The (March 19, “Viral ethics”) Spokesman-Review article by Eli Francovich on the threat of viruses was excellent. I would go a step further, and speculate that this coronavirus tragedy is the result of our selfish human karma, given how we often treat members of the animal kingdom, putting them in tight cages for our pleasure.
In Christian terms, contrary to the Genesis, at times we have not been great stewards of our environment. I state this, as a million flora and fauna species are on the verge of extinction.
Hopefully, as a result of this terrible pandemic, humans will finally realize that we are a part of, and cannot survive without, the natural world. Humans must develop a sustainable world economy, not just in pursuit of the Almighty dollar.
To continue in the same unenlightened path, will be at our deadly peril.