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Combating with Fatal Coronavirus

Biological Weapon or Attack on Humanity?

BIJAYBANTAWA
The fear of diseases will psychologically kill the people, as the cowards die many a time before his actual death. In the wake of worldwide spread of the novel coronavirus known in abbreviation as COVID-19 the social media and other media these days are bombarding the information, news about the death of over 5000 people in China, Iran and other places; India is also reeling under possible massive threat and heavy spread of the virus infection.
The deadly virus has touched and inflicted in almost all the countries beyond boundaries. It has reached to almost all the countries of the world, underdeveloped, developing and developed countries. All the governments of the world, owing to an emergent situation are now taking hectic action to check the persons visiting from different countries, especially from China, Iran etc. and left no stone unturned to ensure that the dreaded virus will not spread in their countries like an epidemic.
Following the epidemic, there are many so-called experts in the social media that by taking some herbal medicine or practising some precautionary majors, the people can get rid of the problem. Some suggested taking vitamin C and develop the immune system, this kind of cheap information prompted the people to buy and collect more and more vitamin C and empty the store of medicine in the medical shops which make another complication to the people who indeed need the vitamin or other medicines.
Many allegations are being levelled by various persons that in the process of the developing biological weapon, China discovered the virus and allegedly and reportedly they spread the virus by accident. There is reported apprehensions and many rumour rounding that the sudden outbreak of COVID-13 is suspected as the new creation of Biological Weapon by China, while Chinese authority has already denied such foul play.
 The UNO has already put a blanket ban on the production of chemical weapon and biological weapon and use against the enemies which go against humanity and universally accepted code of conduct. Violation of the ban can bring multifarious economic and diplomatic sanctions which will keep in isolation to those countries that violate it. However the Chinese theory of the hypothetic presumption that it allegedly developed the virus and spread was not supported and substantiated by credible evidence, hence the blame-game must be put an end now and there is urgent need of the world community at the moment to tackle the situation taking all the necessary step to put a brake on the impasse or the predicament first of all and co-operate each other to combat the situation for the welfare of mankind.
It was the time when there was no research and information about the sudden and highly epidemic and fatal diseases like cholera, malaria etc., but due to the contribution of the scientist and research work, now the medical science can provide the health relief to such diseases, By discovering the cause and bringing out the medical solution such diseases now can be cured with oral medicine or injection. Likewise, tuberculosis was considered as the fatal disease like leprosy and cancer and the patients used to be socially boycotted. Now, tuberculosis can be easily cured following the maxim and procedure of medical treatment within the time limit and if detected in an earlier stage, cancer also can be cured. Likewise, extensive research and examination on the new virus coronavirus are needed and the medical experts are already pursuing the study with the cases taking a great risk of their lives. It is the matter of time only that the reason and cause will be fully known to the experts and medicine or some sort of practices as a precautionary measure will be known to all. The world health Organization (WHO) advises the world community to be aware of all the new information about COVID-19 through local, national and international information hub, it is being most affected in China now, some get a mild fever and recover but others suffered a lot by the virus, WHO puts. Further, WHO suggests that the people must regularly wash their hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.
While coughing and sneezing, at least three feet or one-meter distance must be maintained. Respiratory hygiene also must be maintained or clean with safe water. WHO advises for preventive measure for persons who are in or have recently visited in the last 14 days where COVID-10 is spreading. Touching of eyes, nose and mouth also must be avoided. Wearing a mask is only necessary while taking care of the affected person. When the people fall ill, cough and find difficulty in breathing, medical assistance is immediately necessary.
 It is quite natural that the people put hypothetical questions to themselves or their friends like will there be the total extinction of the human existence on the earth ultimately like Dinosaur? Dinosaur, the giant reptile lived 230 and 65 million years ago on this planet during the Mesozoic era, the three periods, the Triassic, Jurassic and cretaceous, but there is no existence of it on the planet now. According to Paleontologists, climate change was the main reasons for the extinction of Dinosaur, fossils of Dinosaur excavated and discovered suggest their existence and extinction. Various shreds of evidence show that the planet gradually became cooler and it is believed that Dinosaur vanished from this planet due to climate change, the dearth of foods or any kind of epidemic, however, these theories have not supported by the credible evidence.
The climate change is a great concern for human existence on earth at present, there is very hot climate or extreme cold during the various seasons in a year making uncomfortable for living and the temperature break new record all over the world these days, sometimes over rainfall, over flooding and heavy landslides or draught situation occur in some part of the world; the main reason being the climate change and ecological imbalance. Therefore it is an urgent need to preserve the ecology, do proper plantation and forestation and take all necessary measure to be alert from various forms of fatal diseases. Like Covid-19, various kind of other diseases also can break out shortly due to various kinds of developmental activities, rapid industrialization and the due to rising pollution world over. Because of the growing industrialization and radiation, the layers of spheres like exosphere, ionosphere, thermosphere, mesosphere, ozone spheres, stratosphere, troposphere and earth’s surface are being adversely affected which bring new kind of problem and disease on the living creature. It is the paramount duty and responsibility of the world governments and community at large to take all necessary steps of hygienic practices of human body as well as keeping greenery, avoiding emission of poisonous gases in the atmosphere, the pursuance of the mission of plantation and forestation at large scale to take place to combat the unforeseen or unpredictable situation like the present spreading of Covid-19.   It is time to be cautious and shares the right information rather than to be in the panicky situation by spreading and believing rumours and work at random. Some opportunists can spread rumours and also suggest remedy and medicine taking the advantage of the situation; however, the people must trust on WHO’s guidelines and the measure taken by the government to combat the situation. So far, the wisdom and knowledge of human being have won against all kind of odds on the earth, the discovery of vaccination and medical facilities in the past of various killer disease prove the fact; with extensive research and discovery, human being with the grace of omniscient, Omni-present and Omnipotent God Almighty can combat all such advisories and the new discovery and medical aid will emerge in the way ultimately for the relief of world community at last certainly.

Sikkim at a Glance

  • Area: 7096 Sq Kms
  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Altitude: 5,840 ft
  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
  • Climate:
  • Summer: Min- 13°C - Max 21°C
  • Winter: Min- 0.48°C - Max 13°C
  • Rainfall: 325 cms per annum
  • Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi