Italy: from Covid hell to ‘redemption’
Italy was the first European country to feel the full force of Covid-19. The images of army trucks carrying bodies and of deserted streets in Milan and Rome were the first inkling we had, in Europe at least, of what was to come.
Antonello Guerrera, a journalist for the Italian newspaper la Repubblica, talks about how those scenes are embedded in the minds of Italians, forming a solidarity and caution that could mean they are more likely than others to embrace vaccinations and vaccine passports.
And do the recent sporting triumphs represent a redemption for the country, after the despair of 2020?
Sources: Sky Sports, Andrea Bocelli, CGTN, NBC News, France 24