Ikponmwosa Obazee’s reflections in times of pandemic
The global lockdown to stop the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) led to a massive drop in carbon emissions. In addition to the fall in industrial production and the closure of transport, the new commitments of some countries such as Japan and Chile also contributed to reducing carbon footprints.
I believe that the desire to unite and participate in collective activities will continue. People still yearn for “meetings with friends, trips, sports activities, family visits, going to the movies and plays, concerts, coffee shops, restaurants, hotels, resorts” and the like, the expert reiterated, even after the pandemic has faded, people can change their behavior and habits.
As the lockdown forced people to stay indoors to stop the spread of COVID-19, social distancing meant that many of us have not been able to see or feel our loved ones.
By trying to adapt to changing routines, we also try to ensure our emotional well-being and in this process, uncertainty and loss of a sense of control can lead to increased anxiety, panic and depression, adding that those feelings especially affect people who are battling the virus or who. Have lost their love once.
The expert emphasized that anxiety and depression can pave the way for sleeping and eating disorders, chronic unhappiness and pessimism, poor concentration and outbursts of anger.
Underlining that humans are social beings with strong adaptability, that those who have not faced trauma and lack a tendency to depression or anxiety will have an easier time adapting to the state of affairs once the life back to normal.
However the adaptation process can take time for some people and the traumatic times that people go through will determine on their adaptation process.I also emphasized that the process could trigger an increase in obsession among people, especially those who had obsessive tendencies before the pandemic. According to several politicians and international organizations, this scenario, added to the current climate crisis and the obvious failures in the health system, among others, could give rise to a new world economic model. Is this possible?Although the UN Climate Change conference (COP26), originally scheduled in Glasgow in the UK in November, was postponed due to the pandemic, many environmentalists cautioned that the fight against climate change must not be interrupted.
Uncertainty is one of the biggest challenges people face these days. It is very difficult for us to deal with uncertainty, because it is a feeling of insecurity.We will be able to observe changes in all of them in the future. But my opinion is that we will tend to continue to maintaining our habits. I personally simplify that I’m persuaded that, in any case, as humanity we’ll be ready to adapt change and adapt this alteration is going to be in the least levels:
Personal, family, work and as a society. As painful as these changes could seem within the short term, they’re always for the higher. There will be a greater focus on personal hygiene, but cautioned that people with obsessive compulsive disorders and those with obsessions with cleanliness may worsen.