Posted on: 08/06/2020 12:48
Since the start of the lockdown, dozens of elderly, disabled and frail people died alone in the London home of coronaviruses and other diseases, with the bodies found even two weeks later. To tell today this tragedy of solitude during confinement is the Guardian, which speaks of dozens of cases. “People were also discovered a week or two” after death, said pathologist Mike Osborne, chairman of the Royal College of Pathologists’ commission on investigating causes of death. “I have seen many of these cases, with bodies in an advanced state of decomposition, where we made post-mortem covid-19 swabs,” he said.
Around 700 people died at home in London in March, April or May. At the moment there is no data on how many lived alone. However general practitioners talking about dozens of people who spent solitary confinement and died of covid-19 or other causes, perhaps because they were afraid of getting infected if they went to the emergency room. The authorities were warned by neighbors, distant relatives or the same family doctors who no longer had news of their clients. But often the report came several days late after death.
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