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    Posted: 10 March 2020 at 08:02
Hi Forum,

I honestly do not know what's being told abroad on the italian fight against Covid-19 but I'm writing this from Lombardia, the most affetct region up to now.

We are safe, we are not giving the best response in terms of both people education, and in government skills.

Many still struggle in understanding that we have to stay home to avoid virus diffusion as off course it is most dangerous for older people often affected by other desases, so younger ones tend to ignore this.

The government is publishing plenty of sepacial laws for this situation but with unclear applications, delays and wrong communication, transferring panic to citizens.

Morover it seems that some hospitals are now full, especially the departmentswhere they heal covid infected people who require external ventilation.

These days are the crucial ones as numbers seems since a few days growing less than in the past, as if the resctriction to social life, school closures ecc are starting to help.
We are driven by a very clever group of scientists who analyze the data, the hope is to have a peak in diffusion per day for the end of the month of March. Restrictions should have the effect of both lowering the contagion rate and to braod its distribution, so that its peak is lower in height in order to save room is the hospital.
Italy seems like China stituation with a 37 day delay..what about other countries?


My personal warning is that no country cannot face this enemy: it is just a matter of time. So please take care and be prepared, for some reasons Italy was one of the first but this virus spreads very quickly as our immune system is not able to fight it and 10% of infected people need external ventilation.

Don't be scared, almost all of us will have to fight lying on a couch, in order to kill our friends.

Best
Sebastiano
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Dear Sebastiano,

I'm sure others will join me in saying that you have our deepest respect and support in these difficult and challenging times.

It is clear that there is no real 'fix' for this problem other than, perhaps, full isolation of almost the whole affected population but, even then, that may be too late as it seems the virus has a potentially lengthy incubation rate.

There are, indeed, many mixed messages - Government; Health people; Scientific 'Experts'; the media - all of which, at times, appear contrary and in many cases sensationalist (the UK press seem to be experts at the latter unfortunately), which does not help matters for either the affected or those remaining well. This only leads to the behavior that you seem to describe as happening in Italy at this moment.

Clearly, this is the first instance of a truly Global problem and it is the first time in a century the world has had to deal with something of this scale. It is very different to the Spanish Flu of the early 20th century, not least because of the easy global transit we all now enjoy (us photographers especially). Perhaps the one good thing that may come from it is an agreed strategy for future events that Governments and especially the people are able to understand and implement without the delays and confusion we have seen here.

Clearly, our thoughts and best wishes are with you and your family and all we can ask is that you heed your own advice and sit tight and work through it - it will improve in the coming days and weeks I'm sure.

Take care and best wishes, Neil.
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