Our European Response to the Covid-19 global Crisis
Our common enemy is too strong to be defeated alone. Covid-19 is a highly infectious virus that triggers symptoms in ca. 10% of infected people that are so serious that they require hospitalisation. Currently, no country on Earth has enough medical supplies, staff or locations to deal with such a high rate of hospitalisation. Hundreds of millions of lives are at risk. The severity and death toll of this global crisis will be a direct result of our ability to keep the number of people in need of medical support at the levels of existing medical resources. These “flattening of the curve”-measures will be intrusive and force all of us to sacrifice and change behaviour. All 27 Member States plus the United Kingdom must fight this crisis as one. Once the situation in the European Union has stabilised all resources and efforts must be turned to the rest of the world.