The current Italian developments related to the terrible COVID-19 pandemic makes me realize the profound sadness of the unthinkable tragedy involving the oldest part of the Italian population. Italy has long been one of the countries with the highest percentage of elderly. Some of her regions have gained the enviable definition of "Blue Zone," such as Sardegna, where many live past a hundred years with admirable physical and mental capacities. Such longevity appears to be triggered by genetics as well as


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