From the point of view of someone whose entire family back in Spain had caught the coronavirus before they even knew that it was spreading through the community, I’d actually encourage people to stay home. Yes, I know it’s boring, but it’s the only thing that works in slowing it down.
Spain generally has a much better health system than Tassie, 100% public and free. I’m sure most of you have seen the news and heard that things over there are pretty grim. Field hospitals, stadiums and ice-rinks used as temporary morgues, overwhelmed hospitals that means most people who need artificial ventilation are dying before a ventilator becomes available.
If that’s been the situation in a place with a fairly good quality health system, just ask yourself: do you want to be one of the people needing help in one of our hospitals any time, let alone if cases start surging? One busy day in flu season will see ambulances ramping outside the hospital… And it won’t be just whether you catch coronavirus. In Spain right now, if you need emergency medical treatment for ANY reason (accident, heart attack, anything), you may well not get it and die waiting for overwhelmed medical personnel to be free to attend to you.
Sorry to sound grim, and of course, we’re all going to do whatever we think is best, but I wouldn’t like you to think my comment about parks above is an encouragement to go out.
See you all in person on the other side of this!!!