CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

The New York Daily News reports:

Italy could lose one-sixth of its beloved bars and restaurants to the coronavirus crisis — with a staggering 50,000 predicted to have to close for good, according to reports.

The startling economic toll is being projected by Fipe, an Italian lobbying group for bar and restaurants in Italy — the first European nation to be completely overwhelmed by the pandemic, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Despite socializing being so key to Italian culture, junior health minister Sandra Zampa told the BBC it was “impossible” to imagine bars and restaurants reopening “until the discovery of a vaccine.”