If you believe that COVID-19 was sent by divine providence to make this world a fairer, greener place, you are mistaken. It’s up to us to strive for this goal. A virus has no such mission.
Crisis must not be an excuse for discrimination and injustice. On the contrary, solidarity is our weapon during these difficult times.
A selective approach to self-quarantine is another inconsistency the coronavirus scare has exposed. If the virus really is as threatening as the media portrays it (although it is not), then what about tourists?
Deep down, everyone embarking on a panicked shopping spree harboured no illusion about the time and place they inhabit. They simply understood that, in a society where nobody cares about the needs of others, their security is their own concern.