The COVID wave India is facing now, USA has already faced.
US has a population of 328.2 MILLION, as opposed to India’s population of 1.36 BILLION.
USA had 599,863 COVID related deaths.
USA has one of the best healthcare infrastructures, USA has resources,has money.
Yet, how many of you know USA underwent immense struggle during COVID surge?
How many of you know there was acute shortages of medications, PPE kits- including face masks, even syringes and needles used in hospitals/healthcare settings?
(We continue to have shortages of certain medications).
How many of you know there was no room to store bodies in the morgues, the funeral homes were backed up?
How many of you know there was and there is shortage of healthcare personnel?
How many of you know many people lost jobs?
No, there was no extra money that was paid to prescribers to treat COVID patients
. The shifts were long and excruciating at times. Most of us didn’t get to see our kids for days at a time. Many a time healthcare workers weren’t able to pee for hours together- because they were that swamped.
Most of you are clueless about it.
Why? Because the media in the US was a little more responsible with the reporting.
People, regardless of their political ideology or religious ideology came together as one, to HELP EACHOTHER.
They didn’t make it a Republican Vs Democrat issue. Communities pitched in, they understood the limitations of the government, the healthcare sectors.. which included pharmaceutical industries.
Healthcare workers weren’t beaten up because someone’s loved ones died, healthcare workers weren’t thrown out of their apartment complexes because residents feared these workers would spread COVID. Hospital properties werent destroyed because someone’s loved one died.
People were thankful, they tried to boost our morale by sending us random thank you notes, memorabilia, treats. Many corporates sponsored food for healthcare providers.
We didn’t have people black marketing essential medicines, oxygen cylinders. We didn’t and don’t have people trying to make an extra buck at the cost of other people’s lives.
There is still some integrity, humanity and compassion remaining in general public in the USA.
Did the government ask communities to do it? Did the healthcare workers ask for any of it? NO. It was completely voluntary, people realised the importance of WORKING TOGETHER RESPONSIBLY to keep America safe.
Why am I talking about America? Because some of YOU are busy shaming India and asking me to compare it with America.
So tell me, when are YOU ALL going to come together to help keep India safe?