Now that Lombardy has been moved from Red to Orange #coronavirus alert status, stalls have returned to my local street market. During the red-level lockdown, only stalls selling food were present.
What Dr. Avogadri didn’t know was that Covid-19 had already arrived in her region of Lombardy, a discovery made five days later by another doctor in nearby Lodi who broke the national testing protocol.
Eight months after reporter Liz Hayes first interviewed Professor Grasselli, the intensive care unit coordinator in Lombardy, Italy, is back working virtually around the clock. He is battling Italy’s second wave of COVID-19. #60Mins
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.