India combats COVID-19: fears, politics and negative reports!

Over the past few days, new infections in India have increased by nearly 10,000 and deaths by more than 200 per day. After such spikes, there were unwanted fears, worries, fears and speculation which led to negative reporting from parts of the media that were completely divided and biased, and the resulting scenario was compounded. through various types of policies. For example, media in the worst-affected state of Maharashtra, which was ruled by the opposition alliance, and in Delhi, where new cases of concern have surfaced, have published “investigative reports.” unnecessary which would have led to conflicts between the governments concerned and the medical fraternity. to be the much revered “COVID Warriors”. The reports, including some videos showing internal events in the COVID intensive care unit wards, were mostly based on one or two stray cases in which private hospitals allegedly refused admission to suspected COVID cases that resulted in the death of the patient, and public hospitals that mistreated corpses and patients in treatment. Well, such unfortunate incidents shouldn’t happen at all, but discretion and private counsel should have been the perfect medium instead of making these reports available to the public. Even more threatening is that the respective opposition party in the center has taken reports as an apology for engaging in power politics, criticism and protests in these states / UT which have seriously altered public perception and the common struggle against the killer virus. In the meantime, India has climbed to fifth place among the world’s worst-affected countries – measured by the total number of infections, but not the total number of deaths.

In addition, at this crucial moment after Lockdown 4.0, India opened wide under Unlock 1.0. Shopping centers, religious sites and restaurants are allowed to roll up the shutters in several states and union zones. In a recent press conference, Delhi’s prime minister appeared unsuspecting: he was concerned about the growing number of new infections and was trying to create more beds for COVID patients by limiting admission to public and private hospitals Delhi to residents only and at the same time. tremendous pressure to loosen the borders in the categories above. Although the central government’s decision under the National Disaster Management Law is binding on all states and union zones, they can continue to apply more stringent restrictions if they wish. And that is why states like Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Odisha and others have decided not to open religious places, shopping malls, restaurants, etc. until the end of Lockdown 5.0 in the safe zones, while other activities such as restricted public transport, shops and markets, walks, jogging in public places and the opening of private offices with only 10% of the personnel are authorized – masks and strict social distance standards in all these areas Relaxation. Unfortunately, this scenario shows a divided picture rather than a common struggle.

If the scenario in India is anything but encouraging, one can try to focus on the universal behavior of the coronavirus, or rather in most of the countries which are suffering severely. Global statistics show that the virus spread steadily in the first two months and increased exponentially from the third month to at least one month, then showed signs of an increase and then a slower decline – both in new cases and in deaths. This trend was still observed in the United States, Italy, Great Britain, Spain and some other European countries where a late block was imposed. The case of Russia can be directly linked to India. In the third month of the virus’ rule, Russia had seen an exponential spread of new infections for almost a month – with well over 10,000 new cases per day, bringing the total number of infections to over 400,000. These recent days, the increase in the number of new cases has fallen below 10,000 and now below 9,000. From the case of Russia, we can say with confidence that the new cases of India will stabilize in a few days moreover, and at least in countries where the growth rate was slowing, it would have been exponential. The real concern for India, however, is that within a few days of peaking, the number of new cases is already

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