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day 14 of quarantine.

Wake up from the slight chill of my apartment. It’s windy today, but the sun is shining. Make some tea. Check out any updates.

I have to say, it is getting increasingly more difficult to check up on the news. Sometimes, as I’m sure you can relate, my brain just can’t handle it. I get tired absorbing all the information and sadness of these circumstances. I want to know what’s going on, but at the same time, day after day, I find myself not really wanting to know. I don’t know - it's like a game of limbo.


The back and forth of staying positive and looking at the news becomes exhausting. I’m a positive person. I know we will get past this. However, when I approach the news with a droplet of hope that things have improved and then read about the lack of progress, and even worse, more devastation, I’m covered by an overwhelming blanket of sadness, and sometimes, anxiety.

It’s like being trapped in a nightmare from which you never wake up. Even more, it almost feels like a “Groundhog’s Day” situation.

But…as believer in the power of positivity…I try to distract myself from such gloom.

Today, I don’t really have much to share, but I do want to share the “bollettino” of the virus as of yesterday, March 22, 2020.

Here, you can see the number of cases in each region. At the bottom, is the total.

“Attualmente Positiivi” = Total Declared Positive

“Totale Guariti” = Total Cured

“Totale Deceduti”= Total Deaths

“Casi Totali” = Total Number of Cases

In conclusion, the total declared number of positive cases is 59,138. The total number of deaths is 5,476.

If you click on this link, a more detailed breakdown is given.

It is hard to take in these numbers. But, there has been a slight slight slight decline in cases compared to the previous days. Maybe, just maybe, we are starting to see a flickering of light at the end of the tunnel.

One thing is for sure though, it is always amazing to find pictures and videos like these that show the support Italia has from those around the world.

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