Environmentalists often talk about a “delicate balance of the ecosystem.”
Whether that is conceptual or real, the introduction of a new variable into any system causes newer variables to form and fluctuate according to its initial degree.
The COVID-19 coronavirus has been the new variable in the global system since Jan 2020.
It has quietened economies, debilitated industries, and terrorized communities all over the world. It upset the order of things. It created new normals—we work longer hours at home, cook more often, complete more to-be-read lists.. or Netflix.
We also wear masks when we go out.