Citizens need to forego “Chalta Hai” attitude in 2nd COVID surge……by Harpreet Sandhu
April 10, 2021: As we are witnessing an alarming increase of COVID 19 cases during the second surge all over the nation it calls for a joint effort from every individual to reconsider their priorities and follow the simple mantra, “Self-Protection is the Best Protection” and adopt guidelines laid by relevant authorities enabling to curb the ongoing spread of the second pandemic.
It’s high time despite the loud and clear message with vaccination the sole remedy from COVID, still, citizens are shirking to get vaccine shots and side by not taking the necessary precautions i.e. wearing a mask or keeping social distancing.
Although the State authorities have imposed the night lockdown for the safety of citizens, even then they are seen violating norms indulging themselves in late-night gatherings, forgetting the fear and psychological impact.
The citizens are still not taking the necessary precautions of social distancing forgetting that they are passing through the worst second phase of COVID 19.
This “Chalta hai” attitude has virtually got into the minds of citizens which can lead them towards disastrous consequences and it seems they have forgotten the fear psychological effect of last year continuous Lockdown phase due to the COVID 19 Pandemic which had virtually crippled the 24x7 movement of public and economic aspects worldwide.
We must foresee that success in such unprecedented challenging times is defined as much by the agility and proactiveness of our response and the ability to leverage inherent strength and grit. It is the way we respond to the crisis, the speed with which we react, and the dexterity with which we adapt to the environment shaped by the challenges that distinguish winners from losers.
The question is very simple as to why the citizens are having a dual view on the COVID Vaccination? The majority of Health Workers, Police Personnel, and civilians have got their prescribed vaccine shots administered. It’s a matter of deep concern as the majority of citizens are unnecessarily doubting the effectiveness of the vaccine.
Rather the relevant authorities are organizing free vaccine camps all over the State, still, the citizens are not coming out willingly for the COVID vaccine.
It’s uncalled to witness the callous attitude of citizens at times when the work, business, and financial security are at risk, even these drastic situations do motivate citizens to follow the prescribed COVID guidelines. They must value the dedicated and sincere efforts of Health workers and the Police force who had been instrumental in doing tireless duty round the clock, risking their own lives and performing their best to implement effective law and order during last year's lockdown.
The current scenario calls for an alternate approach keeping in mind that at least for now Corona seems to escalate in near future; thus it’s high time for every citizen to come forward and feel obliged to do their part in following the COVID guidelines more religiously and further get themselves vaccinated, enabling to curb the ongoing spread of this deadly virus.
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