For now, countries are betting they can suppress hospital admissions and deaths without imposing more lockdowns, even as case numbers approach peak levels from last spring.
After a stumbling start, the country has gone from being a global pariah to a model — however imperfect — of viral containment that holds lessons for its neighbors and for the United States.
President Trump and his top aides sharply shifted their pandemic strategy in mid-April after seizing on optimistic data suggesting the virus would disappear, a Times investigation found.
We spoke to a doctor in Italy about triaging care at the peak of the pandemic — and the discharge of his last coronavirus patient.
As the coronavirus drastically reorders society and economies, more Italians are returning to the agricultural jobs of their grandparents.
Although declines in the numbers of new infections and deaths have brought relief in Europe’s major cities, there is uncertainty about how much people can now relax.
One of Italy’s famed family-owned circuses has been sitting out the coronavirus pandemic in a field outside Rome.
Talk of licensing people with the right antibodies, always ahead of the science, has faded as experts warn that they are still studying what level offers protection and how long it lasts.
The European Central Bank will pay banks to lend money after the economy shrank the most in decades. The worst is yet to come, the eurozone’s top central banker warned.
“Stay home” measures have helped Italy control the coronavirus, but home is also a dangerous place that may be propping up the infection curve the lockdown was meant to suppress.
As it confronts the ravages of the virus, Italy’s less developed south also faces economic carnage not seen since just after World War II, with the poor turning to handouts.
Scientists who have fought pandemics describe difficult measures needed to defend the United States against a fast-moving pathogen.