Introduction to the Editor-in-Chief about Disaster of COVID-19


  • Dedi Hermon


Coronavirus is a large family of viruses that cause mild to moderate upper respiratory infections, such as flu. This virus can cause diseases in animals and humans, such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The latest Coronavirus found in Wuhan, China, in December 2019 was named SARS Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) which causes Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). COVID-19 is an infectious disease that occurs through droplets from the nose or mouth that spreads when the virus carrier coughs or sneezes [1, 7, 9].

The impact of COVID-19 is enormous and leads to global disasters. COVID-19 disaster is a health disaster that can damage the order of human life on earth [15-18]. This disaster has a significant impact on the sustainability of human life on earth because it will directly cause health, economic, and social-cultural problems in the community. COVID-19 Mitigation is a series of efforts to reduce the risk of COVID-19 disaster through awareness-raising and the ability of individuals, groups and countries to deal with the threat of COVID-19 disaster. The COVID-19 disaster itself is an event that threatens and disrupts the lives and livelihoods of people, both health, economic and social community.

The occurrence of the COVID-19 disaster is also allegedly due to the occurrence of Earth's climate change. Climate change will directly trigger extreme weather changes [5-10, 19] or can also be called globalization, so that stored microorganisms (viruses or bacteria) will have a great potential to escape looking for new hosts, both in animals and humans turned out to influence human health. Extreme heat and excessive cold weather can cause the body's immune power decreases so it is susceptible to disease. During this transition period, it is not only humans who cannot always leave the house, but viruses and bacteria will easily develop in the human body.

With the increasing outbreak of the COVID-19 disaster in the world, and until now there has been no vaccine to prevent it, it is very necessary adaptation efforts so that the sustainability of life can continue. [11-14] Adaptation is an effort to adjust to the environment by making changes that lead to increased endurance and resilience to these changes. COVID-19 adaptation can be interpreted to live in peace with the coronavirus. Getting used to a healthy life is one of the adaptation efforts that can be done quickly


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