I am worried by the new restrictions that Italy wants to implement where they want to close a lot of the economy. I have the feeling the government is panicking now. The economical impact will be huge and that will lead to suffering.
I wonder if the government has understood the dynamics of the disease. It seems to take about 5 days before people show symptoms. For severe cases, people are hospitalised 5 days later or so. If they die, death occurs another a week later. All in all, that is almost 20 days from infection to death. So almost all the people dying today have been infected before the lockdown started. So I don't see why anyone can say the previous measures are not working.
Obviously they want to avoid another Bergamo. Italy and the other countries will need to find a way to handle the crisis without totally wrecking their economy which will have serious consequences and people will die in various ways from the effects of that. We will have to make sure that the measures taken do not cause more harm than the disease. It is a very difficult decision of course seeing how bad the situation in Bergamo and other places (Mulhouse, Madrid for example) is at the moment.