Let’s assume that nature/life is trying to tell us something through the corona virus outbreak. The message would be in what we have ended up being: distant and home. Maybe nature is trying to tell us that we are too many?
We share this planet with other creatures. Instead of being a fair share, 7 billion people (the number is big) kill yearly 70 billion animals only for consumption. Each person needs yearly 10 animals to eat. It is way over the top even without touching upon used energy for slaughtery, pollution, GMO and so on. So we killed animals, where would viruses live then?
A virus is not alive; it needs a living organism to survive. With the void we created by massive animal slautery, viruses haven chosen us as their new ecosystem. On top of this, we are too many and big cities are jammed. Hence the necessity of social distancing.
Social distancing is the vital space that each creature needs in order to survive and thrive. In big cities, we learned to forget it and adapt to a new way of living. The reason why social distancing is so disturbing is due to our forgotten nature and needs. We are after all cultural beings.