Campaign asks EU’s National Ministers of Health to immediately coordinate the response to the COVID-19 emergency
We demand that the National Ministers of Health and their governments across the European Union immediately coordinate their response to the COVID19 health emergency. In particular, we ask them to adopt common strategies to contain the spreading of the virus; develop common protocols concerning testing, containment, social distancing; support medical research on effective vaccines and medications; and be ready to counter the massive socio-economic consequences of the emergency.
COVID19 has no borders. If Italy, Spain and France are among the most affected countries, the virus is spreading fast. No country can get out of this emergency alone.
However, there is no common strategy to contain such a health emergency. Italian, Spanish, French are confined to their homes and limited in the exercise of their personal freedoms in an attempt at saving lives. As time passes, many more will soon find themselves affected in this unprecedented compression of personal freedom in liberal democracies.
This the closest experience to war ever lived by the vast majority of us, European citizens. While there are no bombs, thousands of citizens in intensive care are victims and health professionals are under the enormous pressure of long shifts and the fear of falling ill.