WAR ON COVID-19 PANDEMIC

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WAR ON COVID-19 PANDEMIC

As things stand today, the experience of first wave of infection in India and elsewhere, it was refreshing to see climate of chang,,

 from utter negativity to positivity.  The businesses started as usual, the market places were abuzz with activity offices started functioning as usual. But unfortunately, the second wave of Coronavirus pandemic started this year with utter fierceness after first wave peaked after September 2020. In the second wave started raising its hydra-head from March 2021 onward. The most infected in this wave constitutes all age-group –  old, younger age group and even small children which is utter regrettable. Though the rise in infection is pleauting in various states yet there is no way out except vaccination, sticking to the Covid-19 norms besides taking health giving diet for enhancing immunity from the infections.

ould 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 be the ambassador of hope and wellness to alleviate the situation created by this virulent virus.

VACCINATION IS THE ONLY WEAPON TO ELIMINATE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

For vaccination to cover 80% of population above 18 years of age, it is paramount that we increase the vaccination at the rate of at least 100 million doses per month. At the current rate of vaccination of above 3.2 million doses per day, only 30% of the eligible population will be covered by the year ending. Therefore, there is a urgent need of vaccinating maximum number of people so as to create herd immunity or to provide indirect protection from the infectious disease.

ONE DAY HUMANITY WILL RID OFF THE COVID19 PANDEMIC

The World Health Organisation has rightly felt the need of vaccinating maximum number of people with the idea: ‘No one is safe, unless everyone is safe’. Therefore, universal vaccination is needed to avoid resurfacing of the infectious disease which is changing its mutational stance without any warning. This time over, the second wave is infecting the small children too in a big way, therefore, the urgent need is to vaccinate them too as soon as possible.

NEED FOR VACCINATION FOR HERD IMMUNITY IN CITIES AS WELL IN RURAL AREAS

It is a huge tragedy that this virulent virus has spread even in the villages. In India, more than 65 % of people live in rural areas whose means of livelihood mostly is agriculture. The complexity has been  compounded due to non-availability of adequate medical facilities – both doctors and para-medical staff.  Although Government has activated the village dispensaries yet more needs to be done to cover wide chunk of population.  For this to be possible, it is necessary to enhance medical infra in a big way. Besides, the task of sanitization of the village lanes and homes too is needed.  Spread of coronavirus pandemic in villages is a matter of huge concern and due to this, our medical services would be stretched to its limits. This calls for  proactive efforts both from village Panchayat and Government agencies, but not without forgetting the observation of Covid prevention norms such as putting on face masks, observing social distance etc.

THERE WOULD BE DAWN OF HAPPINESS ALWAYS WITH THE GRAE OF GOD

 LOCKDOWNS HELPING PLATEUING IN SPREAD OF INFECTION

It is a matter of great satisfaction that the spread of the cronavirus is plateauing and this dip in the cases is due to in this judicious use of available medicines, availability of sufficient oxygen cylinders, oxygen concentrators, medicines, local lockdowns and other restrictions adopted are helping a lot. This is due to lockdowns observed by different states. The contribution of our armed forces in establishing covid related facilities transporting Oxygen from far flung areas etc. is obviously commendable. The down to business role of states and central Government is really creditable in curbing the northward march of infection.

LOCKDOWNS AND ECONOMIC DOWNSLIDE

It has been obseved that when there is total lockdown, the economic activities goes down the drain putting the economy under severe strain. Due to this, the companies are shut and the employees lose their jobs. During the second wave, till April 2021, more than 7 million job losses were there and more companies are shut due to non-functioning of these companies. Overall, all the sectors of economy go southward in the long run. Therefore, as far as possible, lockdowns should be determined by the states concerned and that too depending on the covid-19 pandemic situation and condition. Besides all India lockdown will have negative economic implications on all the sectors of economy.

SMALL CHILDREN THE TARGET OF INFECTION IN THE SECOND WAVE

In the second wave, unlike the first wave, even the small children are becoming the target of infection. Therefore, there is an urgent need of covering small kids too after we have vaccinated 18 years and above population.  Or, if possible, the children should be vaccinated along with other age groups.

SPREAD OF COVID-19 IN RURAL AREAS

In the second wave of coronavirus pandemic, unfortunately,  corona has spread in villages too, therefore, of necessity, dispensaries in the villages should have necessary medical staff, testing of the villagers, Remdesivir  injections, medicines including Remdesivir injunctions in sufficient quantity to meet its requirement when hugely required, oxygen cylinders and concentrators etc. These are required in the villages since villagers have to travel to city hospitals which are already over-burdened

ALTHOUGH THE PATH IS NOT SMOOTH YET WE HAVE TO REMAIN POSITIVE

OCCURRENCE OF BLACK FUNGUS (MUCORMYCOSIS)

It has been observed that those patients who are suffering from uncontrolled diabetes, cancer and people with less immunity are suffering from black fungus. This fungus is also attacking those patients who take steroids for a long time due to increase of sugar level. The fungus (Mucormycosis) with symptoms of one-sided facial swelling, headache, sinus problem with persistent fever, black lesions on nasal bridges which becomes more severe with passage of time and even reduction in eye vision due to infection. There are also the abdominal pain, vomiting etc. If any of the symptoms are observed, it is in the fitness of things to take medical help, the sooner this is done the better, for proper treated as soon as possible as this fungus is proving fatal when not cured. This fungus is being perceived to fall under the purview of Epidemic Act by the State Governments.

VACCINATION JAB THE ONLY ANSWER

There is a big challenge of giving boost to drive of vaccine jab to all eligible citizens but due to the paucity of vaccines. Till today more than 18 crore people have been administered and to administer jabs to all people would be a challenging task. This challenge has to be met head on before it further takes further toll of humans and takes the economy  

DO NOT BE INSTRUMENT OF SPREADING MISINFORMATION ON COVID-19

Do not become cause of spreading lies and misinformation about the Covid-19 virus Vaccines. Rather encourage the masses to have vaccine jabs in the way you can rather than spreading lies. I and my wife have very good experience of both the jabs and we have not got any adverse effects after administration of vaccination. After the administration of vaccine jabs, we still put on face masks, keep healthy distance as and when we have to go to the market place for meeting some urgent contingencies.

COVID-19 NORMS TO BE OBSERVED TO STOP SPEAD OF INFECTION

Of necessity, it is not essential that even after vaccination, we should observe Covid norms till such time adverse affect gets eliminated totally. We should ensure that our people are vaccinated so that Covid-19 pandemic gets lesser adverse effects of infection.

FEAR PSYCHOSIS TO BE ELIMINATED

It should always be kept in mind that fear psychosis created by the Coronavirus pandemic is more harmful for our body and mind rather than catching infection itself. When we are infected, we can surely get cured either by quarantining ourselves at home with less symptom of infection or getting admission  in the hospital, when need of the same is felt when severity of infection is more. Or when there is a necessity of administering oxygen in ICU in emergency. The way the need for O2 support is required when the saturation drops below 90%. Also, in the event of a patients with history of some  with high risk lung diseases and other internal organs, administration of oxygen is required.

IMMUNITY HELPFUL IN WARDING OFF THE INFECTION

It is my personal experience that when we keep our body fit by taking needed quantity of food balanced diet containing different kinds of foods which contain right proportions of calories, proteins, minerals, vitamins and nutrients in adequate quantities. Exposure to sun light and regular exercises or Yoga is a must to keep our body and mind agile.  All these helps in having immunity from the infections and gems. It is essential for us to keep our body healthy to withstand any onslaught of disease

Kindly don’t be the cause of disruption of vehicles transporting life saving 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.

DOCTORS AND PARA-MEDICAL STAFF ARE WORKING ROUND THE CLOCK

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.

HAPPINESS WILL VISIT US ALL WHEN VIRUS IS ELIMINATED TOTALLY

 The following points are to be kept in mind:-

  • As vaccination is the biggest weapon against the Covid-19 pandemic, therefore, as far as possible, maximum people should be covered under vaccination especially children who too are infected in the second wave.
  • Misinformation in any form should be stopped.
  • Medical infra to be improved so that overall medicare is ensured. More emphasis should be in rural areas since in the second wave, the villages have been badly hit by the virus and due to lack of proper medical infra, the situation is turning from bad to worse.
  • War on coronvirus  as per vaccine calendar to be adhered to as spread is widespread.
  • Differential pricing of drugs to be ironed out, sooner it is done, the better it would for vaccination of maximum people in the country.

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Harbans

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7 thoughts on “WAR ON COVID-19 PANDEMIC”

  1. That was quite an exhaustive know how on the Covid pandemic situation in our country and ways to contain its spread in the masses and means to eliminate it totally! Its going to be an uphill task seeing our vast population! But let’s keep the tempo up and believe in ourselves to succeed in our goal!you have listed out some very valid points to borne in mind to accomplish our goals!Thanks Harbansji for sharing the burning issue😂

    1. Chauhan sahib thanks a million for visiting my blog and offering your most relevant and valuable commentary.

      The way our country is confronted with confronted, it is really daunting but not impossible if we face the situation staring us at our face. If we do not face the challenge then our tomorrow will not be as as rosy as it ought to be.😀😀

      Your understanding of the problem is also appreciable.

      With warm regards
      HARBANS

    1. I have penned down a poem on KARMA, do appraise. When an act is an act of design then it is a BAD KARMA and when it is for righteous cause it is termed as a GOOD KARMIC DEED. I think you understand it. Everybody who have lost their lives had transacted bad KARMIC DEED. While a house burns, there are so many insects and other living beings who meet their sad end. This too is like that. But ultimately our CREATOR knows whether this act is created or a natural corollary. Thanks.

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