The “Not-So-Soon Ending” Saga of Covid-19

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2 years later, I look back and laugh at my own sense of judgement. It was somewhere in the mid of March 2021 that a news channel enlightened us about the last pandemic. The virus that took almost 2 years to subside. And I, sitting on my chair underestimated the ‘then’ emerging Covid-19. “If 100 years back, we took 2 years to calm the virus, this time would be quicker for the development in field of medicine is immense.” Thought the foolish me. Little did I know that the virus had gone smarted too.

In fact, today I really don’t know. Has the virus gone smarter or we have grown to be injudicious? Amidst the fear of the intense but short-lived virus wave, I still find myself instructing people to put-on their masks. It may not come out as a shock if India soon (within this week) sees an explosive growth in the number of daily Covid-19 cases. On Wednesday, when the Omicron cases in India crossed a mark of 900, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus expressed concerns over a surge in Covid-19 cases across the globe and especially in thickly dense countries like India.

Amid a spike in daily infections, the Union Health Ministry data revealed the country logging in 9,195 fresh Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking the active caseload to 77,002. In this “Not-So-Soon Ending” saga, the least we can do is to understand that the life is no sooner coming back to the old normal. So, let’s just, like our little kids understand the change and adopt it. Let the mask stay on your face for more reasons than just a fine. I see my daughter glued to her mask whenever stepping out. Winters or Summers, playing in the garden or sleeping in the car, her mask is her constant companion.

So, if these little kids can, why can’t we? Let’s just do it ,at least for them. So they too get a change to see how beautiful the childhood is beyond the boundaries of these restrictions & lockdowns.