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... one can only wonder how as a nation we can expect these children to aspire for social mobility when by default we are conspiring to tie their arms behind their back.

Are The Health Consequences of Illegal Mining A Concern? Image credit - DW

“Maybe it’s a whole lot less about focusing on the fact that we’re all victims and a whole lot more about the changing the fact that we’re all careless, as that is what victimized all of us in the first place.”

In that same week, information began to emerge that two people had been hospitalised in Ghana with suspected Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infections.

A unit within the newly built Wuhan Hospital. Wuhan is the capital of Hubei province, the source of the 2020 coronavirus outbreak.

“Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place. It pulls up the rotten roots so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow. Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their place.”

This is because in our prime we fail to realise that when our health begins to fail, irrespective of our wealth, our life fortunes ...

When Circumstances Make Me Question My Mortality

Ernest Hemingway in his book, A Farewell to Arms argues “If people bring so much courage to this world the world has to kill them to break them, so of course it kills them. The world breaks everyone and afterwards many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.”

As the world watches in anxiety and sees China go through these hurtful situations, we all need to be mindful of the choices we make. This is because our health system currently is not robust enough to handle a mass epidemic.

Coronavirus: A Public Health Call for Proactive Thinking

“We have within us the power to choose how we respond to a hurtful situation. We cannot control the actions of others, but we can control how we will respond. As we understand our power to choose, we see that we are in control. Our life is not a result of our environment or upbringing, but a result of our choices. We have the ability to determine the kind of life we want to live and the type of person we wish to be.” Cameron C. Taylor

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