Man v/s Nature
As of 29th April 2021, India is overwhelmed with the rising number of covid cases which is soaring as high as a Tsunami wave. More than a million people are getting infected and more than ten thousand among them are dying every day. This is no less than mass genocide.
Humans are dying like mosquitoes.
This is what I keep hearing from everyone. Not everyone has lived through such a terrifying time. You can assume that every person has lost at least one other person whom they knew.
In a few years, humans will be vaccinated. Each human requires about 2-3 doses of vaccine and the herd will generate immunity against the virus. Once the pandemic is over, humans will be dumping ~20 billion plastic syringes, PPE kits, hand gloves, medical equipments, burned wood, oxygen concentrators, ventilators, beds, and expired medicines into the oceans and other water bodies. This waste would be enough to kill several billion marine lives and lead to the extinction of at least one million species. We are already burning down our forests for the raw materials required for cremation.
How overrated is human life? From nature's perspective, it is really overrated. The survival of humans from this pandemic would lead to the extinction of others. Obviously, Darwin's theory of evolution is applicable here and hence the fittest species would survive. The question is - Are humans the fittest species on this planet? I doubt if we are. Coronavirus seems to be a stronger species for now.
An important thing that humans must realize at this point is that this fight is not against the virus. It is not against the government or people or countries or any other things. It's against nature. Nature is trying to keep us in check and push us back. This pushback happens whenever we push nature beyond its limits.
Obviously, humans are going to win this war. But a tremendous number of human lives will be affected. Hopefully, humans will realize the true meaning of life and leave behind the greed for power and domination. Co-existence is the key. When one tries to overpower the other thinking it's superior, the other has to take drastic measures to bring them down.