Health is not an issue, it is everything
Covid-19 have made almost any human living on earth, thinking to her/his health. Now is one of the times that the highest majority of human being are listening to the health news, to the medical research topics and to the concepts that was formerly just the epidemiologists affairs, the health statistics.
Why human have reach to the point that it have a return to history. Why we are again struggling with what we did on 1918s. We are again covering our faces, we are again seeing super-society or populations, the vaccinated/healed individuals. What was human doing in a century. We wormed on Moon and Mars travel. We worked on Automobiles, technology, but not on health.
We are vulnerable as we were, or even more. Now we have to put aside our large aircraft, our luxury hotels, royal cruise ships and so many restaurants away, sitting at home. This is the reason we didn’t invested on the newly generated concept, the one health. The one health is a concept that presents health as a comprehensive concept with widespread meaning:
“A collaborative, multisectoral, and transdisciplinary approach — working at the local, regional, national, and global levels — with the goal of achieving optimal health outcomes recognizing the interconnection between people, animals, plants, and their shared environment.” CDC
So, while many hope that Covid-19 disappear soon or late to return to what we were doing before. I am here to remind that is a big mistake to be inherited for the next generations. As when our father in 1918s forgotten to change their way from military, space, and war affairs to health, we wouldn’t repeat that mistake.
The health is not a situation or condition were you can easily change, replace or reshape. When a generation be grew up with hazardous behavior to stay home, cover face, wash hand and reduce communications, it will be learned by them. It will remain with them, at least for one generation.
While we are hearing that Joe Biden talks about 600 billion vaccine doses available to Americans but many in low and middle income countries are hearing about few hundred or thousands imported vaccines. it means that the world will not return to normal soon. It is because we already have a long distance to not just humanity but also healthy living. Because until the time that Africa and South America facing major political, financial and security conflicts, the North America and Europe will continue to get involved in their issues.
So, I think instead of thinking to return to pre-Covid normal, we should start to shape a new normal for Post-Covid age. The post-Covid age might have such a world:
1- The most important part of every governmental budget is national health
2- The most part of every mayor affair is the city health
3- The most important attention of every family and individual is healthy living.
We should work on our health, we should think to our society well-being, we should start planning for global health much more than ever. Otherwise even when we become a multi-planetary species, we can not get ride of health issues that we will face in the future.
So, please start to think, how we should reshape our home, our city, our country, our planet for a healthy living, before it is too late.