Italy is no stranger to Asia-born diseases. One of the Roman Empire’s most famous emperors, Marcus Aurelius, likely died of smallpox, which came from Asia. But we may be surprised that in the age of modern medicine an advanced nation such as Italy could be ground zero for Wuhan virus mortality, with 427 people dying in one recent day alone. Yet connections with China, Italy’s aged population, socialized medicine, and small personal space may explain the phenomenon.
Today we finish our interview with #Brad #Johnson retired as a Senior Operations Officer and Chief of Station with the #Central #Intelligence #Agency’s Directorate of Operations. We continue our discussion on the #China threat to the US and the #Wuhan #Virus! Why should it be called the #Wuhanvirus or the #CCP Virus?
Is it possible to stop the spread of SARS-CoV2 by erecting a police state? We are to believe that this worked in China, though truth is a flexible construct at best in communist nations. But now, Italy is implementing measures that would have made Il Duce blush. Instead of making the trains run on time, today’s pandemic-afflicted Italy is ensuring that no one can do anything, on time or otherwise.