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#Covid19 lessons #Italy has learned that can be useful for other countries. I am not an expert; this thread is my own summary of what I have learned from Italian scientists, mayors & authorities. My @CBCNews article on the same topic:…
Italy lesson #1 – Don’t wait for the virus to invade your last line of defence -hospitals- when people are already very sick. Health professionals should go out into communities and 'chase' (test, track & treat) the virus before it becomes widespread.
Italy lesson #2 – When sick people need emergency care, direct them to an outside field hospital or physically distant, separate facility. Sick people should not enter regular hospitals. It risks spreading the virus to healthcare workers and other non-infected patients
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This is one of the most mysterious objects in Byzantine art - the so-called Trier Adventus Ivory, carved from a single elephant tusk somewhere/sometime in later first millennium AD, and today kept in Trier Cathedral Treasury. Let me tell you why it’s cool / much argued about :-D
#1: There’s general agreement that the scene represents an ‘adventus’ or arrival of a saint’s relics — mules draw wagon with two men wearing priesty vestments, carrying a box. They pass under an arched gate (more on that), through street in front 3-storied portico, to group at R
#2: leading the cortege to R is an emperor wearing insignia, diadem and chlamys or cloak secured by jeweled fibula. He meets and hands off a bundle to an empress, identifiable by similar clothing but here with immense pearl borders on chlamys/pendilia hanging from her crown.
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