The pandemic has hastened the departure of witnesses to the wrenching conflicts of the last century, allowing rising political forces to recast history.
Jason HorowitzThe virus, so lethal to the old, has hastened the departure of Europe’s last witnesses to fascism and its horrors and created an opportunity for rising forces who seek to recast the history of the last century in order to remake the present one.
One of Italy’s famed family-owned circuses has been sitting out the coronavirus pandemic in a field outside Rome.
Jason HorowitzThe circus came to town.
Then it couldn't leave.
I visited circus performers, lions, tigers and a runaway camel to discuss the anxieties under the big top during Italy's big coronavirus epidemic.
They have launched insult-armed drones. They have confronted scofflaws on the streets. They have gone incognito. And now they will enforce the rules for how Italians can resume their lives.
Jason HorowitzIn a sort of coronavirus edition of “Undercover Boss,” the mayor of the northern Italian town put on a disguise and surreptitiously inspected supermarkets. It was the latest tactic Italian mayors have employed to get unruly residents to obey lockdowns.
The virus is inside the walls of the Vatican, which has canceled public participation in Easter ceremonies, is testing scores of people and considering isolating measures for Pope Francis.
Jason HorowitzAs the coronavirus reaches Pope Francis' doorstep, cardinals say he has tested negative and that clerics, and Pope Benedict, are in lockdown in Vatican City. Safety, they say, comes not from "the Vatican walls, it’s about one’s own behavior.”
No country has been hit harder by the coronavirus than Italy, and no province has suffered as many losses as Bergamo. Photos and voices from there evoke a portrait of despair.
Jason HorowitzExtraordinary photography and voices from Bergamo, the bleak heart of Italy's coronavirus epidemic.
Our look, close up, at the terrible toll of the virus, and what may await so many corners of the world.