First of all, there can be no doubt that we are living through a dramatic, unsettling and unique moment in time. Over three months have gone by since we first heard the news from China about an alarming situation which we watched in astonishment from a distance. Today we are in a completely different phase.
A large part of the world is now entering into a new phase. The moment has come for us to prepare for an easing of confinement, something we have been looking forward to for some time now, but which brings with it a new uncertainty.
A lot has changed since the first hospitalizations of patients for a virus that, although apparently of a known type, proved equally puzzling for scientists and health workers alike. The advances towards effective and safe treatments are increasingly closer, and there are many candidates already under test for the much-hoped for vaccine.