We can quite easily pass this buck onto saying this is Covid 2nd wave and it has happened in many countries, so India is no exception. Then we open the TV Sets to watch the calamities and the catastrophe the disease has led us to. People dying on the roads, no Oxygen, no Hospital beds, no medicines, doctors are over stressed, there is vaccine shortage and these are all official news.
So what is not coming out in the media, is even more serious, grave and catastrophic. WHY IS THIS HAPPENNING? Enough people have said enough things about it already, so I am not going to repeat it. But it is important to note that we do need serious COVID Education, all over. In cities, districts and villages. We all know and have communicated that 3 things we must all follow are :
-WASH YOUR HANDS WELL
What perhaps is not hit hard in the psyche of human beings, is the fact, what happens, if we tend to ignore them or not take them seriously? What is the danger? This is where demonstrative training is perhaps necessary. If we pick up each of these cases and demonstrate to our citizens en mass what happens when they do not follow these openly and transparently, then it may register. Let me give an example of demonstrative simulated training.
WEARING MASKS : The spread of the AIRBORNE virus COVID-19, comes from infected people or environment, where these protections are not taken. We must show demonstratively, how the virus penetrates and enters through our nose and mouth. Some demonstrative evidence in a theatrical way, but in detail needs to be shown and explained how and why. Seeing is believing. Once the danger of this virus entry and propagation can be shown without the mask and how the mask can protect from the danger, people will be aware. A team of doctors, training personnel and mask distribution companies with the help of social organisations can develop these training programs on videos that will reflect the enormous issue and act as a learning for the people.
Similarly, WASHING YOUR HANDS and SOCIAL DISTANCING can be demonstrated.
NGOs then should procure these Videos and show it in street corner meetings, village mandals etc to reach a large number of people. In every session in villages, NGOs must gift MASKS to the people listening to the video and create central points where MASKS can be collected easily and for free. Time has come for us to spread the protection elements through training, both in cities and villages. Large NGOs should come forward and do this nationally to millions of our citizens.
This is an aspect talked very little about, but I thought will be key to stop the virus spreading and creating havoc further. Education in a more generic way is always a solution to the actions taken.
This is simple and can be done easily.
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