Corruption and health crisis between social tolerance and repression of new corruption models

The economic crisis from 2008 highlighted corruption not only as a possible relevant cause of the recession, but also as an unacceptable behaviour which seeks illegal profit in a time characterised by resource scarcity. The sanitary crisis from 2020 can also be an important time to reflect again on corruption, but from two different perspectives: in the same way as in 2008, as a kind of activities that have to be eliminated, but also from a different angle, as actions which some stakeholders could justify in a situation of emergency. The possible consolidation of this last perspective can become a risk for an appropriate and effective fight against corruption. There is a need, then, to examine which are the fields more susceptible to develop corrupt behaviours, to avoid the establishment of new models of corruption and the growth of social tolerance to some forms of this illegal practice.