On 30 January 30 2020, the COVID-19 epidemic officially started in Italy. Two elderly Chinese tourists (husband and wife) visiting Rome tested positive for COVID-19 and were hospitalized at ‘Spallanzani’ Hospital in Rome. On 19 February 2020 the conditions of the first two cases ameliorated. The Chinese Ambassador congratulated the hospital staff. The Italian population was told that COVID-19 affects the elderly, but it is curable. We all felt reassured.

The battle against COVID-19: Mortality in Italy

Ferrari R.
Primo
;
Maggioni A. P.
Secondo
;
Tavazzi L.
Penultimo
;
Rapezzi C.
Ultimo
2020

Abstract

On 30 January 30 2020, the COVID-19 epidemic officially started in Italy. Two elderly Chinese tourists (husband and wife) visiting Rome tested positive for COVID-19 and were hospitalized at ‘Spallanzani’ Hospital in Rome. On 19 February 2020 the conditions of the first two cases ameliorated. The Chinese Ambassador congratulated the hospital staff. The Italian population was told that COVID-19 affects the elderly, but it is curable. We all felt reassured.
Ferrari, R.; Maggioni, A. P.; Tavazzi, L.; Rapezzi, C.
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