The second wave of COVID 19 has attacked India very aggressively. The virus has become more infectious as it is attacking the children also. Every other household is having COVID patients, either admitted in hospital or getting treatment while at home. Some unfortunates with severe illness are not getting a bed in any hospital.The all sick atmosphere is causing gloom and distress. The television news channels are bringing the plight of people from all over India and the scene of the burning pyres or the graves are too traumatic for anyone’s mental health. The scene of the people running around for oxygen, ventilators, medicines or a simple hospital bed is scary and constantly compelling us to pray to that almighty with a hope to get a magic wand to vanish this deadly virus. Never in life, people felt so helpless!
The second wave of the pandemic could have been handled in a more responsible way by the administrators. The second wave is not a tsunami or earthquake that we couldn’t prepare ourselves to check its devastating effects. The people of India, though a huge number, could have been acknowledged about the different variant of the virus, the mutated virus is much more dangerous than what we experienced in first wave. The citizens could have got the vaccines to fight against the pandemic. But, on the contrary, now we are seeking some miracles to happen to drive away the virus as the number of active cases are now highest in the world! The situations in many states of India are very horrifying, can be equated with some horror stories or the Hollywood movies which show how the aliens are attacking a civilized nation and people are just scared to save their lives!
The citizens now must take the pledge to become much more responsible by obeying the rules to combat the virus.
Wearing double mask is mandatory.
Do not touch the mask once you wear it.
Cover your nose properly with the mask.
Wash/Sanitize your hands frequently.
Stop unnecessary movements/ travelling.
Stock food for many days at home and follow simple diet daily.
Cut down your wants/ wishes- stop visiting shops/ marketplaces frequently.
Stop entertaining guests at your home.
If the need arises to visit a crowded place, adhere to strict social distancing and observe COVID appropriate behaviour.
Be kind to people. Do not express anger or do not cause stress to anyone.
Show self discipline, shoulder the extra responsibility that the pandemic demands of us.
Pray for the well being of the people of the land.
Let us hope the good old times of the yesteryear return soon.