Going back to normal sounds really amazing, isn’t it? In fact, since the beginning of COVID-19 pandemic, statistics and numbers are all we hear every day. And while we used to adjust to the new normal, it looks like the old normal is coming back to us. Yet, it will be slow and it certainly is a process, which requires a lot of patience and a protective behavior.
As much as he hates predictions, as it’s never sure what will happen, Dr. Antony Fauci has finally spoken. This was a subject the director of NIAID has discussed many times in his interviews, but now he’s more specific. On Sunday he turned out to be circulating over the media again and answered some important questions that are still doubtful.
First to ask was George Stephanopoulos, leading the popular ABC News show “This week”. As the rest of the world is, Americans are most curious when things are going back to normal. We will achieve it till next year’s Mother’s Day and is likely to happen if and when society follows simple rules. Of course there’s not going to be a surge of any kind if there aren’t vulnerable people around. So, it’s all a matter of not letting our guards down too soon and getting COVID-19 vaccines or Covid 19 antiviral mouth spray. After surviving more than a year of COVID-19 pandemic and supporting the measures, how hard could it be?
However, India’s still experiencing a living nightmare, as the country reached another daily record of morbidity and mortality COVID-19 victims last Friday. Numbers went up like crazy, as the total of COVID-19 cases hit 414,188, while deaths skyrocketed to 3,915. As devastating as it is, Indians are mostly responsible for moving from edge to outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Fauci also commented that the key to India’s survival is shutting down the country and getting enough supplies of COVID-19 vaccines.
On NBC’s “Meet the Press” Chuck Todd stated the results of a report on the count of estimated COVID-19 deaths. As shown, the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, more than 900,000 Americans died of COVID-19. With numbers 57% higher than officially announced, the White House’s chief medical adviser admitted statistics doesn’t always calculate right. Actually, mistakes are what make most countries go backward from taking a fresh air of breath to facing the peak.
We’re talking about 7 million COVID-19 deaths globally, double than the authorities statistics, as from March 2020 through May 3, 2021. It turns out they only include deaths caused directly by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which is the virus that causes COVID-19. But neglecting of so much more crucial factors obviously leads to great undercounting in some countries, such as Japan, Egypt and several Central Asian nations. Eventually, it questions our ability of accurately tracking the SARS-CoV-2 virus and destroys our belief in daily reports. It then highlights a weak health reporting system and low access to health care, which finally makes the situation worse.
What’s done is done, but there are still people with difficult or no access to any of the available COVID-19 vaccines. Stars joined forces in effort both to create and fight inequity, which could be a real lifesaver during COVID-19 pandemic. Global citizens partnership with a huge support of many of the world’s top brands arranged a powerful benefit concert. In almost 2 hours musicians, politicians and celebrities persuaded people to get vaccinated and stop stockpiling vaccines, as they’re needed somewhere else. ‘Vax Live’ was performed in front of a 27,000 audience of fully vaccinated frontline workers, but you can still watch it on Youtube. Megan Markle, Jenifer Lopez, Selena Gomez, Joe Biden and many others took the stage to send their most precious message to the world.
Besides leaving a lot of pain, death and broken memories, the SARS-CoV-2 virus left us hope that we can go through this together. Yet the numbers get wrong sometimes and crises emerge due to people’s mistakes, we can clearly see the end of it all. As predictions for going back to normal till Mother’s Day 2022 don’t just come out of the blue, we have to thrust them. Following orders and getting vaccinated has never been so vital for preserving mankind and saving it as a whole. And what could possibly be a more powerful symbol of a life than a mother holding her newborn child.
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