Thursday, July 16, 2020

Covid 19 is Unifying the People and the Nations

This morning, the media is reporting Russian hackers are stealing intelligence on vaccine research from the US, UK and Canada. If the hackers are indeed part of the Russian government, obviously Vladimir Putin is being squeezed to find a solution. Russia ranks very high on the nations that are facing rising numbers cases and deaths, and like Donald Trump and his sense of denial of the crisis, those world leaders who cannot solve the problems based on the root cause of the crisis are losing power. There is an immediate backlash to the power games.

A vaccine is valuable intellectual property. At first, the supply is low and the demand is high. Who gets the first doses? If Putin is losing power, are his fears warranted?

Some nations have been able to stop the spread of the virus through requiring masks and social distancing, and shutting down parts of the economy. Their response has been immediate and comprehensive. The problem is the Earth is a closed ecosystem, and what affects one place affects the whole world. In a world that depends on global trade and travel, it is impossible to shut down borders  to keep the virus out.

Wait for a vaccine? There are many viruses, including Ebola and AIDs,  that after many years still don't have a vaccine. Vaccines don't actually address the root cause of the crisis,* and the root cause of Ebola and AIDs are huge sociological factors that are therefore evolutionary.  Ebola has been mostly limited to Africa arising from the genocides in Sudan and the DRCongo, and the existing structure has no protocol for ending genocides. AIDS has been mostly limited to homosexuals and hemophiliacs, and it is only in recent years that same sex marriages are becoming legal and accepted, at least in the United States.  The root cause of the Covid 19 virus, as we have addressed in previous posts, is the schism that is tearing apart the planet. Armageddon. The chance of finding a vaccine for Covid 19 are actually very low until mankind addresses the world peace movement. 

Obviously, waiting for a vaccine is something mankind must leave in the past as we evolve. From the perspective of world peace, there must be a solution that is based on the root cause of the crisis. "Equation" implies a sense of equality.

The good news is that the pandemic is unifying the planet, and that is the first requirement for conflict resolution.

The four requirements for conflict resolution are:

  1. Everyone must be considered equal.
  2. Everyone must see it is time to end the conflict.
  3. Everyone must assume responsibility to come up with a plan.
  4. Everyone must work together to bring the plan about.

Putin is being squeezed. Has the #2 requirement been met?

*Polio is a virus that has been mostly eradicated after a global campaign, but there are still cases. According to Wikipedia, in 2017, there were 22 cases of polio in the United States. There is also a movement to stop the US government from requiring children to be vaccinated, so there is the potential for polio to make a comeback in the future. The disease will be finally eradicated when mankind evolves out of the crisis.