Inside intensive care unit: Italy fights coronavirus outbreak

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This is the story of one small Intensive care team
in one hospital at the heart of the country's coronavirus outbreak in the town of Cremona, just south of Milan. And a warning, some viewers may find our International Editor Lindsey Hilsum's report distressing.

💬 Comments on the video

God bless every nurse, doctor etc on the front line against this horrible disease.

Author — Kleatus Regalson


these doctors and nurses are absolute heroes

Author — Dental Plan Entertainment


These are the people who should be awarded with bonuses not Wall Street.

Author — Sami Ahmed


in Lombardy people are dying, and not just the old ones. People die alone in intensive care, family members cannot be with them. Corpses are cremated and family members in quarantine cannot be present. Funerals are suspended. The situation is frightening, incredible, like a horror movie. I'm afraid to see a loved one die, and not even be able to say goodbye or go to the funeral. We need Europe and the world to take us seriously.
I work in a hospital, and today we didn't even have decent masks to wear. My colleagues and I didn't know whether to laugh or cry.
Our world has turned upside down within a month. It's incredible

Author — PL4stik1991


I'd guess the poor medical staff are gonna have PTSD after this. Hope govs will be providing for any who may need therapy to deal with the aftermath of the trauma.

Author — catbeara


I am a nurse at a german intensive care unit. We just got our first Patient. I want to greet my italian colleagues. You are amazing

Author — Tarry21


Italy is the only ones telling the truth I trust what they're saying

Author — tay harris-smith


Bravo to the medical staff at this Italian hospital...going extra hours is not for everyone!

Author — Robert Nkambwe


1:16 the translation is incorrect: she doesn't say "we haven't seen anyone recover", she says "we haven't seen anyone wake up yet"

Edit: I think it is important, as someone pointed out in the thread, what she means by waking up. Patients are put in a pharmacologically induced coma. This is because when you get intubated (as far as I've understood) the low blood oxygen saturation makes the patient want to breathe against the machine. To reduce the stress, the patient is therefore put in a coma. It is a highly invasive procedure that takes a long time (i've heard up to 6m) to recover from, even when you are capable again of breathing on your own.

Author — free spirit 1


The world needs to see this and prepare properly... This is heartbreaking... There are so many countries not doing enough, some just seems like they given up... Never thought I will see this in my lifetime...

Author — Barry Chung


These people deserve 100 of thousands a year and not soccer players like Ronaldo and co .

Author — DNA CBN


Coming to a UK hospital near lets just keep the schools open Boris

Author — Damian


Hats off for the Italian medical staffs! I have never had so much respect to Italians for all my life.

Author — 彬陈


with that much health care in italy n still suffer so much, cant imagine how hard UK will be hit with their indifferent attitude.

Author — 菲菲谭若


it's called proning for patients in ARDS

Author — need4speed24


To all my country men here in UK this will be us in three weeks stay at home please dont go out any more

Author — Darren Ives


The virus is lining up at UK’s doorstep... you better fire your incompetent Government

Author — Dr Slump


Doctors and nurses are doing an amazing job. Do not doubt your incredible efforts in fighting against this virus although the results may not always be effective.Thank you so much for everything. Stay safe ❤️🌺💐

Author — Ioana Voicu


Italians are saying their big mistake "they laughed and still was go out but infect others without knowing it", today being at home is surviving, although if in other countries this seems like a joke or they don't believe in this reality ... watching today videos in Spain tourists continue drinking and walking on the streets even if the police say "stay home" ... the propagation is the fault of the others and we want to survive, will others understand this? 😨

Author — Amadriadi Celia Bailes


"60% of the population will have to contract Covid19 to develop herd immunity." They are the words, the idea not of a madman. Not of a Nazi hierarch. But of one of the highest authorities of the sovereign government, Boris Johnson.

The practice is obscene: Darwinian, people are left infected. The weak die. The strong survive. At the cost of hundreds of thousands of victims, mass immunity from the virus develops.

There is a shiver. Really, cringe. Because the idea that the weak should be sacrificed for the strong, for the "flock", is not just something repulsive: it is the death of man. It is the regression to an animal state that sees a cannibalism returning towards the most fragile. And that destroys, cancels, devours more than two millennia of human cultural and spiritual development.

So let's look at this barbarism, at this monstrosity, and think about one thing: think of Italy. Many times italians said or heard how things are better abroad. But, sorry, not this time. Absolutely not. This time we need to think again. Because with all their limitations, italians will never reach such an aberration. Here we vomit at the idea of ​​sacrificing the most fragile to save ourselves. Here a health advisor with such "ideas" would be kicked out by the executive. Italy is demonstrating this even now, right now that you are reading, with hundreds of thousands of people who are fighting like lions to wrest the most fragile of its compatriots from death. This is demonstrated by the testimonies of enormous solidarity on the part of everyone, of doctors and health workers who have not slept for days. And yes, Italy proves it, Italians would never consider such aberration remotely. And he's bending over backwards to save everyone. All.

So let's think about this.
We think then that, despite everything, Italy is a great country, a great civilization.

Think about it. And let's remember it for a long time. For a long time let us remember that when outside Italy there was reason to sacrifice the weakest to save the strong, in Italy the strong made 12 consecutive hours shift to save the weak.

I'm proud of my country.

Author — Cristian Brusco