It’s all over the news, the highly contagious coronavirus (COVID-19) is currently devastating the whole world. And, if you’re monitoring the news, you’ve probably heard that Italy is currently in grave chaos due to the outbreak crisis. An Italian citizen tries to explain the situation by listing 6 stages that they’ve gone through in the last two weeks.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is now deeply concerned by the alarming levels of spread and severity of this pandemic. The outbreak appears to have originated from Wuhan, China. As of now, China still has the most number of COVID-19 cases. Italy comes in second and Iran third as of this writing. Surprisingly, Italy’s death toll from coronavirus has drastically increased in the last couple of days. Despite having a lower number of confirmed COVID-19 cases than China, Italy has now surpassed China in the total number of deaths so far. But why is the outbreak hitting Italy much worse than the country where the disease came from?
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Twitter user Jason Yanowitz, an Italian citizen, explained what his country went through during the outbreak. On his Twitter account, he listed down the six stages Italy has gone through that could also bring light to this great mystery. How did the virus spread so fast around Italy? Why does it have more deaths than the more-stricken China? Yanowitz tries to answer these questions by recounting the events that took place in the country during the pandemic crisis.
Yanowitz started the Twitter thread by addressing those people who are making light of the situation. Before he started listing down the stages his country has gone through, he quoted this friendly warning:
“To the rest of the world, you have no idea what’s coming.”
Read Yano’s full Twitter thread highlighting the stages Italy went through that eventually forced the Italian government to place the entire country on a lockdown.
This Italian citizen narrates the situation of Italy during the pandemic crisis and broke it down into 6 stages
Yanowitz decided to tell the real story behind the devastating effect of the pandemic to his country. And this is like an open letter to the rest of the world, and a fair warning as well. As to why the coronavirus spread around Italy at the speed of light? Well, the reason is as clear as the sky. It was because people didn’t take the threat seriously. Yano’s outline of the stages clearly demonstrates how the citizens underestimated the outbreak despite the alarming effect it brought to China.
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continues to rise in different parts of the world. But Italy has served as a reminder to other countries. The moral of the story? Take this pandemic threat seriously and protect yourself at all costs. It’s better safe than sorry, right? Let Italy teach us a lesson by taking this situation seriously. Sad but true, no one and nowhere is safe now. There’s a valid reason why the government is implementing a lockdown or a community quarantine. If everyone stays at home within a determined period, we can minimize contacting the contagious disease. Furthermore, home quarantine also prevents coronavirus carriers from spreading the virus.
Alarmed by the dangers of the pandemic, other countries have also gone on nationwide lockdowns. These countries include Denmark, Spain, Belgium, France, Malaysia and El Salvador. Most countries have also implemented travel ban and community quarantine in order to reduce the spread of the virus. Unfortunately, there is still no known cure for COVID-19 and only time could tell when the world finally becomes COVID-free. For the meantime, prevention is our only key to win this battle. We can all learn from Italy and take this serioulsy before it’s too late.
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