Here’s a quick ‘aperitivo time’ heads up, followed by a more serious P.S.
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It’s fun, fun, fun until daddy took the T-Bird away. Or in this case, implemented a lockdown (we’ve been stuck at home for eighteen days.)
A note to the nice but insistent reader that today sent me a link to a story online about an Italian centenarian who has made it home from intensive care after having been hospitalised with Covid 19.
EasyItalianNews.com needs more cheerful stories, she said, publish this!
But no, sorry.
We’re very happy for the long-lived fellow with the amazing immune system and caring, competent medical staff, but at the same time very concerned that older people around the world, who may not have such advantages, seem to be dropping like flies.
We hope that readers won’t be labouring under the possibly-false impression that the current situation won’t affect them or their loved ones.
Even if it hasn’t yet reached the community you live in, we should all understand just how serious this is: whoever we are, wherever we live, there’s currently a slightly-increased risk of an untimely, painful and lonely death. Which isn’t a good news story.
So, rather than trying to cheer you all up, we’d urge people to take social-distancing and lockdown measures seriously (rather than messing about, running out to the local shops and so on, mum.)
The editorial line at EasyItalianNews.com, therefore, is that while the news is so generally bad, that’s what you’ll be reading.
That said, we just CAN’T WAIT to start publishing stories about infection rates dropping!
Stay safe, everyone.