The coronavirus began to circulate in the north of the country, a region where the average age of the population is older, due to a large number of older adults. According to the National Statistics Institute (ISTAT), in Italy, there are about 14 million people over the age of 65, representing approximately 22 per cent of the population, which places the country among the oldest in Europe. For its part, the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that adults 80 years and older have a 14.8 per cent risk if they get Covid-19.
The importance of quarantine
The mayor of Milan, Giuseppe Sala, without risk perception, launched in early March the Milan does not stop the campaign, which faced the economic losses caused by a possible quarantine, and showed that the city was still open and functioning. It was not until March 10 that the Italian authorities determined isolation measures for the entire country, in order to slow down the spread of the virus.
Prime Minister Guiseppe Conte declared that they were trying to avoid “movements throughout the peninsula, with the exception of cases of necessity, for work or health reasons.” It was not until March 11 that he enacted more drastic measures such as the closure of all economic activities and businesses in the country, except those such as pharmacies and supermarkets.
According to the Argentine infectologist Eduardo López, the Italians “did it late” when they had exceeded 3,000 cases “, so” the dead are those who come from behind, hospitalized before the maximum quarantine, those who were in intensive care or in intermediate therapy because the other one was collapsed. “ And it is that quarantine or isolation limits movement on the roads, and by reducing circulation on the streets, the transmission of the virus will become much more difficult.