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Italy has a world-class health system. The coronavirus has pushed it to the breaking point.

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBEMarch 18, 2020, 8:07 PM UTC / Updated March 19, 2020, 11:47 AM UTCBy Denise Chow and Emmanuelle SalibaNorthern Italy has one of the best public health systems in the Western world. Its doctors and medical professionals are well-trained. They felt prepared when the coronavirus began to spread through their prosperous, well-educated region.And they still could do nothing to prevent what happened."I have never seen so many people die together before my eyes," said a nurse from one of the main hospitals in Bergamo, a city in northern Italy that is at the center of the worst outbreak in Europe. "It feels like ...
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