This is whey we should be infected by the COVID-19 coronavirus.
When Mother Earth, in her great purity, decides to purge and cleanse the planet, she is unforgiving. No council or senate or parliament stands in her way. There is no snap of an admonishing finger or stab towards the one-way, permanent door. Your exit is not by human design. It never was a popularity vote.
No. Your departure is a cold, uncalculated, unmerciful reality of human selection. When your time is up, you have to go. You have just lost the game: the “survival of the fittest”.
You were the weakest player. Good bye!
But your exit was not about failure. It was about learning. Just like the coronavirus.
And this is where I stand. The strong will prevail. Our bodies are infinitely more complex than a $40 billion close-down, red zone response. We need the virus to taint and get us. Just like the flu does every year. Why? Because the vast majority of the healthy, the strongest bodies, will actually battle and win easily. They will become soldiers. They will build up immunity. And this genetic sequence will be passed on to others. For generations to come.
The coronavirus tries to do the same. It will mutate, change and constantly battle us and everything we throw in its way. It is constantly attacking everything we do. To survive. It is the master of adaption, amoebic, shrewd, ever-thinking and changing.
The coronavirus is nothing new. It is just a horrible mutation of a well-known family where cousins bore such alpha or numeric tags like SARS, or H1N1 flu.
The battle will not be won with Detol wipes. But it will be earned through genetics, just as it always has been done on Earth. The last body standing is the one that adapted and fought the hardest. To the bitter end. With guile and probably deceit.
Man and virus will always be the greatest of enemies. Their missions are the same: to wipe the other one out.