The world is dying.
Doctors and scientists are trying.
We all are trapped,
With no escape.
Just waiting to be saved,
By some hero with or without a cape.
Everyone’s praying for it to end,
Hoping to soon meet their dear friend.
People are coming forward to help and provide,
We are a team that no one can divide.
We all are panicking,not actually sure what it is,or what is happening.
Yes, the world is worried. And rightly so. But also, wrongly. Some smart people are saying “Don’t panic”. I am saying, “Panic. Panic. Make others panic. Stay panic-ked till this blows over”. We all know it’s not going to ‘blow over’! The entire world, in fact. But let’s look at this with a clear objective view.
COVID -19 is a disease that spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze. It also spreads when a person touches a surface or object with the virus on it ,and then goes ahead and touches their eyes,mouth,or nose.
So, is this Contagious?
It’s contagious – because you need to come into contact with the virus-carrying mechanism – largely the droplets of an infected sneeze or some such. So that’s the snotty part out of the way. The trouble is, is it out of the way? The ‘contagion’ is very easily spread. Imagine our hygiene habits. Sneezing. Coughing. Spitting. Yes. That too. Limiting contagion is the only way this spirit can be halted in his world tour. However,majority of us do not understand that what we need is social distancing,and not social gatherings. For example, on 22nd of March,our Prime Minister said to stay in our houses and clap from our WINDOWS,TERRACE,OR BALCONY, but yet we see a few groups meeting up playing drums,and dancing. Who were they appreciating then?
Now ,I am not a doctor. Nor do I profess to be. I am closer to being a self proclaimed idiot . So, in that capacity, I’d like to bust some myths surrounding this fellow and what we really should be worried about. Oh, oh I forget,for all those people who are extremely panicky, I will give you foolproof advice on battling this dreaded teenager. How is he a teenager you ask! How is it a he you ask!
So, let’s start getting to know COVID-19.The name gives him away. I am presuming it’s him largely because his ability to dominate the news right now, is very much like other males we know. Then there’s 19 in his name. OMG! A teenager. And you expect him to listen,to not create trouble, to stay put, to hunker down and not travel! You will argue, it could also be 19 as in born 2019 which is so silly! It’s like the Gen Z putting their birth year in their instagram usernames, Jake_1999 or Helen1989! I’m taking COVID-19 to the teenage section immediately! Teenager he is!
We have seen over cautious people act worse than germophobes in these times. Use sanitizer,wash your hands,use sanitizer again,etc.
WHO says soap and water is good enough. There’s a requirement though. Even with soap and water you HAVE to wash your hands. Frequently. Very very often.Sanitisers are cool. But soaps are good enough. And yes, soaps and sanitisers are useless if you don’t wash your hands often enough. I’d suggest you have a hand-washing fest out of sheer panic and spread it around.
This situation is rather ironic, usually parents tell us to go outside and play, but now they tell us not to go. Just yesterday, I saw on the COVID-19 site, there was a rise of 44 cases in just an hour, and then my cousin and I were the ones warning our Grandparents not to step a foot outside the house. It felt weird being in their shoes,even if it was for literally a second.
It is time to panic. This is indeed inside stuff.
From my limited medical knowledge to the understanding of COVID-19 and his lust for creating trouble, here is a foolproof way of dealing with this pandemic.
WARNING: ONLY FOR PARANOID!
A three-step process.
1 Freak out.
2 Use excess of soap and sanitizers .
3 DON’T BREATHE!