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Tears of anguish fill my eyes every morning while browsing the pages of my daily and learning about steep surge in Covid 19 cases across the world.

The total tally in India has crossed nine million. There was a day when we had only few thousand cases and we were pretty serious, it is a day when we have lacs of Corona patients but we are harboring a lackadaisical attitude.

Expecting miracles from governing bodies and experimenters is a sheer stupidity. No government can bring the desired results without the cooperation of public. Rest assured neither the vaccine is going to knock our doors within  few days nor vaccinating one and all in a huge country like India is a child’s play. Also why forget that the efficacy of any vaccine can’t be  one hundred percent?

Human memory is very short. Today we are just oblivious of the heavy casualties the world has suffered due to Covid 19 pandemic in past months. Only the wearer knows where the shoe pinches. Those who have lost their near and dear ones know the gravity of the situation. It is a no lie that we have had pretty tough time and urgently needed a  respite.

The festive days of the season have made us complacent. Considering the gala days to be a bonanza of ecstasy, we threw to winds all the safety measures. Quite engrossed in celebrations we neglected  the precautionary steps suggested to us by medical experts,ICMR and WHO. It just slipped from our minds that it’s not the right time to show utter disregard to the protective measures.

The impact of festive gatherings, pollution and winter is surfacing daily .Almost every day every Indian State is witnessing significant surge in Covid cases and the tragedy is that the full effect of the congregations is still to play out. It is high time to introspect and be extra cautious as far as the correct use of face masks, maintenance of physical distance of at least one meter and ritual of proper  washing hands (at least for 20 seconds with clean water and soap) is concerned.

Universal masking will remain the mainstay of prevention of this deadly infection even if all of us get inoculated. Metaphorically speaking, a mask is no less than a vaccine for Covid 19  and may also be rightly called as a poor man’s vaccine. Whether the vaccine will reach every nook and corner of the country, is not sure shot. The authorities have also started saying that every Indian doesn’t require this.

A mask is easily available or even can be tailored at home, it will never let you down and rather play its role very diligently when we can’t stay physically distanced in crowded as well as poorly ventilated indoor settings. Absolutely correct use of face masks and the right technique of hands washing/sanitizing must be learnt by everyone at the earliest to get desired results.

Accurate disposal of masks and compulsorily sanitizing the hands after doing the same is also of great importance. The significance of other precautionary measures shouldn’t also be undermined at any cost. The spitting, sneezing and coughing etiquette too have their own relevance and usefulness. The assemblies (meetings and parties) and rallies should be postponed for the time being in the larger interests of all.

We should also ensure that our rooms and offices are well ventilated to prevent the spread of this infection. The Importance of nutritious diet and exercising as a ritual to boost our immunity can never be overemphasized.




Mohinder Desor December 7, 2020 at 12:21 pm

It is most unfortunate that people do not realise the gravity of the situation. Most people have now started behaving as if this pandemic is non existent, and that the stories revolving around it were either figments of imagination or grossly exaggerated. Dr. Chopra has rightly sounded a note of caution, and it is for us to sit up and pay heed.

Akshay Chopra December 7, 2020 at 1:31 pm

Dr.Chopra,your article on Covid 19 is indeed a treasure house of information and incisively highlights the importance of accurately following the suggested ptrcautionary

Akshay Chopra December 7, 2020 at 1:37 pm


Nidhi December 7, 2020 at 1:54 pm

Thanks Dr. Chopra for making us more alert and cautious

Anuradha Jaggi December 7, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Thanks for sharing such valuable information

Nidhi December 7, 2020 at 2:02 pm

Very appropriate sir
These days people has taken this pandemic as granted masks…huge gatherings…unhygienic disposal of masks ..
Solution is not yet found and we consider it as all is well.
Well said ..No complacene please
Thanks sir

Dr.Sunil Chopra December 7, 2020 at 2:05 pm

Thank you so much for your comment,A.JAGGI

Dishant December 7, 2020 at 2:08 pm

Very helpful insights for Covid precautions.

nisha bansal December 7, 2020 at 2:08 pm

Well said Dr Chopra
Each and every word is significant
Hand washing,masks,respiratory etiquettes are enough for ones protection

Shifali Sood December 7, 2020 at 2:34 pm

Thanks sir for this awareness, hope everyone of us become careful about this.

Gazal Arora December 7, 2020 at 3:26 pm

Well explained.
Thanks for sharing such useful information.

DR.SK Sharma Canada December 8, 2020 at 1:34 am

Very well explained by Dr.Sunil Chopra, the understanding of priorities in the current situation and corrective actions needed from day to day life is highly critical. Lots of education about general precautions and not only for CORONA period, but ongoing safe practices must be in place. Lot of focus on public health awareness education must be implemented. How much effective on the ground level we are that future will tell.

Dr.Sunil Chopra December 8, 2020 at 1:41 am

Thank you so much Dr.Sharma for posting your valuable comments.

Tarlok Kumar December 8, 2020 at 2:25 am

Excellent article about Covid-19. very well explained. Thank you.

Dr.Sunil Chopra December 8, 2020 at 3:27 am

Thank you Dr.Kumar for your comments from a foreign land.

Anil Jyoti December 8, 2020 at 3:33 am

Very well defined

Anil Sawhney December 8, 2020 at 3:39 am

Yes, you are absolutely right Dr Sunil Chopra that complacency should be avoided at this stage. It’s a matter of big concern that people are not taking the spread of corona virus seriously even now.
Thanks for guiding us time and again through your elaborate article at this juncture too.

Rajesh Malhotra December 8, 2020 at 4:44 am

Rightly said sir. Jab tak dawai nahin tab tak dihlai nain. We are going to touch one crore as the patients will increase mortality rate will increase. So we should wake up before it is too late

Ashwani Kumar Malhotra December 8, 2020 at 5:34 am

Dr.Chopra,this is true that as the days go by we are becoming complacent.

I have seen my friends dying from the disease.

There are people who spread myths and superstitions. I wonder why it so difficult to wear a mask in public, jump a queue, spit on the road or crowd a person.

Have you seen people craning their necks and standing cheek to cheek in a group photo ? Where is the social distancing ?

Let us keep educating people as you rightly did.

DR RAKESH CHAWLA December 8, 2020 at 6:15 am

Rightly said Dr Chopra ,

Dr Rajesh Saggar December 8, 2020 at 1:10 pm

Well said Dr Chopra

CA. Sagar Gambhir December 8, 2020 at 1:24 pm

Very Well explained

Dr Raj Kumar Bawa December 9, 2020 at 6:13 am

Very well written.
Government has educated masses through all possible channels. But most of the people believe that rules are made to be broken. A vast majority is not following these basic precautions.

Devika Thapar December 10, 2020 at 10:06 am

Indeed a knowledgable piece it is !! It is very informative and can turn out to be of great help for all if read wisely. The details are precise and exactly on point. Great Work

Neeta Sawhney December 10, 2020 at 5:07 pm

Very informative

Lipika December 13, 2020 at 7:21 pm

Apt. Undeniably mask is poor man’s resort in times like these.


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