• A Disturbing Look Inside an Italian Hospital

    11 days ago - By The Atlantic

    On March 24, filmmaker Olmo Parenti went inside Milan's Polyclinic, one of the major hospitals fighting the coronavirus pandemic in the country. All 900 beds were occupied with patients suffering from complications of the virus. There were older patients struggling to breathe on ventilators, Parenti told me. He saw many younger people, too-patients in their 30s and 40s, lying in bed alone “with teary and fearful eyes.”
    Parenti's short documentary, Coronavirus From One Meter Away , is difficult to watch. “I wanted to capture the painful reality of seeing this virus in action,” he said...
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