The history of ancient human culture reveals that whenever the man broke sequence of principles and established precedents of the nature, it needed ‘something’ to wake him up and vibrate his conscience for the sake of life on earth.
The so called ‘constitution’ established by nature (as an authentic record) is but for the stability and balancing of the universe. The emerging situation seems to be a divine alarm to wake us all up from deep slumber.
The newly born eyeful virus- Carona -is creating the situation stiffer, threatening the world day after day, affecting adversely not only the dictatorial regimes, but a major portion of almost 200 countries of world is in hue and cry.
This minute organism born in the most advanced country in the age of science and technology apprehended the fast manoeuvre of modern life in a single moment, confining the whole world in a strict lockdown.
With the availability of all the facilities and sophisticated equipments medical science still seems helpless. The local, national and international media is roudn the clock busy reporting the fatalities caused by virus and alerting people about it by sharing expert views.
The antiquity reveals that the aspects responsible for downfall of human community, wholly or partially, diverge at different occasions. The incurable syndrome- AIDS came into limelight, when human being tried to disturb the natural principles by indulging in free sex mood like kissing, hugging indiscriminately, and accommodated hired and permanent shields interfering the law of nature. Thus these mortal sins are proof enough for the curses developed by unhealthy social setup of the world community.
It is widely believed that immoral and uncivil lifestyle is one of the main sources responsible(indirectly) for curses like the present havoc and loss of life, which proved fatal to their chances, now making hue and cry in the entire world.
Again, the issue worth discussion here is not out of context that some people in different countries, sub-continent in particular, use flesh of icky animals regardless of its nature and drastic affects. Some people use four legged animals and some enjoy fantastic taste in flying birds like bat, etc.
Fact is that dirty is dirty, even though having cap of any sophisticated, marvelous or elegant look. Despite having food with a good nutritious value in abundance available on earth, consuming flesh of animals is a non-serious act, which has been discouraged in almost all the revealed books and undisputed treatise.
Science is also witness of its (animals mostly wild) unsafeness for human wellbeing. Human wisdom also refuses to accept this practice of a man being inhuman. The bitter most observation in the society is trespassing, instead of going to safest and genuine phenomenon people ironically choose to go otherwise.
Showing the entrance towards the mortality is the agony the human conscience is worried about. No matter, China -the native place of Carona virus-imposed a ban on hunting wild animals but only after making a historical fatal mistake. (As a biological agent Covid-19 virus reproduces in human cells damaging his vital organs like respiratory and hepatic system.)
In the prevailing worldwide outbreak, Carona is at peak to damage the community; however, no doubt, the valuable time and effective energy is being utilized for production of antidote but still far away from success. Before this bio weapon, countries were busy to stock nuclear munitions, which is nothing but immaturity that still persists even after Hiroshima, Nagasaki’s historical episode, the indelible bruise of which is still fresh in our mind.
These are the steps being taken to thrive humanity in chaos and confusion. This is certainly a fanatic job these people are busy in. It is easy to imagine and differentiate the sensitivity of biological and nuclear war, probably former is better one, later may result in mass devastation and can finish the world within no time with an unestimated loss of life in addition to irreparable loss of economy and agriculture and much more.
However, World Health Organization declared Covid-19 as a world pandemic, probably for the first time in the human history, as it caused a global catastrophe.
It has left even Veto and Superpowers of the world helpless and at the border of a severe economic crunch and instability. The uncontrolled spread of this fatal pandemic can prove a mass devastation to world as a whole especially our subcontinent being in underdeveloped mode, it is obvious that our nation (130 crore of population) may suffer an excessive socio-economic decline in near future along with neighboring nations.
The present trend of overcome the pandemic is via the only option to stagnate the multiple activities, on the other hand build a major impact on employment, declination of earnings through closed business centers created a big challenge for densely populated nations worldwide including the sub-continent.
Agriculture the backbone of economics and essential commodities may simultaneously happen to vary below the graph in wake of restrictions and socio untouchability. Surprising and shocking aspect regarding humanism is the sensitive, psychological impact and threat of life created a kind of selfishness in the atmosphere in humans not meant for it, other than loving, caring, serving others within one’s competence and obligation (a sort of ancient untouchability code seems to have returned back).
A person without professional duties and safety precautions dares not to get involved in imparting any sort of love, selflessness, charity, sacrifice etc, prefers isolation concentrating on just self which managed him selfish not good for community and society as well. A kind of selfishness is created as a result of this lockdown.
Everyone is confined in himself, sufferings are at peak, routine movement of transport is stagnant, on the other hand doctors and paramedical personnel and other professional are working round the clock but unfortunately, after their shift is over they face the discrimination in the society like disallowing the vehicle in common parking area, even face the inconvenience in their domestic and private life.
Corana differentiates itself from other viral organisms as no treatment has been created against this lethal virus till date, So the infected gets psychologically suppressed.
A patient craves for even a slight healing touch of attachment and affection, but he–the poor–is dishonored by keeping him in an absolute isolation and even after his demise he is wretchedly thrown out of site.
Now, what our responsibility is to create a sense of scientific spirit to fight against this virus, and have a new world. Public and private sector related to the field have to dedicate themselves to work hard during this major health emergency.
Sanitation and cleanliness of surroundings should be the future priority. A commission and a taskforce should come into being to monitor the sanitation across the country. Health personnel and other agencies and volunteers struggling in this emergency must be encouraged and provided benefits and all facilities required.
Muneer is a PR Executive in Delhi and loves to write about social issues and Education.
‘The views expressed in the article are author’s own. Curtain Raiser does not necessarily subscribe to the views expressed therein.’