Paolo Barcella

professor of History at the University of Bergamo.


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Why here?

A first-hand account of the COVID-19 losses from Bergamo, Italy

Not only the infected are in danger, hospitals don’t have capacity to deal with other emergencies either. Caskets are piling up as the cemetery cannot keep up with the number of deaths every day. From social workers to friars to cleaning staff, everyone who serves the sick are at risk at the epicentre of the contagion in Bergamo province.

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