Covid 19 Pandemic: Beyond The Conspiracy Theories

The novel coronavirus also known as covid 19 is still ravaging various parts of the world. Although concerted efforts are being made to contain the pandemic, the global picture is still very gloomy.

For a disease as deadly as the coronavirus pandemic, it will make a lot of sense for us to figure out and be absolutely sure what caused it – for posterity sake.

But going by various reports monitored on social media, there is hardly a worldwide consensus as to the actual cause of the disease. As a result, several conspiracy theories exist…

Right or wrong, many people believe that the deadly strain of virus causing the pandemic was passed from wild animals to humans. This was the report that came of out Wuhan City, China, where the disease was reported to have originated from.

In addition, there are also insinuations in some quarters that the virus is nothing but a secretly contrived biological weapon that couldn’t be contained any more.

Some other people called it a covert chemical weapon development experiment that backfired.

There was also another theory that the covid 19 pandemic is nothing but the hazardous radiation consequence of the 5G communication technology purportedly deployed in some cities of the world.

It is not for me to argue here whether or not these claims are correct. It is a matter of time, the truth will be fully revealed.

But beyond the so-called conspiracy theories surrounding the remote cause of the covid 19 pandemic, no one can deny that there was an actual disease outbreak across the world that is making actual human beings suffer, leading to actual multiple deaths and actual global lockdowns.

As at the time of writing this post, over two million individual cases of this deadly infection have been cumulatively reported globally. And this has resulted in actual human deaths of not less than one hundred and fifty thousand persons.

Economic effects of coronavirus pandemic

Unfortunately, those numbers are most likely to go up over the next days or weeks pending when the vaccine for the prevention and treatment of the infection is developed and made commercially available.

Consequent upon the pandemic, our lives are no longer the same as our lives have been disrupted in more ways than one.

Most cities where the disease have been reported have been placed on lockdown pending when the pandemic is contained.

“Stay safe, stay at home,” we are told. This means that we can hardly go where we want to go and when we want to go.

And no one is sure when the lockdown order will be lifted.

Global productivity is declining across world economies because most hardworking people who are supposed to be at work are now resting at home due to no fault of theirs.

We all know that, “Work from home” is a cliche that isn’t possible for all the baskets of employees presently on lockdown.

The only people that are fully engaged at this time are our health or medical workers. They are working tirelessly and risking their own lives to save the lives of those who are battling with the pandemic.

Major employers continue to pay salaries to their staff even when majority of their staff are observing the stay-at-home order. Don’t ask me how long this will be sustained!

Nations and governments of the word are humbled. Just one plague has proven that despite the hyped advances in medicine, our healthcare system is still very much challenged.

As one wag puts it, the nations of the world are prepared for war but none is prepared for a plague such as covid 19. Isn’t that an irony?

Time will fail me to begin to talk about the job losses, lost or depleted investments, and other forms of economic hardships caused by the covid 19 pandemic. We are all already feeling the impact in one way or another!

Therefore, whether or not the people of the world come to a consensus as to the actual cause of the coronavirus pandemic, none of us can deny the fact that beyond the conspiracy theories in circulation, the pandemic has adversely affected our lives in all ramifications.

And I doubt that the world will remain the same once this battle of containing the spread of the pandemic is over.

Please let me know what you think in the comment section.

Coronavirus Pandemic: In Times Like This

It is no longer news that coronavirus has become a global pandemic. And it has significantly impacted the way we do things at home, at work, at play and even at our worship places.

Owing to this ravaging disease, many deaths have been reported across the world. And the number is increasing daily.

Some other people are suffering in various ways: fear of infection, food shortages, lockdowns and restrictions in movements.

These are difficult times for the people of the world, to say the least. May be we are in ‘perilous times’ as the Bible calls it (see 2 Timothy 3:1).

Perilous time is a time “full of danger and risk.” In other words, this is a dangerous time around the world.

That danger and risk are occasioned by the outbreak of coronavirus also known as covid 19. Everyone is now faced with the risk of infestation and the danger of death.

People are living in palpable fear as the situation continues to go out of hand around the nations of the world, stretching medical services to the last limit.

As one commentator on an online forum puts it, “This is no ordinary – humans, nations, organisations and industries, the high and mighty are being humbled…”

But what can you do to be safe in a time like this? I will give you two suggestions in this post.

1. Follow the advice of your government or health authorities

Make it a point of duty to adhere to the safety measures proffered by your government or appropriate health authorities.

I know quite a lot has been said about this across many media but it can never be over-emphasised:

  • Practice social distancing.
  • Stay at home.
  • Maintain very strict hygienic procedures – wash and sanitise your hands regularly.
  • Properly cover your nose when you sneeze.
  • Wear nose masks especially when in public.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Self-isolate, where necessary.
  • Etc

These recommendations are good and should be properly upheld. But if you are a believer in Christ, I’m going to add one more thing: you should keep up your faith in God.

Dealing with coronavirus as a believer in Christ
Source: Sinach’s Instagram handle

2. Keep up your faith in God

As a believer in Christ, the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic should not make your faith waver. In fact, it should be strengthened in times like this.

And if you are not yet a believer, you might want to consider becoming one at this time. As you can see, the world is no longer the same just because of one “little plague” known as covid 19.

Effect of coronavirus on nations of the world
Source: Nairaland

Let your faith in God swallow up your fear of coronavirus or any other disease for that matter. “The just shall live by faith” says the Bible in Galatians 3:11.

In times like this, remember God’s promises of divine protection, healing and deliverance. Believe them, confess them and live my them.

Let me know what you think in the comment section.