False Sicily data on infections sent to the ISS: arrests in Sicily


The precautionary measures against employees belonging to the Regional Department for Health Activities and Epidemiological Observatory (Dasoe) of the Department of Health of the Sicilian Region

The Carabinieri are proceeding with the first arrests after an investigation by the investigating judge of Trapani on his false Sicily data on the infections sent – over the past months – to the control room of the Istituto Superiore di Sanità. The precautionary measures were issued by the judge for the preliminary investigations against some employees who work at the Dasoe (Regional Department for Health Activities and Epidemiological Observatory) which refers to the Health Department of the Sicily Region.

False data Sicily on infections: arrests at the Dasoe of the Health Department

The Carabinieri of the Nas of Palermo and of the provincial command of Trapani started the first arrests this morning. Among those arrested by the police there is also the director of the Health Department Maria Letizia Di Liberti. Investigated – and will have to answer the questions of the investigators today – also the Councilor for Health of the Sicily Region Ruggero Razza. The disputed crimes are “false material and ideological in competition”. As reported by AdnKronos, “in particular the arrested are accused of having altered, on several occasions, the flow of data concerning the Covid 19 pandemic by modifying the number of positives and swabs, directed to the Istituto Superiore di Sanità, and actually altering the database on which to adopt the measures to contain the spread of the virus “.

This is a very delicate legal matter. The accusations, in fact, are very serious. Especially in relation to the period of global pandemic that has been affecting life – and also socio-political decisions – for more than a year. The investigations began by studying the data communicated by Dasoe to the Istituto Superiore di Sanità. Numbers that have had a decisive influence on the classification of the Sicily Region in the coloring system based on the level of epidemiological risk (yellow zone, orange zone and red zone). From those weekly statistics sent to Rome, in fact, the ISS control room sent (and still sends) the report to the Ministry of Health for the signature of the ordinances. Now the arrests and the continuation of the investigation to shed light on the case.

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