Please read the following texts about the systemic risks (i.e., risks for the society and economy) of the coronavirus disease carefully. The texts are extracts from a newspaper article that was recently published in the New York Times.
[…] The coronavirus is thought to be much more dangerous for people over age 70 or with existing health conditions such as diabetes.
[…] But because the coronavirus spreads widely and quickly, it can overwhelm local health systems in a way that the flu does not.
[…] But the disease’s spread, along with measures to contain it, is also bringing disruptions that even the worst flu does not. Economic slowdowns, supply chain disruptions, school closures, public transit restrictions and mandatory work-from-home policies all exact tolls, whether you get sick or not.
Please carefully read the following Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advices for the public from the World Health Organization (WHO).
The advices are helpful to protect yourself and others from getting sick.
The Coronavirus disease can have many personal consequences for you, but also for the society at large.
Please write down the consequences posed by the Coronavirus disease that especially affect you (e.g. your health, your job, etc.).
To what extent do you agree to take the following measures in order to fight the virus: