SaniaFan wrote: ↑Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:16 pm
Even if the max limit was increased for wedding, do people not see that it is an issue and not go to weddings of distant relatives. Why are they waiting for authorities to take such action? I mean half of the people are not wearing masks and many of those who are wearing are only doing it to avoid fine.
People are just irresponsible to themselves... Everywhere. India is not particularly worse, compared to all places other than some Asian countries where people got into the habit of wearing masks during previous outbreaks like SARS and bird flu and all that.
On the other hand, scientists have a lot of blame in it, as they (as well as the politicians who parroted them) never explained to people the real mechanics of how a mask helps. The world screwed up in saying that a mask is for helping others. What kind of BS is that?
... People don't want to help others by not coughing and all that, especially when they don't even know they have the disease!! It should have been for helping themselves and only for that. They should've been told that touching the nose is the worst thing they could do. None of that was never said properly to people. People aren't dumb, and they are usually selfish. Messaging on masks was terrible. And then crazy nutjobs got into it with conspiracy theories and God wanting people to breathe and all that in other countries. This has not been an issue in India, but still people aren't wearing masks. Oh well.
Second thing is that it was obvious that testing need to be increased, so why Amit shah need to intervene to increase that. I don't buy the argument that Kejriwal and sisodia don't understand that. Also on one is complaining about each other. There is not much of blame game also.This is very strange. I know that there are no elections round the corner but still.
You mean "no one" is complaining, right? (typo?)... I completely agree. There has been so little blame game in India that it is mind-boggling. Even in places where elections were held, like Bihar, nobody tried to blame the state government or the center. More interestingly, Bihar has done a fantastic job in testing and containing it, and nobdoy takes credit. In fact, places like UP, Bihar, Jharkhand, and now Karnataka (though belatedly) have done a great job of testing and keeping the CFR low etc, but I see none of the politicians taking credit. Very curious. I think it is showing that our politicians really don't have a clue and don't understand any of these things! Even if they do, I think they are so unused to framing these things in political language.
Actually, this is one thing on which I give Modiji credit. Had he started any blame game, it would've spread across politicians (like in the case of Trump). On that matter, he showed great maturity and leadership. It caused a lot of deaths in Maharashtra though. Somebody had to go after the Maharashtra government, and nobody did. Everywhere else, the lack of political gaming has only helped in the Covid matter.