The unprecedented scope of the novel coronavirus outbreak around the world has reinvigorated a sense of community around ethnic and national lines not only among immigrant groups in Italy, but between nation-states within Europe at large.
The Covid-19 pandemic has put under the x-ray machine the structure of employment in the country. It has revealed the extremely underpaid essential workers in the economy and their regular exploitation.
Information is a powerful tool which can be used to enable quality health care in the battle against prohibitive medical service pricing and medical malpractice.
Healthcare is a field plagued by information asymmetry. The doctor always knows more than the patient and this is what makes patients vulnerable to exploitation in many cases.
It becomes imperative to seriously invoke the power of a collective movement that promises universal, accessible and affordable healthcare to all.
Access to Respectful Maternity care is also one such resource currently but through a conscious effort of policy makers and medical professionals this resource could be available to everyone.
Scholars, practitioners and decision-makers alike have reasons to be sensitive to how ‘homeland’ corruption affects the lives of those who return, and the practical and policy implications that this entails.