I have no doubt that Science and researchers will find a vaccine to immunize everyone and completely defeat the virus. It’s not a question of if, it’s just a question of when. And this is precisely the problem: THE TIME. THE TIME TO LIVE WITH THE VIRUS before a vaccine can be found. Imagine that you are struggling to resume an appearance of normal activity in this condition. There are two aspects to consider:
- The fear of contracting the virus
- Precarious economic conditions linked to global objective factors impacting everyday life
If the time of coexistence with the virus lasts a long time, for example much more than a year, I fear that the two conditions may trigger a catastrophic mixture from a psychological point of view.
Why? Because we human beings not only cannot live without resources but also because we do not live by only material food, the human soul lives by other things, it needs to be nourished by hope, sociality, closeness, joy, sharing, motivation, fun, game, relaxation, love …
The thing that terrifies me the most of all this frightening matter is the two reasons mentioned above, the world, not only Italy, can, in the worst-case scenario, turn into a gray flat world in which we wander around like zombies, enslaved and attacked by something that cannot be seen and defeated – hopeless individuals who live like robots because we are forced to do it, not because it is pleasant.
The flame of life is fueled by the joy of life and by the feelings that harbor in the depths of each of us, regardless of personal conditions. IT IS A PSYCHOLOGICAL FACT that WE must be able to SEE THE END OF THE TUNNEL and to NEED SOMETHING INSIDE US TO LIVE, CREATE, CONTINUE AND WIN. IT IS THE HUMAN ASPECT THAT WE CANNOT IGNORE, EVERYONE, NOT JUST US ITALIANS.
I KNOW THAT WE ITALIANS HAVE SOMETHING INSIDE THAT HAS ALWAYS ALLOWED US TO OVERCOME EVERYTHING. I HOPE THAT EVERYBODY ELSE IN THE WORLD CAN FIND THE SAME STRENGTH. I KNOW I AM NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO HOPES THAT THEY CAN QUICKLY FIND A VACCINE, THAT PUTS HUMANITY BACK IN THE CONDITION OF A FULL LIFE, BECAUSE ONLY IN THIS WAY CAN WE DO IT, MAYBE THIS TIME, WITH MORE AWARENESS OF THE IMPORTANCE OF THINGS THAT WE ALWAYS IGNORED OR TOOK FOR GRANTED.