“Waves” of light in the sea of coronavirus

Epidemic, pandemic, coronavirus ․․․ These are, perhaps, the most frequently heard and applied terms in the last five months regardless of gender, age, and most importantly nationality. Although the numbers of the prevalence, infection and the death are already reaching alarming levels, nevertheless the mosaic of the near and far future remains not fully predictable. The latter contains economic, social, environmental, military-political and other dangers. And if we consider the fact that these dangers are reaching massive scale, predictions of possible crisis are becoming more real. The theory according to which the nature can remind the humanity about the fragility of the illusion of “economic growth” at any time is becoming more real too. Against the back drop of the present and future threats, the world has pushed the provision of economic growth in the background and prioritizes the preservation and the rational use of resources. The world around us is a unified system, and if the normal functioning of any of its elements is disrupted, the course of others is disrupted toօ․ The nature-society relationship has not been unequivocal throughout human history։ the natural balance of the environment has changed from a certain point and  and on an areal basis it has achieved more intense developments qualitatively and quantitatively.

Coronavirus spreads today with paradoxical events. On one hand, hundreds of people die every day because of the epidemic, on the other hand, ecosystems are improving because of the epidemic, aerospace monitoring results show a sharp decrease in average monthly concentrations of air pollutants, observed water pollution, and so on. Burke Marshall, an environmental resource expert at Stanford University, USA, has come to the conclusion that, as a result of reduced air pollution, the number of potentially rescued people will substantially exceed the number of deaths, actually caused by the virus. Burke counted that two-month reduction in environmental pollution, particularly in China, has given life to four thousand children under the age of 5 and seventy-three thousand adults over 70. This circumstance has its explanation: one of the four main factors shaping people’s immunity is the state of the environment and we, as a species, are vulnerable in case of any change in it. In this sense, it’s important to emphasize the direct link that exists between long-term environmental pollution and the prevalence of infectious diseases among the population in the event of an epidemic and its consequences. Improving the state of the environment today should not be limited to one-time effects, society has to make the right conclusions from this and find the path to economic development which will provide a systematic solution to eco-economic problems  and will follow the goals of the Sustainable development concept. We have to realize that climate current crisis and the destruction of certain biodiversity species are far more dangerous than any viral disease.

The illusion, that man, as one part of nature, is able to control everything, from climate to the spread of viruses and bacteria, is no longer old information. The human being would have long denied the hypothesis that he is a tumor formed from cancer cells on the body of the Earth. And no matter how much the “modern man” opposes his own limitations – it’s up to you and everyone else to take into account the fact that human history can never be written without nature editing.    

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