.
Emanuele CapobiancoLocalized response, respect for science, trust in authority, good testing & contact tracing: these are some of the lessons from Germany's #COVID19 success so far. Excellent article.