Day: April 9, 2020

For All Its Coronavirus Blunders, Italy Offers Hope for Other Democracies

MILAN—Rapper Federico Lucia’s new music is stuffed with scathing lyrics about Italian society.

But when the novel coronavirus struck his hometown of Milan in March, he and his spouse, manner entrepreneur Chiara Ferragni, employed their superstar to solicit donations. The $5 million they collected immediately turned into a new 20-bed intensive-treatment unit for coronavirus patients at the city’s San Raffaele Healthcare facility.

“This virus crisis has created us discover a perception of belonging,” explained Mr. Lucia, who performs underneath the stage title Fedez. “We are united like we have hardly ever been for at the very least thirty decades.”

Marco Giachetti, chairman the Policlinico hospital, stands within a new ICU room.

Italy has extended experienced a status as a nation with a rule-defying populace, comical politics and a dysfunctional bureaucracy. But its countrywide lockdown considering that early March is showing that an unruly, liberty-loving Western society can occur jointly at

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