Twitter user Jason Yanowitz listed the phases that Italy got through during the course of the epidemic of the COVID19 in the country. He advised people to appreciate how dangerous the situation is and indicated that what we are witnessing taking place in Italy might soon be happening all over the world.
His post got over 228k likes and 133.8k retweets, showing that it made a strong impression on other Twitter users who are worried about the virus. Commentators said that Jason’s summary of the stage-by-stage process that happened in Italy was “eye-opening.”
Take a look, no matter how hard it is. Maybe we will learn something from their mistakes.
Jason told the reporters that he feels irritated that the citizens in the US aren’t taking the COVID19 situation seriously, and that was his main inspiration for creating this post: “Storytelling drives action, and this story hits hard.” He also said that his friends in Italy are currently “terrified.”
Jason said that he is doubtful about the US’ capacity to prevent the COVID19. “Testing everyone is the only way to stop coronavirus. This means 300M+ tests per day, which requires a significant paradigm shift in how we’re currently doing it.”
While Italians are in confinement and the disease keeps spreading, medical workers are working tirelessly on the frontlines in the war against the COVID19. The reporters contacted Doctors in Italy, a platform that enables people to find English-speaking doctors in Italy, to ask how the doctors are dealing with this disaster.
“Doctors and nurses are very mission-driven, and this helps them stay focused in times of great stress,” a representative from Doctors in Italy told us.”
“They have, for once, tremendous recognition from all the general population, who usually love to criticize. Now that they are under such pressure, everyone realizes how much we all depend on their care and work,” the spokesperson said how Italians are thankful for the work that doctors and nurses are doing
“They can nurture their hope and sense of mission, by focusing on the daily wins, even if small, and face this emergency one day at a time—though many have lost count of which day it is,” Doctors in Italy told about how medical workers can help themselves keep going even when they’re completely exhausted.
But, can professionals tell Italians something to soothe them and ease their concerns? “When your own health is involved, or when worried about loved ones, very little reassurance can come from numbers. Percentages won’t help reassure anyone about their own chances.”
“On the other hand, even little gestures of human compassion and care can make a great difference. Many are worried that hospitals will be overcrowded and they won’t get enough attention, so letting them know that they are being considered helps a lot. Even simply saying that they care—and we know they do—goes a long way.”