When the world stops turning
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This post is the third of a series of ten posts about certain aspects of our lives during the COVID-19 crisis. These posts must be read in order, starting with the 6th post would make absolutely no sense to the reader. Enjoy reading and above all, enjoy reflecting.
Above all, it is important to have a multi-perspective approach. In order to compare the entire world between two eras, it is important to have a minimum amount of historical references. Then, anthropological, sociological and psychological references are also important. As you can see, I am not interested in medical, microbiological or other natural sciences. This knowledge is of little interest in our approach and we will see why a little later.
In order to have the most complete understanding possible, because perfection will not be achievable, we must first identify previous pandemics or epidemics from previous centuries. Once the eras have been identified, we must then look at several common characteristics present in each era.
Without a doubt, we must identify the political systems in place, the nations affected and the means of communication within and between nations. Medical advancements are of little value, in my opinion, considering that they have an individual effectiveness rather than for a large number. A vaccination doesn’t come until several years later and cannot be considered in the short term. Pharmacology could nevertheless be considered. Religions and their influence on the mentality and behaviour of societies must absolutely be included, as well as the size of families, towns, villages and cities. The territory’s density of occupation and population, as well as its demography.
To be continued…
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Last Updated on May 12, 2020 by Coach Danny