VIDEO: Advice from Italy about Coronavirus

Here is some advice.

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  1. bobbird says:

    This reply comes from my first cousin in Tuscany. I sent that “onna dell’avviso” video to him for comments, and explaining that she went too fast for me..He said he could barely understand her Napolitano dialect!

    I am reminded of Lou Monte’s versions of Italian with his “Lazy Mary” hit in the late 50s. My mother could not understand his Sicilian. I still can’t.

    HA!HA!HA! Questa nonna la capisco poco anche io…parla in dialetto
    Napoletano. Baci

  2. An awesome message with lots of sense and humor too. I enjoyed that and sent it to my kids.

  3. Bob B. says:

    Jason Horowitz
    This article in the NYT is disconcerting, the say the least:
    By Jason Horowitz
    Published March 12, 2020Updated March 13, 2020, 12:46 a.m. ET

    “ROME — The mayor of one town complained that doctors were forced to decide not to treat the very old, leaving them to die. In another town, patients with coronavirus-caused pneumonia were being sent home. Elsewhere, a nurse collapsed with her mask on, her photograph becoming a symbol of overwhelmed medical staff.”

  4. Grumpy Beggar says:

    Thanks for posting the video Padre. It’s a morale booster.
    I’ve sent a link to 3 priests I know who can all speak & understand Italian, and to an Italian couple who are close friends of mine from a prayer group. . . already got back one “Thanks”, in reply.

    The province I live in has a population of approximately 8.5 million people. Yesterday in the late afternoon the Assembly of Bishops published a set of directives immediately in effect “until further notice.” All weekend Masses (Saturday evening Sabbath Mass and all Sunday Masses) have been canceled. But already, a neighbouring sister parish announced that daily weekday Masses would be celebrated as usual from Monday March 16th onward.

    The situation is less clear for Masses celebrated in seniors homes. Two priests I know who celebrate Masses in seniors homes and who are seeking clarification were told by the archdiocese, “We’ll get back to you after consulting with the bishop” (they’re still waiting).

    There’s lots of confusion and some of the directives are even contradictory when it comes to government run long-term health care institutions. Unfortunately there is panic too . Yesterday evening I went to a major grocery store and found more than a few shelves empty, extra long lineups at the checkout counters. I found the same thing this morning at another grocery store. The weird thing is what was missing: Toilet tissue, paper towels, sani wipes, lysol-type disinfectants, a whole ton of canned goods missing, so much stuff missing in some aisles that you wouldn’t know what it was unless you got up closer to read the label on the shelf (and in the drugstore – not a bottle of rubbing alcohol left on the shelf).

    At Mass this morning in Father’s homily he said that he had been in a grocery store yesterday evening encountering those becoming-all-too-common bare shelves , when he saw a mother shopping with a very young daughter and her daughter was taking two cans from a shelf to put into the shopping basket and her mother was telling her “Take more ! Take more!” The little one replied to her mother, “No mom, if we take more there won’t be enough left for anyone else:Let’s just take two.”
    : )

    (No wonder we have to become like little children to enter the kingdom.)

  5. chantgirl says:

    This article is a few weeks old, but has a lot of practical advice on helping to flatten the curve of the virus, especially if you are in an area that has not been hit hard yet:

  6. mamajen says:

    Aww…I love this. It’s always helpful when people older, wiser, and more at risk can exude confidence and a sense of humor. My grandmas are gone and I appreciate surrogate grandmas. Doing this common sense stuff and hoping for the best. I have to say, I’m terrible at winking though!

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