Has Globalization Helped Corona Virus to Spread Rapidly?

There is a myth going on in many parts of the world, that because of globalization, the Covid-19 virus could spread easily and affect many around the world. Although it may be true, that because of fast distance coverage by air, water and other sources, the disease spread, laying the entire blame on globalization is wrong. There are many instances in history, where epidemics have spread and causes loss of human lives in millions before air transportation even existed. In this article on has globalization helped corona virus to spread rapidly, let us look at the details.

Restrict Globalization – What is the Idea?

The supports of deglobalization want to build walls such as the Great Wall of China, restrict voyages and travel, decrease the trading between countries. Yes, in these times of Corona crisis, it is needed to put a temporary quarantine, but long time implications of isolation among countries can trigger a financial collapse. In short, the most required factor at the present time is co-operation among all countries and definitely, not isolation.

History and Epidemics

Epidemics such as plague and small pox have destroyed many civilizations around the globe. There were times, when people used to leave the entire city and villages, move to a new place to start a new life. In the ancient ages, there were no proper means of transport such as ships and airplanes. But still the epidemics happened. For example, just notice the Black Death epidemic of 14th century. The death toll comes to millions from countries right from Western Europe to East Asia. Nearly more than 19 million people lost their lives.

It was in 1520, the small pox started in Central America and wiped nearly a fourth of its native population.

A deadly flu started in 1918, and spread to many corners of the world. The total population lost was 100 million. When compared to lives lost in First World War, the toll is more.

How Our Ancestors Faced An Epidemic

To be honest, they tried every measure and method to control the epidemic. Many methods were unsanitary and did not bring good results. Some cultures relied on superstition and thought the epidemic was a curse or punishment from the Gods. In some countries, the healthy people used to shift to other places leaving behind the dead, sick and undeserving livestock. There is also proof of human sacrifice to appease the Gods as a means of warding off the epidemic.

What are the measures followed in recent times to combat any epidemic?

Although epidemics did continue to rear their head every now and then, the process of sanitation and cleanliness did help to curb the casualties. The main reason for millions of deaths in the old ages was due to the fact, our ancestors did not understand the disease and the reasons for its spreading so fast.

In recent times, a virus can spread within a few hours to all parts of the globe, courtesy air travel. But any epidemic will not cause deaths in millions, the reason, exchange of information. The best defense humanity has against any disease in recent time is information in the form of scientific analysis and preventive medicine prepared at the earliest.

It was in the 1900s, that medicine professionals of every country came together and exchanged information about diseases in every country. Then, the vaccination programme started on a global scale. Thanks to the sincere efforts of these medicine professionals, some highly contagious diseases such as small pox were completely eliminated as early as 1979.

In the earlier days, it was difficult to collect samples from affected people without being infected. Now, with recent medical equipment in the form of gloves and face masks, the professionals can easily collect samples, analyse, identify and then suggest the possible cure in the form of antibiotics. People in the old ages, could not determine the cause of diseases such as Black Death and died in millions. But when the Corona outbreak happened, medical professionals took less than 15 days to identify the virus, its genetics and the possible ways to identify affected people, put them in isolation and prevent the spreading of this disease on large scale.

What Did You Learn From The History of Epidemics?

The very fact, globalisation has caused many deaths is proved wrong once again. Without proper transportation, many epidemics caused millions of deaths in the earlier times.

The real protection against any epidemic is when the country first affected should share the information regarding the disease to its neighbouring countries as soon as possible. In this situation, it is trust and mutual understanding that matters a lot in preventing the spread of disease. All other countries should also extend a helping hand to the affected country. Today, with Corona virus making mayhem all over the world, China has to teach countries lessons about the virus.

Co-operation is also mandatory when countries try their best to restrict travel from citizens of other nations during an epidemic. If countries do not trust each other, then the information on disease becomes useless.

In the last century, the war against small pox was won, because every country participated in the vaccination programme. If one country had failed to fall in line, then the small pox would have remained and waited for the right moment to strike. But it did not happen.

Please note, the entire humankind at recent times needs to establish a clear border line. It is not between countries and nations. But the line needs to be put clearly between humans and viruses. Viruses which have caused deaths in recent times have come from animals to humans. For example, Ebola virus. So, communities all over the world have to be explained on the safety measures and precautions. Or else, every now and then, the border line between virus and man will be broken because of a transmission. Then the entire human race will become sitting ducks for a new hunter virus.

With the content in the earlier paragraph, some facts also have to be taken in consideration. There exist some cultures in the world, where the people are not even knowledgeable about basic healthcare services. These people may become the targets of transmission.

Since the last half a century, medical science has geared itself to meet the challenges of epidemics. There exists an entire army in the form of medical professionals, nurses and other staff to patrol the world and safeguard from any epidemic.

What Are The Major Factors Which Can Help An Epidemic Spread Faster?

True, we have all the medical facilities, but countries have lost trust in one another. In some countries, corrupt politicians do not provide grants to medical institutions and hamper their growth and research. There is a section of society which does not trust scientific medical expert advice and carry on their lives as per their will. All these factors can contribute to spreading of a disease among many countries.


Let us hope that the Corona Scare will promote trust between countries. Let us not focus on the topic – has globalization helped corona virus to spread rapidly. It is a painful lesson, but let us turn this unfortunate event to an opportunity to make the bonds between countries stronger. The brotherhood between countries can make the entire human race stand strong against any catastrophe (natural or health-related). Let us make a resolve to cross the planet, if needed, any time to combat a threat that can threaten the entire human race.

At present, let us pray in our hearts to the Supreme Power to save this Mother Earth from the impact of Corona Virus.

Source by Sathya Narayana

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

You may also like


Reserving Hotels Online – Where to Find Reliable Companies for Booking Discounted Hotel Rooms


When it comes to finding the best hotel deals online we often come across a myriad of websites touting last minute hotel deals or deep discounted room rates that can’t be missed. Are they too good to be true? Maybe. But the real true key to finding the best hotel deals is to book through a company that is based in where you are planning to travel to.

There are many hotel reservation agencies that specialize in the global hotel market. And many of them are fine companies with a strong reputation in the travel industry such as or and its cute roaming gnome mascot. But they won’t necessarily get you the best room rates.

If you really want to find a online hotel booking agency with the best room rates you should find a local based company that deals specifically with the regions hotel market.

Take for example if…

Read More

10 Amazing Google Hacks to Boost Your Productivity


Google is a life-saver. No two ways about it. As a professional, Google has invaluable features including, but not in the least limited to, its search function, stocks, and its advertising clout. However, there is so much more it is capable of, that most of us are barely scratching the surface.

Here are some nifty little tricks we have gathered through the years:

1. Type using your voice (No more strained fingers)

Sure, we’ve all used Google search on our phones, and we know it has a fantastic voice search function. But, this feature can do so much more. Google Docs (the cloud-based version of a text editor) is becoming more powerful by the day, and as part of its features, is voice-based typing. With a few weeks of practice, the AI is capable of flawlessly understanding human speech, whatever your accent may be. As a fun tidbit, this article has been…

Read More

Why is it Important to Launch an Online Insurance Agency?


Remember the days when you used to call a travel agent to book that annual family vacation, your business trips or just a quick get-away? Your favorite travel agent knew you, your preferences and would even call you with that occasional “great deal.”

Where is that travel agent today? Well, the traditional travel agent is an almost extinct species. Between 1996 and 2006, travel agents saw commissions from air travel, their historical “cash cow”, all but disappear; going from 61% of their revenue to 7% of their revenue . Why? The Internet and do-it-yourself websites such as and many other similar sites. Travel agents that didn’t adapt went out of business. By the way, that agent that called you with the special offer or got you the seat in the exit row is still in business.

Today, with the increasing number of online insurance quoting and information sites, insurance agents…

Read More

Few Facts About a Sheetfed Scanner


A scanner is a device which is connected to a computer, and it is used to convert any object into a digital image in the computer. Say, for example, you keep a handwritten document on the scanner, and the scanner will read the document, convert its image into a digital one, and send it to the computer. It is a very nifty device, and is used widely for many purposes. A sheetfed scanner is actually a glass topped device with a lid. An object that is to be scanned is placed on the glass top, and the lid is put down on top of it. Then the scanner scans the device, meaning that it takes a picture of the object, and then sends it to the computer to which it is connected. Now, there are many types of scanners, and one of them is the sheetfed scanner. The sheetfed…

Read More

Ellie Drake’s Netweb Marketing – Is MLM Or Network Marketing Dying?


According to Ellie Drake and Mike Filsaime the old ways of Network Marketing are dying. They produced an E-book recently, called “The Death of Network Marketing.” In the book, Ellie does a good job explaining why she feels that the old ways of building a network marketing business will die.

One of the prime examples she used in her book was the travel industry. In the past, travel agents were highly used. People would book their travel arrangements through a travel agent because they knew they would get the best deal. However, with the introduction of, and a multitude of other travel websites, people can now book online from the comfort of their own home and save money. This literally destroyed the travel industry of the past. Another example Ellie used was the movie industry. Websites like hurt blockbuster by allowing customers to rent movies online cheaper…

Read More

5 Unique Ideas For Planning a 50th Birthday Party


Nifty, nifty, somebody’s fifty. A wonderful celebration is in order for someone reaching a half-century milestone. There are some wonderful creative ideas you can incorporate into your 50th birthday party planning. Here are five simple and unique ideas that will make this memorable event something special.

1. A Trip Down Memory Lane

A trip down memory lane is a wonderful idea to incorporate into a 50th birthday party celebration. Rent a display screen and create a looped photograph show. Start with baby pictures, then progress through the years to the present day. It is really fun to turn out the lights and view the display.

2. A Treasured Keepsake

When you send out your invitations, include a “scrapbook” page with instructions for each guest. Ask them to decorate their scrapbook page as they see fit. They can jot down a short story of a fond memory they have of the guest of honor….

Read More

Implementation of Alternate Energy – The Role of the Government


However much the people of America may appreciate the need to switch over to alternate energy sources, it cannot become a reality unless the federal, state and local governments work in conjunction to make several mandatory programs. These include that all homes that are under construction or being remodeled must use alternative energy sources. Ultimately a time would come when all homes as well as corporate buildings would use alternate energies for 100% of their energy needs. The other important mandate that is expected from the government is that all new vehicles built in this nation must be hybrid and be powered by hydrogen fuel cells by the year 2020. 

Such mandatory compliance from the citizens would only see the light of the day if the government enforced laws on construction and utility providers. The government should also ensure that all the utility companies in the 50 states of this…

Read More

10 Of The Coolest Gadgets And Gizmos For Dad


Are you on the lookout for the latest gadgets and gizmos to give to your dad this coming Father’s Day? Keep your eyes peeled for these cool gadgets and you may just find the perfect gift to tickle your dad’s inner geek:

  1. Standalone Smart Watch – smart watches are the next big thing when it comes to smart devices, so it’s a good bet that any self-respecting techie will jump at the chance to own their own smart watch. Expect calls, pictures, mails and SMS messages all from the wrist – and even more when you hook up to wireless Internet access points!
  2. 3D Stereoscopic Printing Pen – why draw two-dimensional pictures when you can sculpt three-dimensional sculptures in real-time? This nifty line of gadgets and gizmos use superheated plastic that instantly hardens when exposed to room temperature. This makes it possible to form complex miniature sculptures using nothing but a…
Read More