I can add something to that.Here (Italy) we have a huge Chinese community. They are probably the first or second most numerous minority in the country at the moment. The tourism aspect of it doesn't even need to be mentioned: pretty much any city has tourists from a variety of nations.And nightdrot is spot on when talking about how the population reacts to quarantine measures (damn, we had people FLEEING the quarantine zones, or still going to the disco up to the last day despite all the warnings). But to that we should also add a lack of personnel enforcing all the actions the government tried to take: just one patrol car finally making a tour of a city was enough to unleash a wave of fines and arrests for how many people trasgressing the rules they found in just ONE DAY (so go figure how often they used to do these sort of checks up to now...)Things got stricter now, though
@Vencam Well, yes your points add some "color" to my general argument.Funny thing, there is an old saying that the Italian political philosophy is, "I don't care who runs the state so long as I get to make the sauce." (My family is partially of both northern and southern Italian descent, by the way.)Italians tend to be more relaxed about rules and that means there is more chance that government strictures will be adhered to absent enforcement but that such enforcement itself may be a bit inadequate. To borrow from Mussolini - perhaps not the most delicate person to cite - "It is not impossible to govern the Italian people. It is pointless." This is contrast to the Germans - I also have German relatives and have visited both countries - where a German at a crosswalk will not cross against a red light, even if there is not a car to be seen coming from either direction on the street. It is very much a "law and order" culture in many ways.
Hahaha, totally true. In fact, I enjoyed quite a lot living in the northern part of Italy while I did, since it has a noticeable German influence. Just looking at people drive is enough to notice the difference
Yeah i hv heard they are shooting the infected.
@luma666aah I haven't heard that. I know they're givng the dying morphine so they don't feel like they're drowning. I know Iran has mass graves you can see from satellite imaging.
"Italy's population is elderly..."Just give it a few months and that might change(Dark humor)
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THe asymptomatic people are the most dangerous.
dont know why you got a downvote... perhaps they are overwirght and dont like the fact that more overweight people are diabetic or have underlying heart conditions but its a simple fact that obesity rates will play a part in this
SK has an aging population too and a very low birthrate
65 and older: 22.8% Italy , 15% South Korea. Also Italians are huggers and kissers, the perfect copiers for the virus.
We both have bidets though