‘We are collectively too optimistic about the further course of this crisis’ – Financial and economic news – Trends

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“It’s an uncomfortable truth: the corona crisis will hold us in its grip much longer than we thought.” That says Trends editor Bert Lauwers.

It’s an uncomfortable truth: The corona crisis will hold us in its grip for much longer than we thought. Top virologist Peter Piot even states plainly that this is only the beginning of this crisis. All the more so because the first vaccines against covid-19 will not suddenly make the virus disappear like snow in the sun, which everyone is eager to believe. Those dreams are deception.

The first generation of covid-19 vaccines will, at best, only be available in our country within six months. In addition, those first vaccines will most likely be only about 50 percent efficient. That means that half of the people who receive such a vaccine will be protected against the disease. We are therefore collectively too optimistic about the further course of this crisis. It is high time that our governments communicate this clearly. Deceiving people’s eyes with soothing and disguising language is out of the question.

We are collectively too optimistic about the further course of this crisis.

The fact that it will take a lot longer than expected before the vaccines deliver us from this crisis, also means that we better think carefully about the impact of measures taken earlier.

There is another uncomfortable truth that we urgently need to dare to face: team sport. Every week, every player or player in every game of every club is a potential breeding ground for infections. Before the first symptoms manifest, every team athlete may have infected family, friends and / or colleagues for days. And that is particularly worrying, especially now that it increasingly seems that the corona virus is gradually becoming more contagious. Very curious if our ministers have the courage to face this and take decisive action.

It’s an uncomfortable truth: The corona crisis will hold us in its grip for much longer than we thought. Top virologist Peter Piot even states plainly that this is only the beginning of this crisis. All the more so because the first vaccines against covid-19 will not suddenly make the virus disappear like snow in the sun, which everyone is eager to believe. Those dreams are delusions. The first generation of covid-19 vaccines will, at best, not be available in our country for six months. In addition, those first vaccines will most likely be only about 50 percent efficient. That means that half of the people who receive such a vaccine will be protected against the disease. We are therefore collectively too optimistic about the further course of this crisis. It is high time that our governments communicate this clearly. Fooling people with soothing and disguising language is out of the question. The fact that it will take a lot longer than expected before the vaccines release us from this crisis also means that we better think very carefully about the impact of previously taken measures. There is another uncomfortable truth that we urgently need to dare to face: team sport. Every week, every player or player in every game of every club is a potential breeding ground for infections. Before the first symptoms manifest, every team athlete may have infected family, friends and / or colleagues for days. And that is particularly worrying, especially now that it increasingly seems that the corona virus is gradually becoming more contagious. Very curious whether our ministers have the courage to face this and take decisive action.







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