EYE OPENER – Virus or Wildfire,
which we fear a most
– Bharathiraja R
Techie, San Jose,
Every summer, California burns in forest fire. 2020 being 2020, it's worse this year. There is fire all around Bay Area and many other parts of California. The most interesting thing about this fire is, no one is coming out of their home even if the fire is 20-30 miles away from their place. The roads are empty. These fires and smokes don't even kill a dozen people a year (though there are other damages).
But COVID-19 has killed close to a million people and no one knows where the exit gate is. And, most of us have it knocking our neighbors' doors already. Even then nobody seems to care about it.
Wish the virus was as visible as the smoke if not fire. Interestingly, the non-believers want visible proof to believe it! My God!!
The only blessing in disguise is, those who stay home in fear of the smoke killing themselves are in fact helping control the spread of the virus. So, 'fire is good!'
As a tradeoff, we can give ourselves the liberty of spreading the other thing we love spreading… WhatsApp rumors and panic. As usual, let's unleash them to go around tirelessly and scare people as if the fire is knocking 'their' door next minute.
Remember this lesson from the season: "Irresponsibility doesn't die, it kills!"