Why not apply some common sense to stay alive?
Kaieteur News – Tough times call for difficult measures. It is sad to see so many arrested from illegal assemblies, partying and socializing. Phagwah and Easter are two of Guyana’s most famous festivals and Guyanese are accustomed to lots of fun and folly when congregating in large numbers with their neighbors, friends, relatives, families, co-workers and other associates. But the law is the law and it is above anyone and everything. It must be respected, observed, adhered to and applied at all times and under all circumstances and by all, whether manufacturer, custodian, caretaker, applier, observer or consumer. Failing to accept or reject specified rules and regulations, the guilty must pay the severe penalty as recommended and approved. COVID-19 is a deadly disease that is very much alive and multiplying uncontrollably because some irresponsible, irrational, careless and unconnected people refuse to adhere to the strict protocols, which are urgently needed to help prevent, control and improve the spread of this pandemic . Essentially, a positive and dedicated effort from all and diverse people is needed to help, because, the virus has no preference for class, race, gender, religion, place or time. The seriousness of this dangerous situation remains focused and should not be missed, ignored, minimized or dismissed. Complacency may have stepped in due to the length and lack of patience controlling the roost. People feel imprisoned and want to break free and regain a sense of independence. However, look carefully and consciously at the after effects, especially the root cause for so many, in hospital and unfortunately losing so many dear ones. Every individual should continue to worry and worry about the safety of themselves as well as others. No one should be selfish, adopt a reckless attitude and think that he or she is safe or alloy and is excluded or unqualified to attract this disease. Look at how the numbers continue to rise daily with regards to the death and contracting rate of the virus. Fortunately, some vaccines are available and Guyanese begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel. It is a slow but sure campaign but the government needs the help, cooperation, and discipline of all the Guyanese to overcome this mutual difficulty. A Guyanese cannot afford to be blindfolded, led astray, be cheated, be nasty, be biased, reckless or out of touch. It is the devotional duty of every accountable citizen to devote his time, energy, effort and service to ensuring that this attack is eliminated as early as possible and to avoid setting a front and opposing the fight for survival to overcome this rogue and ordinary enemy. If we all wash our hands as often as possible, sanitize, wear our masks properly and always, eat lots of fruit, take supplements, social distance when in the presence of a company, just venture out when it’s inevitable necessary, take the vaccines as soon as it may be available, keep our environment clean, free of debris and dust, exercise and keep a positive attitude, pessimism will replace optimism and hope will overcome despair. Caring, sharing, helping and giving selflessly and not selfishly, these are pillars of high and honorable values; attribute it to the goodness and sincerity of mankind; and the survival of moral dignity in society. While charity starts at home and remains one of the doctrines that contribute to one of man’s earthly purpose, the current situation requires that his organization be designed and operated in accordance with the health rules that emerging that are practiced by all communities. Let’s be sensible, practical and compromise. Sure, let us distribute money, goods and food, but, let us prepare and pack food for take-out. The less we assemble, the more we can include what’s appropriate. Is it so difficult to avoid easy, obvious and preventable mistakes, blunders and errors? It has passed the time to become real. Guyana is a place where people refuse to acknowledge the problem and postpone rather than, anticipate and acknowledge the issue, thereby becoming proactive. Safety takes precedence over sentiment. Do not contribute to the harmful dangers. Avoid all unnecessary events and activities. Why not apply some common sense to stay alive?