Dr. Ravi A. Patel,MD, MPH (A Physician, An Author, A Health-Coach & An Entrepreneur)
WHAT IS BEING TESTED DURING CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC?
Human Consciousness or Awareness/Inadvertent behavior & Human Strength/Weaknesses or limitations are being tested during this difficult time by the nature.
Let’s look at today’s latest statistics about coronavirus cases all around the world starting december 2019 till today.
NUMBER OF PEOPLE AFFECTED- 341561
NUMBER OF PEOPLE RECOVERED- 99040
NUMBER OF PEOPLE DIED- 14748
China, Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Iran and USA being at highest morbidity and mortality rates among all.
What are the 5 health determinants that reflects a person’s health?
1. Environment condition
2. Literacy rate
3. Social status of an individual
4. Economic status of an individual
5. Person’s individual characteristics and behaviour
In coronavirus outbreak, inappropriate environment conditions, and individual person’s characteristics and behavior are the major determinants that lead to this outbreak and later on after the pandemic situation other determinants combined with these 2 top determinants determined the morbidity and mortality among people.
Our ecosystem is in synchrony with the living and non-living things on this earth. Coronavirus outbreak reflects there is a imbalance in this ecosystem. If we look at the immense numbers of people affected and died due to this virus, it definitely invites us to rethink our ways of living. Although we know from the past infections like SARS and NIPA virus outbreaks that this virus is also zoonotic in nature, we are not actually able to point out the source of infection. If we observe in this outbreak developed nations has a high morbidity and mortality as compared to the developing nations which is quite unusual and worrisome. Despite so much of advancement in all round development we are unable to save people from dying. Death of 14000 people for a silly reason is unaffordable.
Another concern that is being raised is future environmental health hazards due to our inadvertent way of living. We really need to brainstorm our ways of living that could be hazardous to us and make necessary changes to ensure our future safety against these disease. Best preparedness against future hazard will be when we don’t ignore and ensure basic environmental and human requirements for optimal living. Adding to this also when we prioritize them above business and greedy growth by inadvertently ignoring the basics. How can we climb the 5th step of the stairs by ignoring the 1st one? Doing so we let ourselves to injuries by falling down.
This pandemic reflects how we are all connected by nature despite all the individual differences bases of religion, caste, creed, likes and dislikes e.t.c that we have built in our minds. This time also gives us an opportunity to realize how our individual action or inaction can affect others tremendously in positive or a negative way. Its indeed nature’s call live a highly conscious life and remove all the indifferences that we intentionally or inadvertently created in our minds.
Let’s live a life of high awareness with a vision of UNITY and LOVE for each other!