How the corona shutdown affected air quality in some of the most polluted cities in the world. I am particularly surprised by the image for Milan. I didnt realize the air quality in Lombardy was this bad. Can it really be worse than Delhi? Scale issues?
The lawsuit alleges 'serious omissions' by the Lombardy and central governments.
Relatives of COVID victims in Italy are seeking 100 million euro in compensation from the state, in a criminal negligence case they're taking against the country's prime minister and health minister, and the president of Lombardy.
Doctors have blamed systemic problems with Italy's health care system, especially in hardest-hit Lombardy, for failing to respond adequately.
Totally unconfirmed - There's a rumor going around that Lombardy's #coronavirus status will fall to the minimum 'giallo' - yellow - warning level status at sometime this week.
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.