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Covid-19: are there more people under 40 in intensive care than people over 80?

2022-01-13T17:47:02.810Z

THE VERIFICATION - "This is the big difference with March 2020," said Professor Philippe Juvin, on Cnews, this week. Is right ?



THE QUESTION.

Has the profile of patients with severe forms of Covid changed?

While contamination is reaching record levels, Professor Philippe Juvin stressed that resuscitation now saw the arrival of different patients compared to the first hours of the epidemic.

Asked about Cnews, at the beginning of the week, the head of emergencies at the European Georges-Pompidou hospital said: “

There is a piece of data […] which is a bit new, which is that today in France , there are more intensive care patients who are under 40 years old than intensive care patients who are over 80 years old

”.

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This development is the "

big difference with March 2020, where, in intensive care, people were rather older

", added the mayor (LR) of La Garenne-Colombes, also health adviser to the right-wing candidate for the election. presidential, Valérie Pécresse.

This observation may be surprising, the youngest being perceived as less likely to arrive in intensive care.

Is it true ?

Should we be worried about it?

LET'S CHECK.

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Source: lefigaro

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