“It is something devastating,” said the Rev. Mario Carminati, who has turned over a church in the tiny Lombard town of Seriate to host coffins before they are taken by military convoy to be cremated. This week, dozens were lined up in two neat rows down the central aisle, and were immediately replaced by new ones when they were taken away. … [Read more...] about Medics Fear New Coronavirus Onslaught in Southern Italy
Italy puts eu at risk
In recent years, public opinion has been turning against moving the clocks back and forth, and in 2018 European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said a majority of European Union citizens wanted to end the twice-yearly changes. … [Read more...] about Europe’s clocks go forward this weekend: Here’s what you need to know
A representative for Vogue sent The Daily Beast a statement from Wintour that read, “There are so many in need of help, especially as small businesses and workers across this country suffer devastating economic consequences. Many of those already affected are members of our fashion community, from designers to their employees to retail workers, up and down the economic scale. And all of us at Vogue—together with Tom Ford and the Council of Fashion Designers of America—are determined to help.” … [Read more...] about The Fashion World Mobilized When AIDS Struck. Now It’s Coronavirus.
New Orleans is no stranger to epidemics. Yellow fever ravaged the city throughout the 19th century. Some years were particularly bad, and 1853 was the worst, when yellow fever killed 8,647 people out of a population of 116,000. Although public knowledge of the virus’s cause, and cure, lay far in the future, a big part of the mortality rate could be blamed on the city’s leaders, who for decade after decade, epidemic after epidemic, persistently ignored the known benefits of street sanitation, proper drainage, and clean water. The mosquitos that carried the virus never had to look far to find a home. … [Read more...] about Trump Copies New Orleans’ Tragic 1853 Yellow Fever Playbook
Last week, Spain's Civil Guard [the country's national military police] announced it had seized around 69,000 masks and more than 5,000 goggles and gloves at airports and ports of entry. Some of the equipment was due to be auctioned online. Around 7,000 masks had been imported from Ecuador were impounded in Gijón, northern Spain, while a further 11,000 masks were impounded at an airport in the Canary Islands. The most significant seizures, however, have taken place in Madrid, where around 44,000 masks have been recovered. … [Read more...] about Spain is battling the black marketeers and price gougers of the coronavirus crisis