To all my friends around the world:
1. We are all ok. This is a flu, guys, it’s not the plague. And to be honest, it is not the hardest flu ever.
2. Italian healthcare is one of the best in the world. For you to understand, quality of heathcare in Italy, even in the most depressed regions of the country, is always better than both the American UC system and the British healthcare. And, unbelievably, it is 100% free. No insurance plan, no credit card. Health in Italy is a a primary right for everyone, even for you when visiting this amazing country.
3. Milan is not controlled by the military police, people live, love, walk and work as usual. Our health authorities have made the decision of suspending many activities involving large communities, as schools, gyms, movie theatres, concerts, etc. JUST to reduce the risk of contamination. We have had, more or less, 300 positive cases only because we carried out the test on over almost 9000 people out of 60 million. In the US there has been around 20 cases out of 400 tests… this means the incidence in Italy is 3%, in the USA 5%… but my gosh, only 400 tests out of 300 million people!!!!
4. The real virus we must take care of is ignorance. Ignorance of Italian complaining against Chinese people; ignorance of the press, ignorance of the many opinion leaders, ignorance of many Italian politicians and ignorance from the foreign press.
☀️ Spring is close. Summer is not too far. Buy a ticket, book a room and come to Italy. You’ll find sun, food, fun, culture and art!