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As Coronavirus Lurks, Millennials Better Drop the 'Me Me Me'

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29.03.2020

We’re at war, and it’s not the kind we’ve been preparing for since kindergarten. The enemy of course is the coronavirus, and the means to achieve victory is social distancing – probably for many more months.

But until the new restrictions went into effect, in my neighborhood in central Tel Aviv people continued to walk around outdoors as usual; young people walked along the beach promenade in groups or went sunbathing; the café below my apartment was still bustling. And one neighbor, a guy in his 20s with curly hair and a brilliant smile, said to me in the stairwell with total youthful confidence: “I’m not afraid of catching the coronavirus. I’m young, I’m healthy, everything’s fine.”

Despite the heavy responsibility borne by each of us, it seems that many people – mainly the young – are still living in denial, having a hard time seeing the reality beyond their narrow point of view.

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