The magic cure is still in our hands
RECENTLY, I wrote about the horror of the pandemic unfolding in India in the sight of the world staring helplessly, little knowing that we had the perfect recipe going in the same direction.
To recap, in India it was a lack of conformity due to the ignorance and arrogance of the people, coupled with a lack of forethought on the part of the government allowing major festivals and political events, leading to horrific scenes of death and suffering.
Managing the pandemic is not child’s play. Each of us is experiencing something of this magnitude for the first time in our lives. There is no trick or easy solution to solve this problem. It has several components and requires gigantic efforts and large budgets.
In Singapore, the vaccination program got off to a flying start, but unfortunately slowed down, putting the whole plot in a counter-climax. The reality is that the shortage is a global debacle and many countries are struggling with promised supplies that are not being delivered.
According to Bloomberg, some 1.6 billion vaccines have been administered globally in 176 countries, which is expected to cover about 10.5% of the world’s population, but richer countries being able to immunize their populations about 30 times more. faster than their poorer counterparts, countries like Malaysia and Singapore are at a distinct disadvantage.
The uneven distribution is also due to the fact that global vaccine producers accumulate supplies and sell them at higher prices to richer countries. It is definitely a crime against humanity because it is a lifelong fight between the virus and the vaccine. We also know that great nations are stockpiling supplies that exceed their needs.
Now that our numbers are woefully high and on an upward trajectory, reactions from the ground have been mixed when a full lockdown was considered by the government, but that fear was brushed aside by a statement from the Prime Minister’s Department that an order full control of movements not be.
After that? Testing continues vigorously but without additional quarantine and medical care arrangements. I am convinced that the resources are maximized, but the magic cure is still in your hands and me people.
Why do we still have families who go out in twos or threes to buy groceries? Why do we need to shop every day, can’t we limit it to a week or even a fortnight? Can’t we live with the basic necessities for a few weeks and learn to cope with everything we have? Can we let go of the gourmet lifestyle that some of us have become accustomed to? Can we make a commitment not to organize or attend gatherings?
Despite the roadblocks set up, we still had people who managed to “squeeze” in to be with their extended family.
How selfish can we be? The signs are everywhere. The paranoia created by the government constantly warning the rakyat that intensive care unit beds were running out and quarantine facilities were overflowing at the tipping point had not created the desired alarm in the mind of the average man. from the street.
If we continue to blame the government for everything and refuse to take responsibility for being a contributor every time we step out of our homes, we will never win this game of life or death. The duplicity of our behavior and our attitude is too obvious.
Covid-19 is not a threat to a single individual, it has the ability to wipe out an entire family, village and community if we are not careful.
Ask yourself if you are doing yourself, your family, and your community justice every time you go out for non-essential outings, or you will regret the irreversible damage.
Comeuppance may not be far off if we continue to ignore the signs around us, and I’m all for the government militarizing compliance, otherwise, people being people, selfishness will never cease. never.
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