PRESENT DAY COVID-19 PANDEMIC
While Novel Coronavirus pandemic is spreading its tentacles immeasurably
In the absence of immunity in our body
Causing deaths, destruction and untold misery
Along with it; Alas! all gloom, doom and mortality
People perforce are locking themselves at homes
Looking with fond hope to the medical community
That they’ll render needful medical assistance to the suffering humanity
Who, due to the virulence and grim spike of the Covid-19 pandemic are losing precious lives
Partly due to shortage of oxygen and partly due to shortage of medicines
While there is also shortage of space left in the hospitals
Keep in mind that these shortages are due to lack of anticipation
Or, most likely, due to mismanagement
Rather than pass on the buck for their own error of judgment
Crying need is judicious resource management.
Need is to observe Covid-19 norms since 2nd wave is more dangerous than the 1st one
Put on the masks, keep safe distance
And personal sanitization and that of the surroundings
So that the infection does not attack and take more lives
As this time over, the double mutant Covid-19 infection
Being more contagious than the one found earlier on
Therefore, more care and caution is needed
For finding a most suitable vaccine for stopping of vicious circle
Of the spread of this dangerous virus
which spread without any bias
Leaving none which comes its way
Loves to attack people with obesity or hypertension or any other affliction
Especially people with low immune system prevalent
Double mutant infection, so very virulent
Attracts small kids, young and grown ones
All this is creating a necessary poser in our mind
Is there herd immunity to the spread?
Which is so widespread
And also creating a dread
As to when this virus will end.
The infection mutates faster
When our immune system is weaker
Damaging the functioning of our body
Especially the lung tissues
Therefore the need of Oxygen for having a breathing space.
While our immune system acts robustly
It can withstand anything and put together our response sturdily
By bringing about a healthy balance to our body
Firstly on physical plane is keeping healthy
By taking proper exercises and also Yogic exercises
Also, by strict isolation, social distancing
Besides quarantine measures needed when needed
Taking sufficient water quantity
And diet rich in necessary vitamins
With sufficiency of sunlight where we live
With fresh air and well ventilated place for living
All these provides healthy balance in our life
And with it, it makes our system resistant to any virus.
While our mind is hugely stressed
With too much thought of contracting infection
Along with financial stringency looming large
Resulting from loss of job opportunity
Which throws our internal defenses awry
With this, our immune system gets imbalanced
Keeping a healthy balance
Both in ups and downs in our lives is the only answer
To the mental sturdiness which helps to fight virus.
We should not go overdrive with our situations and conditions
In expression of our emotions
In the form of frustration
Fear, anger boredom, disharmony and depression
We ought to stop acting as victim in any situation
But rather should have a balanced approach
In seeing an opportunity in virus conditions too
And feel joy in the company of our love ones
Thereby consolidating our bonds in relations
By being in lockdown situations.
Bereft of any faith, self-belief and belief on God
Our immune system gets ruined
Thereby picking all sorts of viruses which comes our path
With belief in our system and our Almighty God
Makes a huge difference to our system
Thus rather than losing hope in any condition
We ought to have hope even in hopeless situation
And seek connect with Omnipotent and Omniscient One
With whose graces we can weather any storm
Thereby lead a life so happier
With a lot of immunity to fight any virus
Which may attack us.
SECOND WAVE OF CORONAVIRUS IS MORE VIULENT THAN THE FIRST ONE
Presently India has become in the forefront where Covid-19 infection is swelling to a record high due to double mutant variant. In fact nobody expected or anticipated that the second wave would be as dangerous as has turned out to be actually. This is worrisome since more the surge in the infection (More than thee Lacs infections in a single day as on today – 24 April 21), more the medicare and other requirements needed in order to come out this piquant situation. Due to the spread of double mutant dangerous infection, the death rate too is increasing. This infection is directly lungs necessitating requirement of life-saving Oxygen, medical infrastructure, life saving medicines, doctors and para-medical staff (who are rendering Yeoman’s service for the patients) and cap it all, ensuring that needed vaccination is done to all without discrimination. Although the Government is doing its best in this direction yet the task is gigantic yet it is not impossible if all governmental and non-governmental agencies make together make concerted and sincere efforts in mitigating and coming out of the present scenario. Here jointmanship and integrated approach from all quarters is the need of the hour.
In essence, pragmatic approach along with participation and involvement of all (private and public sectors) would help in coming out of the difficult situation and condition in which our country is in by this double mutant most virulent virus which attacks our lungs and other critical organs of our body. So much so is its adverse effects on lungs that it has put our entire system of functionality (financial, education sector, Infra sector, farm sector, industrial sector, judiciary et al) and more so our medical system under intense pressure.
SIGNIFICANCE OF IMMUNITY
Literally, immunity means to offer resistance from the germs of a disease or to create protection from ill-effects of some bad influences or to confront or fight bad influences created by a virus. This is a positive influence on our system which keeps us away from divergent or contradictory situations and conditions. Immunity, in case of double mutant most virulent virus could be ensured by observing proper diet intake, strictly observe Covid-19 behaviour pattern such as keeping adequate social distance, maintaining personal hygiene through periodical and proper sanitizing, besides taking Yogic exercises to keep the body system fit and fine. Last but not the least, lead a spiritually orientated lifestyle in our day-to-day life.
While we relate immunity with our body system, we consider it a inbuilt defence mechanism which our body offers to keep us healthy. The body immunity could be inbuilt in our body due to our DNA and also acquired too through our lifestyle and our propensity to adjust with the environs in which we are living. This could be ensured by observing the following.
EFFECTS OF DIET
A healthy diet starts from our childhood itself. Breastfeeding brings in its wake better growth of our body and have positive influence on our growth.
It is found that eating sufficient vegetable, fresh fruits and dry fruits along with milk products provides us vitamins, minerals, dietary fibre and also provides antioxidants. Also, those who take diets rich in vegetables and fruits have lower rate of obesity, heart disease, diabetes. Besides, these also keep us away from viruses. Eating vegetable unsaturated oils help in building immunity. We should take less sugar and fat contents since these are responsible for creating obesity and hypertension.
CONTROL OVER THE MIND AND IMMUNITY
Our emotions are caused due to our thoughts. It goes to show that two individuals can exhibit different reaction in the similar situation. One person may feel angry on a small pretext whereas other could have control over his emotions and have the traits of letting go. Therefore, those who have control over the senses and mind exhibit positive emotions. Then there are emotions such as frustration, boredom, depression, anxiety and disgust etc. Those who have control over the mind weather all storm and stay cool in any situation and condition. A resolute and determined mindset give out positivity at all times and hence possess rock-solid immunity. Therefore, those who have control over the mind, possess better immunity. The anxieties related with Coronavirus could affect a person with weaker resolve.
SPIRITUAL ORIENTATION IN LIFE AND IMMUNITY
Those people who are spiritually inclined, possess self-belief and belief in Almighty God. Such people have indomitable faith in God and seek connectivity with Him and perform all their Karmic deeds with positive disposition. They do not give too much credence to outcome but perform the action with complete focus. It has been observed that spiritual oriented people are self-determined and face the situations and conditions resolutely. Thus with meditations and prayers, we can enhance our immunity.
The following steps need proper handling:-
MEDICAL EMEGENCY NEEDS TO BE MET ON WAR FOOTING
Ramping up the availability of critical medicines, medical equipment, augmentation and ramping up medical oxygen supply as per present need to meet medical emergency/crisis, need of gigantic medical infra (beds for patients) to be improved and if possible construct structures to cater for the need of the huge number of patients etc.
In the present critical juncture, it is necessary that all countrymen are vaccinated as soon as possible. This will help in ensuring immunity to our countrymen.
ASSISTANCE TO POOR MEMBERS OF THE SOCIETY
In order to assist the poor citizenry, especially those who are living below the poverty line have to be rendered helping hand by way of provision of ration. The Government has come forward to provide free food for two months.
TRANSPORTATION OF LABOURERS
All out help should be rendered to the labourers to transport them to their residences in various parts of the country so that they do not suffer as they had in the first wave of Covid-19 pandemic situation.
AVAILABILITY OF MEDICAL EXPERTS
The Government should ensure that enough doctors and para-medical staff are available in sufficient numbers to provide medical care to the coronavirus infected patients besides providing medical attention to the other patients suffering from other critical diseases. Every life is precious should never be lost sight of.
NO POLITICS PLEASE BUT TANGIBLE ACTION SHOULD SPEAK
As has been observed, various political parties are pulling others down while the need is to chip in how best to reach out for rendering assistance where it is required. Passing on the buck does not solve problem anyhow only but being tangible action would.
BE NOT THE SUPERSPREADER OF CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC BUT THE CAUSE OF SUPER SPREADER OF HOPE AND WELLNESS
- We should not do anything like not putting on facemasks or not observing social distancing or by spoiling the environs around and be the cause of spreading Covid-19 but the ambassador of hope and wellness to alleviate the situation created by this virulent virus.
- Do not become cause of spreading lies and disinformation about the Covid-19 virus Vaccines. Rather encourage the masses to have injunctions in the way you can rather than spreading lies. I and my wife have very good experience of both the doses and we have not got any adverse effects after administration of vaccination.
- Kindly don’t be the cause of disruption of vehicles transporting lifesaving Oxygen to the hospitals where it is mostly needed. The so called farmers sitting at the Delhi borders should take note. Be facilitators rather than interrupters to save life.
- Please do not create scenes at the hospitals where the doctors and their staff are performing the most difficult tasks. They are also human beings, they too have their families yet they are serving the society by putting their own life at stake.