Risk and Reality: Italy Today
The novel coronavirus struck Italy fast and hard, yet signs of recovery have emerged. Northern Italy was especially vulnerable as it was the source of the virus spread, and 49% of Italian deaths are registered in the Lombardy region. The rapid spread led Italy into total lockdown to halt the spread of the virus. On the other hand, today, Italy has stabilized its daily cases and resumed travel with its European Union member states. Resuming travel and business is crucial for the Italian economy and everyday optimism of citizens. As more time passes and data is gathered, we have a better idea of how coronavirus spreads and who is most affected. Healthy Czechs are now able to calculate their own risk and travel to Italy without further fear.
Policy Brief – Benjamin Rutledge, September 2020
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