Defence budgets should be diverted for use to defend human beings against Coronavirus
CHITRAL: The whole world has one common enemy at this time. From China to America,? from Newzealand to Africa, all of humanity is reeling under the effect of the ever so powerful Corona pandemic. In a condition like this who would like to wage a war against another
country which is also equally shaken and scared by the mysterious infection. This makes it an ideal time to announce global demilitarization and divert at least 50 percent of all defence budgets of all countries towards fighting the virus. After all defence budget and the defence forces are established for the defence of a country. Now the most defence needed? by any country is against the current pandemic and any future possibility like this, rather than any enemy in the form of a marching army or tanks or warplanes or missiles.
Availing this crisis as an opportunity for adopting sanity, all countries with exaggerated defence budgets should come to an agreement with their potential rivals and mutually decide to divert at least 50 percent of their defence budget towards fighting the Corona enemy. If the US, Russia and China only act upon this recipe,? the whole world can afford to be shutdown for a year and yet be fed and stay healthy, without undergoing any financial crisis. .. CN report, 30 Mar, 2020