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Daily popular support to those working hard to save lives and keep basic services running

Daily massive popular support by cheering from your windows and balconies to everyone working hard to save lives and run basic services.

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In Spain, in quiet a spontaneous way, people decided and spread the news through social media (and later regular media caught it) that every evening at 20:00 we would all go out to our balconies, windows, terraces, etc. and massively cheer up everybody who is working hard at saving lives, assisting the sick and elderly and running basic services. It's a moment that we are all looking forward. The community comes together, you greet your neighbours, people get creative finding new ways of expressing their gratitude, and doctors, bus and taxi drivers, supermarket and drugstore clerks, vets, etc. feel enormous gratitude. The fact that it came out of the community, is apolitical and unites everyone, makes it very effective.  

Did this resource motivate you to change your behaviors?

  • Yes

In what ways did you change your behaviors as a result of this resource?

I feel that people who deserve it, know that we are all very grateful. Makes you feel that you are at least contributing with a grain of sand to thank them.

Did you share this information with your network?

  • Yes

In what ways did you share this information?

Instant messaging and social networks

Where are you getting information around COVID-19?

  • Local Government
  • National Government
  • News: Television
  • News: Digital
  • News: Radio
  • Social Media
  • Word of Mouth

What information do you feel you are missing about COVID-19?

Transparent forecast about how long it will last and how long it will take to recover economically. Spanish government reacted late and was irresponsible enough to state that the situation was under control before it had actually started. Being a global pandemia, it's impossible to hide information, but it makes it all more confusing. Not being able to trust official information is awful. 

What populations or personas are not currently being addressed with today’s COVID-19 information?

Infants, pregnant women.

What is your current profession?

Service Designer

In what city are you located?


In what country are you located?


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Photo of Koldun Victor

A good idea!