How coronavirus overwhelmed Italy, with more than 4,000 deaths in one month
Still, even that hasn’t been enough.
A month after first cases exploded into view in northern Italy, the coronavirus has killed more than 4,000 Italians, including 627 reported on Friday alone. It has sickened tens of thousands more, and swiftly rendered the country unrecognizable — somber, desolate and scared. But for all the life-disrupting measures Italy has taken to slow the virus, it continues to spread and kill at an alarming clip.
The feeling is that battle against the virus, brutal and consuming as it has been, is only beginning.
As the first Western country to deal with a major outbreak, Italy has become a grim symbol of the virus’s dangers and the difficulty of contending with it. While other European countries and some U.S. states have borrowed Italy’s stay-home strategy, Italy is learning that the strategy does not work quickly, even when broadly adhered to.
Ten days since the beginning of a strict nationwide lockdown, the number of known coronavirus cases continue to rise some …continued .
[Source: Washington Post]