I am a resident of the coronapandemins before, this is the epicenter of New York city. On my usual evening strolls around the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis reservoir in Central Park the other day, I listened to a professor of infectious diseases and the Bear Unmarried sommarprat.
He was an echo of what we non-swedes have enjoyed for a long period of time, a call to action such as get at home, yet appear to have understood this: put a face mask on your damned face."
While I have been keeping in touch with friends and family in Sweden during the spring and summer, I have seen two camps: those who work within the health care system and that of the other.
to My friends who are working in the healthcare sector in Sweden are appalled at the arrogance, which the swedes demonstrated against human life and dignity. They have, at close quarters, witnessing the destruction that the covid-19 the cause, and excusing themselves on the Swedish population's behalf.
We were alone, and scared, but we were in this together
Then there are the others. For example, my critically thinking friend samhällsvetenskapsforskaren, that is, when it comes to the bekämpningsstrategier, such as the wearing of a protective face mask not surprisingly, the view that " more research is needed, despite the fact that the WHO says it will help.
the constant research is a must, but in the meantime, put a face mask on your damned face."
I am amazed at the stubbornness and disregard. And all the times I've been told that it has been a burden on the elderly, to a nursing home. This inhumanitet and their views on the value of older people is a matter for serious concern. It would seem to be appropriate to the interests of any elderly citizen, to the rest of the population does not have to be bothered with putting a piece of cloth in front of his face.
with the Tough and tough
Now, when the research shows that a mask will help, so dare to Sweden, who hit a hard line against it, it does not change the trace. It would have been to admit that you made a mistake, and that the loss of life has been in vain. You don't want to lose the mask.
New Yorkers are city – tough and resilient. In everyday life, we are living in a challenging environment, both physically, emotionally and financially, and makes one alert and energetic. We were not in the material prepared for a pandemic, but it is the mental aspect.
When the virus was as a matter of fact, in the beginning of the spring, then took out a city with the same population density as Sweden, at the three red ones. The virus then it has already gained a foothold, and spread like wildfire entertainment at the peak in april of more than 800 lives every day.
Nine of the dead in the parish of just Around the corner from me in Harlem, new york and died nine members of the Mount Neboh Baptist Church, with the virus. A number of my colleagues and friends of the couple, of which one of them was so sick he wondered if it was at this point in his life, to come to an end, it is only 50 years old at the time.
grocery shopping was one of the projects. To earn a living became more and ovissare. We were lonely and scared, but we were in it together. Our oasis of Central Park was transformed into a field hospital, where people are fighting for their lives, and the health care professionals heroically toiling around the clock.
The only thing we could do was to hold them, and each other's courage up there was that every night at 19, and when the hospital staff changed shifts, opening our windows, and, together, humbly, to thank them with applause, encouraging shouts, and the ladles dialed to the pots.
And that, by taking on the of us face.
Better to stick it down to the virus
It is unbelievable that such a simple act as putting a small piece of cloth over your nose and mouth have been met with such strong resistance in Sweden. If the future turns out to be mask, in spite of everything is effective, we have, in the worst case, walking around with a cloth in front of his face, in vain. However, it is effective, which is all the evidence we have, saved lives.
Like the Bear He said, ' it is better to whip it down to the virus. Yes, it does come with a heavy price-economic, as well as mentally. However, a society is only as healthy as its people, and I believe that the human and economic cost of allowing a virus to wreak havoc is even more pronounced.
So please, put on your mask. If you don't believe in that, it is used to protect against the spread of the virus as it is what, in Sweden, perhaps this is a more acceptable reason.
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the New York-based journalist.
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