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    Italy COVID cases hit new record, street protest in Naples over lockdown threat

    Italians stage first Covid Lockdown measures since outbreak. Are Italian leaders following the same so called prominent scientists and researchers who want lockdowns and tougher as the only solutions?

    Another lockdown in Italy would just harm the Italian economy.

    Italy COVID cases hit new record, street protest in Naples over lockdown threat
    Italy’s Campania region, based on the southern city of Naples, said on Friday it would impose a lockdown to tame the coronavirus and urged the whole country to follow suit as new infections hit a record high.

    Campania has already closed most of its schools and imposed a nighttime curfew, and in the evening police used tear gas in Naples against hundreds of people protesting against the prospect of even tougher measures.
    They were the first such demonstrations in Italy since the start of its coronavirus outbreak eight months ago.

    Giuseppe Conte has said he wants to avoid a new national lockdown that would wreck the already fragile economy, but Italian law gives regional leaders leeway to establish their own curbs, and several regions are taking matters into their own hands.

    “We need to make one last effort to get things under control. We need to shut everything down for a month, for 40 days,” he added, without saying when the shutdown would begin.


    Underscoring the growing concern, a group of prominent scientists and researchers urged the government to take immediate, forceful action at a national level, warning that hundreds might die each day without a tougher strategy.

    “The longer you wait, the measures you eventually take will have to be tougher, last longer and thus inflict a greater economic impact,” the 100 academics wrote in an open letter to Conte. (editing by Gavin Jones)




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    Governments need to stop using lock downs as their only defense against the virus. The WHO and CDC have even come out recently and said this.
    "Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration is minding my own business."

    Calvin Coolidge



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