WUHAN VIRUS@ COVID 19 – WILL THERE BE A SPIKE A SECOND WAVE BECAUSE OF IRRESPONSIBLE BEHAVIOR ASKS PROF DR JACOB GEORGE?

‘Sadly, I do not see the national flags except that in the US flying at half-mast in addressing the grief of the US fatalities!

I wonder why?

We had casualties in this war against Covid 19!

So far there have been no apologies from China either, only threats, and grandstanding at any who questions the Chinese version and narrative!

All we see and experience is death, destruction, fear, anxiety and a massive change of lifestyle, the total collapse of business both global and territorial!’

WUHAN VIRUS@ COVID 19 – WILL THERE BE A SPIKE A SECOND WAVE BECAUSE OF IRRESPONSIBLE BEHAVIOR ASKS PROF DR JACOB GEORGE?

As I update my blog, which is very popular abroad, in policy circles, I am advised the ‘war of words and of intimidation goes on between the Chinese, the US, Australia and others in Europe, which includes CASSA calling for a global group of scientist to be appointed by the United Nations to investigation the origins of the Wuhan Virus@Covid 19!

I do not want it to be a Chernobyl moment for China!

It must be based on facts!

It must be a high powered respected task force investigating this pandemic so that lessons can be learnt from it to equip us for something similar in the near future!

There are so many unanswered questions!

The reasons are there with deaths crossing the 344,338 mark and exposure at 5,424,165, with devastated economies, livelihoods, lives and recovery not immediately the fallout is just destructive – period!

But we remember that it only took 91 days for the death toll to pass 100,000 and a further 16 days to reach 200,000, according to the Reuters tally of official reports from governments.

Sadly, I do not see the national flags except that in the US flying at half-mast in addressing the grief of the US fatalities!

We had casualties in this war against Covid 19!

I wonder why?

So far there have been no apologies from China either, only threats, and grandstanding at any who questions the Chinese version and narrative!

All we see and experience is death, destruction, fear, anxiety and a massive change of lifestyle, the total collapse of business both global and territorial!

Communities have failed to realize or  understand that the Wuhan virus @Covid 19 is no respecter of race, religion, social or political status, political mantras, or of supremacy trends!

But despite that, in many parts of the world there is still super arrogance and a reluctance to change!

Or at least kill yourself IF you want to but not spread the infection to innocents by one’s own folly, misconception, racial and religious and theological ideologies, prejudices and bias!

In Malaysia, I am glad to hear that there were no deaths on May 24th 2020!

But there have been 60 new cases bringing Malaysia’s total to 7,245.

But a total of 1,185 people are still being treated, with nine of them in the intensive care unit (ICU), four of them requiring respiratory assistance, which is a worry.

With no new deaths reported, (operative word) linking it to the pandemic the death toll remains at 115, for now!

But the fact remains numbers of infections all depends on the numbers tested!

No great rocket science there!

But having stated that I am rather surprised that the advice of newly minted Special advisor to the prime minister on public health Dr Jemilah Mahmood position for a lockdown during Hari Raya Aidil fitri been necessary as a preventative measure against a spike in Covid-19 cases in the country was not taken seriously!

Again, I am certain her observations were based on the rise in Covid-19 cases in South Korea and Germany after things were relaxed there!

So I will join others who are worried that Malaysia could see a new wave of Covid-19 cases, possibly during Hari Raya, and post, with the abrupt end of most lock-down measures on May 4.

So far we have seen thousands of vehicles trying to cross state borders despite warnings and advice from the government!

We have seen despicable behavior by those out shopping, purchasing food post fasting, throwing wind to the protocols of safe distancing!

The careless and irresponsible behavior of certain individuals, communities and clusters just shocking!

While others, are behaving as if the world has seen the last of this pandemic, by going crazy, shopping with their children, even infants and not following safe distancing guidelines, while a third are beating their own breast boasting that they saved a nation and a fourth cashing in on the fears of a frightened lot?

Then we have our tertiary students who violated the mandatory 14-day quarantine as reported, in the media on May 19, which I concur is an irresponsible and criminal act, that can put many others in danger of getting infected with Covid-19.

Did they not realize that they were indeed putting their own – elderly loved ones, children and those with a history of chronic diseases at serious risk of complications from Covid-19?

Today the first day of the Eid festivity, we witnessed thousands of cars on the road, massive jams, and their occupants were certainly visiting others, based on their festivity attire.

I thought the government had advised all Malaysians to restrain themselves as not to be the cause and source of new clusters and a second super wave which will result in more infections and fatalities?

Based on today’s observations, we cannot deny that there is a very large cluster of recalcitrant in Malaysia who do and behave as they wish.

Their behavior undermines all our sacrifices from previous Movement Control Orders (MCOs)!

Based on what I witnessed today, I fear for our front liners because of these recalcitrant, idiots and morons, these kurang ajar groups!

I feel sad for Malaysia’s two real national heroes, the two who should be the ones receiving the accolades and the praise for a great work done addressing this pandemic!

One is in HKL and the other at Sungei Buloh Hospital, front-line!

So cruel is life, when the politics of the 3Rs play a pivotal role in public policy initiatives and deliberations?

So wide is the hypocrisy and greed! 

In academia, we call them plagiarism!

In this case, what do we call it?