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Province of Piacenza. Italy. 31/03/2020. Close to Codogno - epicenter of the Coronavirus Pandemic in Italy. The patient the two doctors are visiting is a young girl and because of her illness also her family has to be quarantined. Doctor Luigi Cavanna, the head of the oncology ward in Piacenza hospital, and Gabriele Cremona, deputy of the oncology ward, - equipped with all the necessary safety gears and a handheld ultrasound - took upon themselves to visit and treat positive and allegedly positive patients in their houses. “The objective” says doctor Cavanna “is to reduce the duration of the disease and lighten the burden on the ER (emergency room)”. They predict that this initiative could decrease the contagion and the duration of patients’ hospitalization by a week.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Piacenza, Italy
Camera: LEICA Q2
Copyright: © Gabriele Micalizzi