The phenomenon of the COVID 19-pandemic against the background of its eraBohdan Włodzimierz Wasilewski
The author analyzes the COVID-19 pandemic as a multidimensional phenomenon, including, apart
from medical aspects, also those resulting from the evolution of civilization. Author discusses the
barriers that are obstacles to the overall understanding of the COViD-19 phenomenon and that
prevent consolidation of efforts to counteract it. The side effects of the industrial era regarding
disturbances in the functioning of the ecosystem, of which humans are part and their impact on the
COVID-19 pandemic are discussed in more detail. The mistakes and omissions of our civilization
that could have prevented a pandemic or significantly reduced its consequences are also discussed.
The negative information conveyed by the publication is that the already launched avalanche of
changes, the catalyst of which is COVID-19, must take place, associated with significant civilization
consequences. It is positive that we still have the opportunity, with clarity of purpose and combined
efforts, to positively moderate change and increase the chances of human survival as a species.