Text based on English and French articles from http://www.biotecnologi.org:
Many people are asking these days if staying at home (#IStayatHome) is worth it? Does it serve any purpose? The answer is YES. This can be demonstrated by looking at the timeline of the Coronavirus Covid-19 epidemic in two towns in Lombardy: Lodi and Bergamo.
In Lodi, when the virus first made its appearance, steps were immediately taken:
(1) the town was placed under observation, (2) the districts most affected were isolated, and (3) activities within the province were limited (February 24). It can be observed that the cases increased linearly in Lodi.
Bergamo, on the other hand, was “left free” until March 9th, the date on which the Ministerial Decree of the Council of Ministers of March 8th entered into force (Decreto ministeriale Consiglio dei Ministri – DPCM), transforming the whole of Lombardy into a red zone.
In Bergamo, the increase in the number of cases has been exponential, a trend that started to change only 1 week after the entry into force of the restrictive rules. So? So # stay at home
Because? Because it works and it’s the best thing you can do for yourself, for your loved ones, for the healthcare system, for research.
Is that clear enough now?
You can find all the regulatory references mentioned: https://lnkd.in/esrfDys
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English text based on the following French and English originals:
As of the evening of March 26th, Bergamo has 7458 cases and Lodi has 1968. Overall Lombardy has a Coronavirus death rate of almost 14% and Italy of 10%. Cases in Bergamo and Lodi: http://www.salute.gov.it/imgs/C_17_pagineAree_5351_37_file.pdf
Cases-death rates, etc, in Lombardy and elsewhere in Italy: http://www.salute.gov.it/imgs/C_17_pagineAree_5351_36_file.pdf