Positive Effects of COVID-19 to People and the Environment


Ever since its quick spread across the globe, people have been hearing all negative effects and news about the coronavirus. It just adds up to all the stress and worry that people feel. However, this pandemic actually has some indirect yet positive effects on people and nature itself. To make things feel a bit lighter, let’s view it on a more positive light on how this outbreak impacted our lives in a good way.

Better Environment

Since the start of quarantine and lockdowns, it has been observed that the sky has never been so clearer than before. It is due to lesser carbon emissions from man-made activities. Lots of factories have been closed for lockdown and lesser vehicles are travelling around whether by land, sea or air. Just those factors already have a huge impact on reducing the overall carbon emission, making the air cleaner than ever.

Aside from that, since there are lesser people going out, there have been so many sightings of wildlife freely roaming around areas where they never been before such as urban areas. It’s like nature’s way of resetting especially the negative things man has done to the environment. Definitely, there are a lot of coronavirus eco positives that are not much apparent unless we look closely.

Better Consumption Choices

Since the quarantine, people have been more considerate when it comes to their choices in consumption. Most companies are closed because of lockdown that’s why most of us have been working from home.

Our plastic and fuel consumption have dropped since we’re spending most of our time at home – less shopping and travelling. Aside from that, people have become more aware when it comes to taking care of their health. They make better choices on food and spend more time in keeping their body healthy as a natural protection from this disease.

During this time, people are also more conscious in buying only what was needed. You might even notice some of the things you bought before that weren’t really necessary.

More Time to Connect with People

Before this pandemic, most of us are so busy catching up with our busy lifestyles. Now, most of us are staying at home with their families and loved ones. We have so much more time to spend and reconnect with our loved ones.

Parents can spend more time with their children, everyone getting to know their family members better and understanding each other more. Keeping this bond strong is one of the great effects of coronavirus, although it is just indirect. We care and look out for each other which help a lot in fighting yet staying strong in this hard time.

The coronavirus has been feared for its so many negative effects. However, there is always a good side in almost everything. Rather than getting anxious and stressed out on what’s happening around us, just keep yourself and your loved ones healthy and view things on a different perspective.