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Coronavirus: between imposed break and source of anxiety

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The coronavirus has entered the lives of everyone, directly or indirectly. We are all in full lockdown and it is difficult to maintain morale on a daily basis. Beyond the dramatic figures given every day by the media concerning the number of deaths, managing your daily  life: family life, teleworking and health concerns is difficult. Staying at home and projecting oneself are the best alternatives to protect the medical profession and our common health.

Reminder regarding the coronavirus

The coronavirus, also called Covid-19 , made its appearance in China in the city of Wuhan officially last December. Since then we know that the first case would have finally appeared in mid-November…. Of animal origin, this virus would be hosted exclusively by two animals: the bat and the pangolin. An animal that, admittedly, we had never heard of before for most of us.

No need to elaborate on the rest … While China spoke of more than 3000 deaths across the country out of a population of more than a billion, Europe has not detected the signals. Italy and in particular the region of Lombardy experienced a wave of mortuary still in progress, like Spain…. France is today at an impasse. Between an exemplary healthcare staff who redoubles their efforts to welcome patients sick with the coronavirus and a government which adopts day-to-day measures. Regardless, France has more than 6,000 deaths linked to Covid-19 and, among them, elderly people on the front line.

Confined for three weeks now, it is difficult to project as we do not really know the duration of this confinement, nor the outlets of “deconfinement”. Will we quickly dare to talk to each other as before or will we still have to keep our distance to avoid a return of the epidemic?

A saving period of confinement?

It must be remembered endlessly: Let’s stay at home or in the apartment, it doesn’t matter even on sunny days. This real imposed break has the ambition above all to save lives  : whether it is the medical profession in action but also our more fragile seniors, all people suffering from pathologies and therefore more vulnerable. Not to mention the cashiers, garbage collectors, delivery people and all the people who work for us on a daily basis. All those who have a work of general interest and who must also be protected.

If we spent the first fortnight without pain, then good for us but we must keep in mind that we may have been a healthy carrier without knowing it and that through our containment action, we have helped to contain the virus. The confinement continues then as much to get something from it. Above all, let’s be aware of the luck we have in all this darkness: that of staying at home in the shelter and taking the time for ourselves and our loved ones. This health crisis forces us to review the meaning of priorities like a wake-up call. Let’s remember to listen to each other and to do simple and constructive activities: writing, reading, watching documentaries but also cooking with your children, calling relatives to get news.

We must rethink the future and surround ourselves with positive vibes. It is also the moment to put an end to quarrels which were not necessary to be. This confinement should allow us to reconnect with ourselves and our real needs. A personal introspection will surely be one of the best actions we can achieve. A single watchword in the meantime: SOLIDARITY.

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