Why we refuse to learn from History.

It seems Spanish Flu pandemic in 1918-19 had three waves, before the virus weakened and we humans built a immunity against it. We are dealing with the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic, today the Delhi HC has called it a Tsunami. It’s a shame that, after 100 yrs of Spanish flu pandemic and despite the stellar advancements in medical technology and practices – we didn’t learn much from the gory past. This is on all of us!

The second wave in India is peaking and it caught everyone unprepared. This wave will certainly flatten. Wisdom lies in preparing for the third one and not getting caught by surprise. So what do we have to do? I guess the following :

1) Get vaccinated – it’s your best defence and chance of survival.
2) Don’t let your guard down after this wave is over and make sure you maintain top health and keep practising social distancing, top hygiene and wearing masks at all times.
3) Let’s all pledge to build pressure and compel our government to invest heavily in our Healthcare infrastructure. We need more well trained and qualified doctors and healthcare professionals, more hospitals that are better equipped, easier access to health insurance and facilities, national stockpiles of critical medical supplies of medicines, vaccines etc.

Please remember this!

4 thoughts on “Why we refuse to learn from History.

  1. Thanks for sharing, This shows peoples’ behaviour pattern also, irrespective of technology or history of learning. behaviour doesn’t change. like Saas Bahu pattern. Jokes apart.

    As you said correctly, hope people learn to accept and do the behaviour shift atleast temporarily….

  2. Nicely articulated Yash. But sadly as we often say “common sense” in many things is often missed and our arrogance takes over. I hope and pray all concerned take extra precautions to handle the third wave.

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