Why should we be anxious as the pandemic winds down?

-Experts are anxious about a possible second wave of infections - based on a different, more serious, mutated form of the virus - during the European winter causing a greater number of infections and loss of life.

-Many people are losing their jobs as a result of the unfolding socio-economic crisis that some compare to the Great Depression. Potentially billions of people could be unemployed within a few months, fighting to cater to their natural necessities.

-Others are anxious watching events unfolding in America, around China, in Europe as societies are in turmoil, governments gear up for hostilities, as we are inching closer to potential wars.

I am anxious with a few other people, that we fail to learn the extremely important lessons from the pandemic, and as a result, all the negative predictions come through and we sleepwalk into our own civilization-ending explosion, that would be more devastating than the last one only 80 years ago.

We urgently need to help, educate people to understand that in the globally integrated, fully interdependent world we evolved into, we won’t be able to solve our mounting global problems, won’t be able to safeguard collective Human survival, unless we start building mutually responsible and mutually complementing interconnections, cooperation above vast differences, and despite the constant present, instinctive mutual distrust, animosity.

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Zsolt Hermann

Zsolt Hermann

I am a Hungarian-born Orthopedic surgeon presently living in New Zealand, with a profound interest in how mutually integrated living systems work.