Well, that was quick. The whole country is in total lockdown, and, strangely, the news almost came as a relief, simply because it was the right thing to do. Mitigation, mitigation, mitigation.

And about that thing that “only the elderly really need intensive care:” Lombardy’s Welfare Minister Gallera said today that 33% of those needing intensive care, for up to 4 wks, are in the 50-to-64 age bracket. He also described how the region is rushing to increase its ICUs, including by turning ORs into ICUs. And this in the country’s best health care system.

We are now starting to wrap our heads around the enormity of this. We will wake up to a strange new world.

Stay safe and stay home.

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