Sunday, May 3

The Covid lockdowns are doing so much good it's eerie

Blue skies, fresh air, plummeted noise pollution, people learning to work from home, families spending time together -- the list of positive trends to emerge from the Covid lockdowns goes on and on. But will the benefits last after the lockdowns end? Aye, that's the question.

From The Associated Press yesterday: Bird-watching soals amid COVID-19 as Americans head outdoors.
... "I’m really reconnecting with what’s immediately around me,” he said. “Everybody dreams about seeing lions in the wild or tigers in the wild, but we’ve got some pretty amazing stuff right out our window — and it’s really good for the soul.”


Himanshu said...

its like God pressed the Reset button for the planet :)

Pundita said...

Well, we're being given a fighting chance. But these are still very dark days, Himanshu. Very dark indeed. I was just reading a news report about Pope Benedict.

He wrote, "A century ago, anyone would have thought it absurd to talk about homosexual marriage. Today those who oppose it are excommunicated from society. It's the same thing with abortion and creating human life in the laboratory. ... The real threat to the Church... is in the global dictatorship of purportedly humanist ideologies."

Not only a threat to the Christian church but to all valid religions and a threat to human civilization as well -- indeed, a threat to humanity itself.

The so-called 'liberal' democracies in the West have become anti-human.