1. Covid-19’s first wave largely missed southern Italy. The second wave is hitting it hard.  The Washington Post
  2. US and Italy – current and former COVID-19 epicenters – are worlds apart in pandemic approach  USA TODAY
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From leaders on down, Italians have reacted very differently than Americans when it comes to COVID-19, including major mask-wearing.From leaders on down, Italians have reacted very differently than Americans when it comes to COVID-19, including major mask-wearing.

COVID-19: US and Italy coronavirus pandemic response is worlds apart

Across Europe, the average number of daily infections leapt 44 percent in a single week to over 121,000.Across Europe, the average number of daily infections leapt 44 percent in a single week to over 121,000.

Europe wakes up to new Covid-19 restrictions as infections surge

The regional government late Friday also called for high schools to adopt hybrid schedules with students alternating in-person with online learningThe regional government late Friday also called for high schools to adopt hybrid schedules with students alternating in-person with online learning

Italy's Lombardy region takes new virus measures

Some 20 million French people are preparing to spend their first evening under a new Covid-19 curfew.Some 20 million French people are preparing to spend their first evening under a new Covid-19 curfew.

Up to 20 million people under Covid-19 curfew in France

WESSINGTON SPRINGS, S.D. — Rural parts of the American Midwest that had previously escaped the worst of the coronavirus are now seeing a surge — and hospitals are struggling to keep... WESSINGTON SPRINGS, S.D. — Rural parts of the American Midwest that had previously escaped the worst of the coronavirus are now seeing a surge — and hospitals are struggling to keep...

The Italian region of Lombardy, the first European epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic, has ordered all bars to shut at midnight from Saturday as it battles a second wave of the disease. All amateur sporting events have also been put on hold in the wealthy northern region where the first cases...The Italian region of Lombardy, the first European epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic, has ordered all bars to shut at midnight from Saturday as it battles a second wave of the disease. All amateur sporting events have also been put on hold in the wealthy northern region where the first cases...

Bars to shut at midnight in Italy's Lombardy region