It seems that the coronavirus, named Covid-19 has spooked the world. It has turn out to be the bogeyman of the 21st century. At first, it frightened the healthcare job at the way it quickly distribute and killed people. They, in transform, spooked the governments all in excess of the environment to choose drastic actions to go into numerous degrees of lockdown. It has been practically nothing but a socio-financial disaster for most countries. And the way the media continues to report this virus infection is resulting in further unwanted panic, chaos and confusion among the the public.
In my past posting titled “Corona- The Making of the Bogeyman”, I pointed out how a spooked thoughts is incapable of rational pondering. I also pointed out how a bureaucratic mind is also incapable of these imagined. So it is distinct to me that a frightened bureaucratic individual would be doubly incapable of producing any rational selection. This truth is obvious from what we have witnessed in the bureaucratic action taken by governments all in excess of the globe.
What dismays and disappoints me most is the medical occupation and the role it is actively playing. It is meant to look soon after the bodily and mental health of people today nonetheless is supporting the federal government to build people’s lifetime additional miserable. They do not seem to be to recognize the actuality that preserving lives at all expense is not the only matter that issues. One particular has to just take into account the socio-economic prices into our decision making normally, our actions develop into counterproductive and irresponsible. Tens of millions of people have lost their work opportunities, and hundreds of thousands of firms have gone out of company. How can we ignore the psychological and physical facet effects on the inhabitants of govt bureaucratic motion which makes poverty? Poverty results in being fertile ground for an maximize in criminal offense, violence, drug abuse and suicides etcetera. Make sure you keep in mind that the brunt of all these measures is born by private people, not federal government staff members who are primarily economically unaffected.
In my head, I regard the lockdown as an inhumane motion. To lockup folks dwelling in tall towers for 6 weeks is like sentencing them to solitary confinement in their cells. Also, how can we justify locking up people today on a cruise ship for days for no fault of their individual, just simply because they have a situation of coronavirus on board? Lockdown can only be justified if the steps we consider kills or eliminates the virus otherwise we are only grabbing the tiger by the tail.
If we examine all the steps we have taken so far, we will locate that they are stress steps. They do not eliminate or kill the virus. The lockdown only slows down the distribute of the virus. It is the character of all virus bacterial infections to unfold. So at the time we lift the lockdown, this virus is going to spread. The an infection curve has to increase. We have to enjoy the truth that this coronavirus is below to continue to be, and we will have to learn to reside with it in the exact same way as we are doing with the influenza virus.
So what does the potential maintain for us? Do we go into lockdown just about every time the infection curve rises? Do we shut down our colleges and workplaces whenever an individual is tested optimistic? Do we continue to be spooked and be subjected to some bureaucratic control till we obtain a overcome?
It is uncomplicated for international locations with a relatively compact and sparse populace like Australia and New Zealand to claim accomplishment in handling this virus with lockdown steps. On the other hand, in densely populated countries with big populations like India and Europe, it is without doubt not a useful proposition.
Thus there has to be a much better way of managing this problem. If I found myself in an outback place town and a situation of coronavirus introduced to me for cure, I ask myself, what would I do? Having no diagnostic facility accessible to me, I would have dealt with that patient, in the same way as I would have handled a circumstance of influenza. Would this have resulted in any diverse final result for my client or me?
A person can see that all this tests for the virus in the inhabitants could be academically fascinating however, the way the media studies it need to be a make a difference of concern for all of us who are seeking to improve our mental wellbeing. It is spooking the community and resulting in avoidable stress and anxiety and alarm.
Perhaps we can learn from our animal friends how they take care of to live peacefully with all the predators all-around them due to the fact the beginning of time. If we seem at the buffalos and the lions, we see that the lions spook the buffaloes by chasing them. Once the lions catch the weakest a single, the buffaloes end operating. They start out grazing in a relaxed way, figuring out that the lions will not be attacking them until eventually they are hungry again. They do not continue to be spooked.
I regard all the viruses lurking in our environment as predators waiting around to pounce on us like the hungry lions and tigers. Generally, a healthful particular person will resist a virus infection relying on the energy of one’s immune program. But the moment any psychological or bodily factors weaken our immune procedure, we can grow to be prey to any such virus. Therefore the onus is on each person in society to sustain a stage of health and fitness which will safeguard the human being.
Nevertheless, we have do-gooders in modern society who want to help you save us from ourselves like the health care career and the govt. They want to exhibit us and establish to us that they can help you save human lives, no issue what the price tag. There is, of class, a political motive in all this. No 1 would like to die, so no a single is going to object to another person who is heading to secure us. How can any person item to these kinds of a noble cause when 1 is conserving life? Politicians and the medical occupation grow to be our heroes, and they get our votes.
Of course, it is comparatively straightforward to save lives and grow to be heroes if we feel in a bureaucratic way and overlook the negative effects of our motion. But there are greater tasks attached to the jobs of our healthcare and political leaders than just seeking to help save human life if they cared to assume about Suppose you are in demand of a rescue boat overloaded with people today. You know that if you choose one particular more individual aboard, the boat is heading to tip around and sink. There are individuals in the sea continue to begging to be rescued. Do you have a decision? You should think. Will you come to feel like a hero? Do you however think in saving life at whichever the price?
As I see it, we have to come to terms with the coronavirus and handle it in the similar way as the influenza virus. The world can not find the money for to continue to be spooked. In my thoughts, there is no such detail as the upcoming. The potential is what we create by means of the steps we consider in the current. If we take no motion now, our present gets to be the long term.
Are we heading to reassess our strategy to the coronavirus? Are we likely to remain spooked? Will our medical and political leaders wake up to their duties? Are we likely to continue with this bureaucratic insanity?