Now, more than ever, it’s up to us, to each one of us, to stop the rising surge of Covid 19. It’s a matter of individual responsibility. Otherwise, the spread of this wicked virus will be unstoppable.  The pandemic is far from over. On the contrary.  New strains are being found  worldwide daily. It’s undeniable. It’s quite understandable, though, that we are all fed up of being locked up for months, and need to socialize a bit. Particularly young people.  But the sight of crowded beaches and clandestine parties makes one’s hair stand on end.  By now, we know perfectly well what to do and what not to do. We should bear in mind these simple precautions:  physical distancing, wearing a mask, keeping rooms well ventilated, avoiding crowds, cleaning our hands, and coughing into a bent elbow or tissue. No mystery. As simple as that.  For the sake of all of us.

Irene Bianchi for the Buenos Aires Times