Palsh Maheshwari Ahmedabad India
Are We Ready
He that is Infinite has been pleased to decree immutably that all things have an end.
Have you ever imagined, what would happen if Thanos was real and not a movie villain, have you ever imagined if one day he came to earth and snapped with his infinity gauntlet, have you ever imagined what will happen if half of the population wiped out within a snap…
And we definitely don’t have Avengers to save us.
Trust me this has happened…
1350s, about 700 years ago Nature took a destructive form and half of humanity was wiped out… It’s knows as Black Death or Black Plague. This was the darkest chapter in history of Humanity, Thus the name Black plague. It was the most devastating Pandemic, which severely affected Europe. 75 to 125 Million people lost their lives. About 40-60% of World’s population was affected.
And they didn’t have Avengers to save them but luckily we have Antibiotics.
Due to antibiotics Death rate of Plague which was more than 80% has come down to less than 10%.
In late 2019, we saw outbreak of a new SAARS like virus emerging in China known as Corona Virus or Wuhan Virus. It affected more than 80,000 people in China alone and spread to other Countries in early 2020. Over 1.5 Million people are affected worldwide and nearly 1 lac people have died.
World has been at Chaos since then. Curfew has pressurised people to stay at home, businesses are closed, Economies have crumbled by just a virus, A Thanos that is invisible.
A virus with less than 3% death rate and low transmission rate has made such an impact on World. World Healthcare Systems are exposed. 1st World countries of North America and Europe don’t have enough capacity for patients. Countries are out of medicines. People are hungry and don’t have food to eat. Daily wage earners have lost their jobs. One cannot live freely, our independence is questioned and Nature has shown us that We are not leaders of planet, we are only one of the species living on it.
Doesn’t this bother anyone that, what if some more deadly disease comes in future which is much more contagious than COVID.
Destruction will be beyond imagination. History will repeat itself after Black Death of Europe of 1300.
Current situation has definitely made us questioned that ‘are we ready for it’
May be not… May be this never happens but what if it does.
Millions-billions will die if the day came, our planet has already much on its plate such as Over population, global warming, Natural Calamities, etc. We don’t have power to tackle another.
This made me think, what are we fighting for – land, money, power… ? When their will be no humanity, who will have power…
“Jaan hai to jahan hai“
More money should be invested in healthcare and research rather than nuclear and military power. Mutual cooperation between countries should be given more importance. Quality Healthcare should be made available to everyone irrespective of their social and economic status. COVID has made us realize that we are far behind nature. May be this was a warning call for humanity that this is just beginning. We are definitely not ready for that inhuman day, but we have to Brace for Impact and be prepared.
AFTER DARKNESS THERE ALWAYS
AND WE MUST WAIT TO SEE IT
- Palsh Maheshwari