The world has gone mad. People are losing it, hoarding toilet paper and groceries. It’s the end of the world as we know it, we are all going to die. So, is this how it all ends?
Coronavirus is causing havoc around the world, but it seems like the biggest problem we are currently facing is not the flu-like mysterious disease, but the panic that drives human nature to take some extreme measures.
I’m not an expert so my personal view on whether countries should shut down and isolate people like that, doesn’t really matter. What I am truly concerned about is how we come out of this madness on the other end of the pandemic.
“Every man to himself”, “take care of yourself and your family”. Well, that’s not exactly how it should be. We must get through this as a community. We have to take care of each other. And we have to take care of the most vulnerable population in these unprecedented circumstances – the elderly.
So please, let’s aim to limit the impact of the media and its alarming headlines. Let’s not let them push our anxiety levels over the limit. Just tune down the news so the children don’t get this overdose of bad news all the time. Keep calm, the stress is not going to help anybody.
On a personal note, we have to cancel our trip overseas to Japan and stay back in Australia. Such a shame, as we had it planned out in detail to visit during the Cherry Blossom season. But, it is what it is, nothing we can do about it now. Nobody expected a pandemic so we just need to get through this thing.
While we’re chasing a refund from the airline, we might come up with a Plan B for the school holidays, which could extend well beyond the typical two weeks in case the government pulls the pin and shut down schools over here. One plan could be to jump in the car and drive to the Australian Outback. Very small population out there, away from the madness, literally self-isolating… seems like the best way to survive Covid19. Having said that, we cannot allow to risk those who live in remote areas of Australia, no way, so I guess we’ll be staying at home like everybody else – do the right thing.