Democracies / Dictatorships in the face of COVID19
Not all countries are in the same boat; it is impossible to consider the statistics communicated by a group of countries such as Iran, Yemen, China, Turkey, Venezuela and countries such as New Zealand, Switzerland and Canada.
This is not possible.
North Korea goes even further, Pyongyang, stating that no case of covid 19 has appeared on the North Korean soil, an assertion whose authenticity is doubted by all experts.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, no international action is coordinated, each country takes Independent decisions, thinking to protect their respective people. Even in Europe , decisions are taken in haste , without any reflection. The fact that this virus is new and that medicine has no immediate answer to offer cannot explain everything.
Governments must have the will to take courageous decisions, such as creating a special international health passport covid 19 , proving that the traveller has been tested 3 days before traveling and setting up Test Center’s at airports before letting travellers in; and above all imposing masks upon the population, both inside shops and outside, and in the streets.
The wearing of masks, perfectly accepted by the Hong Kong, Taiwanese and South Korean government has proved its effectiveness; we only need to look at the numbers from Taiwan or Hong Kong…
Taiwan since February 2020, 476 contaminated and 7 deaths.
Hong Kong since February 2020, 3670 infected and 41 deaths.
The figures speak for themselves.
This virus, Covid-19, has invited itself by force on planet Earth, And in order to overcome it, the measures must be strong.