Today, The Internationalist talks with Enrico Quaroni who is living in lockdown in Milan. Italy has been particularly hard hit by the Coronavirus, with roughly 3,500 deaths thus far. The country also has the world’s second-oldest population–23% of Italians are over the age of 65. (This compares with 16% in the US.) University of Oxford researchers recently concluded that Italy is suffering so severely from COVID19 because the elderly are so prevalent in society and the young spend lots of time with them, particularly their cherished grandparents.