The alarm of anesthesiologists: “We risk having to choose who to treat, the government intervenes first”

On the Super Green pass the government must move before the yellow zone. Because the hospital system is already in trouble. This was asked by Professor Antonino Giarratano, president of Siaarti (Italian Society of Anesthesia, Analgesia, Intensive Care and Intensive Care). The achievement of 10,000 infections a day and the growth in hospitalizations in the medical and intensive care area indicate that Italy is already in the fourth wave of the Sars-CoV-2 pandemic. This is why we must act immediately, before the situation worsens: “With these figures and with this worrying trend, which falls in the autumn and winter period in which critical areas are already under pressure, within a month the hospital system of intensive care risks dangerously clogging. It must certainly be said that fortunately we are not in the dramatic situation we experienced last winter: today we have vaccines that are importantly defending the health of millions of Italians ».

“This means – continues Giarratano – that today the hospitalized are mainly people who have refused vaccination and others who instead – even if vaccinated – have particularly fragile conditions and high risk factors and are emerging after 10 months of full coverage from the infection” . The danger is around the corner: “We ask the government to immediately implement the necessary measures for greater social and health care, without not waiting for the ‘yellow’ color which already means 15% more hospitalizations and new deaths . In the presence of ever higher numbers of hospitalizations we will have to reserve places in intensive care for Covid-19 hospitalized patients, thus reducing the beds available for chronic exacerbated, surgical and cancer patients, cardiopaths, polytrauma patients and all those with acute syndromes that compromise functions vital “, concludes the president of Siaarti.

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