Italy's Lombardy region doesn't know where to put its coffins these days, and the world is anxious to know why. Fabiano di Marco, chief pneumologist in epicenter Bergamo's overwhelmed hospital, has told an Italian newspaper his top theory goes back to Feb. 19, when 40,000 locals went to a Milan stadium to see their Atalanta soccer team play big-league Valencia "in buses, cars, trains. A biological bomb."
What happened then? Two days later, the first coronavirus case was reported in Lombardy, where someone now dies of COVID-19 every three minutes and 35 seconds — and few complain about sports cancellations.
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