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‘It’s Like a War’

‘It’s Like a War’

Update: 2020-03-1774
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Italy has become the epicenter of the pandemic’s European migration, with nearly 30,000 infections and more than 2,000 deaths in just a few weeks. These numbers are soaring by the day, even after the government took extreme measures to lock down much of the country. Now, the U.S. surgeon general is warning that America is on a strikingly similar path. Today, we speak to one Italian doctor triaging patients north of Milan about the road that may lie ahead. Guest: Dr. Fabiano Di Marco, a professor at the University of Milan who is also the head of the respiratory unit of the Hospital Papa Giovanni XXIII in Bergamo, a nearby town. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. 

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Sajjad Amini

Here in Iran healthcare workers has been exhausted. Long time shifts has taken most energy from them. The situation is not good just like Italy. I beg citizen to stay at home in order to flatten the curve.

Mar 23rd
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Genevieve Donin

Thank you for sharing this story. My heart goes out to all the frontline workers!

Mar 18th
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Jefferson Ebube

Thank you for this episode and to the Italian doctor for sharing his story.

Mar 18th
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Michael Robinson

Thank you for this podcast. Everyone take note. I live in China. He is telling the truth.

Mar 17th
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Cassandra Gilbert

this is extremely heartbreaking and terrifying

Mar 17th
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snosaer

WAR what is it good for? well not absolutely nothing because of the corona virus .

Mar 17th
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Laura D

This was so important to hear. Citizens here need to not dismiss what is going on "over there," far away. My heart goes out to the front line healthcare workers. I am not an alarmist, but it seems clear we have to make a choice now about how to manage this most effectively and become a citizen of the world. Thank you, Michael, and The Daily team.

Mar 17th
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