Why are deaths from coronavirus higher in Italy than any other country ?
Corona virus, which emerged in Wuhan, China and affected the world in a short time, affected Italy, which is thousands of kilometers away, more than the country where it originated. So, why did the Corona virus affect Italy so much? Where did Italy go wrong?
After the first case, Italy did not take the illness very seriously. Schools were closed in order not to spread more, but people thought this closure was a “holiday” and the crossings and travels between cities increased. Consequently, this mobility was a blessing to be found for the disease, it further increased the spread.
Italy has the following feature, after Japan: Italy is the second country in the world with the highest elderly population. Since coronavirus has a fatal effect on the elderly, mortality rates suddenly started to increase. The average age of deceased people is 79.4.
Italy is a Mediterranean country. Consequently, human relationships can be very intimate. He does not cut them from afar, he hugs, handshakes, kisses if he has a friend or loved one. This “comfort” also increased the rate of spread.
Another factor was the late closing of borders and museums. Tourists from all over the world traveled around Italy and visited museums. It is unknown who has the disease and who does not. Thus, Corona virus found another area to spread to itself.