Coronavirus COVID-19 is an extreme challenge for our society, economy, and individual life. However, governments should have learnt from each other. The impact has been spreading slowly across countries. There has been plenty of time to take action. But apparently people and government can’t grasp the risk until it’s onto them. And the way European and American governments are acting is to slow and incremental.
I live in Italy, we rank second in the world for healthcare quality. The mindset of “this won’t happen here” was the attitude at the beginning of this challenge, and look at what happened. I’m reporting here two links to articles that mention a data-driven vision, but also the human, psychological an behavioural aspects involved. They are two simple stories that report the Italian perspective on the virus.
And why now it’s the time for YOU to worry, fellow Europeans and Americans