Last year this time we were all sitting in our homes -scared, troubled and over cautious. All due to a virus of which the world had never heard of. It created a havoc and for a change people started realizing the importance of something they had always taken for granted – ‘LIFE’. People prayed for the health and safety of their near and dear ones and for the world. They were scared of touching anything, of even stepping out of their house. Sunshine Sundays With Anushree COVID Rebound
2021 – lockdowns have been lifted from most of the places, life is resuming to normalcy and thankfully vaccines have made their way to hospitals.
With one year of experience against this deadly virus, a year of practice in COVID safety measures and with availability of vaccine, shouldn’t we have a winning edge over COVID? On the contrary our country is facing a second and more disastrous wave of COVID. And we can’t just blame the virus and its mutation for it, an equal credit goes to the irresponsible behavior of people who all of a sudden have forgotten that the virus is still here and life still falls into the category of precious.
Politicians and leaders who are advising people to follow COVID-19 guidelines and have placed restrictions on social gatherings are themselves holding huge rallies, overflooding with people. Setting great example indeed. Sunshine Sundays With Anushree COVID Rebound
Celebrities who strongly influence Indian public and who were few months back singing ‘Jeet jayega India, Muskurayega India’ are seen carelessly partying in the times when India ranks third in the world chart of active COVID cases.
People who were praying to be safe last year have become completely fearless. Big fat weddings are back and so are grand festivities. Unaffected by the fact that lately there have been several cases where not just the guests but even the bride and groom got infected and in certain cases lost their life too.
In Haridwar, Uttarakhand 32 devotees tested positive on the very first day of Kumbh mela and ever since the cases are on rise.
There is no harm in meeting your loved ones, getting married, celebrating festivals, or carrying out important rituals. But do these occasions actually require such huge audience, can’t they be completed with a handful of important people? Aren’t festivals about our loved ones and not about crowd? Isn’t marriage about two people, their immediate families and rituals rather than all pomp and show and a guest list of 200 people?
Mask which was one of the most essential thing last year has become more of an accessory now, hanging from the ears down the chin.
Many have lost their life to COVID- 19. Even the ones who have been cured of it lately have accepted facing side effects for months. Isn’t all this information enough to stay safe and keep others who come in contact with us safe.
Country and its economy are not prepared to handle another lockdown, nor are the families for losing their members. With this realization let us all follow safety measures for our good and for the good of ones around us.