Italian doctor Giuseppe De Donno, promoter of covid plasma therapy, found dead https://www.google.com/amp/s/milano.corriere.it/notizie/lombardia/21_luglio_27/suicida-giuseppe-de-donno-medico-plasma-iperimmune-un-colpo-duro-l-addio-sua-cura-844181ce-ef0d-11eb-b948-65ef1640acca_amp.html
Pulmonologist Giuseppe De Donno took his own life. The discovery took place in the late afternoon of Tuesday 27 July, when the lifeless body of the doctor was found in his home in Curtatone, near Mantua. Under shock the Mantuan community and its medical colleagues, who could never expect a similar episode to occur. The doctor did not leave messages, but the causes should be sought both in problems of a personal nature and, perhaps, work. De Donno had jumped to the headlines during the 2020 lockdown, when with his colleagues at the Carlo Poma hospital in Mantua he had invested energy and resources in the treatment of Covid by means of hyperimmune plasma. However, over time it has been abandoned, even in the face of international research and studies on the subject. For several weeks, after having spent years as head of pneumology at the Mantua hospital, he had been a general practitioner in Porto Mantovano. De Donno in fact had resigned from the city hospital preferring to devote himself to family medicine in the municipality on the outskirts of the city. «We are sincerely stunned - says the director of the Mantua Asst -. I got to know in person and compare myself more than once with De Donno and I must say that he was a truly exquisite person: honest to the end, he has always spent himself for truth and for others. During the first wave, Covid had given the best of himself and was really appreciated both by his medical colleagues and by the hundreds of patients who have had to deal with him. He had also invested heavily in plasma research, a cure which has now been abandoned but which nevertheless had paid off. The abandonment of plasma for other treatments was certainly a very difficult blow for him to manage ».