After we resolve the current COVID-19 pandemic, the world will not be the same as it used to be.
By: Surjit Singh Flora
While the province has opened up discussions and potential timelines for how it will take to return to a sense of relative normalcy, it’s important to remember that there will be a “new normal” coming out of this situation.
To put it wryly, it’s now B.C. (Before Corona) and A.C. (After Corona).
The way we live, the way we eat, the way we walk, the way we work… everything will change. It is said that change is always for the better. Maybe God thought there was something good in store for us.
In the race for money, we have lost our health and our loved ones. This epidemic reminds us once again that life is perishable.
We never paid attention to our environment, our personal care, our home and the cleanliness around us. All these will be taken into consideration in the future.
Everyone will get into the habit of washing their hands thoroughly at least five times a day. We hope that our government will also take effective steps to improve our health infrastructure, especially for the seniors’ home care centers.
According to Ontario’s chief public health officer, Theresa Tam, nearly half of Canada’s COVID-19 deaths linked to long-term care facilities.
The virus has invaded at least 600 nursing homes across Canada. This situation has left first-line caregivers at a loss, and frightened families scrambling to find information about unreachable relatives.
Due to the Coronavirus, it will change in the future.
How we spend our money will also change. Everyone will think about how important savings are, save money for bad days. Stretch (one’s) legs according to your means – that is, buy only what you need.
How much we care for our bodies is also about to change. Now seeing death standing on its head reminds us of our own health.
We used to treat blood pressure, diabetes and asthma as minor illnesses, but now COVID-19 is attacking more people who are already suffering from these diseases. So, we will no longer ignore these diseases.
Eating habits will also change. People may switch to vegetarian diets as a result of this crisis. Eating out at restaurants will decrease. The habit of ordering Chinese, burgers, pizza at home is also likely to decrease.
People will stay healthy when they eat good food and take proper care of their own diets.
Regard for medical professionals, nursing staff, along with other health care staff, will increase. They continue to risk their lives, day after day, to protect us.
Workplaces and trading markets may also suffer. After all, an entire generation is now working from home.
Employees in little workplace cabins might discover some comfort. In the packed market, people will be observed waiting around in collection for his or her transformation; thus, it seems we certainly have stepped into a new entire world.
Our environment is likewise changing. Pollution has reduced. The chirping of birds is listened to again. It is like the whole universe continues to be evaluated within a new guise. Normally-raucous households are additionally quiet.
The Coronavirus has presented us with an opportunity for introspection.
Although we have been suffering, the loss in life and property today, if we can create a whole, healthy world in the future, it will be a great achievement.