Democracies will come out of their shells just like rotten eggs in rot
The virus-infective agent that can be seen by light microscopy only, confined billions of people across the globe and crashed market.
The way COVID-19 spread is definitely doubtful and there are existing series of theories ranging from allegation of Bio warfare to Zoonotic disease etc. but one thing is missing that the possibility of food security challenges and climate change, hunger & malnutrition, resource depletion, poverty and pollution are the major challenges of global level and having direct negative impact on downtrodden poor people across the globe.
The deliberate neglect by modern political discourse posing a remarkable question over the humanity!
The global trend needs to be shifted from cold war/armed race to good governance as by 2050 people will forget and repent over the wastage resources on warheads. Because, the study proved that by 2050 food grain demand will increase by 50% (~feed to 1.65 billion populations by 2050).
Obviously, one can’t stretch the land to increase the food grains and population explosion has extreme negative impact over natural resources.
The craft the food security policy is need of an hour and major focus on; zero net land degradation, 20% increase in total food supply chain efficiency, reduce loss (post-harvest), 20% increase in water, nutrient management etc. to meet the food security challenge by 2050.
Definitely, we may lose the clutch if above mentioned objectives not focused properly in time otherwise in 2020 we are fighting COVID-19 and by 2050 have to fight over piece of bread!
Besides, the food security climate change is uphill task to deal as it could lead water scarcity in various regions of country. The various research reports suggested that India may an increase of 2-2 to 2.9 degree Celsius by 2050 affect overall food production. Declining and degrading land resource will pose severe threat to mankind in terms of food security.
So, before hunger ghost land into We, can’t rule out the correlation between climate change and increase in vulgarity of infectious diseases (SARS, MERS and COVID-19).
This reflects the impact of human intervention in nature that is rapid demographic, life style, environmental, technological and many other changes in our system.
The pandemic of COVID-19 will definitely change the global order. As said disease shattered lives, disrupted markets and most thing is that exposed the competence of political governments of different countries and change the political paradigm especially in underdeveloped countries.
So, the COVID-19 will permanently shift the priorities and reshuffle major political and economic strategies. One of the most important things is that whether China may succeed to replace U.S centric globalization or not.
The COVID-19 will testify the different governing systems ranging from populist, authoritarian, autocratic system, throughout the world and after the success over pandemic the polarization and security may end to some extent.
The pandemic may prevail good sense to focus on real issues of poor people and settle priorities like food security, hunger, health care, climate change etc. The recent video conference of all South Asian leaders to design the common regional program or response to the existing threat of pandemic.
Where we stands? The economic, political and social aspect of COVID-19 is yet be ascertained and the fact is that the country like USA is on its knees to fight the virus. The India’s population ~133.92 crore and it will take years to screen the population and most populace country has more challenges to face to overcome the challenges.
The COVID-19 posed series of questions over the policy makers of underdeveloped countries more specifically to India. The government is suggesting precautionary measures like complete lockdown and there seems nothing scientific in physical isolation.
In conclusion the price has to pay by the poor people that islabor class vendors etc. The government should reorient the policy and invest on health and agriculture sector to secure the future of generations.
Can missile, jet fighters, modern warheads and nuclear warheads fight COVID-19? The objective of these things and COVID-19 is same-to kill human beings. Do we still need such weapons?
In this context, the policy makers may wake up from deep slumber of blunders in past to real interest in resolving issue that are facing in daily life and the said pandemic will serve us in pragmatic way to over the intriguing challenges of South Asian countries (more specifically India and Pakistan).
Another aspect of the pandemic would be the deep instability within the states or across the countries. The economic crisis due to said pandemic may lead towards either resilient world order as South Asian leadership called the video conference to craft the common policy to defeat the threat or hoax and chaotic situation as world economic is under depression-may lead instability within the states or countries. The complete lock down fact is evident and crash of markets may definitely considered financial heart attack of capitalism of modern era.
The pandemic testify the leadership across the globe and as the crisis may come under control and can see the bottom lines of murky politics. What lies behind the bottom? Yet to be answered.