Corona virus psychosis

Illustration of Pawel Kucynski

The Corona Virus has reached 24,000 infections and although the china has isolated its cities, especially those from where the hotbed developed, concerns in the rest of the world continue. The Chinese are renowned for being and traveling all over the world and in fact most of the European countries have at least one case of infection.

In Italy at the moment there have been only two cases, of two Chinese tourists, whose conditions however seem to worsen. The Italian state has taken drastic measures and closed all air traffic to and from China.

Although the mortality of this virus is much lower than that of the sars of 2003, the contagion is much easier and this could represent a serious danger for poor states like those of Africa, where deaths already occur for other diseases such as ebola.

China has implemented measures like never before, giving up the industrial production of the largest factories in the world with the risk of economic consequences. But probably these measures were implemented too late, when it was understood that the infection of the virus was quite serious. In fact, in late December, a doctor from Wuhan reported the discovery of this virus to the authorities but it was not taken seriously. Only two weeks later the Wuhan market will be closed, from where the virus spread.

This virus has triggered a real psychosis, in addition to the fact that episodes of racism often occur. Undoubtedly, most of the people, in fear of contagion, avoid Chinese environments, especially restaurants and shops.

The current situation (war) with Iran

Trump, Soleimani era il maggiore terrorista al mondo
Photo of ANSA.it

What will happen in the next few days or months? This is the question that everyone is asking, especially after the reaction of the Asian markets following the American raid.

Because a possible war could destabilize world markets (and stock exchanges) by generating economic crises. The price of gold and oil have already gone up. And gold has reached its listing record since 2013.

Trump gave his word that as long as he is president of the United States, Iran will never have a nuclear weapon. This is in fact the reason for the current conflict.
General Soleimani killed by the drone was planning nuclear weapons as well as possible conflicts with other countries.

The united states are supported by many countries. Israel has said it will support Trump’s action as he considers Soleimani’s work bankrupt, having killed hundreds of innocents.

Instead, France has declared that it will not withdraw troops drom Iraq, where they currently reside, and where they explicitly support the United States.

It is always difficult to judge the action of the United States, which are often the judgments of the diplomatic balances of the world, but also and above all of peace in the world. Many believe that this conflict was triggered to overshadow the judicial problems of President Trump, who in recent weeks has suffered numerous accusations and impeachment for having illegally influenced Ukraine in the voting.

Others believe that the conflict was triggered also by economic interests, mainly due to that of oil. The truth is that the United States is always responsible for the balance of the world, but often by abusing its power, it chooses the timing and methods most suited to them.

 

Political situation in Italy [NOV 19]

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Luigi di Maio [M5S] and Matteo Salvini [LEGA]

The next elections to be held in Italy are regional ones: in Emilia-Romagna and Calabria in January 2019. Next year there will also be elections in Veneto, Campania, Tuscany, Marche and Liguria in may 2019.

The Five Star Movement, the party that differs most from all the other parties, has decided to participate in the upcoming elections of Emilia and Calabria.

The decision was taken after voting online on the movement subscribers platform. The decision obviously displaced many, because the movement, not having many candidates, and above all being in decline in the polls, could fail.
In any case, the decision has been taken and what the members have decided will be done.

In recent months, especially from the European elections of May 2019, the Italian right is increasing its support, to the detriment of the five-star movement and the Democratic Party, that is, at the expense of parties with more supporters.

There is an environment of anger and hatred in Italy, between those who call themselves anti-fascist and those who believe themselves to be right-wing.

Difficult to explain what politics is in Italy and above all political culture. From the 50s in Italy there has always been an anti-fascist culture, even when the fascimo was non-existent. Whenever we talk about the fight against migrants, because Italy and tortured by illegal immigrants the “anti-fascists” must oppose even when there is no need. Probably the bogeyman of fascism is always in the memory of many, even if in recent years mainly in the memory of those who studied it in books. And this is perhaps the greatest danger for the supporters of the left: that most of those who lived through the war years or the fathers or grandparents of the grandchildren are no longer here.

The current government, with the PD-M5S alliance, although it is going ahead with the budget maneuver and with some reforms, does not seem to have a long life, especially if the right should win in some important regions. The emilia is a region that could act as a balance point because it has always been a region of the left and should win the Lega (right) would be a historical fact. However in the last few days some students of the University of Emilia (Bologna in particular) have created a protest that has gathered thousands of people into madness. The protest is called ‘Sardine’.

Many support the Lega party (right) because they think the Migrants issue is of vital importance. Undoubtedly, Italy cannot continue to host illegal immigrants forever. But there are also many problems that only concern Italy. The five-star movement is probably the only party that is trying to do the right things, although now it is seen as a caste party, passing in a few days from the alliance with the right to the left.