Hi Read Cash Family, I’m Valjosh09 and I’m here to talk to you about this pandemic, the widely-known, Covid-19. I believe all of us are aware of what it is and how it has changed our way of life because of its advent. There are a lot of effects of it and there’s a need to know them so we can cope with it through the possible ways we can.
I rise to speak about the pandemic, its consequences, and our prospects. People with low incomes, transitory migrants, and women are among those most affected by the coronavirus epidemic. It has revealed the tremendous disparity between the wealthiest
Members of our society and those who are just scraping by. It has brought to light the terrible weight of inequity that many people in our community are forced to carry. Despite its negative consequences, the COVID-19 issue has given us an opportunity to reset and reshape our society and economy for the better. Nothing would be worse than returning to our previous state of normalcy.
Universal and permanent changes are required: universal and free child care; fee-free higher education; a social safety net that ensures that no one is left behind; a housing system that ensures that everyone has a secure home; and an economy that values the spirit of our community and prioritizes people over profit. We also need a society where everyone has the opportunity to work in fulfilling and secure jobs with good pay, where care and community service are valued, where rampant profit-making and unending growth are a distant memory, and where the true measures of a good society are our well-being and how we care for each other, our country, and our planet. All these could not hinder the spread of the virus but it aids people’s lives as the pandemic emerges. I remember before when everything is all about fun and sometimes, proper sanitation isn’t prioritize by some. Well, it’s because we believe in the strength of our immune systems and we believe that the environment is still our friend. However, did we also think that we have a contribution for this? Or maybe God sent this to us to teach us a lesson that we should not forget the essence of humanity. I will not talk more about what it is really all about because what we see and what we hear everywhere are live evidences. Let us go back to how if affects us, humans. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a significant loss of human life around the world, and it poses an unprecedented threat to public health, food systems, and the workplace.
Are we not alarmed of these? Loss of human life is something that we couldn’t ever replaced. Deaths are everywhere because of this pandemic and this may cause emotional and mental distress. The front liners are also losing its count who have considered as fallen heroes --- risking their lives to save another life. This example restores humanity. Even with the pandemic, people still manage to help wholeheartedly especially the emergence of the community pantries. Who would have thought this is possible. Life is though but we are resilient.
We can say that as of now, there are many restrictions and protocols to follow just for our safety and we must follow accordingly if we want to put a halt on the spread of the virus. We cannot stop this in one time but at least we can limit or decrease the spread of it gradually until it becomes none. Let us also put faith in our government as they are also extracting everything just to make the situation better.
Now is the time for global solidarity and assistance, particularly for the most vulnerable members of our societies, especially in rising and developing countries. As stated by World Health Organization (WHO), “Only together can we overcome the intertwined health and social and economic impacts of the pandemic and prevent its escalation into a protracted humanitarian and food security catastrophe, with the potential loss of already achieved development gains. We must rethink the future of our environment and tackle climate change and environmental degradation with ambition and urgency. Only then can we protect the health, livelihoods, food security and nutrition of all people, and ensure that our ‘new normal’ is a better one.”
How about you, what is your say about these times?
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