Latest from Stefano Pitrelli

Plan for a European soccer Super League panics fans, prompts emergency political statements

Tabloids described a late-night announcement by 12 of Europe’s top clubs as an act of war.
  • Apr 19, 2021

In another locked down, disrupted Easter, a tired Italy can’t escape the virus

Pope Francis, in his Easter address, spoke of a pandemic that is “still spreading” and called vaccines “an essential tool in this fight.”
  • Apr 4, 2021

San Marino, the micronation within Italy, stokes envy with speedy Russian-supplied vaccine campaign

San Marino has given at least one dose to 27 percent of its population. In Italy, only 12 percent have gotten a jab.
  • Apr 2, 2021

While its AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccinations are suspended, Europe is confronting a third wave

Envy has turned to anger as a slow vaccine rollout leads to new lockdowns and deaths.
  • Mar 17, 2021

‘They give birth, and they’re alone’: Childbirth in the time of covid

Even mothers without the coronavirus face new worries and restrictions, while ones with positive test results are forced to deal with loneliness, fear for their newborns, and the inability to so much as kiss them — because of the masks they need to wear.
  • Mar 17, 2021

Italy blocks export of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine to Australia, amid E.U. anger over delivery shortfalls

This is the first time an E.U. country has used a new export control power.
  • Mar 4, 2021

How the coronavirus devastated a generation

In Italy, a year of covid-19 concentrated its blow on a single, already-vulnerable age group.
  • Mar 3, 2021

The world needs more vaccines. But an Italian venture to fill the gap is facing novel obstacles.

Italian officials are optimistic about ReiThera’s vaccine — if the company can secure scarce key supplies and answer ethical questions about testing.
  • Feb 13, 2021

Mario Draghi will be Italian prime minister. On the agenda: covid, an economic crisis and raising Italy’s profile in the world.

It’s a test of whether a technical expert can pull off a political rescue mission.
  • Feb 12, 2021

A new prime minister for Italy: Mario Draghi, former European Central Bank chief, may get the nod

He led Europe’s central bank during the Greek debt crisis.
  • Feb 2, 2021