And on the 7th day, out came the sun. Okay well perhaps not the 7th day exactly, but that’s what it felt like after day upon day of constant and often heavy rainfall. Since, in the past, we’ve experienced water seeping into the lower level of our split level home, I wasn’t sleeping well at night. Little did I know that the region of Lombardy would experience its own catastrophy when nearby Como suffered serious damage from landslides and flooding due to the foul weather.
In other news, or should I say on the Covid-19 front, we are back to numbers going up again. This shouldn’t come as a big surprise, but being the deadly pandemic that it proved to be, the government is taking steps to avoid hospitals filling up with infected people again. One of these measures is the EU Green Pass. This digital certificate acts as a sort of vaccine passport to, and I quote, “facilitate travel, help to exempt holders from restrictions such as quarantine” and is available for those who have had at least one shot.
It all sounds good as it buys you a bit of freedom but of course there are the anti-Green Passers who feel it’s a violation of privacy. They’re out there waving silly signs and whatnot. What is wrong with these people? Oddly enough though, it was reported that in Sicily (where a lot of folks were unwilling to be vaccinated) there was a big surge in vax appointments when it was announced that from August 6th, persons with the Green Pass would be able to dine indoors at restaurants. That’s great news for those who have had to put off intimate celebrations since all this crap began, but it kinda lets you know where their priorities lie.
The Green Pass, if I understood correctly, will also allow people into food festivals and the like. #1 on my mind is the Slow Food Cheese Festival in September. Cannot wait to go!