Two weeks ago, Italy had 322 confirmed cases of the coronavirus.
At that point, doctors in the country’s hospitals could lavish
significant attention on each stricken patient.
One week ago, Italy had 2,502 cases of the virus, which causes the
disease known as COVID-19. At that point, doctors in the country’s
hospitals could still perform the most lifesaving functions by
artificially ventilating patients who experienced acute breathing
Today, Italy has 10,149 cases of the coronavirus. There are now
simply too many patients for each one of them to receive adequate
care. Doctors and nurses are unable to tend to everybody. They
lack machines to ventilate all those gasping for air.
This is why preventative measures, even if they only slow the spread, are so essential. We’re all in this together.