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COVID patients are no strangers
8/2/2020 11:18:46 PM

The COVID-19 turning into a stigma in Jammu and Kashmir has made the lives of victims miserable. This is not time to stigmatize anyone. We have to support each other to come out the prevailing difficult situation.
The most important thing which all of us should bear in mind is that we are in the midst of the pandemic and anyone of us can fall prey to this deadly virus. The people getting infected are no strangers they are among us and cannot be left alone.
The fight being put on by the COVID-19 warriors has been remarkable but they alone cannot win a war against this deadly virus which has wreaked havoc in the world. It’s the duty of every citizen to remain prepared for any role.
Ones who are stigmatizing the COVID-19 patients are doing a big disservice to the human race. They are creating a wedge between the people and are out to divide them. It’s really sad an unfortunate.
We are coming across the cases where COVID-19 patients are being looked down upon and a notion is being created that they are untouchables. Ones who are doing it should realize that the COVID patients become normal within a span of 14-days and their plasma is being used to save the lives of critically ill patients.
The COVID-19 virus makes no discrimination vis-à-vis caste, colour and creed. Neither does it see whether a person is a normal human being or a VIP.
All of us should bear in mind that we cannot abandon our nears and dears during this hour of crisis. We have to remain firm on our resolve and show resilience till we send this virus packing. The cure is not that far away. It’s coming till then we have to remain strong. Breaking down and blaming each other for spreading COVID won’t help anyone’s cause.
The commitment being shown by the plasma donors to save the lives of others should serve as an eye opener for the people who are stigmatizing the COVID patients. We have to rise above our selfish interests to defeat this deadly virus, which originated from Wuhan in China, and engulfed the entire world. The pandemic has taught us many lessons.
The people who have understood these lessons are doing everything to help their brethren but the ones who haven’t are creating confusion and are stooping so low that everyone is feeling ashamed of them.
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