An account of an Italian Catholic priest diagnosed with coronavirus who died after giving up a ventilator to a younger patient began surfacing on Twitter on Monday morning.
Don Giuseppe Berardelli was a 72-year old Catholic priest of the Diocese of Bergamo, a city near Milan in the Lombardy region of northern Italy. His parish bought him a ventilator when he was diagnosed with the Chinese coronavirus disease, which is currently ravaging northern Italy more so than any place on Earth.
However, reports indicate Father Berardelli went on to give use of the ventilator a a younger coronavirus patient. He died within the past few days without use of the ventilator, giving up his life so that another person- someone he did not even know- could live.
Italian media corroborates the story, which began surfacing on English-language Twitter Monday.
— John Stone (@Johnthemadmonk) March 23, 2020
One famous saying of Christ in the Gospel of John describes the greatest form of love in the Christian religion. “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” Certainly, Father Berardelli’s actions are strongly reminiscent of this teaching of Jesus.
Italy continues to incur devastating daily coronavirus casualties. Deaths in the country from the disease have far surpassed that seen in the virus’ place of origin in China.
At least 28 Catholic Priests such as Father Berardelli have already been confirmed to die of the coronavirus.
Japan: Number of October Suicides Exceeded All COVID-19 Deaths Throughout 2020
The cure should not be worse than the problem itself.
Japan has seen more of its people die in one month from suicide than from total COVID-19 deaths in 2020.
Japan’s National Police Agency reported that 2,153 people committed suicide in the month of October, while fewer than 2,000 people have died from COVID-19 all year.
While it is true that Japan has historically had high rates of suicide compared to other nations, suicides had generally decreased throughout 2020.
Despite the high number of suicides in October, the Japanese have avoided implementing draconian lockdowns and restrictions for the most part, though they have been seeing record high numbers of cases in the month of November. Thus it should be interesting to see what their suicide numbers for this month look like.
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