The Earth is Healing
Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic
On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) assessed COVID-19 as pandemic. WHO defines pandemic as an outbreak of new pathogen that spreads easily from person to person across the globe.
As of writing, prints, broadcast media, and social media depict pressing number of emergency and fatality cases from COVID-19. Government and non-government organizations implemented precautionary measures and community management to prevent and control the spread of the disease.
One of the underlying causes of the infection is a weak immune system. Stress greatly affects the immune system of an individual. The spread of this virus alarms and stresses the people around the world.
Positive Effects of COVID-19
In the midst of this health crisis, staying optimistic and having sound mind and body are needed.
This pandemic is an eye opener to every individual to improve and live a healthy life, strengthen relationship with family members and friends, and keep the faith.
Additionally, this develops the critical thinking of government officials, medical staffs, and scientists to control or contain the transmission and eventually treat the disease. Remarkably, the humanitarian linkages between government and private institutions are established. More so, the fight against COVID-19 unifies all political parties.
Further, the precautionary measures, the quarantine and the lock down, serve as a breather for the Earth from the hustle and bustle of daily human activities and accumulation of air pollutants which caused global warming and acid rain.
Coronavirus disease is transmitted from person-to-person and via surface. Regular and frequent proper hand washing is recommended. As people prevent the spread of the disease, hand sanitizers, alcohol, and other disinfectant supplies become scarce commodities.
On the other hand, face mask was a fashion accessory before the outbreak of the disease. Since COVID-19 affects the respiratory system of an individual, wearing of face mask was prescribed as one of the precautionary measures from acquiring the disease. But due to the high demand, supply of face mask including fashion masks becomes limited or out of stock.
Aside from sanitization, people across the globe sought the importance of healthy diet. The news circulated in broadcast media and via online platforms state the possible source of the virus.
In the research conducted by Kristian Andersen, PhD and his collaborators concluded that the virus is a product of natural evolution. Based on genomic sequencing analysis, the researchers compared the virus to bat coronavirus. Though, there was no documented cases of direct human-bat transmission, an intermediate host is possibly involved.
Referring to the study, the process of food chain must not be interfered. Food chemicals are converted and broken down sequentially and naturally. Thus, people must only eat and consume recommended and healthy food in the chain.
Simple and Obedient Citizens
At the onset of the implementation of quarantine and social distancing, contentions against the policy and law enforcers were aired. However, after days of the implementation, people followed and realized the importance of prevention and containment of the transmission. In this manner, it is evident that disciplined, patient, and law-abiding individuals are developed.
Moreover, the implemented policies teach the general public to spend on basic needs only.
Strong Family Ties
Before this pandemic, people of all ages are busy. Physical communication and interaction in the family became less and frail.
Despite the alarming effects of COVID-19, the quarantine and the lock down to prevent the spread of the disease brought advantage to every family across the globe. Staying at home during this health crisis is fortuitous in building the ties between family members. It is a good time to share happy and quality moments with one another.
Keep the Faith
In the world of technology, the spiritual aspect was affected. Number of church goers and volunteers in religious vocation decrease. People prioritized their savings, investments, and stocks. They worry about their future. But in the core of this trial, every individual must not focus on materials things. People must appreciate the unselfish life given by the Almighty Father and enjoy every inch of it. The fight against this virus is a call to everyone to pause, meditate, and internalize the true meaning of life.
Unselfish Care and Treatment
Above the oath of duty of medical staff, their passion and dedication to treat sick people are innate in them. Despite the danger of COVID-19, they are risking their lives to provide medical and wellness treatment to patients.
Medical personnel treats patient with coronavirus
Resourceful Medical Institutions and Staff
Due to the exponential increase in the number of COVID-19 cases, medical protective gears and supplies become scarce. With this, health institutions through its officials and staff continuously manage its resources to protect their front liners and control the disease. Linkages between government and non-government hospitals are also established.
Medicine for Humanity
Due to the alarming cases, scientists are working for vaccine and medicine to fight the pandemic.
Affordable test kits are developed for use by health care workers.
Aside from health institutions, other agencies and bureaus are working on policies to help the control and management of the disease; address the morale and welfare of the employees both from public and private sectors, and; continuous supply of basic needs.
Fake News versus Facts
From the outbreak to the pandemic status of this disease, prints and digital media were bombarded with information from varied sources. Some dissemination contains false news which lead to confusion among readers. To prevent any misconception regarding the disease, the public is continuously reminded to filter out fake news from facts by subscribing and following government affiliated or recognized media only.
Lock down decreases Pollution
The community lock down not just contains the transmission of the virus but it also helps the Earth to breath from the pollution caused by industries, vehicles, and human beings.
Lock down decreases Nitrogen Dioxide in the Air
Like the old adage says, “Prevention is better than cure”, emergency preparation from natural and man-made disaster is a way better than wait for support. The stability of one’s behaviors, actions, and thoughts withstands adversity.
- Stress, Illness and the Immune System | Simply Psychology
- The COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic has a natural origin, scientists say | Scripps Research
- WHO Director-General's opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID-19 - 11 March 2020
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2020 Pinky de Garcia
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Pinky de Garcia (author) on March 15, 2020:
Good state of mind is needed nowadays. Thank you, FlourishAnyway. Keep safe.
FlourishAnyway from USA on March 15, 2020:
It’s surprising the level of panic that this has created. People need to try to stay calm. Your suggestions make sense for many.