Everything seems to be back to the norm However keep the social distancing & follow the precautionary measures
Who is winning during the unabated pandemic? Also what have we learnt from the pestilence? The devil is winning right and many have succumbed to various fears. Fear happens to be the most effective weapon used by the devil. The devil uses fear to thwart our hope and limit our successes. The demise of hope consequently affects our faith. Certainty is one of the fundamental needs in our lives and without it man wanders and wavers. When one’s mind wanders it gives the devil a perfect opportunity for the devil to strike and colonise it. Just like a flock of sheep the sheep which wanders from the flock is an easy target for the ravenous wolves.
The devil lives in the minds of those who fear him. For instance this pandemic has particularly instilled the fear of poverty, ill health, the fear of old age & death. The greatest weapon being poverty which discourages people from thinking and makes them easy targets. ill health also discourages people from thinking. Diseases are arguably effective weapons of the devil. Wars, pandemics, epidemics Natural disasters and phenomenons alike instills fear in human minds.
The antidote to fear is to have a peace of mind and unwavering faith as well as mental fortitude coupled with a sound independent thought. If fear replaces courage and hope it is more contagious and deleterious than the Covid-19 virus. For many only the discovery of a vaccine can restore their certainty. Until then urnwavering faith is the fundamental principle to overcome the virus.
This offers a little hope for African countries for there is a strong often lethal brew called Kachasu aka Lutuku. The beverage is commonly illegally brewed in DRC Congo, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Zambia. The university of Zambia (UNZA) found out that the brew contains 20-30 % alcohol. However many would argue that the alcohol content is more than that. Besides the UNZA results other studies concluded that the beverage contains as high as 70% alcohol. Rather than labelling it as a an illegal drinking beverage this this could utilised as a panacea and save lives.
Disclaimer: I’m not a doctor, virologist or a chemist therefore refrain from any experiments whatsoever after reading my words. – The fact of the matter is hydrogen peroxide can kill Coronavirus within a minute. While it’s poisonous to consume a higher dosage of it, swallowing small amounts of it (3% ) is usually not dangerous (National Capital Poison Centre). That said the medicine think tanks around the globe would have tried all sorts of experiments to find out if it’s a viable cure of Covid-19. Soon or later they will find a break through to stop it. The problem is it’s highly contagious and very stubborn- can survive in temperatures below 56 degrees Celsius. Some studies found out that coronaviruses, including Sars and Mers can survive on metal, glass and plastic for as long as nine days, unless they are properly disinfected. However some can survive for longer- about 28 days in low temperatures (Gray, 2020). It can also be transmitted in faecal (feces) matter. Scary that given that most surfaces are by and large covered faecal matter, most folk don’t wash their hands after visiting the bathroom particularly for number two. A recent study tested touch screens on 8 different McDonald’s locations, two in Birmingham and six in London. The study found fecal bacteria on every one of them, enough to put people in Hospital (UK Metro, 2020). In this digital world of touch screens the transmission of the virus is prevalent. The supermarkets could still spread the virus unless unless certain measures are imposed such as all shopkeeper must wear protective gear and shopper should maintain a certain distance apart.