The daily horror serial with the apposition of the dead should not paralyze all those who live and produce in this country. The elderly and vulnerable deserve better protection from the state.
There is nothing more important in life than our lives. The miracle of life. There is nothing more precious than the lives of our children, the lives of the people we love, the lives of our parents.
And there is nothing sadder, more dramatic than the definitive end to all of man's biological functions: death. Nothing is more shocking than the loss of human life. However, death is part of the life cycle.
The apposition of the dead we have seen with the coronavirus in the last few weeks is unprecedented. Appearing everywhere in huge letters: DEAD FROM THE CORONAVIRUS, SECOND DEATH FROM THE CORONAVIRUS, SIXTH DEATH FROM THE CORONAVIRUS, NINETEENTH DEATH FROM THE CORONAVIRUS
What exactly does this terrorism serve when most of the dead are elderly? Every year in our country about 125,000 people die, most of them elderly, from dozens of causes and diseases - humanity has not conquered immortality.
And that number includes a significant number of human tragedies, things that shouldn't have happened: 20-year-olds losing their lives on the streets, young children dying from illnesses they shouldn't have suffered from, tragic accidents.
The black shadow of the death caused by the coronavirus has covered everything and has terrified everyone, however, the coronavirus does not threaten everyone the same.
It is an extremely dangerous virus, especially for older people, and for people who have serious underlying health problems. In South Korea, where most of the analytical data on the virus exist, records show that 99 percent of those with coronavirus had mild symptoms and did not need hospital care.
And I wonder: why, instead of terrorizing everyone, are we not standing as a society and a state next to the elderly at risk? Why are older people still going to the market? Or to the bank to pay bills? Or to update their bank booklet? Or withdrawing money? Why are older people going to pharmacies? Or to street markets?
The introduction of a lockdown may have been necessary for a country, such as Greece, where health infrastructure is weak and completely unable of handling an extremely difficult situation.
But the lockdown does not solve the problem: the country, the government is simply saving time to curb the epidemic and to best handle a difficult situation. Additionally, the lockdown does not protect the vulnerable, a lot of work still needs to be done to support these groups, who continue to move about and put their lives at risk.
It makes no sense to terrorize 30-year-olds while the elderly stay on the streets, even if it's for a serious reason. Above all, we must not forget that the time taken by the lockdown comes at a huge cost: it creates a series of problems that can lead to a complete impasse.
We will never let our mothers and fathers, grandmothers and grandfathers, to unjustly perish. However, in order for us, as a society, to offer the obvious, to extend the best conditions to these individuals, as Mr. Tsiordas rightly pointed out, society must remain upright, function and courageously address problems.
Those who can must work. Not to hide in their home terrified. Agricultural production, industry, manufacturing must, at all costs, stand up!
Epidemics and the threat of death are not addressed by terrorizing life. Because at the end of the day, mankind may escape pneumonia but die of hunger.