By now everyone knows what Covid 19 is and how dangerous it
is but what is less commonly known is that there are four types of corona
viruses and when this epidemic started we didn’t have a vaccine for even a
single one. Organizations and individuals have now started creating vaccines
however testing them, having them approved, mass producing them and having them
sent to all those who are afflicted can still take a very long time,
realistically speaking. We can currently see first world countries such as
America, China, Italy and Spain struggling and in times like these it forces one
to ponder over what will happen to third world countries. This is not an easy
time for anyone thus it is important that we work together to overcome this
problem that all of us, collectively, face.
Our main responsibility, right now, is to try and curb the spread of this virus.
We can do this in two simple ways: firstly, by not passing it on if we already
have it; and, secondly, by not catching it from someone else. The easiest and
most efficient way of doing this is by staying home however this in itself
raises multiple issues.
A majority of the lower middle class and working class, which is a huge
proportion of the overall population, works on a daily wage rate and they no
longer have any sort of financial stability. Even those in the upper middle
class and upper class struggle with job security as stock markets around the
globe plummet. Keeping this in mind, everyone should try to give back to the
community as much as they can and try not to create a sense of panic by
spreading false information which could eventually result in people hoarding
essential goods thus creating a shortage.
Secondly, people who are now forced to stay at home may have previously used a
walk in the park, an hour at the gym or a morning run as an outlet for their
stress or whatever problem they face however this can no longer be done so
anxiety and irritation levels increase. People also struggle with mental health
issues and this affects them adversely since being alone with their thoughts may
not be pleasant for everyone. For this reason and out of common courtesy,
everyone should try to be kind to those that surround you. This is a hard time
for everyone and the least we can do is try to be better people.
Personally, I am using this abundance of time to connect with my self, my
families, my friends, and my larger community. We all are glued to our phones
and we can use this in a positive manner to spread love within our circles. In
the past we would use a majority of our time to complain about everything we
would do if we had free time and now that we do, it’s time to actually be
productive however we should also ensure that no matter what it is that we do,
we do it from the safety of your houses so that everyone stays safe. The faster
we adhere to this, the faster all of this will be over!