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Quarantined Italians record messages to "themselves from 10 days ago" during Coronavirus pandemic

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    US, England and France
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    US, England and France
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    We asked people from all around Italy
    to record a message to themselves
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    from 10 days ago
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    Hello Anna
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    Hi Salvatore
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    Hello Francesca
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    Hey Virgi
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    Hey Daniele-from-ten-days-ago
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    Are you afraid?
    Nah...
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    I am you...
    Don't worry...
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    I am you in 10 days
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    I'm speaking to you from the future
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    I know you're busy, but hang on a second
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    I wanted to update you
    on Italy's latest news
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    A huge mess is about to happen
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    I'm sure you've heard
    about Coronavirus
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    And I'm also pretty sure
    you're underestimating it
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    I even used to make fun
    of people wearing face masks
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    Stop making fun of your Mum for
    telling you to go and buy a face mask
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    just go and buy them... idiot
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    Up until ten days ago...
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    I went to meetings for work
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    I'd go to dinner with friends
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    To the gym
    to the hairdresser
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    The usual boring things
    that have never hurt anybody
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    But in ten days,
    life won't be like this anymore
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    The worst case scenario?
    That's exactly what will happen
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    Yes, because infections in Italy
    will continue to increase
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    proving to you that this wasn't
    just bullshit like you thought
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    Ten days ago we had
    2000 people infected
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    Now we're at 18,000
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    We already surpassed
    1,000 deaths
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    And now we're working deadly
    shifts at the hospital
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    We're currently in a surreal situation
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    Nobody can leave their house unless
    they have a very serious reason
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    A nice quarantine...
    the type you only see in movies
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    A whole nation stuck at home
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    Didn't see that coming, huh?
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    Hospitals are literally blowing up
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    Lots of infections even
    among young people
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    There are currently kids our age
    who are intubated and in intensive care
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    "It's just a flu... wait maybe it's bad...
    well, I don't know"
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    We took it lightly
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    We should always be light in spirit
    but not with our gestures
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    If you must go outside,
    only do it if you have to
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    Cause what you're risking
    is not a regular "flu"
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    We've seen worrying videos
    from France and the US
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    of people not taking this thing seriously
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    This issue is more serious than
    most of the world believes
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    This is not unfounded pessimism
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    What is happening is much worse
    than you thought it was
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    You'll realize that even just being able
    to breathe air in your own house
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    It's something you should
    already be grateful for
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    I know China is far away, but this
    virus is faster than you thought
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    So maybe re-think your
    Saturday night plans
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    And who knows?
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    Maybe if you had stayed at home then,
    I wouldn't have to be at home now
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    At first you'll feel
    like you're going insane
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    And you won't see the end of the tunnel
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    You're not alone
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    You'll start seeing
    beauty and ugliness together
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    You'll live moments of unity
    you never would've imagined
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    Like yesterday
    when we all got out on our balconies
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    And the whole neighborhood
    started singing
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    Everyone was singing their own song,
    but somehow we were all one thing
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    So... start right away doing your part
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    Tommaso, don't fuck up
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    Do not fuck up
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    Stay at home
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    It can't be all that bad
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    You're not the only person
    in this world
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    Stay home
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    You can rest, read, watch movies, TV shows
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    Play guitar...
    actually, learn how to play guitar
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    Cause right now you suck at it
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    And relax, cause it will end soon
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    [We underestimated this.]
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    [You don't have to do the same.]
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    [Stay at home.]
Title:
Quarantined Italians record messages to "themselves from 10 days ago" during Coronavirus pandemic
Description:

It is believed nations like the US, England, France, Spain and Germany are about 9-10 days behind Italy in the COVID19 progression. We asked people from all around Italy to record a message to the themselves of 10 days prior.

A THING BY: Olmo Parenti, Cosimo Quartana, Giacomo Ostini, Marco Zannoni, Arturo Vicario

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Video Language:
English
Duration:
03:31

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