Lombardy Isn’t Italy

It’s pointless bandaging a foot when the patient has a headache.

The Italian Problem
It’s reported COVID-19 has spread to all the regions of Italy.

The first cases of the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic in Italy were confirmed on 31 January 2020, when two Chinese tourists in Rome tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019, caused by SARS-CoV-2.

One week later an Italian man repatriated back to Italy from the city of Wuhan, China, was hospitalised and confirmed as the third case in Italy.

A cluster of cases was later detected, starting with 16 confirmed cases in Lombardy on 21 February, and 60 additional cases and first deaths on 22 February.

By the beginning of March, the virus had spread to all regions of Italy.


But it’s only Lombardy that has the really serious COVID-19 problem.

About 10 million people, forming more than one-sixth of Italy’s population, live in Lombardy and more than a fifth of Italy’s GDP is produced in the region, making it the most populous, richest and most productive region in the country.

It is also one of the top regions in Europe for the same criteria.

Milan’s metropolitan area is the largest in Italy and the third most populated functional urban area in the EU.



One look at the map of Italy suggests:

○ It’s only Milan and Turin that have serious COVID-19 problems.

○ The rest of Italy has a far more manageable COVID-19 situation.


Don’t live in the dark.

Don’t shut the sunshine out of your home.

Don’t exclude the fresh air.

A Report on an Epidemic of Influenza
in the City of Chicago in the Fall of 1918
John Dill Robertson
Department of Health – City of Chicago – 1918


See: https://malagabay.wordpress.com/2020/03/17/chicago-influenza-1918/

The Spanish Problem
It’s reported COVID-19 has spread to 50 provinces in Spain.

The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic was confirmed to have spread to Spain on 31 January 2020, when a German tourist tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 in La Gomera.

On 24 February, following a COVID-19 pandemic in Italy, Spain confirmed multiple cases related to the Italian clusters, originating from a medical doctor from Lombardy, Italy who was on holiday in Tenerife.

Since 13 March 2020, there have been registered cases in the 50 provinces of the country.

Only on the islands of El Hierro (Canary Islands) and Formentera (Balearic Islands) have there been no registered positive cases.


But it’s only Madrid that has the really serious COVID-19 problem.


One look at the map of Spain suggests:

○ It’s only Madrid and Barcelona that have serious COVID-19 problems.

○ The rest of Spain has a far more manageable COVID-19 situation.


The French Problem
It’s reported COVID-19 has spread to all regions of France métropolitaine.

The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic was confirmed to have spread to France on 24 January 2020, when the first COVID-19 case in Europe and France was confirmed in Bordeaux.

It involved a 48-year-old French citizen who arrived in France from China.

Two more cases were confirmed by the end of the day; all of the individuals recently returned from China.

A Chinese tourist was admitted to a hospital in Paris on 28 January and died on 14 February, marking the first death from COVID-19 in Europe and France.


But France doesn’t appear to have a really serious COVID-19 problem.


One look at the map of France suggests:

○ It’s only the East of France that could have a serious COVID-19 problems.

○ The West of France has a far more manageable COVID-19 situation.



Lombardy isn’t Italy, Madrid isn’t Spain, and East France isn’t West France.

There are huge regional differences.

The regional hot spots are very identifiable.

And it’s arguable only the hot spots should be locked-down in quarantine.

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7 Responses to Lombardy Isn’t Italy

  1. Sheila Hendry says:

    ” Over 68,000 deaths were attributable to the two influenza epidemics in the study period (winter seasons from 2013/14 to 2016/17) .
    The observed excess of deaths is not completely unexpected, given the high number of fragile very old subjects living in Italy. ”


  2. Patrick Donnelly says:

    This is a fake to allow the capital reset to be more complete. It will also be a learning experience for those who survive, when dealing with the Nova.

  3. Sheila Hendry says:

    The global outbreak of SARS seriously threatened public health and socioeconomic stability worldwide. Although this outbreak was eventually brought under control in 2003, several isolated outbreaks of SARS subsequently occurred because of ACCIDENTAL RELEASES of the SARS-CoV isolates from laboratories in Taiwan, Singapore, and mainland China (http://www.who.int/csr/sars/en/).

    In late 2003 and early 2004, new infections in persons who had contact with animals infected with SARS-CoV strains significantly different from those predominating in the 2002–2003 outbreak were reported in Guangdong, China (1). These events indicate that a SARS epidemic may recur at any time in the future, either by the virus ESCAPING FROM LABORATORY SAMPLES or by SARS-CoV isolates evolving from SARS-CoV–like virus in animal hosts.

    (written in 2005)


  4. malagabay says:

    Lombardy has announced that the Italian military will work to ensure that residents are complying with a quarantine to stop the spread of coronavirus. Efforts to contain the virus have been unsuccessful, officials said.

    Regional president Attilio Fontana told a news conference on Friday that the military had accepted his request to help enforce the lockdown, and that 114 soldiers tasked with keeping people indoors will be “on the ground throughout Lombardy.”

    RT.com – 20 March 2020

    Italian Leader Slams ‘False COVID-19 Numbers:
    25K Did Not Die, it’s a way to Impose a Dictatorship’

    On Friday, April 24, 2020, Vittorio Sgarbi, a member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies, denounced what he claims are false coronavirus death statistics. Sgarbi feels that fake statistics are being propagated by the government and the media to terrorize the citizens of Italy and establish a dictatorship.

    The member of the Forza Italia party slammed the closure of 60% of Italian businesses for 25,000 Chinese-Coronavirus deaths from the floor of the legislature. “It’s not true,” he said. “Don’t use the deaths for rhetoric and terrorism.” According to the National Institute of Health, 96.3% did not die of coronavirus, but of other pathologies stated Sgarbi – which means that only 925 have died from the virus and 24,075 have died of other things claimed Sgarbi, “….the virus was little more than an influenza. Don’t lie! Tell the truth!”

    RAIR Foundation USA – Amy Mek – 4 May 2020

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