It is only a mad person who will run around parading an enemy as heinous as the Corona Virus Disease as a hero. However, we shall look at few changes around the world which have been effected by this pandemic and which will go ahead to benefit both mother Earth and her inhabitants. The CoViD-19 which was first clinically confirmed in China in 2019 and later pronounced a Global Pandemic by the World Health Organisation in 2020 is an enemy threatening numerous lives across the globe. Let me not bore you with facts you already know but go on to discuss conditions and changes that the wild-fire like outbreak has brought which may be considered as ‘blessings’ in disguise.
First and maybe most importantly, there is likely to be a major reduction in the contributing factors to climate change and global warming. Here is why; the everyday human activities and consumptions without break have taken their toll on the environment. Everyday, as people wake up, join buses, trains, and airplanes or even drive their own cars and motorbikes, not to talk of work in factories, they mostly end up releasing CO2 and other harmful gases that contribute immensely to climate change and global warming. As a result, ocean lives, bird species and animals like the polar bears are being lost rapidly. Should things continue this way, what quality of planet are we leaving behind for posterity? It may therefore not be far-fetched to argue that the present pandemic carries some sort of blessings, as at least the ozone layer will be spared a moment to breathe clean air since most people are locked in their houses and very few automobiles and factories are working.
Next to be discussed is the improvement in the quality of family life. God knows how many families have not had any quality time together in a long time. Parents have always had to rush their children to school as they themselves dash to work everyday only to return late. By that time, their children are mostly asleep. This nonstop lack of family quality time denies a lot parents the opportunity to know their wards very well inasmuch as it denies the children their right to quality childhoods with parents present. However, this has all changed or will change in cities where there are lockdowns. Families are now being made by the present circumstances to stick together at home. One could imagine a family now having more conversations and knowing one another better and cutting down a little on social media consumptions. How is this not a blessing?
Last, we take a look at the human biology. There is such a thing called Herd Immunity. Here is what herd immunity means in simple terms; as a population is infected with a disease, it develops immunity to that disease. This is because most people in the population already have the disease and tend to naturally develop inoculations against the pathogens. If the disease can no longer find susceptible hosts, it simply seizes to spread. What it means is that the human race would therefore have developed immunity for yet another virus. This could be golden because immunity for one pathogen could mean immunity for numerous such pathogens.
These may all be blessings for humanity, for the planet and other living things and environment in general.
Notwithstanding, the virus is taking a lot of lives so we must try as much as possible to maintain personal hygiene; wash hands as frequently as possible, avoid handshakes, keep our hands away from the face, cover the mouth and nose when we sneeze or cough. We should also consume a lot of well-cleaned vegetables and fruits. CoViD-19 is a real threat. Let us stay alive.
Source: Fortune Tachie