THE WIND suddenly blew Saturday mid-afternoon as I paced nervously in my courtyard, the unbearably persistent death knell accompanying the Covid-19 daily death bulletin for Lombardy. Usually announced by regional welfare chief Giulio Gallera about one hour ahead of our 6pm (CET) corona war numbers for Italy. It wasn’t pretty.

It bloody read: 546. Pushing up the total to 3,095 lost souls in the region since day one – the daily toll was 381 one day earlier, and 209 on Thursday.

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