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After the fall election season, Nate Silver, the FiveThirtyEight blogger for The New York Times, went on vacation to get away from it all. “I was in Mexico at the Aztec ruins,” he said. “I’m climbing the Sun Pyramid, and at the top of it, someone says, “Are you Nate Silver? I really like your work.'”.
The virus is a systemic infection that affects all the organs of the body, not, as was previously thought, just a respiratory disease, they say.Some people may find that their ability to properly work, to concentrate, and even to take part in physical activities will be severely impaired.The physicians warn that people who do not consider themselves in a vulnerable group and aren’t concerned at contracting the disease could be putting themselves in danger of life changing illnesses if they ignore the rules to keep safe.They stress that the need for social distancing, hand washing, and masks is as important now as it ever was.The warnings come amid growing concerns in northern Italy that a second wave of the virus could be imminent. Doctors in two of the main hospitals in the region have reported a handful of new cases of severely ill people with respiratory problems.Dr Roberto Cosentini, head of emergencies at Papa Giovanni XXIII Hospital in Bergamo, oversaw the response to the virus that swept through this alpine province claiming the lives of at least 6,000 people.He gave Sky News unprecedented access to the hospital’s emergency rooms in March when the first shocking effects of the virus were broadcast around the world, changing perceptions of the scale of the problem.”At first, initially, we thought it was a bad flu, then we thought it was a bad flu with a very bad pneumonia, it was the phase when you came here, but subsequently we discovered that it is a systemic illness with vessel damage in the whole body with renal involvement, cerebral involvement,” he told me in the now silent COVID 19 emergency room that was overwhelmed a few months ago.”So we are seeing other acute manifestations of renal failure that require dialysis; or stroke, and then acute myocardial infarction, so a lot of complications or other manifestations of the virus.”And also now we see a significant proportion of the population with chronic damage from the virus.”One of the few positives emerging from the pandemic that caused havoc to the health service here was the creation of a unique environment where doctors and experts in different fields found themselves working together for months, effectively learning new skills. That co operation is helping the understanding of the virus.Dr Emanuela Catenacci is a neurosurgeon at Cremona Hospital and when we first met her in March she had been co opted to work on the intensive care wards during the worst of the outbreak.She is back on neurology, but crucially, whereas in the past she would have treated patients completely independent of other departments, now she can see the link.