It’s the second week of the COVID-19 lockdown in Italy. The entireunited states of america is in the so-called “crimson zone”. About three weeks ago, humans refused to take the arrival of this virus seriously, partly because Dr Maria Rita Gismondo, the Director of the Laboratory of Microbiology, Virology, and Bio-emergencies at Luigi Sacco University Hospital in Milan, had suggested that it was little more than the ordinary flu and that the virus would have been now notmentioned after a week (by March 4). She concept the Italian public had been collectively brainwashed by way of the media, stating, “C’e’ stato un lavaggio del cervello collettivo.” She wasn’t the simplest influential man or woman who notionthere was little to fear. Thus, many humansdidn’tknow what to think. I, for example, puzzled why the Chinese had positioned forth a loteffort to combat this virus if it wasn’t so lethal. I remained worried, although, thanks to Dr Gismondo, I thought it becomeneverthelesssecure to flow into cautiously. Likewise, many employers persevered to force their personnel to work, thinking that Dr Gismondo and somedifferent “experts” were right after all.
At Cremona, one of theareas battered by COVID-19, some 60 Americans representing the “Samaritan’s Purse” have decided to render resourceviaproviding Maggiore Hospital with vitalmaterialsgetting back from the United States. These Americans have generously furnished medical equipment in horrible conflicts inclusive of Somalia, Rwanda, Afghanistan, and Iraq (according to Corriere della Sera). Their staff consists of sixty human beings, consisting of physicians and technicians. They could bepresenting sixty beds and 8 spots for intensiveremedy. There has already been a meetingbetweenthose volunteers and Giuseppe Rossi, the director of Maggiore Hospital. Gianluca Galimberti, the mayor, is grateful that thoseproperly Samaritans have arrived in Italy.
There is an attraction from nearby leaders to recognize the norms because the cases of illness are still increasing. By evening, the streets of Milan may be empty. The president of the Lombardy region, Attilio Fontana, is begging citizens to stayhomedue to the fact he says that greater drastic measures will need to be taken if human beings don’t reduce the numbers outside; everygo out from domestic is a chance for the only who exits and for others as well.
On Wednesday morning at the Casa Santa Marta Chapel, Pope Francis prayed for the deceased and for the health care providers who have given their lives for others. He prayed to God for an cease to the pandemic and for restoration for sick humans. Pope Francis urges the populace not to waste this time, to strive to turn out to bein the direction of their families and to spend time accurately in reflection. Moreover, a first-rateconvention that Pope Francis had planned to wait later in March, “The Economy of Francis” at Assisi, has been postponed due to the gravity of the Corona Virus situation.
Marcello Natali, a 57-year-antique physician, Secretary of Provincial Medics in Lodi, has given his life, fighting till the give up to store his patients. Although he didn’t have any pre-current conditions, he failed to make it, showing that all of us can fall prey to CORONA-19. According to Corriere della Sera (18 March 2020), Natali changed into taken to extensiveremedy on eleven March after having begged the authorities to offermorechecks for the citizenry. Not lengthy afterwards, he became transferred to Milan. Like many other physicians, nurses, and volunteers who’velabored for long hours at some stage in this emergency, Marcello Natali will forever remain a hero.
Many Italians have taken to the Internet to keepin contact with buddies and family. Neighbourhood solidarity businesses have fashioned on Facebook, Instagram, and different social networking websites. Many people who in no way have used these sites earlier than are now utilizing them to cheer everydifferent up and make recommendationsapproximately resolving problems. A Facebook person posted oldpictures of networkmemberswhen they were youngstersso thatdifferentcontributors could take part in guessing who those youngsters were. Others snapped extra recent photos of nature.
Italians on Facebook need to understand who might beturning in food, water, and even pizza to their neighborhood homes. Many make remarksapproximately the ways peopleneed torespond to this international emergency (i.E. with the aid ofno longertaking walksan excessive amount ofaround the village and by staying internal as a lot as possible). Many argue approximately what constitutes suitable exercise; is strolling outdoors absolutely permissible exercise during this hardperiodwhilst everyone is supposed to be locked-down indoors? Must one be “running” so that it willflowround town? Fortunately, nearbymonks have installationreligious services, prayers, and the mass on-line to unite citizenry and give them faith. May their prayers be answered!