Although the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is not the most deadly infection of the 20th and 21st centuries, it is the most feared.
According to research, a Coronavirus patient has a 90 percent survival potential if there is no underlying infection.
The Spanish Flu of 1918-1980, according to Patterson and Pyle (1991) estimated that between 24.7 and 39.3 million died from died form the pandemic. The widely cited study by Johnson and Mueller (2002) arrives at a much higher estimate of 50 million global deaths. But the authors suggest that this could be an underestimation and that the true death toll was as high as 100 million.
Coronavirus is nowhere near this pandemic in terms of damage and spread.
The sheer fear and panic we are exercising towards the infection is seriously overboard but you can’t blame humans because we’re always looking for a way to survive.
And our fears are heightened when we hear of the rapid spread of the virus to all the corners of the world and wreaking havoc and separating the bond between loved ones.
One obvious effect of the virus is to put mental enmity between man and man and between man and other creations.
The advent of social distancing and compulsory isolation will eventually become the unintended norm of the day. When people resort to isolation form humans for all the reasons even after the Coronavirus is over, it will not inure to our benefit.
It will create selfish, self-centered people who will always want to be away from the association of others for fear of contracting a disease or misconstrued allusion.
Consequentially, depression will rise, suicide will skyrocket and families will be depleted. That will be the bad effect of the Coronavirus if proper care is not taken.
However, this Coronavirus might also teach humans how we need to show love and genuine concern to the welfare of one another. The virus may teach people to appreciate life and to live it well.
It will teach religious institutions not to rely upon the spiritual aspect of things only. It will bring families and rekindle the fire that had died between husbands and wives and their immediate surroundings.
Coronavirus will teach us to take our health seriously by practicing rigid personal, communal and emotional hygiene.
It will also wake governments from their slumber and to teach them to appreciate their people. It will help churches to understand that it is high time their concentration on the offerings and tithe be shifted to the needs of humanity.
Ultimately, Coronavirus will make nonsense of our falsely preconceived ideology that the doctors have nothing to offer the doctors and health practitioners know and understand your body than you do.
God will become the center of homes, families, and organizations. Humans will start to take cognizance of the presence and will of God in the affairs of their lives.
May our Earth be wiped of Coronavirus and may we rediscover ourselves and come to the realization that we didn’t know it all and that GOD IS EVERYTHING.
Global cases – 964,603
Global Deaths – 49,242
Globel Recoveries – 203,274
Lockdown – Almost 2 Billion people are under lockdown globally