Why Italy? The factors behind a coronavirus disaster

Why Italy? The factors behind a coronavirus disaster

Rome (AFP) - Why Italy?Loads of people have been wondering why the beautiful Mediterranean country has become the new epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic.Experts list a range of reasons -- from Italy's relatively high age to its strained healthcare system to some old fashioned bad luck -- that add up to a disaster not seen in generations.None of the answers alone explain why the nation of 60 million accounts for over a third of the nearly 11,500 deaths officially reported across the 7.7-billion strong world.But other countries will want to examine each of these factors and address them throu...

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