The Most Dangerous Thing About Coronavirus is the Hysteria
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
This message comes intentionally relatively late as we did not want to add more misleading information into your already congested inbox after this hysterical week.
After all the recent events in Italy, Europe is in fightback mode, trying a concerted approach to lessen the coronavirus panic.
I am sure that worlds' governments will act the same as this is to be considered a global issue and would be a mistake to think that this problem can be circumscribed to certain countries.
We are worried that an "epidemic of misleading information" would damage "more than the virus itself", which has in fact infected so far 0.1% of certain towns in Italy and even the local governments admitted that a normal life should continue as it has been.
"It's time to stop the panic", said the Prime Minister in Italy, asking the national broadcaster Rai to "tone down".
Everybody appeals for calm. Milan and the North of Italy are re-opening museums, bars and public attractions reducing security measures which were put in place just at the beginning to take the necessary time to better understand the facts of the situation at hand.
But this is a story driven by perceptions, and if it's true that "The most dangerous thing about coronavirus is today hysteria", I truly believe we should all take the time to think carefully before reacting in an emotional and fear based way.
While it is human nature to worry, we are confident that your clients understand how to discern a real threat from a perceived one, therefore, if the idea is to cancel their trip and their travel dates are more than two weeks away, we recommend to wait another week or so before making any final decision.
Please contact us to discuss alternative options as we are here as your partner to insure that clients ultimately experience a memorable vacation while not putting their health and safety at risk.
Reminding you that Queen of Clubs hotline is open 24/7 every day and Jennifer and I are always at your complete disposal,
I wish you a peaceful Friday,