Apocalyptic Chronicles that told the threat and the evolution of the disease, against which there was no known remedy, were reproduced over and over again for recommending the use of masks in public areas and prudence to avoid greater evils. According to the latest report from the who, there are more than 5,000 affected in 33 different countries and is already accounted for the deaths of 61 people, of which 56 were Mexican nationals. The consequences are real, not the slightest doubt. Meanwhile, away from the spotlights and the gaze of the international community extends a far more serious epidemic that has claimed 1,900 lives and in which 56,000 cases have already been declared. West Africa suffers, since a few months ago, one of the worst outbreaks of meningitis in its history and, as usual, the media coverage that has promoted has been greatly reduced and even non-existent in some countries. The old and inappropriate distinction between worlds of first and third continues to be extrapolated to the victims. After more than 60 years of the Universal Declaration of human rights the life of a person, according to his passport, has a distinct change value in the free market of the information.
Built with an intentionality premeditated or not, the culture of fear part, clearly, of the new social trends of the 21st century. The society of this century is so frightened that it stays numb, without attitude critical and shocked by the distrust on almost everything. Individuals, on the other hand, obedient and enslaved by the mandates of the power established only find relief in a compulsive consumerism that allows them to buy the security institutions and the information provided by the news cast doubt. The dehumanization of the world has done that people are replaced by robots and that fear has become the true opium of the people. David Rodriguez Seoane journalist original author and source of the article.