March 16th, 2020
Covid-19 or Corona virus could be called the most talked about issue of the present times. Countries taking huge measures of shutting themselves up and locking it's people , have variety of reasons, some valid and some assuming. But I believe , what made Corona such a big news is it's power to affect the economy.
Every year millions die , unnatural death , through war , starvation and poverty , yet our lack of interest and ignorance is fueled by the amount of media attention and our respective government policies upon it. As Corona could affect the famous and rich , it was able to land up in every corner. Actors , politicians and people with spending power are affected , neither their power , fame or money could act as an immunity. Such a thing derives publicity , at least more than what "global climate change" could.
Even as now , clubs and pubs are closed , schools and colleges are shut down , The construction sites are still functional and running. I see the labourers working through the day , with same toils of hard work as any Normal day would. The poor are ignorant and stupid indeed, and the panic hasn't reached them yet. They don't make a huge portion of our " consumer class" population after all. They don't book the flight tickets , do not take vacations, do not eat in the restaurant or hangout in the exhorbantly charged pubs. They do not work in corporates and pay taxes or go to the malls having materialistic life, resulting being not so valid for the economy. They don't even bother to buy a mask, even now.
Does the Corona only affect the middle class and the rich ?
It does seem to be a Communist Virus !
Corona is putting our perspectives into place too.
A lot reduction of air pollution can be already seen throughout the locked down countries, people are forced to give more time to be with Themselves and have time in their hands unprecedented. People are taking in good habits of keeping themselves clean and more conscious about their health. People are also putting thoughts on what they eat , really matters.
Corona is also showing the consequences of our actions that was long due.
Our greedy impact on the planet , making tons of development in the narrow measure of money has backfired , and as per statistics, corporations and countries will hit a very Low growth and eventually financial losses in the coming fiscal quarters.
A hell lot of development ( as society thinks) , trying to move to new planets , achieving scientific brilliance , argument over our God's and stupid riots have all come to a pause. However , thanks to the panic created , we have also acknowledged that however educated or intelligent the most advanced species on Earth may be , when it comes to crisis , they are as selfish as any other organism on Earth. Hoarding , blame gaming and xenophobia are some examples of our super intellectual existence in this present crisis.
For now , it is futile to say , that we have learnt the lesson. When Corona has done what is due , it will become a normal part of life. Corporates will again start making profits , countries will again compete in the superficial measures of GDP , and we as humans will again exploit earth as we always have.
But for a time being , it's good to see the changes and I for one, is surely enjoying it.
Note from the Author,
" Travel made me rich and free. Magic and miracles are true , once you wander on the roads to places different and divine. I have collected so many thoughts and stories while being a Tour & Trek guide for last seven years. Sharing with you all, those memories and stories , and wishing you all , that someday you guys travel far and wide too. I am not a great writer , so ignore my grammar and spellings, read it with feelings, and you might just be affected with the wanderlust to hit the road"