Is COVID-19 to Blame? (Pages: 166-168)


Alireza Asgari *,

Abstract

Abstract History is witnessing economic uncertainty due to a health crisis as never before. In the era of industrialization where the emergence of invisible enemies of humans are a great death toll, “nothing seems more universal than Health”, the old proverb in nearly all diverse human cultures that is once again rebirthed by the current COVID-19 pandemic. However, what is distinctive is that the SARS-CoV-2 seems to be unequally targeting a particular sector of the populations where the risk factors for preventable diseases are high. Comorbidities, mainly non-communicable diseases (NCDs), seem to be the primary contributors of the current pandemic and not the COVOD-19 per se. The present commentary attempts to underscore the converging pattern of communicable (CDs) and NCDs in human toll. For the tens of thousands of lives coming to an end since the turn of the year, we are all truly sad, but for reflecting our grave need and urgency to improve our life styles and behaviors, we have something to be joyful about. It directs us to revisit the values and ultimately save millions of lives in future.