It is supposed to be last Sunday of the lock down but yesterday most Chief Ministers have already indicated that it must be extended by two weeks. Prime Minister has to take the final call but he has chosen not to speak, so far. So what would he do?
Can a patient be on ventilator forever?
Individuals have savings even if they are not salaried person who are supposed to get paid during this lock down but no industry can pay the employees, indefinitely. Prime Minister may have consulted the Chief Ministers of States yesterday but has not consulted the Industrialists as yet. Worse he has not invited suggestions from them, as to how they may run their industries under the new normal of social distancing. But before they may give those suggestions, they may have to interact with their floor managers which may not be possible in the lock down. That is another challenge. However the CII or Confederation of Indian Industries has made a representation on behalf of industries, to the Government.
These may be most challenging time in which a virus is out there to destroy every statistics the science and medicine has made in last 100 year to increase the longevity of human existence. The life of mature adults between the age of 20 to 40 may not be affected much and may be likely to survive but all those who hang in balance with severe conditions, with the help of medicine or surgery are at the risk of personal extinction.
Lies, Damn Lies and WHO lies:
We now know it as a fact that the initial assurance of China or it’s stooge WHO, was a lie that rate of mortality is about 3-4% of those infected. We will know about it after the dust of death settles down and this blood storm is over. It is however doubtful if we will ever know it correctly because every death does not precede a diagnosis and every diagnosis does not result in death. There shall always be patients who may succumb to death without putting up a fight or medical help.