Over 4800 dead now...increased by 3000 in less than a week.From The Daily Mail today, ‘Coronavirus deaths in Italy rose by 368 overnight to bring the total to 1,809...’. This is NOT several thousand. In my opinion, one factor causing this number in Italy is that their family bonds are stronger than in America. Here, you’re expected to move out after high school or college- and the distance from home is not considered. Older people here are not shown the love and respect in other countries. Children don’t take care of their parents (in general), and a text message or social media post is, in our eyes, equivalent to a face to face visit.
My wife and I live alone, and see our children and grand children once a week. This is considered normal here. Maybe even excessive. When I was in Manilla, Philippines two years ago, I was telling a local how neolocalism works in America. She said she felt so sorry for me and Americans who willingly separate themselves from their parents and grandparents. It took me aback.
That story is just to illustrate that the only people susceptible to this disease are in a different situation here then in most countries.
I hope people are starting to realize that this IS real....