4 lessons the US should learn from Italy's coronavirus mistakes

Given the failure by both the United States and Italy to contain the coronavirus spread soon enough to forestall more extreme measures, the U.S. in the early weeks of its outbreak had much to learn from Italy's mistakes, and from its eventual successes. Among the most critical mistakes: not taking the spread of the virus seriously enough soon enough, and taking half-steps toward locking down hot spots. Italy's Veneto region modeled good practices, including extensive testing and tracing, keeping all but the most critical cases out of hospitals, and strict monitoring of front-line workers.

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