For the past several months, the world has been trying to deal with a major pandemic. We have seen mixed results, but at least we are—on the most part—making a consorted effort to fix the problem, right?
With that in mind, I can’t help but wonder if we can use what we have learned from this active disease to arm ourselves in our fight against other diseases that are not always as flagrant—though they often are—but are all the most pervasive, contagious, and highly devastating.
These include diseases like misogyny, homophobia, racism, casteism, and really all kinds of hateful prejudices that have plagued humanity since, presumably, the birth of humanity.
So, how do you fight a pandemic?
Let people know about the disease.
- Modes of Transmission
The more you know about the disease, the better you can fight it, right?
Find and promote the right sources of information.
Listen to the experts, and comply with the authorities.
Listen and learn.
Identify and Isolate:
As with any infectious disease, it is vital to identify those showing signs of the disease and isolate them from the general public.
This helps us:
- Give the diseased individual a chance at treatment
- Protect the public from further spread of the disease
If you or anyone you know shows symptoms of the disease, inform the authorities.
Find A Cure:
Does a cure exist? I couldn’t really say for sure. But a cure can be found, I am confident.
All we need to do is invest our time, money, effort, and attention into finding it.
Elect Better Leaders:
It is easier to comply with the authorities when said authorities are conscientious and competent.
Like with any other problem, having better leadership will be a major factor.
I think it is a good plan. Now, all we need is a consorted effort to execute it.
So, let’s get to it, shall we?