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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Impact of COVID-19 on Our World and Daily Life

COVID-19 effect, coronavirus disease 2019, elderly people with medical conditions, immune system

Impact of COVID-19 on Our World and Daily Life

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has caused a global health crisis that has had a deep impact on the way we view our world and our daily lives. Not only the contagion rate and transmission patterns threaten our sense of agency, but the measures of safety put in place to contain the spread of the virus also require social distancing by refraining from doing what is inherently human, which is to find solace in the company of others.The present time is extremely special and we are at an awfully crucial phase in our history. It is as if we are fighting World War III now. It has already claimed more than eleven thousand people. But this time, it differs from several previous world wars on several accounts:

(1) The whole world is involved

There is no longer any choice for any country which it can exercise about getting to war or not. You have to fight for the survival of your people.

(2) We are fighting an invisible enemy

The enemy, an extremely small virus not visible by the eye, can be anywhere, deceiving us, hiding inside the sinus cavity of some ordinary people involved in his/her routine activities such as commuting to the office/place of business or education, grocery shopping, clothes or gadgets, traveling, etc.

(3) No vaccine is yet available

Although the enemy is not very deadly, it is new and no vaccine is yet available. So, even if it is detected, the treatment is doubtful. 

(4) It is contagious and spreads very quickly

How fast is it?! It is really very fast, perhaps beyond our imagination. Touching a door handle of an elevator, cab, bus, train, your mobile phone screen, or the fruit/vegetables or groceries that you bought from a supermarket or opening a package received by courier is enough for the virus to go inside the sinus cavity, and then making you a virus factory that produces and spreads the virus everywhere. 

(5) This unique war is fought by all countries of the world on the one hand and the virus on the other

The entire human race is in danger. We have temporarily come to cast aside our differences and become a team. This team put China/Russia, America, India, Pakistan, Iran, Iraq, Israel, and Palestine on an equal footing, not opposite each other. 

East and West, right and left, husband and wife, boss and subordinate, client and businessman are not business rival now, they are one team. This is the state of yog(a) - the best possible case where the flow through neutral sushumna nadi place of ida & pingala (positive and negative). 

But this is often the state of death also. The enemy is smart and has killed many of our vulnerable assets - "elderly people with medical conditions". 

Is the sacrifice made by the old generation is enough or is the enemy going to be able to claim substantial young and healthy lives as well? How long will this war last?

Whoever will survive in this war, will be a part of the new generation with a stronger immune system and smarter ways to live and do business. After all, we learn from our mistakes.
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Arabic-Egyptian translator and blogger - I share my experience in a simple way that suits everyone..... (مترجم ومدون عربي مصري - أشارك خبرتي بأسلوب مبسط يناسب الجميع)

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