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Italy reports 475 coronavirus
deaths in one day, cases top 35,000

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Posted By: NorthernDog, 3/18/2020 4:01:39 PM

Italy's death toll from the coronavirus outbreak saw its biggest increase since the outbreak overnight Tuesday, with health officials reporting a whopping 475 deaths in 24 hours. According to the BBC, Italian health officials have reported 475 new deaths, bringing the death toll to nearly 3,000. The total number of coronavirus cases in Italy now tops 35,700. Italy has been the hardest-hit European country dealing with the coronavirus and has seen the greatest number of infected persons outside of China, where the virus is thought to have originated. Stores and nonessential businesses have been shuttered as much of the country

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The price for importing thousands of Chinese low-wage textile workers is going to be quite high.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: curious1 3/18/2020 4:03:41 PM (No. 350178)
That's also the price of single-payer, when they decide to 'triage' (aka rationed care or death panels) anyone over 70 and say 'Good Luck!'. Unless you're an 'important' person, of course. I seem to remember reading that Italy has a very large percentage of their population over 65.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: stablemoney 3/18/2020 4:11:38 PM (No. 350187)
Have these figures been adjusted to reflect the number that would have died if they had gotten the flu and not this virus. In other words, are we being fed flu deaths, which happen every year, and being panicked by numbers not properly reflecting any affects of the coronavirus? There does not seem to be enough real knowledge to answer this question, so I doubt any numbers being thrown out there are accurate.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: reefdiver 3/18/2020 4:27:42 PM (No. 350198)
Agree with #2, I believe that the CDC just released weekly influenza report which shows deaths from the seasonal flu is at 22,000 including 144 children.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: JediJerry 3/18/2020 4:31:03 PM (No. 350204)
Did they die from it or with it? I live in the Palm Springs area and it was reported on the morning TV news that three people in PS have died from CV. All were in their late 70's and all had other debilitating health problems. So the population of Italy in 2019 was 60,550,075. With this number of deaths that means .00000784% of Italy's population has died. Let's keep it in perspective.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici 3/18/2020 4:38:43 PM (No. 350210)
OK, I just looked it up and approximately 10 people per 1,000 die per year in Italy, which means approximately 60,000 people die in Italy each year. Which translates to about 5,000 per month, or approximately 165 per day.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: LadyHen 3/18/2020 4:41:59 PM (No. 350213)
Yes, Italy has the second largest senior population percentage in the world, only behind Japan, which btw has weathered this pandemic considerably better. But then they didn't welcome hundreds of thousands of Chinese wage slaves into their country unlike Italy.... and sadly us. We too will rue the day we allowed the globalist to replace American tech workers with H1-B visa workers from China, to save a few bucks.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: DVC 3/18/2020 4:57:07 PM (No. 350220)
Still in runaway mode in Italy. Thank President Trump for shutting down travel from China "too early", even while those insane pukes were screwing around with that Fake Impeachment, our stable genius never took his eye off of the ball.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: moebellini3 3/18/2020 5:30:08 PM (No. 350263)
Italy is China. Got it....
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Strike3 3/18/2020 5:32:13 PM (No. 350267)
That's 8%. Yes, Italy would have a large population of senior citizens due to the fantastically pleasant weather and families with many members living together. I wonder if they count muzzie invaders in the corona totals.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: volksford 3/18/2020 5:49:40 PM (No. 350286)
I really feel sorry for the poor healthcare workers . Italy has sold its soul to China as has Iran (the latter I could care less).
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Reply 11 - Posted by: lakerman1 3/18/2020 5:54:00 PM (No. 350291)
I have read that Italian medical schools practice open admission. Seriously.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 3/18/2020 8:33:59 PM (No. 350406)
Let's talk about the infections, hospitalizations and deaths ----- under the presidency of Obama--- with the swine flu 2009 and 2010. Let's talk about the number of deaths from corona in this country, half of which have been in Washington state. Let's talk about the number of deaths by abortion any year in this country.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Catherine 3/18/2020 10:36:10 PM (No. 350471)
Italy has a lot of old people. Young ones are leaving and have been for years. There is one area of Italy offering houses for dirt cheap, just move in, fix whatever, and live there. Their tax base is almost gone. So it makes sense that they would have a high mortality rate. Pity. My grandfather came from Sicily when he was 12 years old. I've always had a soft spot for the place.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: judy 3/18/2020 11:29:04 PM (No. 350501)
Italy & Iran allowed Chinese workers to come in & fund & build their infrastructure..... plus they owe their soils to China ...China $$$ are dirty
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Rumblehog 3/19/2020 12:29:45 AM (No. 350525)
Not only does Italy have the largest per capita population of seniors, but Italy has also been bringing in Chinese to work in their textile factories for higher profits. Italy is also part of China's massive New Silk Road initiative.
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