Why Was Italy Overwhelmed by Coronavirus?

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  1. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Well-Known Member Supporter

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    https://spectator.org/coronavirus-the-price-of-luxury/

    In the world of fashion, the “Made in Italy” tag has a distinct value associated with luxury and status. Merchants can charge higher prices for clothing, shoes, handbags, and other fashion goods manufactured in Italy, and that value was coveted by certain Chinese entrepreneurs. During the past three decades, more and more Chinese investors bought into textile and leather-good factories in northern Italy, and they brought over Chinese laborers to work in those factories. By 2010, there were reportedly 60,000 Chinese in Prato, an industrial suburb of Florence. To accommodate Italy’s new foreign labor force, nonstop flights were established between China and Rome.



    The size, location, and timing of Italy’s coronavirus outbreak all suggest that the disease was imported to the country directly from China. The first two cases reported in Italy were Chinese tourists who arrived in Rome in late January. Three weeks later, however, a 38-year-old man in the northern province of Lombardy showed up at a hospital with respiratory problems but had to wait 36 hours before he was tested for coronavirus, during which time “he had contact with hospital staff and visiting friends and family.” That Feb. 19 incident raises obvious question: How did a man in Lombardy get this virus? Why northern Italy and not somewhere else? Why late February? Well, it is customary for Chinese to travel home for Lunar New Year celebrations, which fell on Jan. 24 this year, and the incubation period for coronavirus is about two weeks. How many of the Chinese workers in northern Italy traveled to China in late January and returned to Italy — without symptoms but already infected with COVID-19 — in early February?
     
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  2. JimRau

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    I just talked to a friend who went to Italy last year and she said it is no surprise to her that the virus kicked their ars. She said that smoking there is everywhere, like it was here back in the 1940 and 1950's, so their lungs are VERY UNHEALTHY. The people are more socially orientated in that they get together a lot more than we do socially. And she said it appeared that their medical system left a lot to me desired. Not to mention the government would properly not be prepare to 'get right on it' as quickly as ours. Just some food for thought.
     

  3. Hairtrigger

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    Public transportation is heavily used and check to check kiss instead of a handshake may have some impact....also the fact that in their houses they use a smaller version of the refrigerator, buying fresh food every day might as well
     
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  4. Mister Dave

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  5. Mercator

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    The reason is that the whole Western civilization went to bed with its largest enemy. The more chicoms brought in, the larger the payback.

    When it’s over, we need to leave NATO and reimburse ourselves for this debacle. The Italians welcome the chicoms because they are not afraid. We have their back. Drop them, they’ll grow up quickly.
     
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  6. leadcounsel

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    Because they ignored the obvious warning signs, and believe the morons who said this was like the flu. Lots will die because of the idiots at the WHO and other global and national leaders. Tragic but true. The writing was on the wall at least by 23 Jan when China locked down their nation ... obviously it was serious and every nation should have preventatively done the same immediately and banned all travel into their borders and shut down entire communities proactively.
     
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  7. Ghost1958

    Ghost1958 Well-Known Member

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    Your a mathematician or statistician by trade aren't you?
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  8. Mercator

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    I’d rather not make it a topic. Why, anything wrong?
    PS. Sorry just realized it was for someone else whose post I didn’t read.
     
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2020
  9. Mister Dave

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