Various public reactions emerged against the Covid-19 pandemic. Public places, schools, and offices are closed. Work obstructed. Event canceled.
No wonder the public considers the emergence of the coronavirus as a very harmful plague.
Even though Covid-19 has had a lot of negative impacts for most people. There are also some that show interesting responses.
The following are the various reactions and attitudes of the community towards Covid-19 which Glints have summarized.
1. Build Relationships Again
Quoted from Forbes, many people assume that the Covid-19 pandemic is able to encourage people to rebuild their relationships with others.
In previous days, someone might lose a lot of time to gather with family because they are too busy working.
There are also those who did not have time to greet their close relatives.
However, now many people have begun contacting people they had not previously met. Of course, that doesn’t mean visiting him physically, yes.
More people work from home which makes them relatively more free than usual.
The time available is utilized as well as possible to rebuild the relationship.
The relationship can be rebuilt through communication using video calls, chat, or other means.
2. Improved Earth Conditions
Other people’s reaction to Covid-19 is the emergence of the assumption that the condition of the earth is improving.
Prompt #DiRumahSaja makes the use of vehicles decrease dramatically followed by a drastic reduction in air pollution.
As for many school buildings and offices that are not operating, pollution is reduced.
The BBC writes, since the Covid-19 pandemic spreads, the water in the Venice canals has become cleaner. The skies are clean in major cities, and carbon emissions have declined sharply.
No one knows whether the improved condition of the earth will last long.
However, at least right now the earth is in far better condition than before.
3. Increased Social Soul
Covid-19 pandemic is an epidemic spreading throughout the world. This outbreak is of mutual concern.
Therefore, it is proper for everyone to look after each other. And support to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
Various efforts have been made, such as distributing masks, basic necessities, and personal protective equipment (PPE) for those in need.
There are many ways to help others, one of which is through crowdfunding systems on various platforms.
Everyone can contribute a little fortune to help others who are struggling and affected by Covid-19.
Most of the community routines changed dramatically when experiencing Covid-19 pandemic.
Usually, people spend a lot of time at school, campus, office, or the road. We can go to the gym, eat in restaurants, and watch movies.
However, at this time we really break away from our usual routine.
Many people assume that this is the right time to reflect on what, how, and why we carry out these routines.
This reflection can lead to the conclusion of what we will do after the Covid-19 pandemic is over.
Like it or not, everyone must try to adapt to the corona pandemic.
Some work from home (WFH), looking for new jobs, up to working 24 hours to handle Covid-19. Everything is done for survival.
No one knows how they will be after the pandemic ends.
But certainly, Covid-19 has trained humans to adapt to bad situations that had never been thought of before.
That is the 5th reaction of the people to the Covid-19 pandemic.
However, the reaction is, we must join hands in stopping the spread of the coronavirus.
We can also see our surroundings, is there anyone who is seriously affected by this pandemic?
Hopefully, the Covid-19 pandemic will pass soon.
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