Updated: Mar 20
RIO - Christ the Redeemer, one of the most famous tourist spots in Brazil, in the south zone of Rio, received at 8 pm this Wednesday, 18, the projection of maps of continents and flags of more than 150 countries with confirmed cases of coronavirus. During the ceremony, the Archbishop of Rio, Cardinal Dom Orani Tempesta, and the rector of the Cristo Redentor Sanctuary, Father Omar Raposo, prayed the Our Father. The public did not have access to the monument during the screening.
Brazil pays tribute to peace, and moment of solidarity,to all victims and countries that have the problem of the covid-19 virus pandemic.
I think the universe has its way of restoring things to balance them according to its own laws, when they are changed. The times in which we live, full of paradoxes, feed thought ...
At a time when climate change is reaching worrying levels due to the natural disasters that are occurring, China in the first place and many other countries afterwards are forced to block; the economy collapses, but pollution decreases considerably. The quality of the air we breathe improves, we use masks, but we still breathe ...
In a historic moment when certain discriminatory policies and ideologies are emerging around the world, a virus appears that makes us experience that, in the blink of an eye, we can become the discriminated, those who are not allowed to cross the border, those who transmit diseases. Even though it's white, western and with all kinds of cheap luxuries that we have at our fingertips.
In a society based on productivity and consumption, in which we all spend 14 hours a day running, we don't know very well where, without rest, without pause, we are suddenly forced to stop. Collected at home, day after day. Counting the hours of a period for which we have lost value, if not measured in some form of remuneration or in cash. Do we still know how to use our time without a specific purpose?
At a time when parents, for bigger reasons, usually delegate their children to other people and institutions, Coronavirus forces schools to close and forces us to look for alternative solutions, puts parents together with their children. It forces us to be family again.
In a dimension in which interpersonal relationships, communication, socialization, are carried out in the virtual space of social networks, giving us the false illusion of proximity, this virus removes our true and real proximity: without touching, kissing, hugging, everything it must be done at a distance, in the cold of the lack of contact. How many of us give these gestures their true meaning?
In a social phase in which thinking about oneself has become the norm, this virus sends us a clear message: the only way out of this is to resurge in us the feeling of helping others, belonging to a collective, being responsible and being part of something bigger, which in turn is responsible for us. Co-responsibility: feeling that your actions influence the fate of the people around you and that you also depend on them.
Let's stop looking for culprits or ask ourselves why this happened and start thinking about what we can learn from all of this. We all have a lot to reflect on and commit to. With the universe and its laws, it seems that humanity is already very indebted and that this epidemic is coming to explain to us, at a price. Let’s be more efficient and careful .
“How to Protect Yourself “
The World Health Organization has declared the coronavirus a pandemic, and the number of cases continues to rise worldwide. These basic steps can help you reduce your risk of getting sick or infecting others
Here’s what you can do:
•If you feel sick, stay home
•Wash your hands. With soap. •Then wash them again.
•With children, keep calm, carry •on and get the flu shot
•Don’t stockpile masks
•But do stock up on groceries, •medicine and resources
•Concerned about the stock market? Take a deep breath. You are lucky, you didn’t lose your LIFE.
📌 The coronavirus continues to spread worldwide, with over 127,000 confirmed cases and almost 5,000 dead. In the United States, there have been at least 1,297 cases and more than 35 deaths, according to a New York Times database.
•Wash your hands. With soap. Then wash them again.
Avoid Fake news !
There’s a lot of information flying around, and knowing what is going on will go a long way toward protecting your family. Stay informed !!
Don’t stockpile masks!
Don’t stockpile toilet papers
Don’t stockpile foods
Don’t stockpile of nonsense vitamins or things that you saw it on the internet saying that can cure or prevents.
Don’t stockpile anything!
Don’t get in panic please!
Buy only the necessary .
Stay at home !
By the way , you can do as much the Italians are doing “ sing a happy song 🎶