We remember watching HBO’s Chernobyl docu-series a couple of months ago and thinking just how a regime so scared of being publicly embarrassed is willing to sacrifice it’s population in order to save face… and even then, failing miserably with catastrophic casualties.
We thought to ourselves, the world has learned from this and it’s unlikely to happen again! But you see, human behavior didn’t change much in the time that passed.
China tried to sweep it under the rug, because nothing this terrible could happen in the country that is trying to take over as the number 1 super power. It is only after the virus was out of control that they pulled the alarm.
Because of the economic relationships and trade-war going on all around the world there’s this lack of trust and cooperation on an international level.
Both Europe and the US have failed to understand the magnitude of this problem and take proactive measures before it was too late.
For the first time in recent history, the world is coming together against a common enemy!
This is no longer an issue between one country vs another – no matter how strongly the US is trying to brand this as a Chinese virus – we’re all working towards solving this big mess we find ourselves in.
This isn’t a me vs them issue, it’s an US issue, which is why the world lost a lot of respect for the US when it tried to purchase for 1 billion dollars a medical company in Germany that’s working hard on a vaccine so that the US would have exclusive rights.
This type of thinking will only isolate you more and it’s obvious nobody can survive this alone.
In the future, this must become the standard approach to global threats – like climate change, poverty and disease control.
Countries should not act like panicked individuals and hoard resources, when these are better deployed where they are needed the most, with a general agreement that other countries would do the same for them.
This is part 2 out of 15 about a discussion on the world in the context of the coronavirus pandemic. You can watch the full video below: