A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans, it has spread very rapidly worldwide and is the cause of a large number of deaths. Many people are infectious before they show symptoms. Therefore, it is likely that communities have a large number of people with undetected COVID-19 which is a risk to you and your family and communities.
According to the research (and now actual experiences) , social distancing, washing hands and wearing masks are the most effective methods to slow down and halt the spread of COVID-19.
Many say our diet of eating meat has a lot to do with the current coronavirus outbreak. It is said that this virus originated from the Chinese habits of eating wild animals which are treated and sold in unhygienic wet market. Different kinds of animals trapped in small spaces mixed with all kinds of blood and wastes, it's not hard to imagine such wet markets as breeding grounds for all kinds of viruses that were not detected in human before.
If you have watched What the Health on Netflix, you will see how animals are treated and slaughtered (in USA) and why there is 88% of the pork, 90% of ground beef and 95% chicken breast samples are fecal contaminated. These meats are heavily loaded with antibiotics causing bacteria to change in some way that reduces or eliminates the effectiveness of drugs, chemical, or other agents designed to cure or prevent infections. Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest public health challenges of our time.
It is important that we all reduce consumption of all kinds of meat, including seafood. Seafood is nothing cleaner than beef or pork and is as damaging to the environment as intensive animal farming is causing.
In the midst of a global pandemic, we all can do a little more by eating less meat, it can be a little challenging at times due to lack of choices especially in Hong Kong or some cities around the world, but with some effort from each of us, we can change the situation.
Global Pandemic is a wake up call to humanity, never in our human history we connect so intimately, together we will make our home a better place.