However, if it might have come how they might have handled the issue is what the author wants.
If it happened in Indraprastha when Dharmaraja was the emperor there. Dharmaraj might have immediately asked Bhima and Arjuna to take the Raja Vidya to the Himalayas and identify the Sanjeevani. Then they might have brought that plants and Rajaya Vaidya might have made tablets with that and might have given to the people who are all suffering. As Dharma Raj studied Ramayana in which Sanjeevani is good medicine for all deadly diseases he might have asked them. All the people might have been given those tablets and that might have prevented Corona from spreading.
At that time also virus or bacteria must have attacked the humanity but the main difference was that the kingdoms were not connected by faster means of communication and transport and were living in almost in isolation with each other so even if any such virus had spread in those times it would be contained within that kingdom and would had done the loss it could do and would not spread to other places. So chances of converting that to a pandemic were rare in those days. Other thing is that whatever natural cure people had they would had used it and those who had good resistance would had survived.
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K Mohan @ Moga
'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
I just add the following points:
1. Negative news which scare people would not have been there.
2. Community spread would not have happened then, as people were more obedient and compliant.
3. People had more spiritual power and could have used that to resist and defeat the virus.
4. Co-orbid conditions of Diabetes and Cancer etc were not there. Hence criticlity and mortality would have been almost NIL..