More than ten months into the Coronavirus pandemic, social distancing is still a central element of our response to this natural event. But while last spring this fundamentally unnatural measure was mostly described as a form of “caring” for others in difficult times, the language has somewhat shifted over time, and is increasingly based on guilt and sometimes even on playing on the population’s worst instincts.
A group of women from different working backgrounds offers several proposals for a “phase 2” of the Covid-19 emergency that also addresses social needs, and not only productive ones. We need a politics that goes beyond the management of emergencies, and tries to imagine a possible world. By Tristana Dini, Ilaria Durigon, Barbara Buoso and Sara Gandini.
On the Repubblica.it news website.
Intervento sugli effetti dei pesticidi sulla salute dell’oncologo Carmine Cerullo della LILT, la Lega Italiana per la Lotta contro i Tumori, sezione provinciale di Lecce. 17 novembre 2018, Corigliano d’Otranto, Salento. Incontro pubblico a Masseria Sant’Angelo: “La cura dell’ulivo è la salute dell’uomo”.
The LILT (Lega Italian Lotta ai Tumori) is an association of cancer doctors, patients and former patients. Its provincial chapter of Lecce is especially active, putting in place a vast range of activities from high-level cancer care both in hospitals and at home, to awareness spreading, fundraising and even investigating the environmental causes of cancer, for example through an analysis of pollution levels in the soil of one of Italy’s worst “clusters” of high cancer rates and mortality.