It’s World Health Day and to celebrate this day, HEI chooses to reflect on the lessons the world seems to glean from Covid-19 quarantine. The coronavirus hit the world by surprise, and consumed us within months. No one predicted that a single virus would force countries to lock-down, shut schools, public places and put our life on hold. The whole world is bleeding, while we are trying to keep the human race alive.
Our lives have been disrupted, plans cancelled, weddings and other ”Owambe ” parties have ceased in a fun loving society like Nigeria. For instance, we are in the month of April and it doesn’t look anything like Easter celebration. There is panic that our lives have been reprogrammed.
This global pandemic has made the world forsake her differences and realize the weight of humanity, the implications of our actions and how we all are connected.
There are so many lessons of humanity to glean from this global covid-19 pandemic, the lessons of racism, health, love and how to embrace uncertainty and make it all count at the end, when this is all over.
This crisis is bringing humanity out of people, we now realize that humanity is the only religion that we share. We hopefully reckon that the world is changing, it is healing, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Pollution is being cleared off, the equilibrium is being restored, and at the end of this, the world will heal.
We hope that Nigerians will maximize this season to pick valid lessons that will help us get better as a nation. We hope that every sector of the economy will come alive and people truly awaken to make Nigeria work especially our health sector.
“And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again, they grieved their losses, and made new choices, and dreamed new images, and created new ways to live and heal the earth fully, as they had been healed.” Kitty O’Meara
This is that time to work on ourselves, love ourselves and others more deeply, sprinkle kindness around, heal so that we do not bleed on people who didn’t cut us, spread more love and be there for each other.
You can share your quarantine stories or lessons with us via social media platforms. HEI loves you and please stay safe for us all.