How COVID19 Pandemic stirs the world and our response towards it. Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as (MERS-CoV) and (SARS-CoV). Coronaviruses are zoonotic, which means they are transmitted between animals and people. In 2019 Coronavirus disease (COVID19) was detected in the central Chinese city Wuhan.
In February 2020 china become the center of this Pandemic outbreak. Prior to spreading across the globe, the world thought it is localized to china that’s why the World didn’t take it seriously and ignore the potential of a pandemic. Ignorance of the world towards COVID19 Pandemic shakes the existing system. There are about 198 countries across the world infected by COVID19 Pandemic.
Here we see how COVID19 Pandemic shakes the world. A month ago, the world was functioning smoothly, governed by an unseen divine order. Nature, politics, economics, societies, and religions each had its place in the universal scheme of things. Suddenly, at the beginning of March, the virus has turned our delusions inside out. It spreads like wildfire. Now millions of people in the world infected and thousands of people gave up on their lives.
If we see the world order we see that the World is split into two halves developed states and developing states. Developed states like China, Italy, Britain, France, and the United States are those states that are capable in every sense. Means they have a huge economy, high-level technology, and notable scientist but still they are incapable to make any vaccine for this virus. On the other side developing states are dependent on developed states for advanced technology because they have no strong economic and political system.
COVID19 Pandemic in Pakistan
Pakistan is a developing state who has no proper strategies that show the vulnerability of the state. In the past 72 years, it only focuses on (traditional security) military equipment instead of (nontraditional) social, food health security. It is the duty of the government to make such strategies that strengthen the whole state not only one department. In the Chaotic situation of the COVID19 pandemic, the state is fragile to deal with millions of patients at a time. Moreover, if the government completely locked down the state then it becomes difficult for the government to provide them livelihood for 2 to 3 months.
But after spreading COVID19 Pandemic in Pakistan most of the areas are completely in lockdown. It creates a severe effect on those people who are working on daily wages. Although the government announced plans for them but there is a problem whether resources reached them or not.
Besides, this pandemic there are many factors that spike panic in society. Pakistan’s population is about 220 million but in hospitals. There are about 22 hundred ventilators out of which only 40- 50 percent functioning ventilators. Due to Economic instability, we have no advanced technologies like treatment kits, etc. From all facts and figures, we know the fragility and vulnerability of our state but the icing on the cake instead of following precautionary measures. We just ignore the seriousness of pandemic and take it as fun.
Rest At Home Instead Of Rest In Peace.
No doubt, we are Muslims and our belief is every soul shall have a taste of death. But death in isolation is unimaginable because at the time of death everyone wants to saw their loved ones. No one wants to die in isolation so it’s our duty to take care of ourselves and our loved ones by following precautionary measures.
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Written By: Sidra Zubair