03/25/2020 – Coronavirus -The Collateral Damage and What Will the World Become

“Focus on the good and be mindful of others, for kindness and love is stronger than disease and together we are stronger, living in the state of community.”

Eldon Dahl, DNM

In the western world we are just starting to see the impact of Covid-19 and learning from the limited news being released from China that we have several months to endure before some sense of normalcy will return to our daily lives.  On one hand we have health concerns and the need to restrict the transmission of the virus—this means the closure of many small to medium businesses in the tourist and service industry, since they survive month to month depending on continued customer support, and for many their tips aid their families. Many are under self-quarantine working from home and taking care of their children who are home from school. With current community restrictions the places once seen as a possibility to escape to (like parks, zoos, museums, theaters, restaurants, gymnasiums and recreation centers) became unavailable for us. This is a test of endurance to spend every waking moment restricted to your home and property.       

Most economists are saying the world will slip into recession and it could take several months and perhaps years to recover. And what are the health consequences after the virus is subdued? Mental health is where we are going to see the collateral damages experienced from the coronavirus. My heart goes out to our senior citizens, especially those in long term care homes, as they are the most vulnerable group to the virus. The waking hours are very long in nursing homes and their one ray of hope is the visitations from their loved ones. Because of their weakened state of health visitor restrictions are in place—so they remain protected from the virus—but have a greater risk of dying from a broken heart. We have witnessed the hoarding from toilet paper to comfort food like chips, pop and junk food with the attitude like “what the heck, may as well enjoy ourselves.” Many sit in front of their TV and feed on social media posts on the current plight of the world, and many have even lost hope.

What will life be after the virus has passed? According to a Guardian article[1] it may never return to the state of before the virus outbreak. We might continue implementing some of the changes we are currently forced to accept, and say goodbye to habits that we used to have before the outbreak. The next stages of coronavirus will change our life in many other ways than it has so far. “We may be entering a grim, involuntary social experiment revealing which everyday habits and practices we’d miss if they were gone, and which could be swept away surprisingly easily” says Gaby Hinsliff from the Guardian and she is probably right.

What we have learned from the virus is the importance of preparedness and prevention. During the crisis Life Choice sold out of Colloidal Silver, Thymus Gland, Adrenal Gland while Zinc Picolinate, Laktokhan Probiotics and Kava are quickly selling out too. The issue is that we must practice prevention in our daily lives for seeking a cure in a time of panic, because further stressing our emotions and our will just adds to the frustration.

The question on everyone’s mind is when it will happen again. We must admit that it will, especially in the time of global travel, the population’s weakened immunity and the ever evolving risk from communicable diseases in our Petri dish world. Focus on the good and be mindful of others, for kindness and love is stronger than disease and together we are stronger, living in the state of community.

The best of health.  

References:

Hinsliff, Gaby. 2020. The coronavirus crisis will pass, but life may never be ‘normal’ again. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/mar/13/coronavirus-school-exams-five-day-week-pandemic


[1] Hinsliff, Gaby. 2020.