The country of the Morticoles

Coronavirus pandemic in Spain: is it a fiction story or a real dystopia?

“In a hierarchy, every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence.”

The Peter Principle (Pan Books, 1970).

The cooker Mr. Alberto Chicote, before recording a chapter of his TV program. Photo: El Norte

Older people are, for the most part, decent human beings who have been ‘imprisoned’ in deplorable places by the circumstances of life.

Seniors are very vulnerable to a lot of infectious diseases.

Cockfight (Mosaic from Pompeii. Napoli, Museo Archeologico Nazionale). Photo: Ilya Shuryigin.
Graphical diagram of Peter’s principle. Photo: Publica o Perece.
Foto: Leon Daudet (Wikipedia)

As he deviated from his route, he stumbled upon the country of the Morticoles (in French, Le pays des Morticoles), inhabited by extraordinary people who worshiped death.

The truth is that Spain needs a profound ideological and structural removal from the entire health system.



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Agustín Muñoz-Sanz

Medical Doctor (Infectious Diseases specialist/Professor of Medicine) and writer (narrative, theater).