Wednesday, July 28

Again humanity faces an unknown enemy


Some markets in China sell all kinds of animals for consumption.

Some markets in China sell all kinds of animals for consumption.

Particularly developed countries that par excellence have sufficient resources and dominate the scientific growth of humanity should have foreseen this phenomenon.

Now, how is it that the coronavirus (2019nCoV) Has it been able to spread to this developed world from a country that certainly also enjoys great development?

It is estimated that the first cause of the spread of the virus in the capital of Wuhan was the alleged failure to comply with the procedures. But what was truly alarming about the spread of this deadly virus was the failure to comply with the Principles agreed at the Rio Summit in 1992.

The scant care of the environment in the edible animals of that city, the lack of food security and the ignorance of the authorities in adopting the adequate and rapid strategic provisions in the campaign against COVID-19, Unconsciousness as to the systemic conception of the environment and its interrelation with ecosystems, induce the causes of the phenomenon, its spread in that country and the international community.

Another reason could be an involuntary or premeditated escape to affect its competition and with it the countries that, due to their interrelation, maintain commercial or financial links, as well as their demographics and interrelation with the world. These are some of the causes that the authorities study.

It should not be ignored that “Ecosystems are infinite, ranging from elementary assemblages to large complexes, from a pond to an ocean.” On environmental awareness and that “all animals and particularly superior ones, act on their environment.” In correspondence with the fulfillment of the Principles of the Rio Summit: «Human beings are at the center of the concerns related to sustainable development. as the professor pointed out Ramón Martín Mateo They have the right to a healthy and productive life in harmony with nature ”(principle 1). “In order to protect the environment, States must apply the precautionary approach widely according to their capabilities. Where there is a danger of serious or irreversible damage, the lack of absolute scientific certainty should not be used as a reason to delay the adoption of cost-effective measures to prevent environmental degradation ”(principle 15).

If when the first case of SARS 2002-2003 was detected, the International Community, particularly the developed countries with their powerful laboratories and their brand-new pharmaceutical industry, had paid attention (principle 15), COVID-19 today would be nothing more than a serious cold or pneumonitis. The speed with which the vaccine has been conceived demonstrates this.

However, the authorities have the obligation to guarantee the sanitary and food security of all their citizens.

We note that both Ebola and COVID-19 foreseeably have a common denominator: the ingestion of animals not controlled or approved by the health authorities, which is why the United Nations is required to establish severe sanctions on governments that do not control the healthy diet of their citizens or who endanger their country and the international community in accordance with the fulfillment of the Rio Summit Principles: “Human beings are at the center of concerns related to sustainable development. They have the right to a healthy and productive life in harmony with nature ”(principle 1). “In order to protect the environment, States must apply the precautionary approach widely according to their capabilities. Where there is a danger of serious or irreversible damage, the lack of absolute scientific certainty should not be used as a reason to delay the adoption of cost-effective measures to prevent environmental degradation ”(principle 15).

The effects of Ebola, SARS and COVID-19 should be a lesson to present and future generations, as expressed in principle 27 of the Rio Summit:

May these calamities unite people around the world in the face of these deadly viruses that have no ideologies, color, or borders and only with the collaboration, help and compliance of the forces of society, governments, environmentalists and ecologists, in compliance with one of its «mega principles» can be resolved: solidarity.


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