Looking at the COVID numbers in Europe, Greece stands out as a success story so far.
At the time of this recording, Greece had reported fewer than 5,000 cases of COVID-19, resulting in 209 deaths. That’s a fraction what nearby countries have seen such as Italy (250,000 cases), Spain (300,000 cases) and Turkey (230,000 cases).
Greece took a hard line out of necessity. The Greek health system doesn’t have the capacity to deal with a significant spike in cases. To their credit, the citizens got on board quickly in the name of protecting each other.
In this episode, Brian Lucas interviews Antigoni Dionysiadou. Antigoni lives in Athens, where she is studying psychology at the University. Before the pandemic took its toll on tourism in Athens, Antigoni was also working as a tour guide, giving walking tours of the various neighborhoods in the city.