In most of COVID-19 emergency scenarios information plays a crucial role by tracking the number of confirmed cases, recovered patients and death, country by country. The classification of informations have been regularly focused on Guidelines, experts's advise, updating official statistics and draconian measures that have disrupted daily life in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19.
However, coronavirus news know how to spread smiles and bring people to the future even for just a minute, with one question:
What's the first thing you will do after Covd-19?
The video published on Repubblica.it, one of the main Italian newspaper, puts together the voices of a group of Italian kids and their spontaneity answering to a simple question. And that's how "the first thing" became our favourite "happy thinking" as the best positive message of information we've senn about Covid-19.
The "first thing" let people think about life returning to normal as coronavirus outbreak, in this way we can consider this video a short chance of peace and an optimistic opportunity, a sign of a positive opening towards people's future.
We all know that dreaming to have an ice cream with friends or a walk in a park with your grandparents - as the kids say in the video - is not extremely introspective, but we all hope to return to normality as soon as possible.
For instance, in a video conference rector Maurizio Oliviero - Perugia University - was moved by his students and he added a special word of encouragement to them: "When everything will be stopped, I want to see all of you drunk, kissing on the grass".
The first thing after COVID-19 needs to be simple, normal: a hug, a coffe with a friend, the desire to stay together.
It doesn't matter if this chance will keep you happy and positive only for two minutes or for an entire day. In this moment we are living in uncertainty and it makes people paralyzed. Consequently, happy thinking it's the best exercise to stimulate our immagination.
Daily life comes to our eyes and shows the importance of freedom of doing simple things in human's scale of values, so much that "la prima cosa", the firts thing people will do once they can go outside again after the COVID-19 emergency, became a digitalnews issue on Corriere.it: "Raccontateci tutto: tell us everything". And an hashtag, of course: #laprimacosa.