Italian lessons

Lessons from Italy

Print edition : April 10, 2020

A patient in a biocontainment unit is carried on a stretcher from an ambulance which arrived at the Columbus Covid 2 Hospital in Rome, on March 17. Photo: Alessandra Tarantino/AP

For a variety of reasons, Italy failed to contain the initial surge of the pandemic. Its advanced health care network is its only solace; the focus is now on management rather than prevention.
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