The rapid deterioration of the coronavirus epidemic in India is drawing the attention of the world. After more than 300,000 confirmed cases in a single day for the ninth consecutive day, India’s newly diagnosed cases exceeded 400,000 on April 30, reaching 400,000 worsen the Covid Situation in India. The cumulative number of cases There have been more than 19 million cases and the death toll has increased to more than 210,000. Many experts believe that the actual number may be five to 10 times higher than official statistics.
Facing the outbreak like a tsunami, India’s medical system, the world’s second most populous, was overwhelmed. Wards, medicines, vaccines, ventilators, and oxygen were all in an emergency. Hospitals and morgues were overcrowded; and many countries in Europe and Asia were also overwhelmed by the epidemic. In the spread of fever, single-day confirmed cases have repeatedly reached new highs, and the variant virus has spread chains in many countries.
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With the big outbreak in India, the cumulative number of confirmed cases worldwide has exceeded 150 million; and the number of confirmed cases in neighboring countries of Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka has also risen sharply recently, fearing to follow in India’s footsteps.
The reason for the serious out-of-control of the epidemic in India is that people have ignored the regulations on wearing masks and safe distance, and crowds gathered at large-scale election events and religious holidays. American infectious disease expert Fauci said in an interview with the “India Express” that India should effectively curb the spread of the virus and should block the country for several weeks. However, Indian Prime Minister Modi has made it clear that the nationwide blockade will not be implemented again.
Although the COVID-19 pandemic has been raging for more than a year, facing this invisible enemy, human beings are still unwilling to consciously wear masks and comply with various prohibitions. The clustering phenomenon that has occurred around the world in the past month reflects the ineffectiveness of some governments in epidemic prevention and the public’s prevention of epidemics. The relaxation of mentality is even more worrying, and economic collapse and social crisis may follow.
Thousands of Israelis celebrated the Bonfire Festival in the northeastern city of Meron on April 29. 45 people were killed in a stampede accident. The five-day Wuhan Strawberry Music Festival attracted more than 10,000 fans to the music below the stage last Saturday. Swaying, most of them didn’t wear masks; and during the Labor Day holiday in China, a large number of people traveled to crowded the popular scenic spots. Israel and China may be among the few countries that have achieved success in epidemic prevention in today’s world. However, allowing people to gather in such a way, in any other place, is tantamount to inviting the virus to come and dance with the gods of plague.
On the 29th, World Health Organization European Director Kruger warned that countries should not make the mistake of relaxing epidemic prevention restrictions too quickly, so as to avoid a tragedy similar to India.
Kruger’s warning is very direct and timely, that is, countries must be clearly aware that India’s epidemic crisis may occur anywhere, especially when personal protection measures are slackened, more infectious mutated viruses appear, and vaccination coverage rates are still biased. Low case.
The overall out-of-control of the epidemic in India is caused by multiple factors such as lax prevention and control policies, rapid spread of mutant viruses, non-cooperation between the central and local governments, weak medical infrastructure, and disbelief in science. These “vulnerabilities” also exist to a greater or lesser degree in many countries with repeated epidemics. This is the source of the vague hope that humans will win this century war “epidemic” in the short term despite the vaccine.
Modi has repeatedly claimed that India has overcome the epidemic, and his Bharatiya Janata Party even claimed in a resolution that India has “defeated the coronavirus” and no longer regards the prevention and control of the epidemic as the government’s focus. Focusing on elections regardless of the pandemic, Modi drew local opposition and lost the crucial West Bengal government elections.
The deep warning that India’s out-of-control epidemic has brought to the world is that when a country’s government is too arrogant and arrogant, ignoring expert warnings and relaxing epidemic prevention measures, and only wants to quickly restore normal life before the epidemic, it will send the wrong signal to the people and cause everyone Gradually relax vigilance. Once the public’s awareness of epidemic prevention is relaxed, it will give the epidemic a chance to fight back. As WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said, the situation in India is a sad reminder that the virus can be so raging.
Second, the earth is a village. As long as there is a region or country that cannot be suppressed by the epidemic, no one can sit back and relax. At this moment, the virus is constantly mutating and the contagious power is so rapid. The crisis in India has spread to entire South Asia. If the international community does not help to stop it, it is likely to drag asia down, and finally, there is no “pure land” in the world. Therefore, multi-party assistance to India is urgent. If any country thinks that it can take care of itself, it is naive and ignorant; if it is out of selfishness, it is even more undesirable.