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Covid-19 and ecology: From globalization to localization

Globalization has been efficient for investment of capital but the natural ecosystem has been massively destroyed

Father Cho Hyun-chul

Father Cho Hyun-chul

Updated: August 28, 2020 07:39 AM GMT
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Covid-19 and ecology: From globalization to localization

Members of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus who have recovered from the coronavirus donate their blood plasma at a gymnasium in Daegu, South Korea, on Aug. 28. (Photo: AFP)

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Covid-19 is a problem of disease, but it is fundamentally a problem of development and economy, that is, of society. If you approach Covid-19 only as a medical problem, you will miss the essence and root of the problem. In order to examine the Covid-19 disaster in a social context, it is necessary to pay attention to the close relationship between the outbreak of viral infectious diseases and globalization.

First, in today's world interconnected by high-speed transportation networks, viral infectious diseases spread rapidly around the world once they occur. Second, it has been found that the destruction of natural ecosystems by humans promotes viral infection in various ways.

The global economy has been deregulated all over the world for efficient investment of capital and, as a result, the natural ecosystem has been massively destroyed by reckless development and extraction projects. As production moves to places with minimal environmental regulation, greenhouse gas emissions have increased significantly and climate change has accelerated. Against this background, we must envisage the period after coronavirus with regard to globalization itself. 

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