• By Syed Taqwa Shah
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has affected day to day life badly in every nook and corner of the world and has affected thousands of peoples, who are either sick or are being killed due to the spread of this disease.
This virus is spreading exponentially. Countries are banning gatherings of people to the spread and break the exponential curve. Many countries are locking their population and enforcing strict quarantine to control the spread of the havoc of this highly communicable disease. But thousands of non working class families have nothing to eat, due to the financial crunch. We humans, irrespective of ones cast and creed, region and religion, are hit by the worst economic crises as the whole world has come to a halt.
Facing tremendous hardships and challenge to survive fighting this deadly virus as well as the economic crises is what we all are facing or have to take on in near future.
Usually a person earns and feeds his dependants, besides taking care of other financial needs of his family. No matter how hot or cold the weather is and how hard the conditions in Kashmir are, a hard earner never stops. But the current scenario has pushed these hard earners towards mental trauma.
The question here arises that despite high tech medical technology and latest gadget invention, we are yet clueless about how to control and curb this deadly devastation.
This invisible enemy has taken precious lives of millions of people across the globe and is still an uncontrolled deadly devastation we all are facing, so all the responsibility lies on our conscious.
The COVID-19 pandemic poses a serious health threat to the world population. In response, governments are implementing a variety of new policies including self-quarantine, self-isolation and social distancing. While medically necessary to limit spread, these new social policies can disrupt many of the stabilizing factors in our lives that support mental health.
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The fight between health and wealth goes on and we can let our lives to end while following economic betterment. The decision to be made by us is to see our priority and no doubt “Jan Hai to Jahan Hai” applies to us all.
Once we are determined to save our life, wealth will surely come back our way and that is waiting to see our life survives, so better is to give preference to your health.
Remember, we can earn, travel and enjoy life tomorrow only and only, if we manage to beat this deadly virus and survive today.
And remember that there is no one “right” way to deal with this situation, so we have to try to be easy on ourselves and benefit from whatever seems to help us, be it face mask or keeping social distancing.
Author is a teacher. She can be reached at