I was reading Abel Ferrara on the pandemic yesterday. He's lived in Italy since 9/11 so he saw the worst of it,CORPSES ON THE STREETS!
"I’m in Rome and we’re hanging in there, but the nightmare is in Milan, where there’s no room in the hospitals and they can’t even bury the bodies. I don’t know what people are seeing on TV, but I think they’re using Italy to scare the shit out of everybody else. In the north, it’s psychoville: the hospitals can’t handle it, there’s the most old people in the world outside of Japan, and it just nailed them. They had no idea what was going to happen. Who knows what it’s going to be like in a few weeks here. We’ve been quarantined for a long time now. And as locked down as everybody is, they’re still going out for food. You can’t starve to death. You gotta eat, and you gotta hope you have have money to eat. When everything shuts down for a month, it’s really hard for everybody. It’s like The Twilight Zone, it’s uncharted territory."