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COVID-19: Lessons from Lombardy

April 27, 2020

English, Notizie Brevi

Two months after the start of the coronavirus epidemic in Italy, some important lessons can be learned from the response to the crisis in the northern regions of the country.

In Lombardy, one of the hardest-hit areas in the entire world, public officials insist they did everything possible to contain the outbreak from the start, but a comparison with the more effective methods followed elsewhere, starting with the neighboring Veneto region, shows how serious mistakes were made, and how they can be avoided.

These include a rapid response to identify and isolate cases, and the importance of telling citizens the truth, even when not politically expedient.

The family of one 84-year woman, who asked that her name not be used, told Consortium News the story of what happened to them in a town close to Vimercate, a small city just north of Milan.

Read the full article on Consortium News

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