The news of change in Covid management is brewing speculations. It is sometimes interpreted wrongly. And that is dangerous. More so when we are at the verge of a significant change.
We have just about two days to get done with exams for Classes X and XII, and after that, a major relaxation is going to happen. What does it mean? A mad rush?
If the management of Covid-19 cases in the communities go wrong, all that we have so far achieved can go in vain.
Can we risk this? We cannot.
Two years with Covid-19, we are still learning. Service delivery system has improved, but we still have a problem. Problems are only to be expected because we are facing a situation that continues to demand a lot from human ingenuity.
We are making a transition from one state to the other—from red building to red flat, for example. But where is the implementation? De-suups follow orders and advice but most of the time they are the least informed.
The question is: How is the whole Covid-19 management going? It stands to reason, therefore, that the people have complaints.
Now we are preparing for a new dawn in the system. What is going to be so different? Some say that there will only be more cases and bed occupancy in hospitals. And the government says that movement will be lifted until cases overwhelm the carrying capacity of the hospitals.
What we seem to be forgetting is that there is true value and utility in the simple preventive measures that have visibly taken the back seat. Why is mask-wearing, hand-washing, and crowd-avoiding not so important?
The virus is hitting the peak, and that means we must up our ante. We may be facing another variant, perhaps even more destructive to human lives than we have ever known, but the change in protocols is infusing fears in the minds of the people. There is a severe lack of clarity, which is only to be expected at such times. But there has to be a systematic arrangement of things that is logical.