Mohammed Abdul Kaium
Cambrian School and College, Narayanganj
newssadhinbangla: Since emergence in Wuhan , China, Covid-19 has been showing outstanding performance against human races regardless Muslim, Hindu, Christian, Catholic, Buddha, Jews in 212 countries covering all the continents.It has very successfully terrified the world and effectively infected 2.6 million people and snatched the valuable lives of 160,000 people by far which ultimately stranded the world economy and strangled the normal movement and affairs.
Interestingly this happened when science &technology was maintaining such a pace generating positive hopes in the mind of curious people to live into another planet beyond the world.How sad!
Covid- 19, an invisible enemy has been hindering all the growth and progresses except the deaths toll.The human society initially argued that it emerged from bats- a nocturnal mammal , later USAclaimed that Covid -19 is a biological weapon made by China in order to show their capacity over the world which was denied by china and the same blame was reciprocated by them.
Covid -19 is deaf and dumbwho took lives of many professionals and talents in all the countries whereverit stepped in and made the world sleepless no matter having atomic power or wheat in stock.
The scientists and researchers are effortlessly focusing on the features of Covid-19 henceforth anti-virul drug. The hunt for vaccine/ anti virul drugs has become the sole responsibility of all the pharmaceuticals and research centers. Meanwhile Remdisevir, Avigan, Hydroxychloroquine etc have come into the trial list to see the effectiveness against Covid-19. In addition, World Health Organization ( WHO) has been advising specifically to ensure human -to- human contact via social distancing, handwash for certain time , uses of facial masks etc.
The kinds of Covid -19 is also mysterious while we heard of minimum three types so far , its life span and the existence on different objects/surfaces are also peculiar. Some said it can fly in the air for a significant distance while some having different observations.It is also said that it strikes more the elderly people having other health complexities and the mortality rate of infants is zero but reality has been showing different plots. How ambiguous these statements are!
Since the virus has been showing unanticipated and volatile nature , its target audience i.e human races should also behave in the same way. In reality that has been happening. Taking Sweden into consideration we can bring up the names of other countries which are least bothered about this virus. Sweden has been maintaining semblance of normality in their lives , Germany has been following laissez-faire approach, Brazil is also the same. South Korea does not paying even least attention to it. A bold statement of Belarus president encouraged the residents to act even bolder while he said it is better to die standing than to live on your knees.
Bangladesh has been observing “stay home, stay safe policy” under the govt declaration of public holidays effective 26th March 2020. Can a small country with a population density of 1200/square Km bear such situation for these many days while the future is totally uncertain?
Our govt has been succeeding keeping the spread rate of Covid -19 lower but the mortality rate is way higher while we have nothing except our boldness to combat against this virus.
Instead, the public awareness programme regarding this virus can be the best option to reduce its rate of spreading and the risk associated if spreads.Keeping the population indoors will worse the situation since the purchasing power of the people is going down at a faster rate compare to the spreading rate of the virus. On the other hand , supply of daily goods and necessities are also decreasing faster than the purchasing ability.
Time is not far when a group of people will have money to buy goods and services but the shops shelves will be empty.