Unfortunately, as we engage in International Business around the world, we see once again, Draconian measures being implemented on citizens, from poorly advised opinions based on illogic. In this case, the influenza, Coronavirus (CV19), is supposed to be curtailed by mask wearers throughout Italy. This apparently, even without extensive virological testing and certification of the mask construction, material used, proper location on the face; and, without mandating eye protection of the lower eyelids (CV 19 entry points). The mere fact that placed side-by-side, CV19 elements would fit approximately 245,000 particles per inch [25.4 mm] (lower-eyelid entry may occur)!
The efficacy of the masks, were for intensive care use by health providers in immediate vicinity of ill patients. In Italy, the politicians have ‘morphed’ this usage into a ‘endemic’ of use everywhere, within the territorial boundaries of Italy. If one is in a rural area many kilometers from anyone, a mask is required! How inane does it get?
The act of Rome’s politicians to burden artistic, creative, intelligent and hard-working Italians to the wearing of masks, wherever they are, is in our opinion, of effete value at best. The CV 19 particles are not EQUALLY omnipresent in 301,340 square kilometers [116,650 square miles] of the country; particulate intensities will vary through the vast region. Additionally, wind currents, et al, will help mitigate CV 19 volumes.
It is our opinion that it is evidentiary of possible overreaction to Mainstream Media pressure to ‘Show Strength to the Citizenry’; this, while effectively burdening them with mediocrity in their ‘Probability Analysis and Solutions’. Who benefits from such measures being implemented? We think, not the hoi polloi.
The greatness of the Italian people needs to be reflected in “Great Leadership”; not ‘littership’ of ill-advised edicts [Caesar died long ago].
Reality: Even in pandemics, there will always be , and all-ways be, those individuals, while professing their piety, seek to benefit themselves to the detriment of everyone else. Wise Men and Women, in such events, are cautious of following the “Pied Pipers” to the cliffs.