After ripping off his oxygen mask, an anti-vaxxer died from Covid-19. He was being treated at an italian hospital.
Local media identified the man as Luigi Cossellu. He was admitted January 16th.
Upon his arrival at Santa Maria Goretti Hospital Latina (south of Rome), doctors immediately recognized the seriousness of the 28 year-old’s situation.
Local media identified the man as Luigi Cossellu, who was admitted January 16th. He denied that Covid-19 existed and refused the vaccine
He was diagnosed with acute respiratory failure caused by coronavirus and was transferred to the intensive care unit on his second day.
Cossellu, however, refused to be treated and tore his oxygen mask.
Doctors were able to persuade the man to put the mask back on, the general manager of Latina’s ASL (Local Health Unit) Silvia Cavalli told Italy24news.
His cooperation proved futile. However, his condition worsened and he died five days later in the hospital.
Cossellu’s 55-year-old father – who is also an anti-vaxxer – is also in hospital currently in a serious condition on a ventilator, according to Italian news agency Ansa.
This was also confirmed by Silvia Cavalli, who reported the man’s father is also being treated in the same hospital.
Italy24news reported that the men did not consent to their Covid-19 shots.
Mr Cossellu was from nearby Terracina and was engaged, according to his Facebook page.
On the second day of his stay, doctors diagnosed him with acute respiratory failure caused by coronavirus.
Alessio De Amato, Lazio Region councillor for health, encouraged young people to get immunized, drawing attention to the 28 year-old’s tragic death. Young people are also affected by covid. He said that vaccination was important.
Italy24news reports that an 28-year old pregnant anti-vaxxer was killed in Rome on Thursday, and died Friday.
According to reports, she was in her 31st Week of pregnancy but had not been vaccinated.
According to the news source, she was experiencing symptoms for 10 days and had difficulty breathing. Within a week, her condition had drastically improved. Doctors had to do a Caesarean Section to give birth to the baby.
They were not able to save her, and she died later.
Many anti-vaxxers in Italy are making headlines during the pandemic. It is particularly notable since the government has introduced a mandate to immunize over-50s starting February 1
Covid-19 murdered a Covid-19-affiliated anti-vaxxer in Italy, who had built a following from his frequent phone-ins on a radio program.
Maurizio Buatti (61), was known as Mauro Mantua. He had claimed to be a ‘plague spreadinger’ by going to a Carrefour without a mask, feeling ill, and reaching 38°F, days before he was admitted to hospital.
Maurizio Buratti (pictured), a fervent Italian anti-vaxxer who gained a cult following after his regular phone-ins to a popular radio show, has died from Covid
He claimed he was “defending the Constitution” by not following public health advice. Additionally, he refused to be tested for the virus because he believes the swabs were the cause.
A frequent caller at Zanzara’s radio station, who promoted anti-Semtitic conspiracies and was intubated eventually died.
In another instance last week, Italian police thwarted a gang behind a huge anti-vax scam that helped people sign up to get the vaccine only to have it thrown away and not injected – in a ploy to get a vaccine passport.
According to the investigation, a network of dozens of people involved bringing people from all over Italy to the vaccination centre in Ancona where they paid up to €400 (£330) for a fake jab.
Before injecting them, the nurse would first squirt the medication into the trash bin. Then she would apply a plaster to the patient and then give the nurse a green pass. This is proof that they had been vaccinated.
Italy has made it mandatory that all people over the age 50 have to get vaccinated by February 1. Non-vaccinated individuals could be subject to a severe fine, or even lose their jobs.
Italian police arrested a nurse who was taking bribes in order to fake proof of vaccination.
The mandate states that the only option to get the vaccine is recovery from Covid-19. This happens because the body develops antibodies in the course of an infection.
People have started to organize ‘infection parties’ where they pay people to get in touch with those who are infected by Covid-19 in hopes that they will catch it, recover and become eligible for the exception.
The news of the man’s death comes Italy appears to have reached a peak in the number of Omicron infections, with cases of the highly contagious variant now on the decline, the country’s Covid Emergency chief said Monday.
Francesco Paolo Figliuolo spoke to journalists in Milan, stating that there is some good news. It seems we’ve reached the top of Omicron’s curve and things are going downhill.
Italy, which was hit first by the pandemic early in 2020, remains the hardest affected country, suffering from the EU’s largest reported death toll of nearly 144,000.
Many of these deaths were in Lombardy (the north), which had the first recorded case.
“In Lombardy, the rate of hospital admissions has been lower than that of patients being discharged in the last two days.” Figliuolo stated that this bodes well.
Italy, which took strict steps to stop the spread of the virus, reported 227 deaths and 138,860 Covid-19 new cases Sunday.
This slowdown is due to the World Health Organization declaring that the world can eliminate the Covid-19 crisis this year through equitable vaccine access and preserving restrictions.
Omicron, although very contagious, generally causes less severe infections among those who have been vaccinated. It is the predominant variant in Europe.