And the fate of NYC will be the fate of the USA.
Why the Fate of Milan Will Be the Fate of Italy
In locked-down Milan, lives that alwaysspilled joyously into the piazzas havemoved almost entirely online, and textinghas become the primary link to the outside world. It’s where silly coronavirus memes spread, like the one of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel fresco showing God giving Adam hand sanitizer. It’s the only way families can communicate with ailing loved ones sequestered in crowded hospital wards. And it’s how you learn of death’s relentless march: a neighbor, the grandfather of one of your kids’ schoolmates, a friend of a friend. For almost a month, the 10 million people in Milan and the ... (full story)