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Ask An Italian: Why Does Coronavirus Spread More In Northern Italy? – Italics Magazine

A question from a reader provides the opportunity to discuss why the coronavirus spread so differently between northern and southern Italy.

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The latest data on Covid-19 in Italy indicates a marked difference in the rate of transmission between north and south. If you look at the top regions and provinces, you find Lombardy, Val d’Aosta, Trento, Piedmont, and Emilia Romagna, followed by Liguria and Bolzano in sixth and seventh position. If you look at those on the bottom, you find Calabria, Sicily, Basilicata, Campania, and Sardinia, followed by Apulia and Molise.
Now, I may be wrong, but I would think that the Italian cultural char…

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