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I haven't heard "journalists" mention this re Italy & COVID-19
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: March 10, 2020 10:59PM
just thinking out loud here...
Italy's total population is just 60 million yet 20+ percent of that is age 65 or older.
Isn't that an overly large percentage of 'high risk' citizens?

(The USA's population is an est. 330 million but only 12% of that is age 65+.)



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Re: I haven't heard "journalists" mention this re Italy & COVID-19
Posted by: freeradical
Date: March 10, 2020 11:03PM
The fertility rate in Italy, like a lot of countries, is vastly below what is needed. It's something like 1.35 births per woman. Ergo, an old population.
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Re: I haven't heard "journalists" mention this re Italy & COVID-19
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: March 10, 2020 11:25PM
Northern Italy is even older, on average... up to 40% over-60. And yes, it's a lot.
Rural Japan has the same sort of problem. Japans (and to a lesser extent, Italy's) population is collapsing.

There are towns and villages in Italy that are literally giving away abandoned houses... with some strings... to encourage people to live in villages that may have a population that is overwhelmingly 70-80 and older.



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Re: I haven't heard "journalists" mention this re Italy & COVID-19
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: March 11, 2020 10:48AM
Dr. John Campbell has been mentioning Italy's age and mortality disparity on his YouTube channel for over a week now:

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This guy is great, I've been following the covid-19 thing almost exclusively from his channel and he pulls no punches criticizing nations and their official reactions when inadequate, and praising those who are doing it the right way.
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