The earth needs to move, has to move and has been moving ever since its creation. In whatever scope you choose to magnify, you realize that movement, advancement, progressiveness and growth have all been embedded into the fabric of every inch of our society. The economy is constantly varying, societal cultures are constantly changing, we are seeing daily advancements in technology to. Basically being stationary is not in the earth’s nature and neither is it in our human nature. So imagine when the only way to fight a pandemic like no other is in being still. A virus that feeds of movement. Government called this a war like no other and it’s true, we fighting an enemy that feeds off our sense of being. In this Blog we find out how, COVID-19 affects different classes?
Force Action On The Middle Class
Looking at this in terms of a battle field. You know once the enemy has the power to dictate how you maneuver it means you are ultimately fighting a losing battle. Do not get this wrong, the battle is far from over. However we are playing catch up at this moment. One of the force action has been
‘isolation’. This action to the middle class, for a certain period of time can be considered as leisure time (a holiday and time for family). This group has just enough to get by… in the long run; the economic impact will be severe. This individual will probably start tapping into their future savings, making them susceptible to future economic threat.
Force Action on the Upper Class
Surely to the upper class, they could not be bothered and if they are bothered, it is because their ‘slaves’ are obligated not to work. They are bothered because their net-worth is taking a deep. They are in the best position for isolation as they have all the tools needed for this stage of the battle and even if they do not, their wealth can still facilitate their survival in this times. Jeff Bezos can afford to pay his workers for the next 10 months without denting his status as one of the wealthiest men in the world.‘isolation’. This action to the middle class, for a certain period of time can be considered as leisure time (a holiday and time for family). This group has just enough to get by… in the long run; the economic impact will be severe. This individual will probably start tapping into their future savings, making them susceptible to future economic threat.
Appearance versus Reality
How the wealthy speak about the enormous donations they giving and yet failing to talk about all the profits that come with it, huge tax cut-off and other future economic advantages. Somehow even in these hard times the upper class are cementing their place financially. Positioning them strategically to benefit from this world pandemic, having a stronger hold on the country and the decisions the country can make regarding the country itself. Nothing is free in this world, even donations.
Those That Feel the Impact Truly
The lower class, the majority that have been playing the catch up game ever since. It is clear that pandemic is widening the social and economic gap that also make the virus deadlier, a self-reinforcing cycle that will have devastating consequences for years to come. As the corona virus spreads across the globe, it appears to be setting off a devastating feedback loop with another of the gravest forces of our time: economic inequality.
In societies where the virus hits, it is deepening the consequences of inequality, pushing many of the burdens onto the lower class of today’s polarized economies and labour markets. Research suggests that those in lower economic strata are likelier to catch the disease. It just makes sense because these are the people that were not making enough, even with two jobs, to afford the necessary resources required to survive such trying times.
The Effect of Inequality In The Long Run
When inequality is high, the cost of living tends to rise, forcing more lower-income families to live from hand to mouth. They are people that can barely pay their mortgages and bonds. People that were swimming in bills will certainly be drowning in them as it is more apparent that a lot of people will be retrench as time goes on. One might say there is a rainbow after this storm, well it depends on if your window will be clear enough to see it. Some people’s window will be stained with debt, economic insecurity and anxiety. These are the people whose blood will be spilled during this battle one way or the other. For them death comes in many forms. They could still survive the corona virus and still be strangled by something else.
Strange Tactics but Necessary
The fight is there for all to fight. But it is so unfair that the strategy employed in this battle places the lower class on the front lines. As economic inequality deepens, social inequality will surely boom. We might all be in the same fight but we paying different prices. Those that can pay more are paying less and those that cannot afford to pay are paying the most. Now we have a clear understanding on how COVID-19 affects different classes.