A commentator wrote us the following smashing lines, which we partially share:
“I’m tired of this eternal corona chatter while the world is burning around us and is no longer noticed. Wars are escalating, Erdogan is driving his neo-Ottoman Empire forward from Libya to almost a war with NATO partner Greece, and now in the Caucasus. The forests are burning at the West coast of the USA to the Amazon to the Scandinavian and Norwegian woods to the Congo and now at the Kilimanjaro to the Siberian forests, the ice is melting and sea levels are rising, China and the USA are preparing for war, while Russia could feel encouraged to strike in Europe and everything what these spoiled German affluent citizens chat about is whether one should wear masks and keep a distance of 1.5 meters, which is then referred to as a dictatorship. “
Covid, its social, health, economic, political, cultural and geopolitical effects are very important. But it is correct that the media attention economy simply ignores equally important topics and explains them as irrelevant. After all, what use is it if Covid is defeated and the planet is ecologically reaching the tipping point in the meantime or afterwards, a Sino-American war or one between NATO partners Greece and Turkey or between NATO and Russia in Europe breaks out or a financial crisis not only as a result of the Covid lockdown, because you ignore all that? This has at least the same, if not greater and sustainable effects.