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The world has been suffering greatly from the coronavirus pandemic. The extremely aggressive pathogen has been proven to attack not only our lungs but also our heart, nerves, brain, vessels, kidneys and skin.

The origin of the coronavirus has not been determined exactly, yet it is said that disease epidemics will become more frequent as the environment and climate continue to change.

Deforestation is not a natural phenomenon; it is the result of our human behavior. It destroys biodiversity in the forest and the diseases may come from nature (the forest) to us, humans.

Nobody can deny the fact that climate change is also related to our human activities.

We must wear masks and keep a social distance. Developing a safe vaccine and medical treatment for coronavirus patients are what we must do now. Yet at the same time some constant study or investigation that examines our behavior, which possibly leads to the emergence of pandemic diseases, is necessary. Without such an effort, unfortunately there is a possibility that the same tragedy will be repeated sooner or later.

The coronavirus will target the entire population of every country in the world. No country can live apart from this tragic pandemic. This is a global problem. Every leader and person in the world should behave as global leaders and persons.

Hiroshi Noro

Hadano, Kanagawa Prefecture

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