Wordless Wednesday: our planet and COVID | July 8/20

Our destruction of natural habitats of wildlife is what has allowed these new viruses to cross over to humans in the first place. Ebola, HIV/AIDS, SARS, MERS, H1N1, and now the granddaddy of all, COVID-19. The granddaddy of all new viruses so far, that is. We can’t go back to normal.

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12 Responses to Wordless Wednesday: our planet and COVID | July 8/20

  1. (Big sigh 😦 ) You are right, we’re in the midst of an horrific health pandemic simply because we’ve lost all respect for mother nature, total and utter madness slaughtering live animals in a wet-market alongside infected bush meat! Crazy, and even more worrying when virologists say there are 3500 other coroner viruses in the African bush.

    • Jane Fritz says:

      Exactly, A.S. Unless we make enormous changes to how we interact with nature and wildlife, and unless we start understanding the damage we’re causing to ourselves as well as nature, we’re going to see more and more of this. Pretty scary. I hope you’re staying safe and sane during these strange times.

  2. iidorun says:

    “Because normal was the problem”….oh my, yes…so true…

  3. So glad to know you are safe!! We have actually enjoyed our quiet here at the farm and have only seen our kids and grandkids due to diligence in wearing masks, social distancing and avoiding any outside contact unless absolutely necessary.
    I too am worried about what is yet to come and am trying to prepare for ANYTHING

    • Jane Fritz says:

      I’m so glad to hear you have been surviving these strange times well … and safely, Rita. We also have weathered quasi-isolation well. I think it makes all the difference when you have sustaining interests that don’t require frequent socializing. Being busy with your farm must provide you with satisfaction and sense of purpose more than ever as the world we’ve created struggles. Stay safe, my friend.

  4. Words of wisdom last week from one of our leading conservationists, which I retweeted: “The old normal was abnormal”. I’m not liking the easing of lockdown. The volume of traffic, the noise, the people, the urgency to get the economy up & running, the urging to go shopping and support the economy are all more stressful than the lockdown, especially now we will surely get more spikes.

  5. Agreed. Safety in every way is of paramount importance

    • Jane Fritz says:

      Sadly, Kavitha, it seems that not everyone in our countries agrees, so each of us has to be cautious, both for ourselves and for others. Stay safe.

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