ROMA. Ua pandemic with a limited demographic impact, at least for now. It looks like a provocation, in the face to the more than 126 thousand deaths caused by Covid in Italy, and yet it is so. The analysis contained in the Annual Report of the Bank of Italy proposes a comparison with another terrible epidemic, that of the “Spanish” flu in the two-year period 1918-19. A century ago, in our country, “the number of deaths per inhabitant was about eight times that officially attributed so far to the coronavirus – the study reads – and lethality was particularly high among cohorts under 40 years of age, while in the crisis At present, deaths are concentrated in the population over the age of 64 ».
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