Don’t let your guard down

It’s testing time. Fight the lurking tendency to become impatient when you need to more patient. Don’t give in to the fatigue of  living a prolonged indoor life.

By Prem Kumar

The burning questions for 2020, for the remaining months of year, bothering everyone is: How long will COVID-19 continue to ravage our life and livelihood?
When will the economy start recovering?
When will normalcy return?
As future looks terribly uncertain, and the present depressingly tense, no one has convincing answers to these questions. Getting no answers to these questions some are getting hopeless, some others are trying to hope against hope. Countries including India have started easing lockdown, but Corona’s grip on most parts of the world including India continue to strengthen.
It looks like 2020 in all likelihood will continue to the year of Corona, catastrophy, chaos and causalities. There seems to be no light at the end of tunnel.
Meanwhile, the World Health Organization, trying to cover its earlier failure, keeps us scaring with its gloomy forcast regarding the virus. No break through in developing vaccine or effective medicine means we will continue to stare at uncertain social and professional lives.
Under social and economic pressures, or because of their challenges to strike a balance economic/livelihood concerns and health concerns, as both are critical concerns, have been forced to loosen the stringent lockdown measures, but these easing of restrictions should not be misunderstood is as if the COVID- 19 is on reatrat we should let our guards down. In fact, as Governments move to unfasten the restriction, we need to be more guarded of our health and life. Its time to be more careful and more disciplined about hygiene and social distancing norms.

Continue to be alert, patient and positive. Survival, not prosperity should be your top priority at this juncture. If you survive, you will get chane to grow again. We will have sacrifice our growth for the sake of our health, for huminity. On their parts, governments are doing their bits to revive the economy or at least stem further fall. For the moments breathe easy, breathe deep, spare your heart and mind for those who are less fortunate than you.

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