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At Least 500 COVID Cases in Lombardy Before Patient 1

At Least 500 COVID Cases in Lombardy Before Patient 1

by Ezio Renda

Alessia Melegaro, Raffaella Piccarreta and Filippo Trentini among the authors of a study, in collaboration with Fondazione Bruno Kessler, that sheds light on the rapid spread of the virus between February and March 2020  

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Unexpectedly Large Consensus on Vaccine Priorities in 13 Countries

Unexpectedly Large Consensus on Vaccine Priorities in 13 Countries

by Fabio Todesco

Age, occupation, risk exposure and income are considered key attributes by the public everywhere in prioritizing vaccine allocation, according to the Oxford COVID19 Vaccine Preference and Opinion Survey, with the participation of Alessia Melegaro  

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Rethinking Health Beyond Healthcare: A New Strategy for the Post Pandemic World

Rethinking Health Beyond Healthcare: A New Strategy for the Post Pandemic World

by Fabio Todesco

The Report of the PanEuropean Commission on Health and Sustainable Development, chaired by Mario Monti, calls for a disruptive change in the way we think about health, two scholarly comments argue  

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The Importance of Being Optimistic in Times of Crisis

The Importance of Being Optimistic in Times of Crisis

by Fabio Todesco

A study on 1,642 British firms highlights that optimistic entrepreneurs implemented more innovation and more organizational change than the rest during the COVID spring lockdown  

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Commuting Flows, Not the Transport Mode, Help COVID Spread

Commuting Flows, Not the Transport Mode, Help COVID Spread

by Fabio Todesco

Two Bocconi studies indicate that there would have been 2,300 fewer deaths between March and April 2020 if commuter flows in Italian cities were 10% lower. At flow parity, public and private transport are equally dangerous  

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We All Lose When Immigrants Can't Access Health Care. Especially in a Lockdown

We All Lose When Immigrants Can't Access Health Care. Especially in a Lockdown

by Fabio Todesco

During the spring lockdown, undocumented immigrants' access to primary care in Milan halved and their housing conditions deteriorated, making it difficult to comply with COVID public health measures, according to research by Carlo Devillanova in collaboration with the NAGA association  

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No Compliance with COVID Measures Without Trust in Health Authorities

No Compliance with COVID Measures Without Trust in Health Authorities

by Fabio Todesco

Risk communication from the WHO was well trusted and acted upon during the first wave, but more emphasis on non enforceable hygiene measures and messages tailored to the less compliant are needed now  

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Real Men Dare Also in Times of COVID. And Put Themselves in Danger

Real Men Dare Also in Times of COVID. And Put Themselves in Danger

by Fabio Todesco

Men's attitudes and behavior may have contributed to their higher vulnerability and mortality. A survey in 8 OECD countries shows that they are less likely than women to consider the coronavirus a serious problem, less likely to agree with public policies and more likely to disregard them  

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News

  • How to Protect User Rights Against an Algorithm

    The right to know the motivation of a decision made by artificial intelligence is difficult to enforce. Europe therefore aims to strengthen the stance of users through procedural obligations on platforms, explains Oreste Pollicino  

  • The Changing Customer Journey

    Privacy rules, automated algorithms, and increasing opportunities for companies to track users both online and offline have a major impact on an already complex marketing ecosystem, Sara Valentini explains  

  • Machines Get It Wrong: How to Avoid that Woman and Gay Are Mistaken as Bad Words

    Systems to automatically detect online hate can classify terms used to identify victims of homophobic or misogynistic attacks, such as gay or woman, as offensive. A new tool succeeds in mitigating the problem  

  • How to Make Language Technologies More Inclusive

    Dirk Hovy suggests a fairer way for automatic translation systems to deal with modern pronouns and advocates technologies that adapt to the users, instead of the opposite  

  • When Machines Learn Prejudices

    When called upon to complete neutral sentences, popular language models most often use hurtful words if the subject is a woman rather than a man, and even more so if the subject is LGBTQIA+  

  • How Owners Shape Corporate Strategies

    Bocconi and University of St. Gallen jointly organize a conference on the role of owners in the digital world, today and tomorrow  

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