from Covid hell to ‘redemption’ – Channel 4 News

December 27, 2021

In this episode of August 2021, Antonello Guerrera, a journalist for the Italian newspaper la Repubblica, reflects on whether recent sporting triumphs represent a redemption for the country, after the despair of 2020.


Italy was the first European country to feel the full force of Covid-19. Strong images of army trucks carrying bodies, ICU departments over capacity and the deserted streets of Milan and Rome, were a ringing alarm bell for Europe, of what was to come.

In this August 2021 episode, Antonello Guerrera, a journalist for the Italian newspaper la Repubblica, talks about how these scenes are embedded in the minds of Italians, and form a solidarity and caution that may mean they are more likely than others to embrace vaccinations and vaccine passports, and reflect on whether recent sporting triumphs represent a redemption for the country, following the despair of 2020.

Sources: Sky Sports, Andrea Bocelli, CGTN, NBC News, France 24

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