COVID 19 – THE CONTAGION

 

WHEN THE WORLD STOPPED TURNING, WE MUST LISTEN AND HEAL

 

“In biological terms,  we have become parasites and are devouring our hosts.”

-Paul Hawken

One day, they told, the world will simply stopped and we will be stuck in fear, agony and pain. It will be a normal day, but the day after yesterday, when we still have believed that things are going our way. Unfortunately, this Planet is suffering for so long period of time and nobody has really cared of its symptoms, of its dying cry. We have been always more greedy, more egoistic and more aggressive to get it all. The winners take all but, if the Nature plays the chess with us, we will be the losers, the defeated. There is only one Earth, so beautiful and so tolerant like ours. This Planets has given to us all what we need but we wanted more. The humans lost their modesty and embraced megalomania like the new concept of success.  The homo sapiens is  parasite,  a malign cell, a virus that is killing the Nature. The infectious disease are simply the reaction of immune system of the Earth on the inflammation.  In other words, we get it what we deserve.

The COVID19, the Wuhan virus or the SARS-2 bug is now the scar of the world we know, the dangerous reminder of our ignorance and lack of empathy for decades. The invisible microbe managed to be the dark celebrity No.1, the biggest influencer ever on the planetary happenings, the writer of our destiny at this moment. The happy bug from the illegal Chinese wildlife markets decided to jump on the plane and do a worldwide sightseeing. The spillover was there when everybody has been busy about own life and plans. It is usually like that, the misery is being planted when we are focused on creating  our luck. With the Zero Patient in China, we should have known that nothing will ever be the same. But, empathy has never been the attribute of majority of humans. As long as it is happening somewhere far away, outside of my own microcosmos, who really cares? The virus does. This intelligent molecular shark has learnt so much about humans just observing the mistakes of other pathogens and the success or failure of other epidemics.  The Corona virus didn’t want to have a failure but success. The jumper has jumped when the time was right, when we didn’t think too much that one lonely outbreaks can be turned into pandemics that change the international democracy and freedom. Now, we have the global contagion, thousands of deaths and millions of potentially infected people or vectors. The COVID 19 has made its perfect step into the human species, with its great combination of high infectious capability and destructive respiratory power.  This bug is not in mood to understand, forgive or give a chance like we didn’t  either, to our wildlife and Planet. We played too much, with the time its doesn’t belong to us, with the nature that is not ours, with the animals that are not our poverty….we betrayed all foundations of common sense and responsibility we should have for this world, as the most intelligent species. The contagion is now the renovation of the Mother Earth.

Some experts informed that terrible pandemics happen every 100 years in our medical history. It is really true but this pandemics has turned the world into the silent village, opened the old  and forgotten regulations of urgency state, make people being aware that staying at home is the only way to break the chain of infection and reduce the level of mortality. It is teaching us that we lost our ways,  our moral, our humanity in the ocean of consumption, ego and lack of love for others.  The social media have been the new mirror of so called success. Who has been somewhere and what kind of clothes had ? The influencers, bloggers, experts, showmen….the competition against each other and for nothing but big zero that has been replaced with that Zero Patient, that let it virus be finally free in one happy town, in one happy and world full of sins.

We still don’t know much abut this microbe but we need to stay at home, to avoid social contact, to prevent multiplication of new cases, to save the lives of old and those with compromised immune system. I don’t understand what is so difficult about following such rules before being forced from the government. It is very easy to be responsible for yourself and people around you, for those you love.  You need to protect them and if that means you wont touch them or see them for some time, it doesn’t mean you don’t care, it means that you care for them and for the whole society.  The civilisation need to slow down, to hear the scream of the nature it has refused for ages. The people need to go more inside, in their souls instead of trying searching for satisfaction outside. They shouldn’t compete with each others in being more or having more  but in learning from one another how to be better person, better resident of the world, better friend of the Earth.

People die and that is terrible reality and scary outcome for many. It is a horror scenario but did we forget how many people die from cancer everyday all over the globe? Nobody is thinking of it, rather governments still keep pushing military industry instead of making brave steps into the cancer treatment and supporting of science. The hungry and sick children are  out there and nobody is really interested to try with adoption. One little girl in Syria, who passed away being hungry and cold, promised she will tell all to her God. I guess she did. The animals are dying because we are killing them, with our silence and tolerance for greedy industrialisation. Nobody is thinking of it since it is happening somewhere, far away from our social media and luxuries we are addicted to follow, to copy and paste in our life patterns. The COVID 19 is also being copied  and pasted. The virus is the strongest influencer I have ever noted, that took all media and social media, causing likes and dislikes, producing fear and panic, changing the life we though we own.

The biggest lesson ever : we own nothing. Our plans aren’t ours since they can be broken. Our lives aren’t safe  since they can be ended by one invisible warrior from far away host. We are not so powerful as we have believed and we aren’t so untouchable as we have thought. The only thing we need to learn to own are those that can’t be bought but planted within our character. It is reasonability, compassion and care. The first one will save lives, the second will change the future of the Planet for a better and the third will change the direction of the world. We must learn to live together for one another and this beautiful Nature or we will all die alone like fools. The Planet has shown that has being without us. The life goes on. The COVID 19 is just a lesson, please learn it now, before it is not too late for recovery.

 

 

2 thoughts on “COVID 19 – THE CONTAGION

  1. We recently made a surprising discovery that we may have viruses to thank for our own cognition and ability to learn. Now the normal response to the word virus is fear and dread. Viruses are the Bond villains of nature and have evolved to hijack our own cells machinery. Retroviruses, like HIV, are especially cunning because they attack our main defense mechanism against viruses: the immune cell. They first do this by inserting their own genomic material into the cell and then that instruction manual tells the cell to make viral proteins instead of its own, so the virus gets the cell to do its own dirty work. Eventually, the cell makes viral particles that contain a viral capsid surrounded by a membrane, and this viral capsid is a beautiful protein structure or shell that protects the viral genome from the host cell’s defense, so essentially viruses and retroviruses copy and paste themselves into the host genome.

    Our own DNA is, in fact, riddled with these viral elements. Almost half our own genome is a viral origin. All genes are made up of sequences of DNA that code in our cells, but all cells have the same set of DNA, so how does a blood cell differ from a liver cell? Each cell type only encodes a specific set of genes and that gets turned on only in that specific cell type. This occurs first through DNA and transcription of DNA to RNA and translation of RNA to protein. These proteins perform a variety of functions in the cell from the cell structure to enzymes that catalyze biological activity, but in all of this remains a mystery. How do cells store information at the molecular level, despite the fact that these proteins have short lives, hours to days? In particular, how are memories stored in the physical brain for up to a lifetime?
    https://www.medpagetoday.com/tedmed/tedmed/83872

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  2. Sarah’s impassioned and informative article reminded me of the organic evolution of biological comprehension by humans and eventual bacteriology: prehistoric humans possessed a fundamental knowledge of animal and plant behaviours, and this was the foundation of biological understanding.

    Around 8000 BCE, Neolithic peoples began domesticating more animals and plants, and as they did they enhanced their knowledge of them, as well as unintentionally giving rise to new bacteria; some of which became pathogens that significantly-affected ecosystems. This would be repeated throughout human history (e.g. 1492 and European pathogens introduced into The Americas and present-day globalization leading to the spread of Coronavirus).

    During the 5th century BCE, both the Greeks and Chinese began creating texts on biological entities associated with herbology, hydrology and soil microbes. Taoist thinkers even preceded Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution by exclaiming species develop different attributes (e.g. cell defence mechanisms) when exposed to new environments. This was applied to their knowledge of diseases, as well.

    Yet, it was not until the 19th century that the German microbiologist Heinrich Koch (1843-1910) defined and documented the connection of microorganisms to pathogens: he identified infectious diseases and the process of fermentation in them (e.g. tuberculosis, cholera and anthrax).

    The human body constitutes trillions of cells within a specific environment of electricity and water, and the pathogens the body is exposed to dictate to how antibodies emerge and how pathogenic mutations occur.

    Humans survived The Black Death (c.1347-51 – 200 million dead worldwide) because of the comprehension of its source and impact on the body and via the co-operation of people to eradicate the pathogen from communities (e.g. patient separation, burning of the dead, healthier diets). Logic is the only true recourse humans have…

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About Sarahowlgirl1982

I am a master of Political Sciences, with special focus on Security Studies, Islamic Counter Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction. I enjoy discovering and commenting things which are " in the air" but still not spoken.I also do like science writing and planing to move myself into the pure science journalism !