A yearlong fearful and brutal Covid-19 pandemic is about to come to an end with losing its intensity as it had earlier. My personal experience with this deadly virus was gruesome, it took me almost 17 days to beat this virus along with my whole family.
Claiming millions of lives all over the globe, the very stubborn will of this virus still looks energetic and ready to gulp the world population. Several types of research and studies are being conducted to look into the aftermath effects of Covid-19, however, there is no significant conclusion yet in this case. This journey of being Covid positive tore my inner self to the core. At times, the person feels that death is near and that feeling of helplessness gives them an insight into his existence in this mortal world.
In the middle of the night you feel choked, your heart palpitations increase every second, you feel the death in your throat but then yes after the darkness, there is a glooming dawn waiting for you to be thankful. I myself cannot agree more on this that the Covid-19 virus gets to your heart and even after recovery, you feel a lot of health issues with the recovery period extending up to 3 months. Young people like me recover swiftly as compared to the old aged and persons diagnosed with other lifelong diseases.
A month-long period of sickness breaks the inner will of living and no matter how much care and attention you get during this phase, you end up feeling depressed and lonely at the same time. I lost my own grandfather due to Covid-19 and accepting the fact is difficult that once he recovered from Covid-19 he was diagnosed with pneumonia and then with a cardiac arrest he died. He used to say that his father and he himself has had not witnessed such type of plague ever in their lifetime.
In his last days, he was gradually losing his will to live. Covid-19 had negatively impacted his psychological being.
2020 has proved distressful and traumatic for almost every one of us. Some of those who survived the 2020 mayhem dragged their misfortune in 2021 and now it seems that year is somewhere moving to the previous year sabotage again. Nevertheless, this pandemic is teaching us a hell of a lot of things which perhaps is what we call a blessing in disguise. Losing jobs, money, confining ourselves in four walls of the homes gave us life lessons of what it takes to be a housewife, cooking meals for others?
How does it feel to spend time with your family, to know their daily struggles? Above this, we were able to see men doing household chores, helping out their wives but is it really the case with the majority population or just a silver lining of our male-dominated society? Since the time the first pandemic lockdown was imposed in India, cases of domestic abuse are constantly increasing. Women have always been at the receiving end of the patriarchal structure.
If we look deep into our social structure, women continue to be a vulnerable section of our society and presently, we can witness the gender impacts of Covid-19. If a woman gets infected with this prevailing deadly virus, a whole of her family members disown her and simultaneously, if a man of the house gets infected, his wife has to take care of him no matter how strong her immune system is. We as social beings need a deep introspection into ourselves; because the pandemic has a treasure for those who are willing to extract that knowledge.
Human society is itself responsible for all the quagmire facing right now. Lamentably after a yearlong of worldwide lockdown, we are still the same.
We are getting so busy in this swamp of competition that we no longer feel alive. The human values of compassion, kindness, empathy are lost in this world driven by greed and competition. These hues of disaster are continuously knocking on our doors of consciousness. Everywhere across the world, nation-states are burning in turmoil be it any kind; there is no peace except beneath the earth. We no longer pay heed to these time to time warnings of mother earth or Ultimate power.
It feels like the human being inside us has long been murdered and we are vehemently celebrating this new world social order. Covid-19 is giving a timely lesson of nothingness, nothing is going to last in this world, and no being is going to live forever. Being empathetic towards fellow beings takes no money or asset. This worldwide pandemic crossing the border has put the world economy as well as the world itself under its feet. It’s high time to introspect ourselves for we only are responsible for this what looks like unending mayhem and chaos.