Dear Logbook, sixtieth day of a new life.
My Diary, these days there have been few changes. From my heel discomfort, I can say that there may be minimal progress, but it is not very significant. Yesterday we took a walk with the small groups through the forest of about 2-3 km and as the meters passed, the inconvenience returned. I have begun to sleep with a splint, and it is true that when I get up on my ankle I have worn it, the discomfort is less. Little by little I hope that everything is improving. Anyway, patience.
On the other hand, I asked my ship’s contact nurse about how to proceed with the much-known coronavirus issue and the answer she gave me was to refer me to the official health website. That he had normal precautions, nothing special. That if I was ill or with symptoms of something, then I should stay home.
In short, we are living in troubled moments related to the happy and dangerous virus. What I write in my Diary is what I feel and think, so it is not what others should do. Here in Sweden there is not a big change in the streets, perhaps a little less people, but not empty streets. In shopping malls we don’t know how they are. We have not stepped on them nor will we in a while. But yesterday at the supermarket I decided to leave at 8 AM, which is when there would be, and more people think the same. The case is that during the purchase I did see that the things that in Spain have been telling us were missing, toilet paper, chicken, pasta, hand soap, etc.
Regarding the issue of whether to stay at home or not to stay at home, because my Diary, my opinion is that going with the family, with those who live at home, moving away from confluent areas because I don’t think anything will happen. But of course, that is not taking the car and going to the beach, to the mountains. If you walk and not with other groups, nothing should happen to you. My Diary, which is sanity and good sense, which has been so lacking in these days in Spain and which has led to the application of this Alarm State.
I want My Diary, just as yesterday I made a plea for the majority of the people of that land who welcomed me more than 21 years ago, Madrid. There has been too much talk about whether Madrid people are, do, etc. People who lived in Madrid, or were in Madrid, have been taken away by something as irrational as fear. And without thinking about what that might imply. But it is that throughout Spain images of crowded bars, beaches with people, hotels, etc. have been seen. And that my Diary is not people from Madrid. Madrid congregates approximately 15-20% of the population of Spain, which is noticeable after a few move. But if someone in this crisis is to blame, for me it has only one name, society, we are all to blame, let’s stop saying if you did, you said, and let’s say instead, what do I do? How can I help? That way we will all be better. I put a letter from Pedro Luis Barbero to the Madrileños.
In short, as far as I and my small groups are concerned, we will follow what the Swedish Authorities mark for us. At the moment, as I write to you, the schools are open. Tomorrow we will go to work to the office in a normal way and if I notice some infection, then I will go home. At the moment the cold that it had follows the normal channels without fever. We will see how the situation in Sweden progresses and how I progress… With all this virus, since I am not going to step on a gym, to see how I am doing the exercises. I only have 7-8 kms a day on the bike and I can do exercises at home.
And my Diary, wishing the best to all those who have to stay home. I only ask that with this measure you can see in 3 weeks the same effects as the populations of Italy that have been like this for 3 weeks. Where the number of infected day by day is relatively low.