posted on May, 3 2020 @ 05:19 PM
(warning: mild doom porn)
So, what after COVID-19?
What about the next outbreak? A worse outbreak?
We're all whining about today's social distancing issues, and how much we're looking forward to the stay at home orders being lifted in the coming
It's a temporary thing though, what about next time? The next virus could hit at any time. Lab created or naturally occurring, there's another one
in the works, you and I both know it, just like quite a few of us saw COVID-19 coming because it was just a matter of time until a virus decided to
alter human life as we know it.
With this marvelous wake up call (C19), the world is obviously going to be different after the whole thing clears up, but that's just it, it won't
clear up. C19 is going to be another thing we all just have to deal with, probably especially in winter or so I've read, but think about this:
A world structured around Viruses and trying to beat them.
What I mean is this: C19 is a wake up call for the future, a mildly fatal disease that is essentially "training" for the next much worse disease
that could show up.
Also, it's a jolt in the medical research field that could start a direction of one day hopefully eliminating human fatality due to viral infection
some time down the line (wouldn't that be great, eh?). Maybe C19 is the bump in the rear humanity needed to start down the road for a brighter future
with less flu deaths etc.
But until then, it's dark times (depending on your idea of dark. I don't like people and I enjoy social distancing so for me it's happy times).
Probably social distancing reqs for years, and when the next virus comes out (or if, if we're being positive and naive), it just gets worse. And
worse. And worse.
Humanity remembered something in 2020. Humans = Vulnerable. Nature = Scary. So basically what the point of this ramble is, think about next time.
Think about how the world is shaping to be a world in a continuous fight against a monster a billionth of the size of a human being: the virus.
How something so tiny can shape an entire society.
It's not over and it's not going to be. There will be a break, yeah, sure, but what about next virus, how much worse are the gov't restrictions
going to be that time? How much worse will the actual virus be? If that hits in our lifetimes, get ready for some fun things
Stay tuned... Earth will let you know.
Stock up on your beer and get friendly with books my friends.