Although we haven’t been able to get our noses out of the pandemic yet, just when we were planning to throw away the masks that cover our mouths and noses and test where the pandemic has reached, this time, the African cousin of an old virus, whose name we talked about a lot during the pandemic, fell before us.
Known for at least half a century, this ancient and relatively familiar virus appears to have left African forests and begun its journey between humans and continents.
Being closely linked to smallpox causes public concern. As we try to get through the pandemic, which we couldn’t prevent even though we foresee its coming, and we’re tired of hoping for its end, it still swarms in our open nerve endings.
In fact, it is not the public that should be worried, it is the administrations that we hope will have learned the lessons they need to learn from the pandemic.
Until this pandemic, which killed millions of people and put our lives on hold, I used to say:
“For us infectionists, this century is not much different from previous centuries, actually.” Because, as an infectious doctor, I constantly see diseases like cholera, syphilis, tuberculosis and AIDS, which you will only remember from the disasters noted in history before, but this pandemic has put us in candle position.
We are experiencing a cosmic collision with a virus as active as it is insidious… Infectious diseases, which have accompanied us throughout the history of humanity and are the inevitable result of our relationship to the earth, cause epidemics as our relationship to the land, our web of social life becomes sick.
Viruses that cause epidemics or pandemics, once adapted to humans, do not disappear anywhere. Even though they continue to spread as we meet and our immunity matures, they cannot spread much, but this agreement that we balance with our immunity can be broken at any time in favor of viruses. and infectious diseases.
Smallpox is our only triumph in the history of epidemics that shines as the achievement of the human spirit.
In diseases such as poliomyelitis and diphtheria, which we are on the verge of eradicating with “vaccination”, we stumble upon wars, poverty and inequality.
In fact, there are several reasons why ‘monkey pox disease’ is concerning, as it is only first identified in the monkeys after which the disease is named.
This disease, which had previously been carried out of the continent either through contact with Africa or through the wildlife trade, had infected a limited number of people in a single geography, which could be expressed in numbers to one digit. However, there is a phenomenon whose number is expressed by tens in many countries where it has spread at the same time.
Given the possibility that there may be overlooked undetected phenomena, this raises concerns about the possibility of accelerated person-to-person spread, perhaps already accelerated.
One possible scenario is that the virus, which hasn’t had a chance to spread through the immune population due to the smallpox vaccination, has started spreading through the susceptible population, which has been unvaccinated since we stopped it in the 80s.
Another possibility is just a fortuitous synchronicity, caused by the fact that we have become very fragile mentally and physically due to the pandemic period which has brought the world before us like a storm.
The first case reported in England in early May was from Nigeria.
The following cases had no contact with Africa.
At the time of writing, the number of cases exceeded the total number of cases seen over the past fifty years outside the African continent.
In fact, outbreaks in Africa in 2017 and 2018 in Nigeria and Cameroon warned that a critical threshold for human-to-human spread may have been reached.
A researcher born in Cameroon, now working in the USA. Boghuma Kabisen TitanjiThe following note shared by ‘via social media focuses on what is happening.
“Now that the United States has seen its first case, you are ready to learn more about Monkeypox.”
Sitemini goes on to explain that they could not find a journal to publish their work on the epidemic in Cameroon in 2018, and that the stories and caveats of researchers from low-income countries could not find listeners.
Although the science and scientific publications monopolized by high-income countries are enough to find medicines and vaccines, they are not enough to bring these medicines and vaccines to those who need them most.
Not only is this not enough, but it also prevents us from hearing the stories of low-income countries that keep the epidemic burning.
However, viruses do not and do not know borders.
Moreover, they are the king of this kingdom.
They always have been and always will be. Because they can infect all living things on earth, including other microbes.
We have a very high probability of colliding with billions of viruses, and it looks like conditions are moving in that direction.
They are forms of transition between the living and the non-living.
It clings to solid matter, which never dies or disappears, and to living beings.
They don’t care about our absence.
The pandemic is actually a “symptom” in medical parlance, a finding that shows just how sick our relationship with the earth is.
As long as the disease does not heal, it will continue with recurrences or different findings.
Therefore, it is not difficult to predict that this century will be a pandemic.
We can even say with a quote: “The world is now the backyard of viruses”.
Let me summarize the reasons again as follows: excessive and central overcrowding, higher population growth rate in poor areas, displacements, migrations and intervention on the ecological balance and fauna…
Moreover, these situations, which are the causes of the pandemic, have become more evident and deepened due to the pandemic.
In this pandemic, the fragile population with advanced age and health problems in developed countries, and the active and productive population in poor countries have been lost.
In a sense, everyone fell prey to bad luck before the pandemic.
Bringing science, vaccines and medicines to those who need them most was a vital necessity during the pandemic period. However, high-income countries that have the power to bring science to the public either intend or are not about to do so.
They are believed to have already left their fragile population in purgatory at the mere conscience of the conscientious, relying on the vaccines and medicines they have in abundance.
However, the last of the endless pandemic micron sick people in the wave percent More than 50 are struggling with “prolonged Covid,” another issue that will plague the healthcare system for a long time to come.
The population, healthy enough not to die and rational enough to be vaccinated, cannot escape the storm of the pandemic.
Pandemics are like that, they bring the world before it like a storm with all its layers. Everything takes damage except inanimate matter.
This needs to be addressed once the pandemic is over, thinking about mistakes to learn from, and rescheduling sick relationships in the time of the pandemic.
We must listen to the voice of Africa, the fragile population left in limbo, where the viruses left its forests.
I’ll leave a voice here for you to listen to:
“From Du Tago, Lass.”
He says leave behind, leave behind and facing the oil slick, he says he forgot the voice of the seagull, the voice of the forest that was shouting at him as he was shouting at the forest…