The "Patient Zero" in Italy is not confirmed, mostly a local Italian, and almost same time Wuhan had the case:Nobody lost anything - those countries that restricted/banned flights from/to China had a remarkably low infection rate e.g. Taiwan. Those that did not suffered badly. Italy suffered the most with their "hug a chinese" campaign and from there it spread to rest of Europe and then Americas. You are right Italy and Europe was utterly stupid "hug a chinese"!!!!! - Idiots, they should have tried something else. I think from now on China will lose a lot of support in Europe and they will be restoring travel restrictions in place before the globalization took hold - we will see. World will be a much more different place from now on.
BTW, i don't care your "prediction" like China loss EU or not, in this forum last ten year China already collapsed 10 times if i buy your guys prediction.
All i knew is, China controlled the outbreak in 4 weeks and restart the industry capability. EU and USA seems need 3 times or even longer, all their industry and supply chain are broken, i guess in followiong months even 1-2 yrs, EU and US might need China more than before; India might still have no chance this time.