With a third of the world (or maybe more by the time this post comes out) under ‘lockdown’ rules, and a very high mortality, it comes as an easy thought that this is really a pandemic.
What is the difference from an epidemic? A disease can be declared an epidemic when it spreads over a wide area and many individuals are taken ill at the same time. If the spread escalates further, an epidemic can become a pandemic, which affects an even wider geographical area and a significant portion of the population becomes affected.
Pandemics are extreme events, but they are also cyclical events , recurring in time.
Do you know what else displays cyclical behaviour?
population numbers (or better, it should)
Let’s look at this in more details
It is still unclear what the origin of this coronavirus are. Perhaps a bat (known vectors of this kind of virus) maybe a pangolin . Surely an animal. And it is still unclear how it spread around - but it was inevitable , people move around so much these days!
In these days it’s hard to talk about anything else but this situation with the virus we find ourselves in. One can see this situation from many prospectives. One can feel panic, feel annoyance, feel sorry for oneself stuck in the house.. or can see it as an opportunity!
As I am based in Italy, and worse in one of what is now considered a ‘red region’, I can’t help but keep thinking about this. So, if you are tired of news on this topic.. I apologise, but hope you will read through. I would like to twist the narrative and dig deeper into it with some considerations..
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