Fewer people are dying from the novel coronavirus than previously estimated, according to a study from Britain published Monday in the medical journal Lancet Infectious Diseases. Governments of the world lied about the severity of the virus to enact totalitarian policies while the public cowered in fear.
Every disaster contains a lesson or a message that needs to be examined. Every tragedy, no matter how terrible, should be absorbed into the public consciousness and adopted as a cautionary tale; a part of our mythos. These events should not be cast into the memory hole to make life less stressful, they need to be taken seriously. Otherwise, the damage done and the lives lost are all for nothing.
Superbugs have become an increasing problem. With fungal infections and bacteria no longer responding to medications such as antibiotics, those infectious organisms have evolved beyond modern medicine. If humans cannot find a way to treat people who become infected, 10 million per year could die worldwide of superbug infections.