Michael Laitman, On Quora: “How does coronavirus compare to past pandemics?“
Today, humanity is much more interdependent than it ever has been before, and thus the global socio-economic impact of the coronavirus differs significantly from past pandemics.
If past pandemics in Europe and other parts of the world had no influence over other continents and nations, the case with the coronavirus is completely different.
Today, we are culturally, economically and commercially tied together around the world.
Therefore, the coronavirus affects us all.
It spread from one part of the planet to another relatively quickly, and we have no escape from it since we cannot detach the connections that we have established.
We thus see that the coronavirus pandemic receives completely different attention to past pandemics, since we were never as connected as we are today.
Moreover, while so many of us around the world have become quarantined and instructed to stay inside our homes, we see how we cannot detach from each other. It has become impossible to imagine what it would be like to separate from our global connection.