Pandemic Results In An Outbreak of Social Revelations.

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“The first time in history you can save the human race by lying in front of the tv doing nothing. Let’s not screw this up.”

It’s a coronavirus pun-demic. Dark Humor is thriving more than ever, consuming the striking events of this year.

But moving onto the real concerning the topic to be penned; Corona Virus outbreak has been devastating, to that we can all agree. Efforts are being taken to curb the spread of coronavirus. There are shuttered doors, emptied malls – changing lives around us. The economic impact has been severe and is forcing the whole world to transition – pushing a dose of digitalization into every field.

Global brands have adopted advocacy of distancing through their slogans, such as McDonald’s.

Moreover, Pandemic has highlighted discrepancies & advances.

From countries in which protests were led reflecting on their ignorance, attitude and the inability of society to be following simple instructions to have things our lives revolved around – work, gym, malls, movies to be tossed out the window and learned to be lived without. But with soft quarantines in place, social media platforms, and other services are taking on an entirely new valence as the foundation for our everyday lives—becoming a crucial conduit between families, friends, and coworkers, as well as much-needed entertainment and engagement. Additionally, Greta’s spirit has spread across the globe as there have been astonishing pollution cut down and healing of earth as we all got sent to our rooms. Though the pandemic has led to possible recession, it definitely led to the bloom of Mother Nature. So let’s be mindful of our coming actions. 

Check Your Privilege

Social distancing is a privilege. It means you live in a house large enough to practice it while there are many crammed up in a room with many others or don’t even a house to shelter in. Hand washing is a privilege too. It means you have access to running, clean water. Hand sanitizers are a privilege. It means you have enough money to buy them. To be safe in a lockdown is a privilege. It means you can afford to be safe at home unlike the many victims of domestic abuse that are now trapped with their abusers while supporters scramble to adapt to the rapidly shifting landscape. Internet is a privilege. It means you have access to connection and entertainment. Most of these privileges are accessible to the prosperous. In essence, the disease that spread by the rich as they flew around the globe will now kill millions of the poor. 

Combatting Infodemic

As we become more isolated physically, social media and the web are to shoulder much more of the world’s information as more and more people seek timely information. Although social media platforms continue to be a dangerous socio-technical vulnerability in times of confusion and crisis especially with ongoing circulating myths. In a time of much disinformation and misinformation, we need to be careful of what information we consume and act on.

In the end, your health is your capital. It is your responsibility to self isolate to keep the vulnerable people safe, and be the support of the many health works that are the frontiers of combatting the disease. 

So Play your part. Stay safe and Stay home. Spread the word & Plank the curve.

Sabila Siddiqui

A medical student who is passionate about content creation; taking the form of writing, graphic art, videography, and photography.