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Saturday, March 21, 2020

Italy has been devastated by the coronavirus. With an aging population that is 7-8 years older on average than the United States and a 2nd tier healthcare system, Italy was not anywhere near prepared to deal with this pandemic.


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Today there are now more than 300,000 Chinese nationals living in Italy, according to Fortune Magazine, and over 90% of them work in Italy's garment industry.

With Italy having the second oldest population in the world, many fear the worst is yet to come.


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Many of the Chinese workers had recently returned home to celebrate the Chinese New Year.

#1 | Posted by 6thPersona at 2020-03-21 04:42 AM | Reply

Iran did the same thing with Chinese workers for infrastructure projects (because sanctions) and they turned it into the other epicenter. Neither country ended flights to China, even after Jan. 28th when China admitted human-to-human transmission. Both had direct flights to Wuhan.

#2 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2020-03-21 12:49 PM | Reply

Italian residents encouraged to hug Chinese people during the Wuhan outbreak...

Chinese Government propaganda before the Italian outbreak.

Italy garment industry is owned by Chinese companies, so they can have the coveted "Made in Italy"

Italy had direct flights to Wuhan during the outbreak.

#3 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2020-03-21 01:55 PM | Reply

So local manufacturing doesn't prevent disease spread, only the end of all international travel. Good to know.

#4 | Posted by bored at 2020-03-21 03:12 PM | Reply

Out-sourcing goods production is safer than In-sourcing labor.

#5 | Posted by bored at 2020-03-21 03:13 PM | Reply

#5 Duh? But these countries are old and need young workers,cheap. Outsourcing is great in the US we have illegals and legal immigration so local labor is ok. Italy is old people,Europe is old white people and Young Turks.The ME is full of young people with nothing to do and no money.

#6 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-03-21 03:26 PM | Reply

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