To the world, it would seem that Italy has now been in a complete state of quarantine for more than 3 weeks and the world is looking to us to see if the experiment of total shutdown has been successful. Shockingly, the statistics are not showing any abatement in the number of people being infected. But for those that have been living it, I refer to a phrase made famous by Mark Twain – Lies, damned lies & statistics. Our government started taking precautionary measures starting with the 23rd of February and it has been a slow process:
So, in hindsight, the Italian experiment has been slow, not so all-encompassing during these weeks and we must not lose hope and spend time concentrating on the old adage “This too will pass“.
As a relocation company we are currently involved in projects to evacuate expats back to their home countries. Our role in getting them from one region to another would be considered an easy process in times of normalcy. Today, with all the Police blocks limiting travel between regions, it is no small feat to get them to where they need to be for their flights. We are very proud to be part of this effort in helping these expats return to their countries and their families.
My thoughts. Let’s use this downtime to become more creative as we think of future business plans. Let’s also remember that we are human beings working in the relocation world and uncannily gifted to solve problems. In these most challenging of times and with these talents, we need to find ways to be put them to good use.