Rights and responsibility – that what the coronavirus pandemic is all about, looking at it in a more practical way, in order to make the potential link between facts and myths, past, present and future. With more than a year of global governments and institutions effort on trying to identify what are the measures that really matters for the pandemic to stop from spreading, it’s really time for us to think if we, as individuals, make the necessary changes in our everyday lives, or we’re just following orders’, like we’re used to.
It turns out the new normal isn’t so easy to be embraced. There are much more opponents to question the reliability and sustainability of the measure. Violation of human rights and breaking of free will are serious accusations, but still it’s not worth it taking the risk of not supporting the measures in the name of such a noble cause.
Anxiety, as a natural answer to the pandemic atack, is a normal reaction that the human body develops when facing this rather disturbing and definitely long-term situation. However, sticking to your daily routines is more than welcomed here, other than completely denial or distortion of the truth. In times of uncertainty and so many questions, demanding quick answers, which aren’t always presented, conspiracy theories seem to be the fastest way to pass through a crisis.
Another concept in building a successful COVID-19 denier, is devotion to a celebrity or a party. Like in the ancient times, people tend to do what the leaders of the group do, support their ideas and believe their truth is the only one that matters the most. The loyalty of a person like this can be broken in showing some empathy, understanding the pain and discomfort aren’t so isolated, but shared emotions. Being a part of a particular group and showing that we care can be the key to making progress in the misled information mind.
It’s not a surprise that the actual war for contributors is also made on social media. As the anti-vaxxers attempts on persuading mothers not to vaccinate their children range from 2019, COVID-19 pandemic certainly make celebrities, like Noel Gallagher, Kanye West and Ian Brown, speak out their mind on not supporting masking and describing COVID-19 vaccines as ‘the mark of the beast’.
Instead of influencing their audience in a positive way, many people just made the battle worse than it already is, and changed it into a fight with authorities, which is an extremely dangerous thing during a pandemic outbreak. Everybody knows the market is a powerful source and it can either keep you focused and informed, as well as convince you to be suspicious of all the facts that surround you.
So again, if we really want to win a COVID-19 denier on our side, we must be prepared not to convince him, but to connect with him on a more emotional level and try to show some understanding to value his point of view and acknowledge their truth.
Psychologically speaking, this kind of positive influence can be a tricky thing, as there is no right and wrong you are emphasizing on, other than talking the person out to take proper action and make a certain choice, in order to help the society in combat with the common enemy.
However, since a lot of questions are certainly to occur, come prepared ang show engagement, respect and curiosity. After all, this conversation should and could create a new social reality for COVID-19 deniers, to be in line with physical reality.
Since the beginning of the global pandemic, we’re all part of the big screen movie, called COVID-19. As we all have a role in it, be it a small or a leading one, joint responsibility has become an inseparable part of our lives. By implementing the measures, we’re not only protecting us and the ones we love and care about, but we’re helping our governments, scientists and doctors. We have a global goal to achieve, and with starting the vaccination process, the path is already ahead of us, and it’s our duty to do whatever it takes to make that happen.
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