How Couchant in France looks like, the first beach in pandemic times
Countries are intensely preparing to welcome their tourists. This is also the case of the French who have already arranged the first beach during the pandemic, with separate areas to respect the distance. People are sunbathing in pens on Couchant Beach.
The new beach makes the holidays completely different than you knew them. As soon as people enter the airport, they go through filters to prove that they are healthy, wear a mask, including on the plane, and on landing undergo other checks. No one assumes that a person infected with coronavirus will enter their country. And once you arrive at the hotel it is possible to find out that only one in two rooms is occupied or that the neighboring hotel is closed.
There is no need for congestion in the resort, at bars and especially on the beach, where equally drastic measures are taken.
If in Italy, on the beach, we could sit on sunbeds between plexiglass panels, in France, on Couchant beach, some kind of pens were arranged. Tourists sit in the sun on the sand, surrounded by four pairs tied with string between them. That is practically the perimeter in which they are allowed to move.
Couchant Beach is located in La Grande-Motte, a town in the south of France. It is known for its fine sand and wide beaches, with many yachts anchored ashore. One night accommodation at a 3-star hotel costs on average 490 lei, and at a 5-star hotel, 807 lei.
"People are likely to travel less abroad, and holidays at home may become commonplace. Travel must be based on mutual respect, solidarity and responsibility, ”says Andy Rutherford, founder of the UK-based travel company Fresh Eyes.
The measures undertaken by various countries to put people under stringent lockdowns to stop the spread of the coronavirus have experienced an unforeseen and unique benefit. The outbreak has, at least in part, contributed to a noticeable drop in pollution and greenhouse gas emissions in some countries.
“Since the lockdown: Venice's canals have become crystal clear. Italy's coasts have dolphins coming nearer and nearer. Japan now has deer roaming free in the streets, and Thailand: the same with monkeys. China has record-breaking pollution cuts. The Earth has already begun showing signs of amazing things that are happening from the absence of human pollution. What if- and hear me out..- what if the entire human population used this as an opportunity to restart society on a greener, more environmentally conscious foot. What we're seeing in the span of a couple of days is amazing. A pipe dream.” Gina Mayer
The drastic measures enforced by China during the coronavirus outbreak have slashed deadly air pollution, potentially saving the lives of tens of thousands of people, a Stanford University researcher said.
Klopp said the pandemic could make companies and governments realize that other threats to humanity, including climate change, could be the most devastating and harmful.
"As we move to restart these economies, we need to use this moment to think about what we value," she said. "Do we want to go back to the status quo, or do we want to tackle these big structural problems and restructure our economy and reduce emissions and pollution?"
Now we must realize the harmful impacts we made to our planet are the deadliest one, we must understand that we have to stop pollution and finally start being friendly to our planet.
Is the pandemic virus a sign to stop humans actions against planet?
Let’s think about this one more time.
(1)Five hundred million people, in other words the third part of the entire world's population, were infected and fell ill.
The "Spanish" influenza pandemic of 1918–1919, which caused approximately 50 million deaths worldwide, remains an ominous warning to public health. The disease was exceptionally severe.
(2) The president of the United States, Woodrow Wilson that time, caught the flu— and so did future president Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Wilson felt bad during the Paris Peace Conference in 1919, he was negotiating the future path for the world after World War I. If he'd died during this times, it would have dramatically changed the future of many states. Wilson's daughter Margaret and much of his staff also got sick. Roosevelt — then the assistant secretary of the Navy — was infected while on a voyage to France aboard the USS Leviathan. Roosevelt survived the flu after being returned home to the States.
(3) The pandemic came to be known as the "Spanish flu," but it didn't actually start in Spain.
When the flu first hit Europe in early 1918, it spread throughout military camps on both sides of World War I. Even if it was going fast, governments involved in the war kept it a secret because they feared that acknowledging their troops were sick could help the enemy.
That's where Spain highlighted. Since it was a neutral country, it had no need to keep secrets when its people got sick, so the Spanish government and media reported what was happening.
(4)No one actually knows where the virus started. For decades, scientists have debated where in the world the pandemic started, variously pinpointing its origins in France, China, the American Midwest, and beyond. The Spanish flu reached its height in autumn 1918 but raged until 1920.
(5)People who catched the flu felt severe fatigue, fever, and headaches. Many also suffered from a cough so severe they would turn blue, tear abdominal muscles from coughing, and bleed from the mouth, nose, and sometimes ears.
The disease, which came to be known as the Spanish flu, hit the young and healthy, with many victims dying within hours or a couple days after the symptoms began.
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for the coronavirus, he announced this on his personal page on social media.
Johnson mentioned in a video that he has "mild symptoms" of coronavirus, including fever and "a persistent cough." Johnson is the first world leader found to be infected with the virus.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel decided to be under self-quarantine after her doctor was found infected with the coronavirus. She has undergone two tests that were confirmed negative, but there are awaiting results for the third test.
Johnson and Merkel said that they will continue to work from home, being self-isolates.
"Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus," Johnson said via Twitter. "I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government's response via video-conference as we fight this virus. Together we will beat this."
If Johnson would not be able to accomplish his official duties, his role would be temporarily done by Dominic Raab, the U.K.'s foreign secretary and first secretary of state.
On the same day, some hours earlier the British health minister Matt Hancock, announced on his Twitter page that he is self-isolating at home with mild symptoms after he has tested positive for coronavirus.
The U.K. currently has over 12,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus, and 580 people have died from COVID-19, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
The coronavirus pandemic is creating big troubles for people. Work and studies from home are the new conditions for everyone all across the globe. To prevent the virus from spreading at the workplace, schools and universities, more and more companies are turning to remote work as a necessary step to continue realizing their agenda. This unpredicted new reality is for an unknown time limits, but it made the bosses meet their employees online.
One of the leaders decisions, is to encourage people to work from home during quarantine. Working from home for someone is paradise, but for others can be horrible. Families with children found here a big problem, no video conference without them. There are also some people who have problems with modern technology, so they transform themselves in a potato, using some filters and are unable to figure out how to turn the filter off.
The global work-from-home movement intended to maintain efficiency during the COVID-19 pandemic, so people can maintain economic stability in their family budget. The closure of schools and transition to “distance learning” for children, created the condition of studying at home, so students now are the one who also have daily online conferences.
For many persons, setting up a home office is a full creation, while in self-isolation people get creative. Some parents share their desk space with kids or are having furry little friends participate in conference calls. No matter in which situation you are, you have to work or study at home. Online conferences are the best option, while learning and working process is maintained.
Covid-19 "attacks" the most powerful of the elderly, but even young and apparently healthy people do not get rid of coronavirus. The news about the death of some adolescents, young people without previously diagnosed health problems has shocked us in recent weeks. Why do some healthy, young people die from the new coronavirus? The specialists have two explanations, which will be deepened by thorough research.
It remains one of the biggest mysteries of the current Covid-19 pandemic. In general, the disease causes severe complications to people past the age of 65 and those with certain conditions, such as cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure or obesity. However, there were also casualties among young people without health problems, including among medical personnel. In some cases, after the death, certain conditions with which the victim had not been diagnosed, in other words, was not known to be sick.
The researchers are facing this huge challenge, to discover the cause of the strange behavior of the coronavirus. Several theories have already been put forward. Some researchers believe that the amount of virus we are infected with is extremely important: we have been exposed directly and strongly, the complications can be serious. "A person with a high viral load has more virus particles than a small virus," says virusologist Alison Sinclair of Sussex University.
"We still do not know what the impact of viral load is on the symptoms of a person infected with Covid-19. It will be important to find out if there is a link between large viral loads and serious cases, ”added Sinclair.
In addition, the first data from China suggest that viral load is higher in patients with a more severe form of the disease, as is the case with SARS and influenza.
But other researchers argue that the main explanation lies in genes. Some of us are simply genetically predisposed to develop the most serious forms of Covid-19. Virology expert Michael Skinner from Imperial College in London explained, quoted by the Guardian: "It is quite possible that some of us may have a genetic particularity that will make us react much worse when we are infected with coronavirus."
"It may be a similar sensitivity of some people with Covid-19, and this makes them more acute due to serious side effects," Skinner added.
An example of such sensitivity is given by the herpes simplex virus. In some people, a genetic mutation that affects TLR3 cell receptors in the central nervous system makes them unable to react to the worst stroke of the virus, so they make a disease called herpex simplex encephalitis that can lead to seizures.