Europe: balance one year after the crown

France reported the first case of Corona in Europe in late January 2020. The restrictions began in most of northern Italy on February 23. Most people without understanding the seriousness of the situation the first wave hit all of Europe. Today there are vaccines, but European press after a year he is still disappointed.

Our arms and wings are broken

The writer Ilja Leonhard Pfeijffer lives in Italy By Standaard ‘In his sad article in Taki, he describes the joie de vivre that slipped through our fingers: “Life itself has been reduced to survival. But a life without color is not life. … Everything that is really valuable is not hygienic. Singing in a packed theater, dancing in a crowded club with low ceilings, kissing people you don’t know, walking with a laughing woman on your arm, being carried away by friends in a tavern, sneaking crying in a crowded movie theater, impressing ourselves with a play and then with the enthusiasm of those who sing in the lobby, not stopping without talking… all of these should be things that give meaning to our lives. We first had to clip our wings to understand how much we love to fly. “

Defeat is obvious

In Austria Die PresseAccording to him, the world of politics could not only avoid reacting: “The generation of politicians after World War II had never before had to make such broad decisions. All the governments of the world, except Sweden, have implemented similar closure strategies … No one dared to find serious alternative solutions. … The bitter lesson we draw at the end of a year is that this apparent lack of alternatives is a flagrant defeat in society in terms of personal responsibility and rationality. But the epidemic will be in its second or even third year. … Probably the most important criticism is this: reactive decisions were made on the increasing or decreasing number of cases, the long-term approach boiled in between. “

Portugal: there is no adequate response to economic bankruptcy

From Portugal Jornal de Notícias’Portugal still does not have serious plans for the consequences of the pandemic, after a year of crown: “In the middle of the third wave of the pandemic, the health management of the government remains uncertain; There is still no serious economic plan against the bankruptcy of industries that are vital to survival. … The situation is the same from tourism to exports of textiles, footwear and wine. … Let’s look at tourism: Tourism is a very important sector in terms of GDP that has stimulated the economy in the last five years. It is also unclear how GDP will level out. … Employees in the Algarve do not receive help, some have to beg for food to survive ”.

The evidence is still limited

Eesti Päevalehcriticizes the lack of testing centers across Estonia: “To give a very painful example: Maardu, near Tallinn, became the Estonian capital of Korona. But the only test center is located 10 kilometers from the city, so those who do not have a private vehicle must go by bus to carry out the tests. Under these conditions, it is not surprising that the virus spreads. … One year after the pandemic, right in the middle of the second wave, it is probably not an exaggeration to ask for temporary testing centers to be opened in cities or towns where cases are high, and those suspected of Corona come to these places without using public transport. Such flexibility should be the most natural part of Corona’s policy. “

Wild animal markets in Asia should be closed

Stating that the suspicion that the coronavirus was spreading from an animal market in Wuhan was not finalized at the end of the WHO review, PoliticallyHowever, he wants similar animal markets to be banned now: “Covid-19 claimed the lives of millions and plunged the world into the greatest crisis since World War II. We cannot risk the recurrence of the epidemic. If animal markets in Asia were suspicious before the epidemic, it is very clear that they are all time bombs. The open animal markets, where exotic animals are sold and slaughtered, are not only picturesque, but also dangerous to life. The close coexistence of animals that hardly come into contact with each other in nature creates an environment conducive to bad diseases passing from one species to another.


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