The Corona disease is spreading worldwide and has raised concerns for many people. Up to now, the number of infected people has increased to over 109,900 people in 97 countries and caused more than 3,800 casualties.
It is difficult to foresee how the damage Corona virus is and will affect. Will all efforts, attempts to contain and eliminate this virus be soon successful? Or will it become a global pandemic?
Recently, both Tesla CEO Elon Musk and billionaire Bill Gates have expressed their thoughts through tweets on Twitter and blogs, the interesting thing is: they offer very opposite views.
On March 7, 2020, Elon Musk tweeted: “Panicking because of the Corona virus is a stupid thing to do.”
Contrary to the above reaction, Bill Gates posted a new article on his blog page titled: “How to deal with COVID-19”.
He wrote: “Over the past week, COVID-19 has had unpredictable signs of a century-pathogen that worries us. I hope it’s not too bad, but be aware of it. when there’s progress. ”
You can clearly see the difference when putting these lines next to each other:
Elon Musk: “Panicking because the Corona virus is a stupid thing to do.”
Bill Gates: “I really hope it’s not too bad, but be aware of them until there is progress.”
Both of them possess great creative minds. However, one person’s tweet is quite negative, the other’s puts everyone’s safety first.
What role does emotional intelligence play in this phenomenon?
Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify, understand and manage emotions. This is a very important ability in life. Especially in the current situation of nCoV epidemic, it is like a “life buoy” to help you control your emotions, make smart decisions and behave.
The tweets of Elon Musk and Bill Gates are of interest, because they are the people who have a great influence on millions of people, all their actions are followed by people.
In this situation, Bill Gates did what he should. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that with the current complicated situation of virus, it is very likely that it will become a pandemic. So what most people should do now is stay calm and keep up to date with the situation.
The problem with Elon Musk’s tweets is that his intonation seems to diminish the seriousness of the current situation, underestimating the efforts and sacrifices of medical doctors, doctors and scientists. Elon Musk has posted another tweet to explain the content of the old tweet. But very few people read them.
On the contrary, Bill Gates has written in more detail and has a more positive nuance. He talked about the dangers posed by COVID-19, and why he believes the current situation is a “case study” of how the world needs to solve an urgent problem and improve how Deal with disease in general.
His response shows the ability to balance reason and emotion, a mirror worthy of imitation. Bill Gates’s words speak a part of his personality, but the actions he does make us admire even more.
Bill Gates invested in the development of the SARS-CoV-2 Test Kit at home
Last month, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation pledged up to $ 100 million in an effort to help global response to COVID-19, and last week it announced it would raise another $ 5 million to support the Greater Seattle public health agency to combat the Corona virus. A project funded by Gates is particularly notable: providing home test kits to people who believe they are infected by the virus.
According to the Seattle Times, those who fear they might be infected can use it to take fluid samples from the nasal cavity, which they can then send for analysis. Results will be available in one to two days and will be shared with local health officials who are responsible for informing patients who have tested positive.
Also, the newspaper said: “In addition, infected people will be able to provide information via online forms about the trip and contact others. This will help health officials easily identify. The location of others may need to be checked or quarantined, as well as monitor the spread of the virus and identify possible hot spots. ”
This can be an effective preventive measure. For one of the reasons it is difficult to predict the final effect of Corona virus is due to lack of test results. For example, in the United States, the actual number of cases can be much higher than confirmed cases. And without knowing how serious COVID-19 has entered the United States, people will not take the right precautions.
Lesson for business owners
The question is: “Should investment in potential issues like this be?” Bill Gates said: “Obviously, billions of dollars for pandemic efforts are a lot of money. But that’s the scale of investment needed to solve the problem. And with the economic damage that a pandemic The disease can cause, look at how COVID-19 is disrupting the supply chain and the stock market, not to mention people’s lives – that would be a bargain. ”
In other words, when facing great risks, be prepared before it strikes.
So the next time you are faced with a situation where others are touched, do not mock and lower their emotions. Instead, sympathize and share with them. In doing so, you will see a bigger perspective and may be part of the solution.