Thoughts on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

It has been a few weeks now since the rise of the coronavirus. By now, you almost certainly hear or read something related to this world wide spreading virus every single day. This being said, I’m not going to state things you most probably have already read about from tons of sources. Instead, I’d like to share some RANDOM thoughts that I had in mind which are related to the coronavirus epidemic.

1 – The modern era might not be as advanced as we think it is.

A lot of people believe that technological innovation has reached its peak. It’s true that many new technologies never cease to amaze people. However, a huge problem is that most of these new technologies are made for the sake of generating profit. When it comes to truly helping humanity during its hard times for no profit at all, you’ll find less people trying to innovate and help. This causes the lack of super helpful technological equipment when standing against a world wide threatening disaster (eg: Climate change, coronavirus and others).

2 – Coronavirus reminds everyone that we are equal

No matter how much money you have, no matter how famous you are, no matter what your skin color is, no matter what side you are on, if you don’t take the required precautions seriously, there is a chance you might not escape the life threatening disease. Coronavirus does not care about all of the differences that we have created among ourselves since the dawn of history. You’re a human? You’re not 100% safe. 

3 – People don’t always listen until it’s too late.

Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft, has done a TED talk back in 2015 saying that highly infectious viruses are more likely to kill millions of people that a war does. He stated that people should be prepared to fight a deadly virus the same way they prepare for a war. He even literally said that “We are not ready for the next epidemic”. Guess what, he was right. Coronavirus is the proof. Had people taken his words seriously back in 2015, the world might not be facing the dangers of coronavirus today.

4 –  Staying at home for a long time might turn out to be a good thing.

You might have heard the story that during an epidemic in London,  Sir Isaac Newton, one of the greatest scientists of all time, was forced to stay at home to avoid the disease back then. What did he do with the free time he had? He Invented Calculus and discovered many physics laws. I’m not saying that you too should invent a new science during your free time at home. All I am trying to say is that with the free time that you now have, you can read a book, take an online course, plan things out to make a better future for you and for the people that you love or do any other thing that might turn out to be extremely useful for you.

Alright, That’s it for today’s article. I have a lot of other thoughts but I’ll stop here (We’re trying to keep the articles short. Usually between 350 and 600 words). Stay Safe!