Special Covid-19 Series, Issue #8 – Views from Our Experts

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Data: 02-05-2020

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Tematica: Action Institute

Today we present an extraordinary edition of the Action Special COVID-19 Series, where you can find a selection of articles and interviews from some of our Experts that focus on different aspects of the novel Coronavirus pandemic: Finance, Innovation and Health.


In this issue you will read about how to provide liquidity to companies, how technology can help fighting the pandemic, the psychological effects of the lockdown on people and the latest developments and lessons learned so far about the novel Coronavirus.



Action InstituteTerapia intensiva: il conto alla rovescia per le imprese italiane è già iniziato” (Action Institute, Carlotta de Franceschi, Co-Founder and President of Action Institute, March 26th, 2020). In this article, the author walks the readers through the Action Institute policy proposal on how to bring €100bn of liquidity to companies at times of a deep liquidity crunch created by COVID-19.


Action InstituteHow technology and AI can help in a pandemic” (Action Institute, Alessandro Piol, Co-Founder of Action Institute, April 22nd, 2020). In this article, the author explains how technology can help fight a pandemic. In particular, he illustrates how Artificial Intelligence can contribute to predict and manage its spread and speed up the discovery of drugs and vaccines.


Action InstituteFlessibilità e apertura mentale: cosa consiglia lo psicologo in tempi di quarantena” (Action Institute, Interview to Francesco Pagnini, Expert of Action Institute, April 2nd, 2020). Action Institute interviews its expert who has carried out a study with other colleagues in the Department of Psychology of the Catholic University of Milan on the psychological impact of the quarantine. The expert highlights how keeping an open and flexible mind is fundamental to limit the negative effects that a prolonged isolation can have on the mental health of people.

Action InstituteUna difficile convivenza: visioni dal mondo medico sul nostro rapporto con il nuovo Coronavirus” (Action Institute, Interview to Andrea Silenzi, Expert of Action Institute, May 1st, 2020). In this interview, our expert briefs us on the latest developments and the major lessons learnt so far in the fight against the novel Coronavirus. Moreover, he provides his perspective on the difficult relationship between politics and science, suggesting what both sides could do to achieve a more profitable cooperation.


Let me remind you that credit is the lifeblood of business, the lifeblood of prices and jobs.

Herbert Hoover […]


Good health is essential to social and economical development and it empowers all of the public sectors.

World Health Organization […]


Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship. The act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth.

Peter Drucker […]

Human Capital

Talent is a source from which water flows constantly renewed. But this source loses its value unless it is properly used.

Ludwig Wittgenstein […]