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The former President of the European and Italian Society for Virology attributed Italy’s unmatched surge in novel Coronavirus deaths – even allegedly surpassing China – to the government’s fear of being labeled “racist” for barring Chinese entry.
>Dr. Giorgio Palù, also a Professor of Virology and Microbiology at the University of Padova, expressed concern over the Italian government’s inadequate response to the virus, a grave flaw that has continued since the onset of the outbreak, in a CNN interview.
>Currently, Italy is leading globally with over 6,000 deaths and is likely to stop treatment for individuals over 80 and in poor health.
>A specific error Dr. Palù highlights is how the Italian government ignored testing in an area with the virus:
>“We should have done more diagnostic tests in Lombardy where there was a big nucleus. There is no sense in trying to go to the supermarket once a week. You have to limit your time out, isolation is the key thing.”
>He alleges the government was “lazy in the beginning… too much politics in Italy.”
>Dr. Palù adds: “There was a proposal to isolate people coming from the epicenter, coming from China. Then it became seen as racist, but they were people coming from the outbreak.”
>Even according to CNN, fear of being viewed as racist “led to the current devastating situation.”
>Look no further than Dario Nardella, the left-wing Mayor of Florence, who urged Italians to “hug a Chinese” in early February –nearly 2 months after the first documented case of the virus – out of concern that the virus was spawning anti-Chinese racism.
>He even posted a video where he takes his own advice, using a man of Chinese-origin as a prop for his “anti-racist” video.