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It all started in China and looked far away . Something that happens on the other side of the world can't affect us. We watched, on TV and news sites, the epidemic they were dealing with in Asia and felt it like a movie. Poor Chinese . Luckily it doesn't happen to us.
Then he came to Europe, and then we moved a little more. We travel to Europe more often; in Europe we have family members, friends . Especially in Italy and Spain . We found it a little more serious there. They began to get sick: ten, forty, hundreds, thousands. In a matter of days, the number of infected people skyrocketed. And of the dead. We received news from direct sources, of people who were living there. It seemed like they were going on with their normal life, until suddenly they're gone. When they realized that people had to stay at home, it was already late. We're worried. But there was still an ocean away. Europe is not as far as China , but it is also far away . We were laughing a little that the first world was worse than us. Poor Italians, poor Spaniards. Poor Europeans . Luckily it doesn't happen to us.
Until it happened to us. The epidemic turned into a pandemic and — in this hyperconnected world — it crossed all the oceans it had to cross. We already have infected people in our country. And also dead. And, worse, a lot of people who do not understand the seriousness of the issue. That she thinks she's alive for not respecting quarantines. That takes advantage of the fact that classes were suspended and goes on vacation . Or — at the opposite end — that takes the attitude of the “ save whoever can ” and dissupplies the shops with basic necessities.
It looks like a film, but we're starring now. With the difference that we are still in time for you to have a happy ending. But that's not going to happen if we don't understand that empathy is what is going to save the world . Put yourself in each other's place, be supportive and responsible. Stop thinking only about one's own desire. There is no “save yourself who can” possible when the enemy is floating in the air.
Poor Argentines . We don't realize it's already happening to us.
Publication Date: 22/03/2020
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