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Emilio Parodi

Former Fiat engineer aims to put the brakes on COVID

14 Jul 2020

MILAN Fifty years ago, he designed a braking system that helped reduce fatal car crashes. Now Mario Palazzetti has invented a device he hopes will curb the spread of COVID-19.

People refusing coronavirus treatment may face jail in Italy's Veneto

07 Jul 2020

MILAN People who test positive for the coronavirus but refuse hospital treatment could face a prison sentence under a new regulation introduced in Italy's northeastern region of Veneto.

People refusing coronavirus treatment may face jail in Italy's Veneto

07 Jul 2020

MILAN People who test positive for the coronavirus but refuse hospital treatment could face a prison sentence under a new regulation introduced in Italy's northeastern region of Veneto.

Backstory: Surprised by the kindness of strangers during Lombardy's lockdown

29 Jun 2020

MILAN When COVID-19 ravaged my adopted home of Lombardy, what struck me the most was the kindness of strangers - the strangers I was interviewing every day.

Italian study shows lower viral load in COVID-19 patients in May than April peak

29 Jun 2020

MILAN A small study by researchers in Italy has found that COVID-19 patients who were tested for the novel coronavirus at a hospital there in May had fewer virus particles than those who were tested a month earlier.

Roche rheumatoid arthritis drug fails to help COVID-19 patients in Italian study

18 Jun 2020

Roche's rheumatoid arthritis drug Actemra failed to help patients with early-stage COVID-19 pneumonia in an Italian study, the latest instance in which an anti-inflammatory drug has fallen through in a coronavirus trial.

Italian medical firms seek investors to fund domestic COVID-19 vaccine trial

04 Jun 2020

MILANO Italian biotech firm Rottapharm Biotech is looking for more investors at home to help fund development of a vaccine against COVID-19 as the country looks to produce domestic supplies of medication to fight the pandemic, its CEO told Reuters.

WHO and other experts say no evidence of COVID-19 losing potency

01 Jun 2020

LONDON/MILAN World Health Organization experts and a range of other scientists said on Monday there was no evidence to support an assertion by a high profile Italian doctor that the coronavirus causing the COVID-19 pandemic has been losing potency.

WHO and other experts say no evidence of coronavirus losing potency

01 Jun 2020

LONDON/MILAN World Health Organization experts and a range of other scientists said on Monday there was no evidence to support an assertion by a high-profile Italian doctor that the coronavirus causing the COVID-19 pandemic has been losing potency.

World News

China warns UK: 'Dumping' Huawei will cost you

China warned British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday that his decision to ban Huawei from the 5G network would cost Britain dearly in investment, casting the move as the result of politicised pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump.