Why has Italy suffered so badly during the pandemic?

The first wave, which accounted for roughly 35,000 lives, was concentrated in the north of the country. Image: REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri

Angelo Amante

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Crispian Balmer

Journalist, Reuters

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