While recognizing that talking about COVID-19 ‘aftermath’ is proving to be more complex and challenging than it seemed initially, Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson says that what we are learning from countries that have flattened the curve of contagions can teach valuable lessons to others globally. Regardless, he recognizes, the future reactions of each country to the virus will differ, especially as vaccine research is underway.
This is was what the Prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development and President of the Vatican Commission for Covid-19, expressed to ZENIT during the press conference on ‘Preparing the Future, Building Peace in the Time of COVID-19, ‘ held with some accredited journalists in the Holy See Press Office, July 7, 2020, at 11:30 a.m.
As usual, the Press Office took each masked journalist’s temperature upon entry, gave sanitizer, and had set channels to enter and leave the hall. Vatican-accredited press (and Press Office personnel) needed to wear masks and sit in designated, socially distant seats. The microphone for asking questions was also sanitized and disinfected between each question.