2020 has been a difficult year to handle. It is posing unprecedented problems and difficulties every day. People across the globe are suffering from different anxieties and problems. Some are the victims of gender violations. Some suffer racial discrimination. Others face police brutality. Amidst all this, Corona Virus COVID-19 got in. It has affected and is affecting, every single human on earth.
Corona Virus emerged in the Wuhan city of China in early 2019. It spread throughout the world like a fire in the jungle. World Health Organization (WHO) declared it a global pandemic latter in the year. The pandemic has, certainly, changed every single aspect of life. We are witnessing new circumstances that are largely unknown to most of us. For example, being locked in homes, social distancing, remote work, and wearing masks et cetera. All these were unknown to most of since the mid-2019.
Diet and Covid-19
There are so many aspects of the pandemic COVID-19. In this article, we are attempting to breakdown the effects of diet in regards to the Corona Virus. That is, how ineffective diet can put the victims of COVID-19 in more risk. However, the views are of healthcare officials from all over the world, and not of the authors.
Amidst the pandemic, it is difficult to maintain a balanced diet, especially among the vulnerable communities. This is largely because of the effects of the Corona Virus disease. It has disrupted the food supply chain. Due to the restrictions, food services are affected. More strikingly, it is pathetic in backward areas. Social activists suggest that in urban areas, a vast majority of people can not get fresh food. The pandemic has disturbed the income. Poor people can not attain a balanced diet. This puts them at more risk of COVID-19.
Diet is Inevitable to Health
This is a common phenomenon every healthcare official agrees with. Diet plays an inevitable role in the maintenance of health. That is, if you eat a balanced diet you are likely to resist many diseases. Consequently, you will develop sound health. There is an ancient proverb that says: “Let food be thy medicine, and medicine thy food.” So, food and health are irreplaceable from each other. One directly affects, and depends, on the other.
In the context of COVID-19, the diet has an indirect effect. If someone maintains a balanced diet, he is likely to develop a strong immunity system. Likewise, a strong immunity system is necessary to resist COVID-19. Thus, the one with strong immune is more likely to be at low risk. Healthcare officials argue that people with strong immune, even if contracted the Corona Virus, are likely to recover at the early stage.
What you, as an individual, can contribute?
It is most true that no pandemic or epidemic can defeat humanity. The human sun is bound to shine. By taking some little steps, you can play your role in fighting the pandemic. It is the responsibility of every one of us to save our lives and of others. This is what being human means in this challenging time. Here are some steps you can take:
Ensure Balance Diet
This aspect can not be emphasized any more. Like I mentioned before, the diet has an indirect relation with the Corona Virus disease. So, it is mandatory to make sure that you maintain a balanced diet.
This is an essential part of existence. Securing food does not make us kind only, it also helps others survive. In this testing time, it is our obligation to convey secure, fresh, and affordable food to the poor communities. These poor communities are highly infectious to the Corona Virus. So, be kind. Eat fresh food. And if you can, make it available for the poor people.