COVID-19 Pandemic: When No Means More Than A No!


The novel Coronavirus pandemic has impacted people like by no means earlier than within the historical past of humankind on earth, as a result of it has affected the vistas of non-public decisions and private likes and dislikes of individuals. In fact, wars together with the world wars did and do influence lives, however to not the extent as on the current extended disaster. Because of the advisories and preventive measures to test the unfold of the illness most individuals have efficiently specialised in saying no to so many issues they like to say a convincing sure. That is in sharp distinction of the generally noticed phenomenon that folks, good-natured as most of them are, discover it extraordinarily tough to say no, and plenty of social analysts contemplate ‘saying or that means no’ a destructive trait, barring severe conditions when a ‘no’ strictly means ‘no’ and must be revered by all involved events or offenders. In view of the pandemic that also doesn’t need to depart humankind alone this specialised ‘no’ has assumed an amazing and time-defining significance.

How you want issues had been regular and your housemaid began coming to your home, lowering the load of family chores on you and your partner. Residing in residence continuously needs cleansing up extra usually than on these days when a lot of the members would depart residence for jobs and different errands, and a super-clean home would await the arrival of the beholders most eagerly and a bit discontentedly too. You’d undoubtedly wish to be a assist to your toiling and tiring partner, in some way. However you shall say no as you must.

How desperately you’d need to break the monotony of stay-at-home or working from residence by going out to take pleasure in your most extraordinary wishes like having a cup of particular tea on the neighbourhood store or having a sizzling snack at your favorite food-joint on probably the most frequented and financial meals lane, and assembly your common buddies on the most acquainted lounging factors. How desperately you’d need to dine out with your loved ones taking your beloved drink or buying within the inviting malls that you just at all times most well-liked as one of many weekend outings. However you may proceed saying no as you must, no matter whether or not these services have been allowed to function or not but.

The meals and the cab aggregators carry on flooding your in-boxes with messages and requests to your motion. You will be advised to order your favourite dishes of which they’re conscious due to your previous orders. You will even be advised to order rides or a minimum of to assist out these drivers dealing with robust instances. You will really feel the impulse to present in at instances, if you’d need to order the meals simply to relive your partner a minimum of quickly of the continuous cooking rigors otherwise you’d need to order a trip only for a change. However as standard, you may proceed deleting the messages on sight and saying no as you must.

How desperately you’d need to invite your folks or kin residence for the standard get-together on the standard events or with out events. How desperately you’d need to go to your most favourite aunt or different family members and pals to combine in addition to relishing the scrumptious dishes for a change. Nonetheless, you may once more say no to their coming residence or your going out to them. As you must.

You’d go on saying or that means no to all different deemed necessities most earnestly sought to be supplied by the inns or resorts or eating places, practice and flight reserving businesses, the native couriers, the newspaper brokers, the laundry boys, the salons, the repair-installation specialists, the odd-job boys and the like. You’d additionally burst out in nice anger the second there’s discuss of reopening faculties and faculties, since you suppose, as you must, that the risks of sending your kids on the market are nonetheless too excessive.

You’d go on saying or that means no as a result of your life and the lives of the dearest members of your loved ones matter probably the most. You do perceive your accountability, and respect the instructions or advisories dished out constantly by all of the medical consultants and the governments.

Nonetheless, the mixed would possibly of all of the ‘Nos’ from all of you has been affecting the lives of all of the stakeholders concerned in doing enterprise to your advantages: from the native shopkeepers & the distributors to the massive and larger service suppliers. A lot of them are shutting down retailers or have already stopped functioning, and quite a few others are dealing with imminent unemployment. Their livelihoods rely fully in your saying sure, as within the close to previous. This doesn’t in any respect suggest that you’re mistaken or that you’re not philanthropic; in fact, you need to have completed your bit in giving out doles to the worst affected. You are proper, as a result of your life issues; they’re additionally righteously unlucky, as a result of their livelihoods matter, and with out that their lives are at stake. This state of affairs is simply one of many dead-ends which can be rising out of the ‘lives vs livelihood’ debates engineered by the raging COVID-19 pandemic.

Little question, no ought to at all times imply no. However within the current scenario it’s of essential significance to transform among the nays into the ayes. Moreover, from an economic point of view the crucially necessary issue of making demand within the economies can’t be realized in any respect with out the ayes of a overwhelming majority of the shoppers. For this, the pandemic have to be conquered by humankind as quickly as doable. Humankind is probably the most potent power on earth, and nothing is unimaginable for the mixed would possibly of humanity, if there’s a sturdy will. One mustn’t ever say no to hope.

Chinmay Chakravarty is an expert specialised within the inventive discipline with over twenty years of expertise in journalistic writing, media co-ordination, movie script writing, movie dubbing, movie & video making, administration of worldwide movie festivals and enhancing of books & journals. Proficient in offering skilled providers in these associated fields. Was an officer of Indian Data Service and superannuated from the submit of Director, Press Data Bureau, Kolkata in November, 2019. Revealed his first solo e book ‘Snicker and Let Snicker’ in 2017.


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