Riot in Italy…
Mexican standoff between London and Manchester…
Anti-lockdown demonstrations in Spain, Poland and other parts of Europe.
Then there is Belgium and France running out of ICU beds.
And, yes, and it’s not finished yet, the United States of American where coronavirus is running wild like a bush fire…Even the White House has more case of coronavirus than South Korea, New Zealand, Australia, Taiwan and China combined.
By the way, yes, I am talking about The People Republic of China.
The United States White House has more cases of coronavirus than The People Republic of China.
Can you believe that?
Yet US politicians and scientist are engaged in heated battle about who have the right strategy for curbing the virus.
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the new world order.
If you just landed from another planet and read the above, you will be forgiven for thinking humans are completely screwed up.
Was A Second Wave Inevitable?
Politicians and media characterisations of the so-called second wave makes it sound as if a second wave of coronavirus was inevitable.
There was nothing that could have been done to prevent it.
I don’t buy that.
American is an outlier.
US President Trump is an outlier.
Never, ever try what he does at home, it would not end good.
So, US aside, the rest of the developed world had the ability to prevent a second wave.
But they choose to respond to the prospect of a second wave the same way they responded to the first wave.
Hope and pray.
A Catalogues of Error
For months after the virus broke in China, many Western airspace remained open to Chinese visitors.
Western countries closed their airspace to China after the virus had already been transported to the West.
Meanwhile, while Western nations were rolling the red carpet for Chinese visitors, China’s neighbours closed their boarders and airspace to Chinese visitors.
Error Number Two
When the virus was ravaging Italy, the rest of Europe looked the other way.
They viewed it as an Italian problem.
Doctors flew from China to help the Italians, while their European brothers and sisters watch them die.
Imagine, if the rest of Europe had gone to help Italy contain the outbreak…we would all be in a good place today.
And here is the interesting part.
While Italy was on fire, the rest of Europe went peacefully to sleep.
You do not expect me to explain the analogue do you?
Your neighbour house is on fire, you think your neighbour is full of sh**t, so, you leave him to burn to death, but you also went to sleep.
It would have been funny if it was not serious…If hundreds of thousands of people have not lost their lives.
Error Number Three
Common sense dictate if you think your neighbour is a jerk therefore, he deserves to burn to death, you should at least be sat next to your phone to call the fire service when the fire extends to your property.
Not forget about the fire and go to sleep.
The West could be excused for thinking China is far away.
Italy is our neighbour.
The virus ravaged Italy for months before spreading to the rest of Europe.
This means, the rest of Europe had enough time to prepare but they did not, which is the reason the virus ended up ravaging the entire Europe.
The Curious Case of the Second Wave
The second wave of coronavirus was not a mystery.
It’s almost as if people were willing it.
The first wave had not finished, people went back to business as usual.
Even though it was clear we had not crossed the danger line.
When the virus was contained in certain countries, people started going for holidays to countries where the virus was brewing.
And countries like Greece that has managed to prevent serious outbreak decided to invite people from virus infected countries to visit their country.
Even Spain that suffered the hardest in Europe was encouraging people from virus infected countries to visit their country.
How stupid does someone need to be to do that?
It was as if the Spanish have decided to commit collective suicide.
Then there is the German.
The German leader was hailed as one of the coronavirus beating stars.
Then she opened up her country boarder and allowed Germans to visit virus infected countries.
Now, Germany is in a mess.
And the former Eastern bloc countries.
I had once praised them for their ability to control the virus.
But they too became complacent.
They viewed the situation as an opportunity to boost tourism into their countries.
So, they opened up their countries to tourist from virus infected countries, now, they are in mess.
Little Trump republic.
I could provide a brilliant explanation for why Britain is experiencing a second wave.
I can assure you, you will agree with me, after I have made the case.
But I am not going to, because it is not going to make a difference.
All I will say about Britain is this, the current British government, is the European version of Trumpism.
Albeit a quiet one.
Nigel Farage is not the only British admirer of President Trump.
Boris Johnson and his people admire President Trump.
And they are doing exactly what President Trump is doing in the US except for the fact they are doing it the British way.
You Literally Have Your Own Life in Your Hands
Coronavirus and its impact are not an act of God.
It is simply a combination of gross incompetence and wilful neglect on the part of our political masters.
So, if our leaders are incompetent, what hope is there for you?
Yes, I am talking about you reading this article.
How can you protect yourself and your love ones?
In my immediate circle, as far as I know, it is only the two of us who are crazy enough to take the virus serious.
Everyone else I know believes that virus is going to infect someone else but them.
With that type of attitude, you can imagine what’s going to happen to them.
I am sure many of us have love ones with such attitude.
Imagine what would happen if all of us took the virus serious and did the things the experts advise?
Imagine, if we all wore mask, wash our hands and kept our distance?
Yes, just imagine.