The Corona Pandemic has ceased the pace of our lives. We are going through the toughest times of our lives as a community. People are struggling for better treatment, oxygen cylinders, medicines, vaccines, beds, and whatnot. Others have come forth to offer help in their capacity. People are organizing “lungars”, donating to several NGOs, buying oxygen cylinders for those in need, and are proving that humanity still exists. On the other hand, the people chosen by us as a democracy, who were responsible for providing us with good healthcare services, are in their homes, making offensive statements or in rallies, adding to the problem. In this article, we shall be sharing the five most terrible and inappropriate statements that have been made on Corona.
The Owner of Patanjali Yogpeeth and renowned Yoga guru, Baba Ramdev has been in major controversies, ever since he claimed that the medicines being sold by him could cure Corona. To make matters worse, Ramdev recently made the most insensitive statement. In times when people are struggling for oxygen cylinders and are dying in their absence, this is what Ramdev said. “Marte hain aise hi. Arey, bhagwaan ne muft mein oxygen de rakhi hai. (People say) oxygen ki kami pad rahi hai…bhagwan ne saara bramhmand bhar rakha hai oxygen se…le toh le.” He added, “Bahar cylinder dhoondh rahe hain, tu apne bheetar 2 cylinder laga rakhe hain…”cylinder kam pad gaye”. The Yog guru said that how can people die in the absence of oxygen when there is so much oxygen in the universe and that too for free. He also added that why are people searching for cylinders outside when God has given them two cylinders inside their bodies. He was referring to the lungs as oxygen cylinders. Responding to his statement, celebrities like Sandhya Ramesh took to their Twitter handle and wrote, “Such nonsense. And very dangerous too if anyone is listening to him and taking it seriously. If your oxygen falls below 92-94, seek medical help immediately, it’s an emergency.”
Suman Haripriya, the BJP MLA from Assam recently offered a cure for the coronavirus. Where on one hand the WHO is warning people to wear double masks, keep sanitizing regularly and stay in their homes, since the virus has now evolved into a more dangerous form, there is Suman Haripriya on the other hand who believes cow dung and the urine of cow can cure coronavirus. Yes, you heard that right. The BJP MLA asserted, “We all know that cow dung is very helpful. Likewise, when cow urine is sprayed, it purifies an area… I believe something similar could be done with ‘gaumutra’ and ‘gobar’ to cure Coronavirus (disease).” On one hand, the government is requesting people to not spread any kind of false rumors and false knowledge about the covid 19 virus, since it could make the matters worse, politicians like Suman Haripriya are canceling all concepts of sanity and sensibility to make statements like this one.
The world is coming together to fight the novel coronavirus, which hints at how big the problem is. People are dying each day, due to the shortage of medicines, doctors, oxygen, etc and while there are some people who are working day and night to save these lives, there are others like the National President of All India Hindu Mahasabha, Swami Chakrapani, who believe that the Corona Virus is a way of nature yo punish those who eat nonveg. He asserted, “Corona is not a virus, but an avatar for the protection of poor creatures. They have come to give the message of death and punishment to the one who eats them.” If this statement shocked you, you would be shattered to know the cure he offered. He said, “Chinese President Xi Jinping should create an idol of Corona and seek forgiveness”. He even suggested that everyone should pledge not to harm any innocent creatures in the future, then the anger of Corona will come down.
The CM of Uttar Pradesh spoke about the importance of mental health, which is good. But he took it too far from the facts. Yogi Adityanath forgot that as important is the brain, as are the organs in the body. He forgot that the Corona Virus primarily damages the lungs and not the brain. He said, “if a person overcomes mental illness, then he/she will not suffer from blood pressure, heart attack, kidney failure, liver dysfunction, or even coronavirus. He will be able to keep himself fit and healthy.” According to Yogi Adityanath, you could keep away from getting infected by the coronavirus if you get over any kind of mental illness and have a strong will.
How can we not mention Kangana Ranaut when addressing the most insensitive and inappropriate statements ever made in the history of the world. Here’s what Kangana said, “Everybody is building more and more oxygen plants, getting tons and tons of oxygen cylinders, how are we compensating for all the oxygen that we are forcefully drawing from the environment? It seems we learned nothing from our mistakes and catastrophes they cause #PlantTrees.” She even suggested a solution for it. She said, “Along with announcing more and more oxygen for humans, governments must announce relief for nature also, people who are using this oxygen should also pledge to work on improving the air quality, for how long are we going to be miserable pests only taking never giving back to nature?”
Follow the WHO guidelines, stay in your homes, do not go out unless it is very necessary. If you have to go out, wear two masks. Keep sanitizing regularly and try all measures to maintain your immunity. Keep cleanliness around you and try washing your hands as much as you can. Also, avoid touching surfaces. Get vaccinated as soon as you can and even after you are vaccinated, you must follow all these rules.