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Covid-19 and Coping with our emerging World

by Diana

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Who would ever have imagined the world we now live in? none of us I am sure. However, it is as it is and we must rise to the challenge and do the best we can for each other and for our survival. Now we as a group must consider each other and lend a helping hand. The good news is our precious earth gets a chance to breathe. Have you seen the water in the canals in Venice? they are clean and the sky in China is blue.

Covid 19 What's happing to the world?

Yes, it is, without doubt, awful, but it’s no good being negative we have to search for the positives and given our new parameters find a way to go forward.

Certainly, people will now look at Nurses, Carers and medical professionals in a different light and hopefully appreciate the work they do. Soon people may come to realise how vitally important they are to our very survival often at great cost to themselves. The Live-in Carers are a special task force as not only are they looking after other peoples’ family members, they are far away from their own families and worried about their safety and health. Maybe this might be shown via increased compensation for these immensely important people.

For a moment we have been put on pause to consider what is important and definitely take a detour away from consumerism and instant gratification. It is going to force many of us to reinvent ourselves and our methods of making an income.

Who could ever have imagined us being here? locked in our homes, encouraging isolation and all-round panic. I think instead we should try and turn this into a positive and look at this time as space to perhaps study something new, take up an art, read more, chat to people via phone, I mean actually talking not just texting. Start skyping or use google hangouts and visually see family and friends face to face. Alternatively create an event you can all join, socialising in this way is so helpful particularly to those that are isolating alone.

Join comedy podcasts, stream some interesting documentaries, start a journal, exercise at home and document this. This is an excellent interview from the Ted team with Bill Gates https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xe8fIjxicoo&t=492s

Regulate your diet and eat healthily, be economic in your choices and trim your budget. Start making homemade Christmas and Birthday presents. You might even turn one of these activities into your next online business.

Try some self-help courses, start meditating, work out a daily schedule. It all sounds like a lot of hard work doesn’t it, perhaps you will find that you will be more productive and that this pandemic actually changes our gears, alters our focus perhaps for the better. At the moment Skillshare has made all their courses free.

If you are still panicking this is some information recently forwarded to me that may help put things in perspective.

Corona Virus
The number of deaths in the world in the first two months of 2020
2360 : Corona virus
69602 : Common cold
140 584 : Malaria
153,696 : suicide
193,479 : road accidents
240,950 : HIV loss
358,471 : alcohol
716,498 : smoking
1,177,141 : Cancer

Then do you think Corona is dangerous?

Do not Panic & don’t forward Rumors.

I am posting this to balance your newsfeed from posts that caused fear and panic.

82,000 People are sick with Coronavirus at the moment, of which 77,000 are in China. With a population of over 1.1 billion. This means that if you are not in or haven’t recently visited China, this should eliminate 94% of your concern.

If you do contract Coronavirus, this still is not a cause for panic because:

81% of the Cases are MILD
14% of the Cases are MODERATE
Only 5% of the Cases are CRITICAL

This means that even if you do get the virus, you are most likely to recover from it.

Some have said, “but this is worse than SARS!”. SARS had a fatality rate of 10% while COVID-19 has a fatality rate of 2%

Moreover, looking at the ages of those who are dying of this virus, the death rate for the people UNDER 50 years of age is only 0.2%

This means that: if you are under 50 years of age and don’t live in China – you are more likely to win the lottery (which has a 1 in 45,000,000 chance)

Let’s take one of the worst days so far, the 10th of February, when 108 people in CHINA died of Coronavirus.

On the same day:

26,283 people died of Cancer
24,641 people died of Heart Disease
4,300 people died of Diabetes
Suicide took 28 times more lives than the virus did.

Mosquitoes kill 2,740 people every day, HUMANS kill 1,300 fellow humans every day, and Snakes kill 137 people every day. (Sharks kill 2 people a year)


For now, I wish you all a wonderful day, keep well, keep safe and above all be happy.

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