How Italy Turned Around Its Coronavirus Calamity

Aug 02, 2020 343

BY: Jason Horowitz

When the coronavirus erupted in the West, Italy was the nightmarish epicenter, a place to avoid at all costs and a shorthand in the United States and much of Europe for uncontrolled contagion. “You look at what’s going on with Italy,” President Trump told reporters on March 17. “We don’t want to be in a position like that.”

Joseph R. Biden Jr., the presumptive Democratic nominee, used Italy’s overwhelmed hospitals as evidence for his opposition to Medicare for All at a presidential debate. “It is not working in Italy right now,” he said. Fast forward a few months, and the United States has suffered tens of thousands more deaths than any country in the world. European states that once looked smugly at Italy are facing new flare-ups. Some are imposing fresh restrictions and weighing whether to lock down again.

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SOURCE: https://www.nytimes.com

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