If you are from science background, you must have heard the statement ” Energy can neither be created, nor it can be destroyed, it only changes its form from one to other”. And everything is energy by equation ,E=mC^2.
Similarly if you are from arts background, you must have heard the Statement ” History repeats itself”.
And if you are from literature background you must have heard ” अंदाजे बयां बात बदल देती है वरना इस दुनिया में कोई नई बात नहीं होती।” It is the way of an expression which gives newness to anything otherwise nothing is new in this world.
From every path the same thing has been articulated or referred. All gives the same message that the world will never cease to exist and it will keep expressing itself into different forms making it appears new having the same core values. So nothing in the world is absolutely new . It is the way things are expressed makes all the difference .This is the nature of the existence. The basic layout remains the same amidst all new happenings.
It is not that earlier there used not to be a pandemic or any such things . It existed in every era in different forms or ways to make us understand time to time that human is a part of nature and that human cannot overpower the nature as the nature is the whole and human is a part of it.And a part cannot win-over the whole by going against it .The way to win is by aligning with the whole . We cannot ignore nature in pursuit of materialistic development , nature has to be paid attention and taken into consideration for seamless or joyful living . Human needs to align with the nature and not against the nature if they are looking for joyful and peaceful survival.It is in fact a waking and introspecting period for all human beings which the nature has put us into.
Presently we are facing pandemic COVID 19(Corona Virus) all over the world which originated from Wuhan city of China. This pandemic is caused by Corona-Virus which is generally present in bat .And it first got transferred to human being from animal bat when people in wuhan took the soup made up of bat. From there it is getting transferred from human to human and has become pandemic.It is true it has caused severe disruption to humanity in many forms like taking several lives, hampering economy and caused acute fear all around.
Let us understand the pandemic situation from history .
Top 3 Pandemic diseases from history which the world passed.
The Plague of Justinian arrived in Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire, in 541 CE. It was carried over the Mediterranean Sea from Egypt. Plague-ridden fleas hitched a ride on the black rats that snacked on the grain.
The plague decimated Constantinople and spread like wildfire across Europe, Asia, North Africa and Arabia killing an estimated 30 to 50 million people, perhaps half of the world’s population. People had no real understanding of how to fight it other than trying to avoid sick people. How the plague ended, the best guess is that the majority of people in a pandemic somehow survive, and those who survive have strong immunity.
2)Black Death: Quarantine time 40 days.
The Black Death, which hit Europe in 1347, claimed an astonishing 200 million lives in just four years.
As for how to stop the disease, people still had no scientific understanding of contagion, but they knew that it had something to do with proximity. That’s why forward-thinking officials in Venetian-controlled port city of Ragusa decided to keep newly arrived sailors in isolation until they could prove they weren’t sick.
At first, sailors were held on their ships for 30 days, which became known in Venetian law as a trentino. As time went on, the Venetians increased the forced isolation to 40 days or a quarantino, the origin of the word quarantine and the start of its practice in the Western world.
Centuries later, smallpox became the first virus epidemic to be ended by a vaccine. In the late 18th-century, a British doctor named Edward Jenner discovered that milkmaids infected with a milder virus called cowpox seemed immune to smallpox. Jenner famously inoculated his gardener’s 9-year-old son with cowpox and then exposed him to the smallpox virus with no ill effect.
At present we have COVID 19 (Corona-Virus) as a challenging situation. The relieving truth is ,this shall also pass like earlier because nothing is end and this is the fundamental law of nature which is inevitable.
The one who understands this fact of life handle or manage the things maturely while others become panic and make other panic.
It is the time to mitigate the fearful situation from which people of the world are facing by making them understand to be more calm, hopeful and able to manage things positively with precaution prescribed by Doctors . It’s time to align with the nature , support each other ,our government and doctors to win over the challenging situation. It’s time to manage the challenging situation bravely with positivity and precaution.It’s time to bring humanity back in human forms.
During this period our actions ,behaviour & contributions in managing the tough or challenging situation will be remembered. Our behaviour towards our staff , subordinates , less privileged ones will be remembered in long run and that will show how we are evolved as a human in a human form.
And as they say the show must goes on. So there will be time beyond this challenging situation as well. Best wishes
Spread peace , love and compassion among each other.