Poverty and Covid

Worldometer today says today there are 846,886,647 and climbing, undernourished people in the world. But there are many more people who are overweight. Many thousands of dollars are spent in the US on weight loss programs, and very little is spent on feeding those who have found themselves without food today. You need a nourishing diet to protect your immune system, and Covid will seek out those with poor immune systems.

There are 796,928,478 who have no access to safe drinking water, but to fight Covid people must not only have safe drinking water, but a supply of clean water and soap to regularly wash their hands. This issue is being tackled, but not fast enough to save lives.

There is plenty of money in the world but we do not spend it where it is most needed. Covid will overwhelm us if we do not provide suitable living conditions for all members of the human race. Make this a priority and we will destroy this virus before it destroys us.

In parts of the world, it is necessary to shop in markets each day in order to purchase or barter for necessities to provide for each day of existence. These markets have not been redesigned to cater for Covid restrictions, and Covid multiplies in such environments.

Read more at https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/17/coronavirus-latin-america-markets-mexico-brazil-peru

About borderslynn

Retired, living in the Scottish Borders after living most of my life in cities in England. I can now indulge my interest in all aspects of living close to nature in a wild landscape. I live on what was once the Iapetus Ocean which took millions of years to travel from the Southern Hemisphere to here in the Northern Hemisphere. That set me thinking and questioning and seeking answers. In 1998 I co-wrote Millennium Countdown (US)/ A Business Guide to the Year 2000 (UK) see https://www.abebooks.co.uk/products/isbn/9780749427917
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