What should we learn from coronavirus?

March 20, 2020
It doesn't matter whether you’re a black man or white man. Coronavirus knows neither Muslim nor Christian. Coronavirus understands neither Turkish nor Japanese, but neither the Turk, the Japanese, nor the Englishman will ever forget its word.
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Hey, Azerbaijan, don't say that China has nothing to do with you. They do have something to do with you.

Hey, America, don't claim that Azerbaijan has nothing to do with you. Obviously, Azerbaijan has something to do with you.

Hey, Iran, if you think that America has nothing to do with you, remember that America has something to do with you.

The Arab says he has no relationship with the Turk...

The Japanese man says that the Arab has no relationship with him...

The Spaniard says that the Japanese man has no relationship with him...

Are you Buddhist? I am Muslim and you don't mean anything to me...

Are you Christian? I am Buddhist and you don't mean anything to me...

Are you Hindu? I am Christian and you don't mean anything to me...

A white-skinned man who does not recognize a black man...

A red-skinned man who does not recognize a white man...

A black-skinned man who does not recognize a red man...

Even a man doesn't recognize another man ...

Hey, man, you live on Earth and under the sun. What if a virus suddenly appeared and closed schools? What if it killed people in Italy? What if it ate up the budget of the USA...

It doesn't matter whether you're a black man or white man. Coronavirus knows neither Muslim nor Christian. Coronavirus understands neither Turkish nor Japanese, but neither the Turk, the Japanese, nor the Englishman will ever forget its word.

Why does coronavirus spread all over the world? The answer is the unity of destinies of people. Unity of destinies is stronger than borders which separate. 

Why does coronavirus spread all over the world? Because an evil that appeared in one part of the world influences all parts of the world. This was obvious before coronavirus, but coronavirus makes it even clearer than atom bombs and climate change could.

A virus appearing in China is able to eliminate schools in Azerbaijan and it does not let people leave their own homes. In addition, it makes people wear a mask in America. What misfortune should be lived but to understand that people live the same fate. What misfortune should be lived but to understand that evil harms everybody.

Coronavirus reminds us of interconnectedness of all our fates. Coronavirus tells people not simply to look for the devil in the Far East. The West is not different from the East and the North is not different from South. All of us are inhabitants of one world and we share only one fate. The evil of the east also belongs to south, north, and west.

Perhaps, it is a logical sign, but not by chance. The coronavirus, by leaving China, conquered a world where Uyghurs have been executed silently in front of our eyes. Evil is not only able to destroy the individual, but also the whole. The only way to resist it is to understand what the unity of human fate is.

The unity of human fate is not just a harmful union, but also a good union. Favor in one corner of the world  reflects upon the other corners, and the coronavirus drug will prove this to everyone around the world.

Undoubtedly, the drug for coronavirus will eventually come out. No one cares where this event happens, but it will spread everywhere. This drug will arrive to people faster than the virus spread! As a result, we will all benefit. We all need to understand that this good will be for everyone. Let's never lose faith.

If you're waiting for the drug impatiently,

If you believe in the unity of human fate,

Please, don't keep your fate apart from mine!!!

Translated from Azeri by İlkin Nizami

The article was first published at Novator.az. It is published here for the first time in English.

Azer Qarachenli
Co-worker of Internews-Azerbaijan, editor in chief of Novator.az

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