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Andrea Bocelli sings live from the Milan Cathedral. Milan is the capital of Lombardy, which has a population of around 10 million and has suffered 10,511 deaths from Covid-19, as of 5 pm April 11, 2020 (Saturday), and an over 18% death rate from the disease. This remains a still unexplained tragedy. Lombardy has a total of 57,592 cases – an increase of 1,544 since Friday and has undertaken 196,302 tests. Compare to neighboring Veneto with a death rate of 6% and a New York City death rate of 5.8%. NYC has a population of 8.4 million and 5,742 deaths and 98,715 cases. The mortality rate in France is being largely driven by nursing home/assisted care facilities, which account for approximately one third of deaths. However, the Lombardy mortality rate remains much higher. And, New York City has had outbreaks in nursing homes.
As Bocelli sings alone in the Cathdedral, the acoustics of this will be even more amazing, as anyone who has sung in an empty European church knows.
Covid-19 is actually SARS version 2, i.e. SARS Cov-2. The original SARS had a death rate of 9.9%. This 18% death rate must be accounted for.