Why all the PANIC!!

‘C’ for Coronavirus and ‘C’ for Caution. (Just to begin with.)
The horrid pandemic across the globe has affected its people at a massive scale. Everything seems to turn upside down. Everywhere there is a scare of confronting the virus.
Hand sanitizers and other sanitizing products, in no time, have become the superheroes by saving the day from the illness.
More than the sickness itself, the rumours from various mediums tend to enjoy more limelight of the reacting audience.
Similarly, the crushing down economy, nose-diving stock markets, plunging oil prices are among the many give-away gifts of the Corona Virus.
Death toll increasing at an alarming rate while many continue to get affected by it. However, the majority recover, while some are not able to.

A Corona-virus patient being treated in China with extreme precautions.

Anyhow, the virus is just a catalyst to bring many of us to our senses and give us a reality check.
Way before the virus took over. There were so many times we did not cherish the jobs we had. We always wanted to quit or criticised the work or were just lazy.
Our salaries spent mindlessly without having saved a penny.
Now, sitting at home in a locked-down city, makes me want to run back to my office and spend my day so much more resourcefully and with loads of gratitude to have a job.

Many out there have been isolated from their families for being a patient of the latter. How about if we end up in the same situation? Wouldn’t it make you weep in remembrance of your loved ones? Hence, cherish, love, express, communicate and enjoy each other’s company.

On the other hand, a scenario completely different and varied from the pandemic exists. The condition of cities affected not by the virus but by terrorism.
Lately, a thought came across my mind, urging me to add it in my article.
Coronavirus, it has affected the nations from the past three to four months for which every single soul is concerned and scared, irrespective of being in contact with it or not. Whereas, terrorism immaterial of religion, culture and ethical backgrounds have been destroying life throughout nations for years.
Uprooted of several lives from the act of inhumanity have been taking up space all over the media since quite a long time now. But, without any general action or outcry from the public as a whole or any aid from various countries to the affected areas.

Terrorism is so much worse than Covid-19,

A city struck by bombardments and left devastated

Terrorism gives you no time to react or seek any assistance.
Covid-19 gives you symptoms so you can seek help and recover from the sickness.

When under the attack of terrorism, uncertainty is the only feeling you are going through without much hope.
While under the attack of the virus, you still have hope to recover and for which, most cases do recover.

No bidding farewell to your loved ones when a victim of terrorism.
More likely to have a chance of seeing off your loved ones when being quarantined for the Virus.

One thing common about both is, it scares the hell out of anyone who hears of it or experiences any of it.
The death toll for both the plight does not seem to stop growing at the moment.

However, the condition for one will be under control in no time, while terrorism will continue to take lives and quench its thirst for many innocent lives.

Then why all the credit only to Corona for taking its toll on human lives.
Limelight credit goes to the media and the politicians without a second thought.

For Covid-19, an immense number of misleading articles have left the public disoriented without having the proper knowledge and education on the subject.
Even the highest of officials, celebrities are now a casualty of the sickness, yet again drawing more attention of the media and spreading the horror.

Proper care, precautions and measures are just what one needs to save and protect oneself from the illness.
To find the right kind of information and guidance on saving yourself from the virus, click here.

On the contrary, the audience to the virus gets distinguished by two simple statements.
a) “We have faith, whatever has to happen will happen.”
Such kind does not take any extra measures, continue their way of living the way it was and has no real intentions of changing it.

b) “It’s in our control, if we take measures, we will never get it.”
They are the ones responsible for vanishing sanitary products across the markets. 😛

A beautiful hadith on Reliance: (Having faith yet taking precautionary measures.)

Anas ibn Malik reported: A man said, “O Messenger of Allah, should I tie my camel and trust in Allah, or should I leave her untied and trust in Allah?” The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Tie her and trust in Allah.

Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 2517

Take measures, but, have faith.
Be mindful of the situation, but, do not let it overrule you.
Stay clean, hygienic but, do not be a case of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

Wish you all a Covid-19 free along with a safe and secure environment.

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11 thoughts on “Why all the PANIC!!

  1. Spot on with every word said here Irut. We’ve forgotten the stats and impact of other pandemics like war, violence and oppression.
    We are faced with a virus which our bodies can cope with and battle against, depending on our condition in the first place…so we need to remain calm, controlled and organised as best as we can. Like night comes after day and so on, so will this pass.

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  2. Very thoughtful and well written. Media is too powerful. Reminds me of “Tomorrow never dies”. When they run out of news, they can create news.
    For hypertension patients, doctors should prescribe not watching news media in addition to taking meds. Their tone only creates half of the tension 🙂

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  3. As someone from the media, I realised that most of us are are porting the number which looks bigger. The number of cases confirmed. And deaths because that creates panic. But I made sure in the last couple of days to include the number recoveries too. Because that’s what will give hope to people.
    I’m not reporting how bad the situation is around the world. I report about the heartwarming stories coming from around the world to spread love, they funny stories that will give the readers a moment to laugh. I have shared child friendly stuff (that I also reported) with my family n even in the community just to ensure that people realise that their kids need to be informed too.

    I agree that there are many other things like terrorism, wars, hunger, murder, and other Heath issues n crimes hapoening. All of them take lives. But one should understand the news cycle too. If it’s something that’s trying put a full stop to our daily lives, we need to report it. Yes, there are loopholes that can be improved. I’m trying to my bit to improve. 🙂

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    1. Wwooww… here is some information from the horse’s mouth😄
      Yes.. I am sure that you are doing a great job in uplifting the spirits of the affected and the scared..
      We are proud of you and honored to have you lead the community.

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  4. Nice post! It brings to my mind the scripture at Proverbs 22:3. It says “The shrewd one sees the danger and conceal himself, But the inexperienced keep right on going and suffer the consequences.” Dont panic but he smart and plan for unforseen occurrences !

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    1. The qoute which have been qouted is actually goes like this.. “The prudent see danger and take cover, but the simple keep going and suffer the consequences.” the synonym for prudent not being shrewd and conceal is not what he does according to the verse, but, he is just takes precautions.

      However, Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, the hadith outlines the story of a Bedouin man who was leaving his camel without tying it. The Prophet (PBUH) asked him “Why don’t you tie down your camel?” The Bedouin answered, “I put my trust in God.” The Prophet then replied, “Tie your camel first, and then put your trust in Lord.”

      It seems simple. Tie the camel, trust in God, go about your business.
      So, the necessary precautions are to be taken while getting down to our business rather than having a panic attack.


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