Healthcare personnel wearing protective suits and mask at work in the intensive care unit of the Brescia's Hospital, Italy, 19 March 2020. | EFE/FILIPPO VENEZIA
Spain and much of Europe is in near complete lockdown due to the novel coronavirus pandemic named COVID 19. As I’m sure you already know, the virus can cause a severe respiratory illness known as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome or SARS. People over 70 and those with pre-existing medical conditions are particularly at risk. People are being asked to sacrifice their liberty for public and personal health. Terms such as containment, isolation and social distancing are now part of our daily discussion. The three primary risks or challenges of infection, fear and quarantine are now in full swing and will remain our companions for the weeks and perhaps months to come.