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Why the Coronavirus Was So Deadly for Italy

Lack of coordination and trust caused trouble for the country’s response to the pandemic

Photo illustration. Sources: alexey_ds, Lepusinensis/Getty Images

As any aficionado of the “Italian grandmothers making pasta” video genre might infer, Italy’s population has the world’s second-highest proportion of older adults. Twenty-three percent of the country’s residents are older than 65, and 20% of…

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Keren Landman, MD

Keren Landman, MD

Infectious disease doctor | Epidemiologist | Journalist | Health disparities, HIV/STDs, LGBTQ care, et al. | kerenlandman.com.