The problem is, Indians are too quick to celebrate. They start celebrating before reaching the finish line.
When everyone around was obsessed with New Zealand’s success considering how they were able to manage the breakout, many people were also of the opinion that we should praise Bengaluru for the way they have controlled the pandemic.
Bengaluru should be considered a model and other cities should follow their path.
This kept going on for a while.
While people were saying all of that, no one really took into consideration, the fact that Bengaluru was never Covid free.
The number of cases were less. I agree. But there was never any data to prove that Bengaluru has somehow managed to avoid the pandemic altogether.
And now, here we are.
Bengaluru now has over 3300 cases. 783 of those were recorded yesterday.
So much for being a model city.
See, having less number of Covid-19 cases is nice. But celebrating far too soon just because your city, state or country is not testing enough people and is still going through the denial stage, where the overriding thought is “We are safe. Nothing will ever happen to us”; is not.
Stop being cool about it. Stop being casual about it. And most importantly, stop being proud if your area hasn’t “YET” recorded large number of cases.