Like many of you, I am adapting to the new reality caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, reading the news (and taking breaks from the news); attending meetings with my colleagues via Zoom; brainstorming to understand how to help the industry of the moda, which will need our support in the coming months; finding some relief in a novel, a movie or a TV series; and talking to my family and loved ones over the phone or FaceTime.
Above all, though, I did one simple thing – and I urge everyone to do the same: I stayed at home. There is no more important rule for everyone to follow. We must, at this moment, commit ourselves to staying in our homes as much as possible. There are, of course, health workers, emergency response personnel, food store employees and others, on whose essential work we depend. They must go out to perform these life-saving activities. (One of my closest relatives is a doctor, and in this emergency he is on the front line, that is, absolutely where he should be and this makes me very proud of him). For the rest of us across America, there is no debate or discussion. We must stay in our homes. This is the only way to slow down the spread of coronavirus and protect those who are most vulnerable to it.
I was shocked like anyone by the pictures of Americans on the crowded beaches during the spring break. Even if you are young and healthy and consider yourself invulnerable, you are not. The Americans around you certainly don’t. Leave the beaches and isolate yourself. We all need to come together to make sure we slow down the spread of this terrible virus.
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