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Our World: Coronavirus

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One of the things which is helping me through this strange time is nature. Watching the starlings frolicking about on the lawn and great tits move in and out of their bird box in my garden, presumably feeding youngsters, has helped me appreciate the simple but important things in life.

Ironically, nature is (unless you believe in the 5G theory or that the virus originates from a lab) also the cause of coronavirus.

It is my belief that cruelty to animals and a total contempt for nature has resulted in coronavirus.

The ‘wet markets’ are absolutely horrific from what I’ve heard. They sell dead and live animals in closely confined spaces and the animals are butchered on the site. These markets are extremely cruel – there are no animal welfare standards – and unhygienic. 

Is it any wonder that interfering with the natural world has resulted in this catastrophe?

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Scientists all over the world are working on a vaccine.

When there will be a vaccine, I don’t know, but in the meantime many of us are suffering.

We have either suffered from coronavirus itself; know someone who has had it – or even died from Covid-19; are stressing about our jobs; missing our freedom and loved ones; suffering from domestic violence, family tensions, a decline in mental or physical health … The list goes on.

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My fear is that, for as long as we humans interfere with nature, these viruses will continue to grow, mutate and spread. We are supposed to live alongside nature, not destroy it. I wonder if this attitude of contempt will eventually destroy us, the human species.





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17 thoughts on “Our World: Coronavirus

  1. I could not agree more. I always thought a pandemic would come, one day. For some reason I expected to be gone before it did, so I never wondered how it would play out. It is fascinating and distressing in equal measures. I am one of the fortunate whose life has not yet been affected, but I know that millions are suffering in all the ways you mention and no doubt many more. It’s sickening that a few hold power and use it to personal advantage. There are some who try to do the right thing and I admire their struggle. They count as heroes to me. I wish you well.

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  2. I agree. As I look around at all that surrounds me, I am thankful mt father raised someone that can perform critical thinking skills and make independent choices, and not acquiesce like sheep being barked at by a Border Collie.

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    1. Thank you. Yes, nature has helped me a lot over the lockdown period. I’m sure I haven’t been the only one. It also made me realise just how vital nature is for our wellbeing as well as being important in itself.

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  3. I agree with you Clare – years ago when they began cloning animals, I said it was unnatural – why? I’ve heard bad things about the markets too. I read “The Jungle” years ago in school and cringed that this could be happening. I want to say “quit worrying about putting man on the moon – find a vaccine, a safe one, so we can live without fear the rest of our lives. I looked forward to my “golden years” after many years of working. I hope I am still alive to enjoy those golden years.

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      1. I agree – I hope the isolation and sheltering in place has taught people to live simply and go out in nature … when our 13 large Metroparks waived the fee for admittance three days a week, lots of people tried them out – that’s a good thing.

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