“One day we will be able to encourage our eagles in Planica again, celebrate the New Year in the crowded city streets and garden behind the group. Skiing, trips to the sea or visits to concerts and theaters will be taken for granted again. Masks will again become just a carnival custom. we will not be brought there by the great deeds of great individuals, but on the contrary – small renunciations of each of us, “the director general of the University College Ljubljana said in a letter warning of the seriousness of the situation.
“In two to three weeks, we will live a period full of impossible obstacles. Although I wish I was wrong, statistics in the event of an epidemic are unfortunately usually infallible, “he wrote.
Poklukar sees the virus as “a parasite of humanity that ignores the differences between us“. “It spreads regardless of the borders of countries or municipalities. He doesn’t care if we’re in the autumn of life, entrepreneurial stars at the peak of their power, or young people in their prime. He is not interested in the number we circled or did not circle last election Sunday. He doesn’t care if we believe in him or not. He attacks everyone in solidarity, the oldest will only be the first among the victims. Even today, self-evident interventions may become difficult to achieve, as all staff will be focused on saving lives in an epidemic,“describes the seriousness of the situation.
Mankind has overcome the greatest challenges of the past – black goats, the Spanish flu and Nazism. We performed together on the first day of our statehood, which drove us forward, regardless of the differences. As humans, we won because we knew how to protect the weakest man. Again, says Poklukar, we will end the fight as winners because we will respond in solidarity.
“One day we will be able to encourage our eagles in Planica again, celebrate the New Year in the crowds of the city streets and gather in groups behind the home. Skiing, trips to the sea or visits to concerts and theaters will be taken for granted again. Masks will again become just a carnival custom, “predicts.
But we will not be led there by the great deeds of great individuals, but on the contrary – the small renunciations of each of us. We will succeed in solidarity in struggle, determination and hope. Even in these difficult conditions, a new life is born – the first smile a newborn sees through a spacesuit is no less sincere, he says.
Poklukar thanked everyone for all the help, encouragement and support they have received and will continue to receive. “Healthcare professionals can only help as much as the community behind us helps us. Take care of yourself, your loved ones and your surroundings, “he concluded his letter.