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LIVING WITH THE CORONAVIRUS

LIVING WITH THE CORONAVIRUS

surgeon-2-1562062-639x487-1-300x229The uncontrollable spread of the coronavirus has sent a clear message to the global population, making it clear to everyone that we live in a giant bubble and that a microscopic organism has the power not only to kill, but to dramatically alter the way we live and see ourselves as the dominant force of nature. We are not only connected round the clock by way of the electronic devices, but we are also connected by the very air we breathe. As mayhem  makes its way into every echelon of society and race around the world, it has forced the political forces that control our lives to take measures that hurt what seems to be the very fabric of our existence, the economy. With the coronavirus comes the harsh reality that we humans, despite considering ourselves somewhat indestructible, are quite fragile and can easily be wiped out.  Regardless of the unconscious suicidal tendency we employ through our daily consumption and contamination of our natural resources, mother nature has been relatively kind. But how long will this continue and what can be done to shift our destructive nature? How do we cope with life amid the threat of the coronavirus? First and foremost, it must be stated that prevention is the number one cure for the coronavirus. Proper hygiene and isolation seem to be the best alternatives at present. But how can we live without interaction, without entertainment, without contact with other humans? Fortunately, technology has made it possible for us to live virtually, with our lives and interaction traveling through time and space at light speed through the internet. It is this technology which will allow us to continue our daily activities such as work and school. But what about production facilities and factories that produce the goods we humans rely on for survival? Who is going to slaughter the livestock we indulge in? Who will harvest and pack the produce we consume? What will happen to people when the supermarket shelves are empty, and households run out of the essentials? Hopefully, our world leaders and scientists will have found a solution to prevent the cataclysmic portrait presented here. But what if not? How prepared are we as one race to face such dire consequences? The truth is that millions will perish as a result of the coronavirus spread, in large part the elderly and the physically weak. This very real scenario undoubtedly raises concerns as to the well-being of those individuals categorized as being at High Risk. It is very safe to say that amid the spread of the coronavirus only the strong will survive, and the weak will be cast into oblivion. It is important nonetheless to remain positive and avoid falling into bottomless pit of mass hysteria, as this will only serve to strengthen the existence of the coronavirus. The swine flu, which wiped out over 500,000 people around the globe, came and went almost on its own. Let’s hope the same thing happens with the coronavirus.

LIVING IN QUARANTINE

Isolation seems to be one of the principle ways to control the spread of the coronavirus and recover from having contracted the disease. But what exactly does being under quarantine imply and what effect does it have on the particular individuals psyche and the lives of those around them? Being under quarantine can have a dramatic effect given that it can cause depression, moodiness, and physical decay. Staying positive and occupying one’s mind appropriately are fundamental during quarantine. Fortunately, modern technology can make living in quarantine more tolerable for those unable to fill their free time by reading or through an artistic outlet. For those that thrive on staying home, being under quarantine can be a blessing, but to those that work to live rather than live to work, quarantine can lead to feelings of emptiness and incompetence. The Perazzo Law Firm recommends that individuals that fall victim to the coronavirus or are obliged to stay isolated and under quarantine, remain positive by occupy their time fruitfully and take advantage of the free time to do things they enjoy.

THE FUTURE OF THE CORONAVIRUS

Optimistically, the coronavirus will disappear just as quickly as it has spread throughout the world. The truth is that it is basically equivalent to having the flu. Sadly, it takes a dire toll on the elderly and the physically weak. According to recent reports, those that have recovered from the coronavirus are said to have suffered a drop in lung capacity and may be prone to other respiratory infections. Sadly, regaining lung capacity and reversing damage to the lungs is not possible. Hence, those that have recovered from the coronavirus may need to alter their way of life in order to adjust to weakened lungs and potential to contract other respiratory diseases. The common cold may last longer; bronchitis may develop more regularly and modify the regular treatment of antibiotics; Asma may arise in once healthy people and smokers may need to quit. Hopefully, scientific research may lead to counter-effects of the coronavirus and those that once lead healthy lives will be able to do so once again.

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