St Francis of Assisi Feast Day. Italy’s Great Patron Saint

The 4th October is St Francis of Assisi Feast Day. St Francis hailed from the beautiful little town of Assisi, in Umbria, the region called “the green heart of Italy” for its abundant vegetation and its central position in the country. It is the only region of peninsular Italy which is landlocked. In Assisi and […]

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Suarez, Italian, University for Foreigners of Perugia

The very famous, star Uruguayan footballer (Americans would call him “soccer player”) Luis Suarez, formerly of Barcelona and coveted by Turin’s club Juventus, has recently taken an exam in the Italian language at the University of Perugia (pictured above), which was necessary for him to obtain Italian citizenship. In the end he failed, so goodbye […]

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Italy Lockdown Models Not as Reliable as Thought

Italy started easing its coronavirus lockdown restrictions from 5 May. The previous day, 4 May, the Imperial College London released a study which made predictions on the effects in Italy of the new measures introduced. (All references are at the end.) The predictions considered two hypothetical main scenarios, differing in the increase in mobility of […]

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Italy New Cases near Zero, Coronavirus Has Changed

Of Italy’s 21 regions (Italy has actually 20 regions, but for Covid-19 computations Trentino Alto-Adige has been split into two), at the moment 9 have zero new contagions, in 11 the new contagions are from 1 to 19, and the only exception is Lombardy with 237 new positive cases. No new death in 12 regions. […]

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Italy. Double Coronavirus-Conspiracy Twist from Space

Colonel Luca Parmitano, Italian Air Force officer with 25 years of service and 6 space missions behind him, engineer and astronaut of the European Astronaut Corps for the European Space Agency (ESA) since 2009, said he was aware of the pandemic danger posed by the new coronavirus as early as November. Parmitano, who is the […]

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Anticoagulants, Plasma, Gabexate against Covid-19

This is the second part of Italian Study on Coronavirus Science. Drugs targeting inflammation and hypercoagulability Coagulation changes and thrombotic complications in Covid-19 patients play a significant role in terms of incidence and clinical importance, and represent one of the main variables linked to mortality. Abnormal coagulation parameters are associated with poor prognosis in patients […]

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Italian Study on Coronavirus Science: Antiviral Drugs

In Italy, at one point the world’s most affected country, the numbers of the pandemic provoked by the novel coronavirus are continually, gradually decreasing, both in terms of cases of infection and severity of symptoms. Covid-19 intensive units in hospitals are discharging their patients. It’s important to understand why this is happening, because it can […]

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Coronavirus, New World Order, Archbishop Vigano SOS

I tend to accept restrictions if they are justifiably motivated by serious health dangers. I must admit, though, that an episode raised my alarm about the motivations of our political leaders when in Lombardy, in Italy, police tried to interrupt a Mass which was attended by 15 people in a large church where they could […]

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Italy Coronavirus Lockdown, No Cars, Pollution Up

It’s so fashionable and radical-chic to blame man, what he creates and what he produces for any environmental disaster, real or imagined, these days. Pollution and anthropogenic climate change spring to mind. During the coronavirus lockdown, which in Italy has strongly reduced car traffic in cities and country, these theories of how our air is […]

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Religious Freedom, Constitution Cannot Be Suspended

There are constitutional rights that cannot be suspended, and freedom of worship is among them. The video has become viral. Mass was interrupted by police last Sunday in Soncino, a small town in the Cremona province of Lombardy, in Italy. A carabiniere went up to the altar to notify parish priest Don Lino Viola of […]

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