They're healthcare system sucks.
It's because they only have about 5000 ventilators. I've been scouring the net trying to get a number and that's the only number I was able to find.
We keep hearing how advanced Italy's healthcare system is and that despite that, they are overwhelmed. I'm thinking that the real reason they are overwhelmed is that they don't have anywhere near the number of supplies they need. Another example of social medicine. Meanwhile, the US has lots of everything and they're telling us to look at Italy's example and that "it's coming"
Well, my theory is that the media is not going to be telling us that Italy just does't have the equipment and supplies.
Remember this video?
It looks like those people just have bags on their heads and that they're using pressurized air. That's supposed to be their wonderful healthcare.