Even if offices and public transport are still quiet, European streets are filled with: 🛍️Shoppers 🍽️Diners 🍸Drinkers Google mobility data indicate human traffic is almost back to pre-virus levels in Paris, Madrid and Italy’s Lombardy
Italy, Lombardy ends social distancing on public transport. Facemasks still required though (it)
Bernal: I feel good but I need more racing Tour de France champion relishing his first race in Europe since Lombardy last October
Hong Kong is dense with a crowded subway. It has a lot of travel from China. And yet, no local cases for weeks now. No Lombardy-style lock down either. And, no, it's not the competent government. I wrote about how the people of Hong Kong saved themselves.
A doctor in Turin, Italy says he wants to warn the world, "the only way to prevent a health care system collapse is to enforce a lockdown as soon as possible" and to "increase ICU capacity." He says Turin is probably 9-10 days behind Lombardy.
Earlier this week, people I’ve been talking to were hopeful we’d turned a bit of a corner, but general consensus of my conversations over last day w experts is we’re still not doing enough to avoid Lombardy-like scenarios in multiple cities. Seattle is expecting it.
Italy death toll up 30% over yesterday, up to 827. We are tracking their epidemic about 10 days behind and right now their healthcare system in Lombardy is being overwhelmed.
My God. Lombardy has more than 10 million people. Equivalent to preventing anyone from entering or leaving New York.