How the coronavirus devastated a generation of Italians

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    People 80 and older in Italy — 7 percent of the population — have accounted for 60 percent of the nation’s covid-19 deaths. Susanna Molon lost her mother. Read more: https://wapo.st/30trT9f. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: https://wapo.st/2QOdcqK

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