Sicily in the face of the Covid-19’s health and economic crisis The manuscript presents the results of the analysis conducted by the Sicilian research unit, composed of scholars from the Universities of Catania, Messina and Enna, concerning the spread of Covid-19 virus in Sicily, during the pandemic initial phase. Making use of the statistical analysis and cartographic representations of official data, the study shows how insularity has functioned as a defensive boundary against the spread of the Covid-19 infection. Focusing on territorial dynamism and mobility, the analysis emphasises a number of specific local conditions, in terms of both weaknesses and resilience. The cartographic representation of collected data has been used with the aim to show how the interlinkages between social, economic and infrastructural aspects have influenced the territorial spread of the virus, as well as its uneven distribution and impact on urban and inner areas, resulted more from relational rather than demographic dimensions.

La Sicilia dinanzi alla crisi sanitaria ed economica causata dal Covid-19

Luigi Scrofani
Conceptualization
;
Elena Di Blasi
Investigation
;
Donatella Privitera;Gianni Petino
Software
;
Salvatore Cannizzaro;Arturo Di Bella;
2022

Abstract

Sicily in the face of the Covid-19’s health and economic crisis The manuscript presents the results of the analysis conducted by the Sicilian research unit, composed of scholars from the Universities of Catania, Messina and Enna, concerning the spread of Covid-19 virus in Sicily, during the pandemic initial phase. Making use of the statistical analysis and cartographic representations of official data, the study shows how insularity has functioned as a defensive boundary against the spread of the Covid-19 infection. Focusing on territorial dynamism and mobility, the analysis emphasises a number of specific local conditions, in terms of both weaknesses and resilience. The cartographic representation of collected data has been used with the aim to show how the interlinkages between social, economic and infrastructural aspects have influenced the territorial spread of the virus, as well as its uneven distribution and impact on urban and inner areas, resulted more from relational rather than demographic dimensions.
978-88-942641-6-6
Sicily, Covid-19, Health system, Inner areas, Insularity
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11769/535158
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus ND
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? ND
social impact