The world is going through the toughest of times. We are all fighting something so abnormal, so complex, that everyone is afraid to their stomach.
But while all the doctors and scientists are trying to find some pattern and solution, and while the entire population is scared to death, the leaders of two of the greatest and biggest countries, India and USA, are on a trip of their own. They have no regard for facts! None!
Trump and his people are adamant on the fiction that China made the virus. And today, they took a giant leap and blamed China for hacking into US’ computers and stealing the research done by US scientists so that China can develop the vaccine before US.
China stole the research for the vaccine from the US. The research concerning the vaccine for the treatment of those who are infected by Covid-19, the virus that same US believes was developed by China. Right! Makes a lot of sense.
The other one, leader of the largest democracy in the world, hasn’t really heard or read any news. He is still taking pride in the fact that India is the Pharmacy of the World.
He is still living in this fairyland of his, with Dr. Harsh Vardhan, where Hydroxychoroquine is the wonder drug and the number of cases in India are decreasing, and there is no community transmission in India at all.
(In last 12 days, India has recorded almost 40,000 cases).
He addressed the nation today. Again. And that was mainly to announce the economic package of 266 billion dollars (20 lakh Crore) for the country with a population of 1.3 billion. This will cover everything from land, labour, MSMEs, liquidity and law.
Train services are being resumed. People who show no symptoms don’t need to be quarantined. And government has laid the guidelines, according to which asymptomatic patients should be sent home and no tests shall be conducted.
The government should resume all the operations as well. Re-open the schools, colleges… everything. Why Wait?
Because, you see, according to the Prime Minister of the largest democracy in the world, Covid-19 situation is somewhat similar to the 2001 Gujarat Earthquake. It is. Isn’t it?