‘Nothing is more important than human lives, we’ve to fight virus collectively’
Srinagar, July 21: The news about COVID-19 vaccine will become available soon has made people hopeful that gloom will end and a new dawn free of coronavirus will break out.
According to the media reports human trials of the COVID vaccine are in final stages and in a few countries like Russia the vaccine has already started showing results.
An analyst while talking to Precious Kashmir said, “It appears that the vaccine will come soon but till then people will have to keep themselves safe by taking precautions. At present COVID is at its peak in J&K, especially in Kashmir. This is the most difficult phase and we have to fight it out collectively.”
He said, “People who used to claim that COVID is a myth and we need not get scared have realized that it’s a deadly and a very contagious virus which is out to kill humans.”
Since the day pandemic has engulfed the world experts and medicos have made it clear that life in the world won’t return to normal till a vaccine appears in the market. A few countries have controlled the virus by enforcing strict lockdown. But the countries with huge population have been unable to flatten the COVID curve and are eagerly waiting for the vaccine to come.
An observer said, “People in Kashmir need to realize that wearing masks, maintaining social distancing and taking care of hand hygiene are important to keep themselves safe. One can understand that Kashmir’s economy is in ruins and people are struggling. The Valley has been closed for almost a year now.”
He said that the COVID vaccine is just one or two months away and till then people need to show some more resilience and courage to fight this deadly virus. “Nothing is more important than human lives. At present we are witnessing COVID deaths and massive spike in positive cases daily. This curve won’t get flattened till we understand that we are paying a heavy price for venturing out of our homes amid the COVID peak. If we restrict our movement just for 15-days the ground situation can change as it will lead to virus not moving from one place to another,” the observer added.
He said, “It’s unfair to blame the authorities only for the rise in COVID cases. People too are responsible for the increase in the number of cases. Taking precautions is the key. We should introspect and check whether we are taking the precautions or not. Had we remained careful, the situation in Kashmir could have been better. The vaccine is on the way. Let’s be patient.”