23 Warning signs of Epidemic of Ignorance
Do you agree Ignorance is bliss ?
I can say the above quote literally translating into illiteracy in the present circumstances of coronal virus scare.
Simply put it in Thomas Gray’s words…“what you don’t know can’t hurt you”
“ignorance is a bliss” true in ordinary situations,but these are not ordinary days and we are faced with a serious situation, you can call it ‘Life & death situation’
When corona virus has become pandemic,we are taught personal hygiene,social distancing,wearing facial mask etc etc.
People are genuinely concerned and worried a lot.
But here the worry is of different type happening with so called Saner people putting the precious lives in jeopardy.
Rationality is the first causality in any global crisis,with people becoming emotional !
Social media not helping in avoiding the spread of fake news/ fake alerts.
In times of crisis of this nature,people are becoming emotional !
Fakery Avatars are appearing as the saviors !! Who are they ?
- Unqualified Health advisers
- Home remedies
- Miracle cures by Babas / Gurus
- Conspiracy theories
- Unscientific claims of virus transmission
I shall give some examples of what FAKE AVATARS doing things, to scare the virus which according to them is the best solution,which is not true scientifically.
How to put an end to these 23 idiotic thoughts !!
Have a heartfelt laugh !!😆
- Alcohol consumption helps because alcohol destroys the virus🍷
- Keep the body hot by avoiding ice cream,and virus dies because of the heat in the body♨️
- Holding hair dryer close to one’s throat will destroy the virus
- Drink water every 15 minutes,virus washed out of the body quickly🍺
- Bovine urine can fight the virus🐄
- One company selling alcohol free hand sanitiser🤔
- Medications from homoeo,Ayurveda & sidda💊
- Clapping hands can either kill the virus👏or virus is thrown out outright.
- Some say the news of virus becoming pandemic itself is a fake news📰
- A few thinking, it’s end of the world anyhow and no amount of precautions help🌐
- Some telling since India has a hot climate,the virus dies a natural death🔥
- Sale of anti corona mattress🛏️
- ‘Go corona go’ songs as if the virus is shooed away with these songs🚶
- Poultry products can spread the virus🐥
- Vegetarians are safe from corona virus🍆
- Eat garlic / Ginger to enhance immunity against the virus.
- Desert the pets,they can spread the corona infection🐕
- Receiving a letter or package from China is unsafe👜
- Rinse nose with saline helps prevent the infection👃
- Avoid…..made in China food products at any cost🈵
- Bat soups & snakes are responsible for the outbreak🍵🦇🐍
- Newspapers spread corona virus hence unsafe.Don’ touch or read 🗞️.
- Touching Currency notes- too dangerous.💲🏧
I can go on….but how to stop these myths going viral….I am totally lost.
Do you have an Ostrich-Approach ?
God does not call us to rest seven days a week with our head in the sand. He calls us to make an impact wherever we are Phil Callaway
A word about ‘Ostrich Approach’-I don’t know,who invented this term- a reference to the popular notion that Ostrich hides from dangers by burying its head in the sand…….an insult to this wonderful creature.Why will an ostrich bury its head in the sand,it dies of suffocation.And the fact is it never does.
Please share your thoughts.
Thank you. Namaste 🙏🙏🙏