We all are in the same war now.
Hi all, I am Jeroen Theuns, to some of you known together with Guy Wydouw from Skalp for SketchUp, based in Belgium, Europe, epicentre Corona Covid-19. No need to express we care deeply about SketchUp and its community. I got a wakeup call from Thomas Hauchecorne from Skatter/Transmutr this moring. France is in total Lock-down. We are in self lock-down for 5 days now but still awaiting total lock down by our government. Below the start/origin of what I am preparing in my mind to shout out to you all. In order to save time I decide now to just copy my message to Thomas and rely on you guys abilty to infer the message between the lines. Here you go:
Hi Thomas I am making a call on your help.
It is clear in my mind now what is going on, it took me till now to really understand while I numbly saw it coming literally for weeks now. We are all being taken on speed. Apparently we need some serious acceleration and figure out to cause those downstream of the Corona Tsunami to realize what they have to do NOW.
In that regard I suddenly realized many of our friends in the SketchUp community are effectively downstream in the USA. They are very smart and they are many. They have the exponential potential to shout out early, saving lives. We might be able to help them by providing good and really early information.
The objective is clear they ALL need to realize they all are in the exact same war NOW. They need to understand beyond any doubt that they need to LOCK DOWN NOW.
What we see upstream from us learns us that many people do respond by self- lock down which is good and natural. What some might not realize is that this is what all people upstream already did or are doing. With the exception of a few nations who showed the capability to flatten the curve just a little bit faster because they have prior experience from Sars and Mers. (China, South Korea) All others react in the natural old traditional fashion: monitor the issue and react as needed. That is now proven to be totally INSUFFICIENT. You need to shout to ALL upstream to LOCK THE F*#K DOWN NOW! Spending time thinking is losing lives to the non-stoppable exponential spreading and tsunamic overwhelming of the health care system of Covid-19. We all saw the chinese scrambling building an emergency hospital, yet did NOT understand.
I am asking you to join to prepare a post to put on the SketchUp forum today. It is important that we make clear we are not promoting panic. It should be as if the commander in chief raises his voice loud but extremely clear.
As Macron did yesterday on nation TV:
WE ARE AT WAR NOW.
The point is to realize this is true NOW, TODAY at this very moment for the USA more than perhaps since the Spanish flue.
Could you please help to prepare the data you posted earlier today in order to add those to the now planned post on the Sketchup forum so that all the smarts upstream are helped to quickly peer review and learn from the info as fast as possible.
Also, please be critical to me as well if needed. Be deadly honest please. I want the best possible message that is needed no. But I am limited in my wording and I can be perceived as too shouty. This is my frustrating problem right now. But I believe by calling on other people to streamline the social engineering of the message we might achieve a gain in pickup speed which is what we need. SPEED.
This calls on hour collective instincts like haven’t seen for generations. It will be harsh but it will unbelievable to see how all people will of at opinions will respond and act once they truly realize and understand what is going on. The only thing is: Italy, Spain, France: it happens: all people do respond beautifully and heat warming to see. But it is just TOO SLOW. This virus is getting us all purely on SPEED.
I’ll be adding actual graphs, thanks Thomas, and data ASAP