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Sympathy and best wishes for Italy and Italians

  1. Syrte

    Syrte Mar 11, 2020

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    I may have missed something in the coronavirus thread but haven't seen this mentioned?
    To be sure no country is escaping or will escape this thing and everybody seems to first worry about themselves.
    The Chinese of the Wuhan area have suffered so much already.
    But right now it is so sad to see the havoc this thing is creating in beautiful Italy which can be so welcoming.

    Note to self: bring tourism back to Italy as soon as possible.
     
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  2. ATWG

    ATWG Mar 11, 2020

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    I echo your sentiments. So sad to see all the pain and sorrow across the world at the moment. Here in the US, we're in a period of uncertainty as no sizable testing has been conduced. I have a family trip planned to northern Italy which I'm certain will get cancelled.

    The great aspect of humans is our resiliency and perseverance. I'm sure our beloved Azzuri will be back and strong.
     
  3. Rochete

    Rochete Mar 11, 2020

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    All my sympathies and best wishes to Italy, we (France, Spain,...) will need those too in a couple of weeks.
     
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  4. Uniqez

    Uniqez Mar 11, 2020

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    Love Italy, my #1 destination for work and fun! Thoughts and prayers to Italy and Italians.
     
  5. bubba48

    bubba48 Mar 11, 2020

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    Thank you all for solidarity. I live in Lombardy and life is really hard these days. But we aren't discouraged, we will come out stronger!
     
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  6. Syrte

    Syrte Mar 11, 2020

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    Or maybe sooner.
     
  7. CaptainWinsor

    CaptainWinsor Mar 11, 2020

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    I saw a news report this morning from Bologna. Strange to see all the empty piazzas and attractions. I could sure go for some pizza and gelato right now
     
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  8. Wuza72

    Wuza72 Mar 11, 2020

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    i wish us all well. be careful and prudent and protect not only yourself but also people around you.
     
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  9. mz_cle

    mz_cle Mar 11, 2020

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    Shared and seconded.

    Regarding...
    I am quite looking forward to doing that myself. My avi is of the Loggia Amulea from the square in Padova, and the news from that region has caused us to want to visit again.
     
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  10. oinkitt

    oinkitt Mar 11, 2020

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    I've been messaging a few if my Italian friends, its mad there at the moment.

    My thoughts are with them!!
     
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  11. PNW206

    PNW206 Mar 11, 2020

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  12. micampe

    micampe Mar 11, 2020

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    Thank you all for the thoughts. Isolation is the most challenging part, so feeling a connection even just through an internet forum and shared interests is comforting.

    Grazie
     
  13. kwakjoe

    kwakjoe Mar 12, 2020

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    Agreed, best wishes to everyone. I actually recently moved to South Korea from San Francisco for my company.. Ironically, South Korea seems to be one of the safer countries now that it's sort of dying down. I did hear that they found someone with Coronavirus in a congested part of Seoul so let's pray for the best.
     
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  14. SpeedyPhill

    SpeedyPhill asked ages ago but no longer interested Mar 12, 2020

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    Much respect to all health workers & nurses taking care of patients!
    Let's hope this will be a seasonal thing like influenza so we can visit beautiful Italy by the summer...
     
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  15. Edwinowl

    Edwinowl Mar 12, 2020

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    Such a lovely country, ive just ordered a load of porcelain floor tiles suppose just have to be patient
     
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  16. Syrte

    Syrte Mar 12, 2020

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    Hello @micampe @bubba48 tell us more what it’s been like for you. Or at least what you see and hear.
     
  17. Rochete

    Rochete Mar 12, 2020

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    Spain is now where Italy was eight days ago ::facepalm2::
     
  18. bubba48

    bubba48 Mar 12, 2020

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    It's a fake news! :mad:
    Italian Doctors are treating all patients who arrive in hospitals in the same way!

    We also treat and save children rejected by the British health system!
     
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  19. Rochete

    Rochete Mar 12, 2020

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    Could you please explain?
     
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  20. kwakjoe

    kwakjoe Mar 12, 2020

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    A public-health scientist and biosecurity and infectious disease expert was quoted saying this during an interview. Not saying everything that comes out of his mouth is gold, but I'm more inclined to believe him personally.