Indicators of Argentine unrest grow in intensity, according to a recent study by the consulting firm Taquión Research Strategy
The COVID-19 pandemic and quarantine are still the issues that most influence Argentina’s reality. Health measures continue to be evaluated day by day according to the development of events, with the aim of flattening the COVID-19 contagion curve and not overloading the health system.
Without a vaccine for the virus in sight and with the problem far from being solved in much of the world, at the moment it is impossible to forecast cWhen life will return to normal.
Although it would be logical to think that after 100 days of quarantine According to a recent study by the consulting firm Taquión Research Strategy, together with the companies Inclusion and Gestión Aplicada, the indicators of unrest in Argentina are growing in intensity, the negative spiral seems to be slowing down.
“If this is part of the silence that precedes the storm, it will depend on the country that the Argentines find when they take to the streets at the end of the quarantine and on how the businessmen and leaders transmit their vision of the future. The speed that we saw in May with respect to the loss of confidence, the increase in the anguish prevailing in the population, the prospects for consumption and confidence in a better future, today found their floor, a floor that represents the beginning of a new reality? The social fabric seems to have been the network that stopped the fall“reads the letter released by the consultants.
The findings revealed by the study demonstrate that 50.8% of Argentines are already thinking about the day after quarantine. The themes of the concerns vary in relation to the reality they expect to find. Apparently, the apocalyptic vision that we often hear about the post-pandemic scenario sets up a different scenario of concern than in recent months.
50.8% of Argentines are already thinking about the day after quarantine
“Health is no longer a priority, access to development opportunities and access to work are the most important elements to consider “, the researchers warn.
Eight out of ten Argentines who have the possibility of projecting their problems over 10 years, they would leave the country if they had the conditions to do so. Argentines with the ability to think long-term are thinking of leaving. It is the worst news for a country that needs medium and long-term projects, and that is felt in the humerus of the social fabric as well as in the growth of citizen concern and anguish. Lack of a future is the worst present anyone could imagine. Talent must be retained, as well as the ability to think about a future among all.
Regarding quarantine in general, 34% of positive comments, 63% negative, and 3% neutral were displayed. The positive comments disseminate and support government measures to care for the population, as well as flexibilities and provincial openings, and defend the government against criticism received from opposition leaders. Between the negative feedbackDuring this period, what had the greatest impact were the anti-quarantine “marches”, the “flag”, and Alberto Fernández’s trips through the interior of the country, where people complain that he moved to areas free of contagion. In addition, the extension of the quarantine is criticized, mainly referring to the economic situation, but the mental health of the population is also mentioned, as well as the increase in strokes and heart attacks.
Recently, the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), through the Observatory of Applied Social Psychology (OPSA), presented the tenth report of a survey called “Coronavirus Crisis”.
Uncertainty, relieved in this study through three different questions, continues to appear as the pervasive feeling
The first edition was presented even before the mandatory quarantine in the country and has a constant update every ten days. This last document refers to the 100 days of quarantine in the country and how the confinement affected Argentine citizens in matters of mental health, economic and political management consideration.
According to this report, after more than 100 days of quarantine, the entire range of negative feelings and emotions associated with psychological distress have grown with respect to the measurement at day 70 of confinement. The uncertainty, Released in this study through three different questions, it continues to appear as the pervasive feeling.
However, in contrast to the word cloud obtained at 70 days of quarantine, it is observed that, in relative terms, the uncertainty has subsided a little and words that refer to deeper and more serious negative emotions such as anguish, sadness have gained centrality. and depression. While words with more extreme meanings appear that should alert us, such as “despair”. Spontaneously, the words that appear most frequently to describe a positive learning or experience are: “nothing / none” (very majority) and “unity / union”.
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