When you say “corona virus” most people get negative associations such as illness, death, panic and food shortage. All of those are of course true, but if you look deeper into consequences of epidemic, you will see that a lot of good things will come out of it.
New Economic Crisis, Fall of Banks and Rise of Bitcoin
Of course economic crisis by itself if not something good, however the reason why have economic depressions in the first place is because the flaws on economic system we currently have. And the only reason to fix them, if to tear down the old system and replace it with new one. Back in 2008, there were no alternative to mainstream economics, so what the governments did, was to rebuilt the old broken system. However now, in 2020 we have Bitcoin, which could easily replace all financial institutions, get rid of debt-based economics and give monetary freedom to people.
Less trust in governments
Let’s be honest. Governments fucked this up as well. If countries with worst corona virus situation would have issued ban on Chinese travelers from the day the epidemic broke our in China, they would have been save. But they didn’t. Politicians had their own interests, and by the time they realized their own mistake it was too late. People will remember this and of course coming economical crisis will only make it worse. In best case scenario, forced governments will fall, and new free communities will take their place.
More money in medical research
Until today there’s no cure for viruses. Nothing works on them. Medicines only easy symptoms, but do not kill the actual virus. However will all new funding raised towards corona virus treatment could finally give a breakthrough, in virus treatment. Perhaps in few years, we will be able to easily treat more effectively common cold and other viruses that bother us all the time.
Better border control
For some unexplained reason, politicians need deadly virus, before they realize they letting anyone come to a country without proper documents is not a good idea. Corona virus is forcing governments to maintain better border control and thus not letting illegal immigrants in.
Decrease of global population
Everyone knows that overpopulation is threatening us, however no one has the guts to do anything about it. If spread in Africa for example Corona virus could do the dirty work and easily kill 5-10% of the population, since they have no basic health care. Sure this sounds harsh, but nature is doing it for us and it will delay the problem for a few decades.
Staying home and taking time for yourself
Quarantines are forcing people to taking some time off, sit home, relax and spend time with family. This is not a bad idea, for people who spend 1/3 of their life working.
BONUS: No more handshaking
I don’t know if it’s only me, but I hate when people want to shake hands, especially when I know they did not wash them. And even if they did, I do not feel comfortable touching someone I just met. Luckily WHO is advising not to make any physical contact with other people, so madness like handshaking is likely to end, at least for now.