ARE EVERYONE TIRED OF LOCKDOWN ?
It appears that people have reconciled themselves to live with COVID 19, just as they have been living with cancer, tuberculosis, kidney failure, heart attack etc.
In India, 7 people die for every 1000 population in a year. This translates to around 75 lakh people dying every year due to various reasons such as old age, cancer, flu, accidents, murder etc. The death of around 3000 people or so due to COVID 19 , though very regrettable, does not add much to the overall death figure in India every year in normal times.
In future, people would try to safeguard themselves against COVID19, just as they have been doing so with regard to other diseases, accidents etc.
All said and done, people seem to have concluded that COVID 19 is a lesser evil compared to the lockdown at present time. Lockdown has achieved it’s purpose during the last 50 days and further extension of lockdown will only give diminishing returns, with decreasing level of cooperation from people.
Certainly, with development of drugs/vaccine to treat COVID19, it would look less of danger in the coming days.
Nandini Voice for The Deprived