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A Crowning Syndrome

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Author: Mike Rana

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A crowning syndrome that changed the world order. Did it start at Wuhan and will it end only there? Or will it wipe away humans as part of the evolution theory? Indirectly it impacts businesses, politics and religions.What are our priorities now; economy, food or population? Or terrorism, wars, and the weapons in their hands? Should we not concentrate on Health Care, and stop manipulating Hopes? Or are we bent upon knocking at the doors of comput....

A Crowning Syndrome

that changed the word order

The virus speaks

Those who perished will not return

Others are waitin’ to die

I’m just a microscopic virus

Deadly that no man can defy

My crown became your nadir

Till death do us part

Seasons may come and seasons may go

But I, go on forever

If you dare to disobey, you can

If you dare to play, you can

Nature will have its say

But handle me now, if you can

 

Disclaimer

This book is more like chronicles than a book because things about symptoms, vaccines, and the number of deaths are changing on a daily basis. Things were only settling down when the book was taken up for writing. Much of the data or facts might have changed by the time you get this book in your hands.

The manuscript was submitted for printing on 20-May-2020

Substantial quotes have been made from different and wellrespected sources. Nothing in this book is written with prejudice in mind. The references are for fair use, and to share knowledge. Should anything be noted as a mistake please accept my apologies.

It is necessary to give a caution; many words used in this book are used in their simplest of sense that a common man can understand.

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1.  Foreword

Corona is here to stay. It touches all aspects of our life and all humans around the world. It disrupts day-to-day affairs, friendships, relationships, work culture, education, and health, including all the rest that happens in your mind. The optimist may still remain cool and learn about new ventures but the pessimist will empty one’s internal worst.

This novel virus places unknown anxiety on the society as a group, and untimely negative stress on the economies of countries by impacting international trades, commerce, and even mutual relations. The wicked pandemic has affected more than half of the world’s population. In terms of expanse, impact, and overall negative consequences, it may prove to be more lethal than the two World Wars in the last century.

It’s now a substitute for the third World War short of bullets fired. It pushed everyone inside homes instead of taking shelters in underground bunkers urging taxpayers and their masters to look back at the money spent on weapons, aircraft, and warships instead of healthcare systems. It makes one wonder what priorities the governments have set for us. Religious wars and political scuffle seem like vile catfights when people face deadly virus amongst their personal lives.

They say the virus will remain latent forever and will keep reminding us that something is hidden inside our bodies that need to be expelled. You are lucky if you can maintain your cool.

The world’s best minds are at it to understand what the hell it is. We smartly race with each other to find a cure to conquer it. But there are lingering doubts in our minds. Are we driven to our doom? Is this earth’s way to take a breather from relentless exploitation by human beings?

Mike Rana has worked hard to present authentic information before the reader gets a clear idea about the challenges ahead.

Puneet Mehra

Gurugram (Haryana)

Mohini Sharma

Kullu (HP)

Cover design

Tanushree Rana

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2.  Preface - Adieu People

Let’s pause a minute, pay tributes, and shed a tear for all those who perished in this unfathomable disaster.

Epitaph

Gone but never forgotten

Rest in peace, you will be missed

You were a friend to many, and stay as you were

Your life will be measured in memories

The summer’s come and you are gone

Nothing will ever take your place

Until we meet again, and in this world

Consider our life in the backdrop of Corona – the virus supposedly crowns of light now turning slowly into a nadir of darkness. Are our bodies so vulnerable that all our best minds and our views about science, religion, genetics, and economy are simply toppled when something critical like this happens?

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3.  Acknowledgements

Quite a lot of quotations, data, texts, and YouTube links have been used in this book. These were required for authenticity since everything about COVID-19 is full of qualms and misgivings. Footnotes have been inserted at appropriate places to make easy reading.

I place on record my thanks for the knowledge of various people and for using their ideas for a ‘Fair Use’.

1. Wikipedia

2. Google chrome

3. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Federal agency) headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

4. The World Health Organization (WHO/OMS) headquarters in Geneva.

5. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India Founded in 1976 HQ New Delhi, India

6. Life Science Journal Jeanna Brynner Editor-in-chief, June 14, 2018

7. Nature Research - a division of the international scientific publishing company Springer Nature, that publishes academic journals, magazines, online databases, and services in science and medicine. Nature Research’s flagship publication is Nature, a weekly multidisciplinary journal first published in 1869. HQ Berlin, Germany

8. OWID - Our World in Data is a scientific online publication that focuses on large global problems such as poverty, disease, hunger, climate change, war, existential risks, and inequality. Led by Max Roser

9. The University of Ottawa in Canada

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