Spare Me the Corona Drama

By Anceeta Martis - March 29, 2020

This is a quote I read and it seems to say exactly what I mean:
"Social distancing is a privilege. It means you live in a house large enough to practise it. Hand washing is a privilege too. It means you have access to running water. Hand sanitisers are a privilege. It means you have money to buy them. Lockdowns are a privilege. It means you can afford to be at home. Most of the ways to ward the Corona off are accessible only to the affluent. In essence, a disease that was spread by the rich as they flew around the globe will now kill millions of the poor. All of us who are practising social distancing and have imposed a lockdown on ourselves must appreciate how privileged we are. Many Indians won’t be able to do any of this."

Obviously, I know I am going to be hated for this but whatever. Here it is:

I don't care about the coronavirus or how "serious" it is. I consider it a disease for the wealthy. The ones who go out and travel and those that have first world problems. It's a rich person's disease and that's why it's been given such brilliant PR. I don't care if a few thousand people die. Guess what? People die everyday.

People die because of reckless driving, adventurous stunts, overdosing on alcohol, drugs and pills and in many, many other ways and yet they don't have the same PR. But then again, these are also rich people deaths.

Shall we talk about the deaths of the poor that take place every single day and nobody gives a damn? Babies that die at birth because of improper care, mothers that die giving birth, cancer patients who don't have the money for treatment, depressed people who don't have access to support and help, uneducated people who do not know when to go to a doctor, etc. Diseases of poverty have killed more people during the entire timeline of the human race and yet nobody has shut down the entire fucking world economy for them.

Now that leaders of the world, movie stars and sports personalities are getting affected, we are being asked to wash hands and stay home for the foreseeable future. Who the hell is going to look after the mental health of those who are stuck at home and anxious? Even if someone sneezes, they immediately think it's COVID-19 and start panicking! Stop the madness!

This entire "pandemic" has gotten me in such a rage. And this whole "doctors and nurses are our heroes". Really? Where the fuck is your god now? Any person with half a brain would know that they have ALWAYS been the heroes. They're the ones who diagnose and cure diseases, not god! When your so called pandemic hits, you ask them for help and forget about god.

Fucking hypocrites.

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  1. Imagine if "Babies that die at birth because of improper care, mothers that die giving birth, cancer patients who don't have the money for treatment, depressed people who don't have access to support and help" Also had COVOD-19.

    The statement of COVID-19 being a rich people disease is not true, All classes are prone.

    "Where the fuck is your god now?" Well, god is everywhere. God is indifferent and does not have a help desk.

    1. All classes being prone was not my point. My point was that if nobody in the middle/upper classes got affected by it (or people without an iPhone), this disease wouldn't have gained the same traction that it did.

      And if god is indifferent then why bother kneeling and praying?

    2. Measure this on a scale of the past 100 years. Try and lookup-up how the world reacted to previous pendamics, and how the effects are still present. The reaction to COVID-19 is to ensure that doesn't happen again, that we don't have a Aids, Ebola and other diseases. Humanity is learning and that's good I assume.

      Attention towards the disease should not spark rage, I find it little funny to be angry at people who are expressing their fears towards something they have very little control of. It is normal for people to act the way they do.

      As for kneeling and praying. For some it is nothing and that's ok. And for some it is everything and that's ok. As long as beliefs are personal, who cares who's praying or not. It is nice to see the medical fields getting the attention they deserve, lets keep it this way.

  2. Yes. This is an illness that the rich and especially those who could travel across the continents help spread. Also the virus was created as a bioweapon just as Swine flu and Aids virus. Looks like it was planted in China and Iran as a weapon, but the idiots either didn't think that it would come to bite them as well or it's an elite project to reduce populations to their planned numbers (500 million in all).

    But think of India where every year nearly 1.5 million people die of pollution, road accidents kill over 150,000, Malnutrition kills over 700,000 death, nearly 500,000 die of Tuberculosis, an illness no country that claims some standard of living and health care should have. But that's where we are. But no one cares. This virus, however, will kill more poor people than the rich because the poor have low immunity, can't escape contagion and the discriminatory social and health system will not treat them equitably.

    1. Absolutely. It will affect the poor unfortunately in a worse manner than it would the rich but let's not kid ourselves and think that if it was only the poor that was affected, it would get the same kind of attention that it is getting now. There is a worldwide lock down because it affects the rich also and people who depended on daily wages based on hourly work such as cleaners (who already have a low income) will starve!