Focus is the Editorial by President Paolo Petroni published in the magazine Civiltà della Tavola
Even lately, amid signs of viral retreat, we are at a fever pitch of confusion.
But there are positive sings: we confidently await the return of normality.
Though the pandemic has deprived us of conviviality, the Academy has held firm, thanks to our Delegates' and Academicians' competence and passion.
Map colours proliferate, as do the institutions that allegedly protect us, but real hope rests in the swift availability of abundant vaccines.
The emergency remains in full swing, but Academicians have lost none of their verve to start anew.
Prohibitions, closures, uncertainties, risible assistance.
A year full of worries, anxiety and questions draws to a close, but there is a glimmer of hope for rebirth.
The current situation is only ‘excellent’ for the coronavirus.
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Befuddled by contradictory news, we must be discerning and prudent.
Despite often absurd restrictions, the Delegations have enthusiastically resumed their activities.
Some open only for dinner or limit opening days; others prune menus; others offer simpler home-style meals.