LOS ANGELES — While the world was plagued with despair as COVID-19 lockdowns reached unparalleled heights, unity among Italians provided a sense of hope to the world. Viral videos of Italians singing on their balconies and Andrea Bocelli’s performance at ...

In mid-March, the world experienced the first wave of COVID-19. All eyes were on Italy as it emerged as the newest coronavirus hotspot in the West. Pictures out of Milan showed overrun hospitals, people being turned away from emergency rooms ...