The Virus breaks down the trust

Only when the extraordinary is ordinary here, only when the crisis hits us, it becomes visible how comprehensive our life is built on trust. For example, on the

The Virus breaks down the trust

Only when the extraordinary is ordinary here, only when the crisis hits us, it becomes visible how comprehensive our life is built on trust. For example, on the level of confidence that the Numbers that quantify on a piece of paper, our Savings, meet tomorrow a real value. Or the trust in chains, which extend up to the end of the world and us with important medical equipment supply delivery. And last but not least the confidence, to bring us on a daily basis on the Unknown, without us in danger.

Today, the human trustfulness appears possibly as a naive. The seemingly insatiable need to be caught up in dependencies, Ricken, can seem at once short-sighted and dangerous.

And yet, we must be aware of the one consciousness: The ability to trust more, to build on the own pride, their own clan, is probably the most important human achievement at all. It is the Foundation of any civilization. Because there is this only, if we don't do very much as a matter of course, it really is a matter of course.

It is mundane things like get into a car and trust that all of the Unknown, the one with a high-speed, always and always stay on your roadway. To have this trust, may be naive, but it is essential if the world is to not come to a standstill.

The deep-seated threat posed by the Coronavirus, is its corrosive effect on the human trust. Until now, the most responsive level-headed. However, day-to-day shows a slight shift of reality.

As the Federal Council is less than two weeks of events with more than 1000 Participating in the ban, was considered this measure as a hard and rigorous. Today they appears for many as a self-evident Minimum. Now collections of smaller people are perceived groups as problematic-or even irresponsible.

social norms are changing before our eyes. Mistrust threatens to rise: Who chokes, and coughs, acts suddenly on the suspect, who speaks Italian as well. The ongoing ubiquity of the exception situation related to the risk of getting seem more – regardless of whether or not you will actually become bigger. The lower the stock prices fall, the more grim the Virus appears to be – the deeper the prices fall.

now, If the Inevitable happens and the number of dead continues to rise, what does the Federal Council, to apply to continue as an act? The call for new, even more stringent measures may be stopped, and we risk being caught up in an Escalation cycle,the even come in travel – hardly.

Each health policy measure has a direct epidemiological consequences of indirect social. On both levels, the effect unfolds only gradually. In a first Phase, the unprepared population did not want to take this new, flu-like epidemic seriously. In the meantime, the danger is that we slip unawares into a new Phase, however, is more likely. A Phase of the progressive collapse of the General, and mutual trust.

Knowledge and prevention options are now much greater than at the time of the Spanish flu in 1918. However, the then society was hardened by the First world war, and Hunger strikes. In today's sophisticated, globalized world, confidence is so important and so fragile as never before. Political leadership to perceive, it means so very much even this: to work at the trust in times of Corona. Prevention now is far more than the spread of a Virus contain – it is, ultimately, nothing less than to keep the world in motion.

Created: 09.03.2020, 22:07 PM

Updated Date: 11 March 2020, 02:04

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