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A first-person perspective on the covid-19 outbreak in Italy – for AEON

I wrote a first-person perspective on the covid-19 outbreak in Italy for the online magazine AEON. In the essay (3,900 words, published on April 27th, 2020) I talk about allocation of scarce resources, intergenerational ethics, and tensions in public health ethics between the public good and individual freedoms. I also share some details of my personal life and how it was impacted by the covid-19 outbreak in Emilia-Romagna.

It was a real pleasure to work with AEON Senior Editor Sally Davies for this essay.

https://aeon.co/essays/a-bioethicist-on-the-hidden-costs-of-lockdown-in-italy

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Forli’ in the time of covid-19 with benches cordoned off- March 2020 (photo by the author)