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Coronavirus Spread

Coronavirus arrived in Italy two months before the deadly spread started

June 19th, 2020

The novel coronavirus started to spread in Italy two months after the sustained community transmission transformed the country into the world’s COVID-19 epicenter. Researchers analyzed wastewater samples dating back to October and found traces of the virus in the sewage water for Milan and Turin, two northern Italian cities. The infection showed up as early …

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Top Italian doctor claims that the coronavirus is disappearing

June 1st, 2020

Italy has seen an improvement in coronavirus statistics over the past few weeks, as the curve has been flattened significantly. The country is opening up slowly, with some demanding more swift action from the government. One doctor claims that the coronavirus “clinically no longer exists in Italy,” a claim that’s not backed by actual data. …

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Video of Italian mayors scolding people for breaking quarantine is the greatest thing you’ll see today

March 24th, 2020

Italy remains the country hit hardest by the coronavirus, with the country having recorded upwards of 6,000 coronavirus-related deaths so far. Italy, the world’s 8th largest economy, instituted a nationwide lockdown to prevent the coronavirus from spreading. The entire country, save for non-essential employees, now remains under quarantine. A hilarious video compilation showcasing Italian Mayors …

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Coronavirus boom in Italy puts Europe on edge

February 25th, 2020

As the coronavirus disease COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc within China and its neighboring countries, the impact of the outbreak elsewhere on the planet has been relatively isolated. Unfortunately for residents and tourists in Italy, the country has quickly become a new hotspot, and this week brings a new rash of confirmed cases. As NPR …

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Politician who supports anti-vaxer movement hospitalized due to chickenpox

March 20th, 2019

As absurd as it seems, the anti-vaccination movement isn’t just peddled in sketchy online forums and creepy Facebook groups; some politicians have also joined the fight, arguing that vaccinations for childhood diseases shouldn’t be mandatory for anyone. Recently, a Texas lawmaker (incorrectly and inexplicably) suggested that vaccines should be optional since antibiotics exist, and now …

Samsung loses bid to ban iPhone 4S sales in Italy

January 5th, 2012

Judge Marina Tavassi of the Tribunale di Milano has rejected Samsung’s request for a preliminary injunction against the sale of the iPhone 4S in Italy, reports ANSA. The decision on Thursday follows a similar ruling in France that Samsung lost as it attempted to block iPhone 4S sales there as well. Over the past year, Apple and Samsung …

Italy fines Apple $1.2 million for misleading consumers

December 27th, 2011

Italy’s Antitrust Authority has fined Apple Sales International, Apple Italia Srl and Apple Retail Italia a total of $1.2 million for “unfair commercial practices.” According to The Wall Street Journal, Apple’s Italy-based retail stores were fined €500,000 ($653,000) for not providing customers with adequate information about its AppleCare Protection Plan warranties, and an additional €400,000 ($523,00) for not …