The Daily Populous

Thursday March 19th, 2020 evening edition

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A 57-year-old doctor who tested positive for coronavirus and who was working in a hospital in the town of Codogno has died.

Marcello Natali had been hospitalised in Cremona before being transferred to Milan after developing double pneumonia.

In one of the last interviews he gave before he was tested for COVID-19, he told Euronews that he had had to work without gloves: "They have run out," he said.

He also said that in Codogno and a nearby town, Casale, 14 out of 35 doctors were in quarantine or hospitalised as of February 28.

"We weren't prepared for coronavirus: as doctors of the post antibiotic era, we grew up thinking that a pill against everything was enough," he said.

Natali's death was confirmed by a representative of the Italian Federation of General Practitioners, who said that he too was suffering from double pneumonia because of the coronavirus.

Many European countries have struggled to find enough gloves, medical masks and items such as hand sanitiser in stories as demand is intensified by panic buying. »

Americans are going to demand to know why US wasn't prepared for this pandemic

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The United States will need to create a commission to investigate that question, if only to make sure the nation is prepared for the next pandemic.

Both of these recommendations were implemented and they have generally worked well and have helped to keep Americans safe.

Such a commission would help to ensure that we don't bungle the response when the next pandemic, inevitably, comes. »

Tales from Auschwitz: survivor stories

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When we arrived it was, as I later found out, the usual story, though not to us at the time.

The pictures have reassured me that I was not imagining it all, as I sometimes thought I might have done.

Everyone you met you asked, every meeting of refugees was dominated by trying to find out where your relatives were. »

Elon Musk says Tesla will make ventilators for hospitals if needed

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the company will make ventilators for hospitals "if there is a shortage.".

We will make ventilators if there is a shortage — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 19, 2020.

The ventilators Musk is referring to are likely mechanical ventilators that are used in treating critical COVID-19. »

Starbucks Employees Are Begging the Company to Shut Down Stores Because of Coronavirus: ‘Coffee Is Not Essential’

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Starbucks employees are pleading with executives of the $66 billion coffee juggernaut to immediately close thousands of its stores in an effort to avoid sickening employees and customers.

Johnson believes it’s in both customers’ and employees’ best interests to shut down entirely rather than operate at reduced capacity or with limited interaction.

Part of the petition also includes a plea to extend paid leave to all employees while stores are closed. »