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‘They’re suffocating to death’: Former Pinecrest Academy student working at the new frontlines of coronavirus pandemic in Italy
Former Pinecrest Academy student Melissa Butz has lived in Italy for four years working for a TV news agency covering Rome and the Vatican. (Photo courtesy Melissa Butz)
Melissa Butz was traveling by train from Florence, Italy, and the hilltowns of Tuscany back to Rome, about an hour and a half ride, with a car full of passengers wearing masks.