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Nurture to nature via COVID-19, a self-regenerating environmental strategy of environment in global context.
Sci Total Environ. 2020 Aug 10; 729:139088.ST

Abstract

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) has become the largest pandemic that has affected 210 countries. Rolling data indicate that 257,3605 people are infected by the disease, from which 701,838 have recovered and 178,562 have died. No specific medicine or vaccine is available yet to control the disease, hence, social distancing via lockdown is widely adopted as the only preventive measure. Social distancing is observed at different level of strictness in different counties but it almost made the world to stands still. Although scientific articles on this largest social move are scanty, it resulted in benefiting the deteriorated environment to revive back. Many environmental indices such as lowering NO2 and CO2 emissions and reduction in particulate matters in air as a result of less human activities have led to clean air and pollution free water in many countries. Undoubtedly, the world was experiencing pollution in several countries due to mainly human activities including urbanization, industrialization, fossil fuel exhaustion etc. Under such situation a special (natural) a protective measure was awaited to fix environmental issues. Probably, the lockdown is one of the natural effects expected by nature via introduction of COVID-19. It is because, introduction of COVID-19 to nature was an outcome of mutation from two of its pre-existing forms, although, debate on it is still continuing. Viability of CoV-19 virus found to have a lot of correlation with aquatic and terrestrial environmental parameters such as pH, surface type, temperature etc. Air pollution is found to increase the risk of COVID-19 infection, therefore, use of mask and alcohols based standard sterilisers is strongly recommended. However, the self-revival rate of nature shall continue during post-lockdown period and a master plan must be adapted by national and international (mostly political) bodies to revive the Mother Nature completely.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Redox Regulation Laboratory, Department of Zoology, Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology, College of Basic Science and Humanities, Bhubaneswar 751003, India. Electronic address: biswaranjanpaital@gmail.com.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32388136

Citation

Paital, Biswaranjan. "Nurture to Nature Via COVID-19, a Self-regenerating Environmental Strategy of Environment in Global Context." The Science of the Total Environment, vol. 729, 2020, p. 139088.
Paital B. Nurture to nature via COVID-19, a self-regenerating environmental strategy of environment in global context. Sci Total Environ. 2020;729:139088.
Paital, B. (2020). Nurture to nature via COVID-19, a self-regenerating environmental strategy of environment in global context. The Science of the Total Environment, 729, 139088. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.139088
Paital B. Nurture to Nature Via COVID-19, a Self-regenerating Environmental Strategy of Environment in Global Context. Sci Total Environ. 2020 Aug 10;729:139088. PubMed PMID: 32388136.
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