Though it is not clear whether positive test is equal to infection as corona infection is seen mild now in almost all cases. But even as coronavirus cases and restrictions questions have been rising across the country when recently political leaders from various parties held large public meetings in various parts of country and attended events without wearing masks. The visits come at a time when they have been urging citizens to follow Covid-appropriate behaviour and wear masks to prevent the spread of the virus.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been campaigning across the state of UP since December. On Sunday, Modi was once again in Uttar Pradesh – this time in Meerut for the inauguration of Major Dhyan Chand Sports University. He did not have a mask on for the majority of the time.
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav addressed two public gatherings in Lucknow as a part of his Vijay Rath Yatra. Majority of the people, who attended the crowded rally, including Yadav, were not wearing a mask.
After bringing huge surge in positivity Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal now have tested positive and isolated himself and now giving lectures to people to take precautions who have contacted him during these rallies. He was also in Lucknow and Punjab to address election rallies. Kejriwal and most of the people at the event were not wearing a mask.
These all political leaders on the one hand imposing restrictions on common people and on the other hand are not following norms themselves which has made people furious and now people are against these mandates and challenging political leaders’ decisions.
Amidst all this the prominent scientists who were once hungry for publicity are not so visible after public questions. Dr Anurag Agrawal, Director of CSIR-IGIB could not explain to Biotech Express that why night curfew was allowed when rallies are ongoing during the day, in simple terms he said there is no science behind this decision.
Similarly people have now questioned the scientific basis behind weekend curfew since it will affect their daily need activities and also will hamper daily wages labour that will be forced to go back their homes again, leaving them unemployed.
Many of the Awaken India Movement members could not agree the science behind restrictions and said that all these restrictions are only for control over people which must not be imposed as it is violation of human rights. Except few, scientists all over the world have sacrificed their souls to these political leaders and pharma profiteers in pandemic which ultimately is a disastrous situation for common public.