Lessons Learned From the Pandemic & What have we gained from living through the Pandemic?
Now that we have lived through the Corona Virus Pandemic and although it’s still with us in many areas, it’s mainly run its course and started to fade away. But the whole pandemic has left many wondering just what it was really all about?
- Was it natural or set on the world?
- Was it part of a plot to weaken the world so it could be easily taken over by The UN and their One World Government Policies or is this just coincidence?
- Did it come from bats or from a lab in China paid for by the US Government?
- Why do 0ver 99% of those infected with the virus only feel light flu symptoms?
- Why did over 99% of those people who died from this virus have major underlying medical conditions?
Some things are now very clear and these issues need to be addressed by everyone.
Why was the world not ready for a Pandemic, we should have been more prepared as there have been other pandemics over our lifetimes and recent history as well as many others that started as early as 430 BC during the Peloponnesian war around Athens. Historians believe that this pandemic was a type of typhoid fever that spread through Libya, Ethiopia and Egypt and killed about two-thirds of the population of all the areas it reached.
The COVID-19 first appeared on November 17 2019, in Hubei, China and has spread around the world, affecting almost every country with over 6.9 million cases causing about 402, 000 deaths.
So far almost 3.5 million people have fully recovered as it continues to ravage the world.
So What Have We Learned From This and how has this Pandemic changed our world
There are three main things we have learned from the COVID-19 and other viruses.
The world, in general, is not prepared for a pandemic. Almost all countries have been caught off guard with this pandemic and are inadequately prepared. Society must provide adequate hygiene facilities in all public areas where people can easily wash their hands with soap and freshwater or use a proper sanitiser and be encouraged to maintain social distancing.
The economy of almost all countries is too reliant on external sources and particularly the manufacturing and food-producing sectors. Counties and entire countries need to find ways to become more self-sufficient in their food and basic commodity production.
The health of the majority of the population throughout history has up until very recently, been inadequate to survive the effects of pandemics. In the western world, the majority of people’s immune systems are not strong enough to quickly overcome pandemics such as the COVID-19 virus. This is primarily due to a diet of processed and chemical-laden foods and a sedentary lifestyle.
Many third world countries, largely because of their lifestyles, native diets and the population generally having a strong immune system, fares much better than the West with pandemics.
Building up your immune system with healthy foods and getting adequate amounts of sleep as well as plenty of sunshine on your skin to allow your body to produce vitamin D and K as well as health-promoting enzymes is vital in the fight to protect yourself from the COVID-19 virus and any other pandemics.
Humans, particularly since the start of the industrial revolution have harmed the planet by using destructive farming methods, produced chemical and unnatural waste products and allowed dirty exhaust emissions to go unchecked into our air. Since the general population of almost every country was forced to stay home and stop working, our planet seems to be in recovery mode.
Some of the benefits are:
- Rivers becoming cleaner
Many of the world’s most polluted waterways are recovering and becoming clear for the first time in decades. The canals of Venice are clear enough to see the fish living there and white swans have returned with no traffic to stir up the sediments.
In India the famous river Ganges whose banks and surrounding areas provide homes for millions of people has transformed and cleaned up remarkably because all the factories and industries are closed, so are no longer discharging their waste into the river.
- The skies are clearer
With no air travel and a huge reduction in vehicle exhaust emissions worldwide, there has been a huge drop in nitrogen dioxide levels. In China and the North East of The USA everyone has been enjoying a 30% drop in pollution levels as well, there has been a 50% drop in Madrid, Milan, Paris and Rome.
New Delhi and Los Angele, both known for their notorious traffic congestion and smog are both basking in the cleanest skies on record.
The Himalayas, which have not been seen for over 30 years are now visible from many parts of Northern India, over 125 miles away
- Adopting a Healthy Lifestyle
Many people who for years have been just too busy, because of this forced quarantine are having the opportunity to reevaluate their lifestyles and living conditions. The Coronavirus has forced us to examine our health and given us all an opportunity to adopt a healthier lifestyle
- Has Mother Nature forced us to sit at home and do nothing
Nature is a very powerful force and maybe, Mother Nature has decided that we need as a species to be made to stop and reconsider our combined actions and lifestyle, so has given us a shakeup or a wake-up call with time out and the opportunity to make amends before it’s too late
- Wild animals in the cities and streets
In many areas, wild animals have returned to areas they were forced from because of the actions of people. With the majority of people inside and away from parks, beaches and other public areas, wild animals have ventured back in and are free-roaming again
- Flawed Government Practices and Systems
Some unwise government policies such as creating dense population centers, restricting people’s ability to grow their own food and keep animals such as chickens in urban areas has been shown thorough the experiences of people being forced into quarantine situations to be detrimental policies.
It’s now clear that allowing people if they follow safe social distancing and hygiene practices to get a reasonable amount of sunshine and fresh air while exercising in parks, beaches and the countryside is much better for public health than being restricted to stay at home and indoors
- The ways COVID-19 has changed workforce management
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, business management has had to readjust and refocus business workforce structures and develop ways to allow for everyone who is capable of working from home,to be able to do so. This has made a lot of middle management, redundant and created unique situations where companies can become more efficient streamlined as they substantially reduce overheads.
The internet allows for remote workers and a totally new business routine, giving the benefit of more flexibility for workers and management.
Businesses are now able to source from a greater variety of job applicants without regard to physical or distance barriers and employees can now look for positions globally while working from home.
Being resilient and adaptable is now becoming equally important in business management as costs and efficiency are with innovation changing traditional business practices
- Lifestyle Changes
Everybody’s lifestyles are now having to be modified to adapt to the “New Normal”, a life where in the future people will need to adapt new standards of social cleanliness and respecting of other’s personal spaces.
Instead of providing office space within the company, employers will need to provide their employee resources so they can cost-effectively customize their home spaces to allow for working from home. This can reduce company overheads and improve the lifestyles and working conditions for everyone.
By reducing the need to travel to work pollution levels are dropping and the environment is recovering so the world is taking advantage of the lessons learnt from this pandemic proving that humans can work together and create a sustainable future for all.