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We must not be unprepared

Kredittgjeld? This will save you thousands Travel is suddenly become expeditions. Under pandemiens outbreak was even a trip to the store a journey to a dark co

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We must not be unprepared
Kredittgjeld? This will save you thousands

Travel is suddenly become expeditions. Under pandemiens outbreak was even a trip to the store a journey to a dark continent.

Carsten Jensen. Photo: Jacques Hvistendahl / Dagbladet Show more

Now it's been everyday. But when we think about travelling abroad, we become aware that we find ourselves in orkanens eye, where it is well known that the wind isn't blowing. Over 13 million infected worldwide, nearly 600 000 deaths, and the ominous figures grow from day to day.

Yes, there is no wind in Denmark. But already by the idea to run across the bridge to Sweden, the gripes we of concerns. Sweden has for months been among the top five on the list of Europe's hardest hit countries, together with Italy, Spain, Belgium and the united Kingdom.

What with the Uk? In Norway, there is even more calm than in Denmark. But how one gets there? With the fly? More recent concerns arises again. A small jam-packed rooms, where the same air circulates, when we now know that coronaviruset also may be transmissible through the air.

Train? Yes, but the train runs through Sweden, and will be filled with Swedish passengers? Ferry? Is it possible to keep the necessary distance on a ferry? Better to be at home.

Again is Germany. As it was 150 years ago, Germany again the gate to Europe. At the time, it was the upper classes who went on dannelsesreiser. Now the journey south again been an educational journey, but in a different sense. Not a meeting with the european cultural highlights, but a meeting with other countries ' ways of dealing with corona-crisis.

Invisible infection threatens Norway

Corona? What are you talking about? For us danes is the pandemic a closed chapter, banished to the medias utenriksdekning – the special udanske the corner, where disasters and massedødsfall takes place, always of udanske reasons.

We still have memories from the second world war. We have memories from corona-the crisis, beyond a little kverulering from a disempowered opposition, which during the crisis could reduce to applaud the government? Was the pandemic in Danish because simply a ultrakort kjedsomhetens chapter, which is already the happy wife?

Calculated after the population was Germany affected to the same extent as Denmark – about eleven died per 100 000 inhabitants. The number of the infected are also quite similar. But to see it not out when you travel to Germany. Where is it unthinkable to sit in a taxi, take the train or bus, go on a public toilet, shop at the store, eating in a restaurant, or stay in a hotel-lobby without a face mask.

face mask: The Danish author wearing his brand-new design face mask on vacation. Photo: Private Show more

Everywhere are the small , discrete signs that are reminiscent of a face mask-the injunction. A face mask is routine. Many wear it around the neck, or clamped around the arm, just above the elbow. There are surgical masks in cheerful colors and patterns. A part is homemade. In the windows of the fashion shops is always a greater choice. I will obtain me a a face mask in black silk with chinese dragemønster.

At a restaurant, I will travel me to go to the toilet. All staring at me. It is not something aggressive or judgmental of glances. It is just a wonder. So it goes up for me. I have forgotten to take on munnbindet. It is the sight I am learning a lot of. It is namely a question in them: Think you not on us?

We live in a world where omgangsformen between people becomes more and more free and floating. Conservatives will complain that høfligheten is dead. With munnbindet is høfligheten back in its urform, as consideration.

No, a pandemic is not like a war, which provides many opportunities to play the hero, except for the self-sacrificing health care. But munnbindet invite to a different form of heltegjerning than the traditional. Face mask-bearers are hensynsfullhetens quiet heroes.

These restrictions you may meet on holiday

Some might say that it is only the duknakkede, authoritarian set the germans, who since Hitler has missed the someone to decide over themselves. It is sludder. In an emergency, we need all the rules, so we avoid the murderous race for the last places in the rescue boats.

The american psychologist Tess Wilkinson-Ryan has in the journal The Atlantic written wisely about how the lack of clear rules in the catastrophic handled the american corona-the crisis leads to powerlessness, passivity, confusion, and aggression - where everyone starts to hang out the other in a heated, polarized climate, where there are neither common morality or realistic risk assessment. Surgical masks-the injunction has been a kulturkamp on life and death.

There is not something wrong to inflict other shame, " states Tess Wilkinsom-Ryan. However, it should not frame my neighbor, because he suffers from poor judgment, but the authorities who fail to come up with clear rules.

When the second wave frames later in the year - and it will do it, also according to Danish science - we must not be unprepared. We should follow Germany's example and introduce a face mask dictates. Not for the government's sake, but for our own, and each other.

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