Then deluded ourselves that it could be bought and sold and given a cash value. that is at the heart of the problem.
seems to me that the Earth itself is fighting back against our predations.
We have forced our way into and taken over vast swathes of the planet, and usurped millions of other critters' rights to be there. Critters we need to co-support our own existence if we but knew it.
But every species carries a defence mechanism of some kind. Suppose Covid is more than a random disease.?
Suppose it is a defence against us? After all, if you wanted to find a means of getting rid of humankind and our rapacious ways, what better way could you find, than a disease that panics us into committing commercial suicide and leaves every other species unharmed?
We have become a plague-species. We may be witnessing the means by which we are being got rid of