The great COVID-19 mystery of Pakistan: GulfNews

Syaed

Councller (250+ posts)


In the history of recorded global pandemics, fewer turnarounds of infections are more spectacular than the one Pakistan is witnessing at present.

Before mid-July the country looked set to become a South Asian version of Spain or Iran in terms of COVID-19 spread.

The vicious virus after a slow start early this year made up for the lost time and began to take a heavy toll on the population, killing and infecting at quadrupling rates.

Hospitals were choking with patients; paramedics were sending out SOSs; policy planners, both at the centre and in the provinces, were bracing for mass scale deaths.

As prominent personalities — musicians, political leaders, writers, doctors, teachers, soldiers — fell to the onslaught of the pandemic, the ordinary mortals felt particular insecure. Some took refuge in the voodoo of local antidotes that ranged from black tea to wild bush oils.

The reality is that for now COVID-19 is back-page news in Pakistan and the least important concern on the pressing public concern issues. We need another few months to be fully comfortable with the conclusion that this virus has somehow spared the country from the kind of calamity that Italy saw or the US is experiencing
- Syed Talat Hussain
Businesses shutdown and mobility of goods and services came to a grinding halt. As helplessness raged, some became brazen and expressed their fears by pretending that the virus did not exist even when they buried their loved ones after thinly attended last rites and according to strict protocols officials enforced.

But then, miraculously, in a span of 40 days — mid June to mid July onwards — the virus seemed to suddenly run out of homicidal steam.

https://gulfnews.com/opinion/op-eds/the-great-covid-19-mystery-of-pakistan-1.73089013
 
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Saboo

Prime Minister (20k+ posts)


In the history of recorded global pandemics, fewer turnarounds of infections are more spectacular than the one Pakistan is witnessing at present.

Before mid-July the country looked set to become a South Asian version of Spain or Iran in terms of COVID-19 spread.

The vicious virus after a slow start early this year made up for the lost time and began to take a heavy toll on the population, killing and infecting at quadrupling rates.

Hospitals were choking with patients; paramedics were sending out SOSs; policy planners, both at the centre and in the provinces, were bracing for mass scale deaths.

As prominent personalities — musicians, political leaders, writers, doctors, teachers, soldiers — fell to the onslaught of the pandemic, the ordinary mortals felt particular insecure. Some took refuge in the voodoo of local antidotes that ranged from black tea to wild bush oils.


Businesses shutdown and mobility of goods and services came to a grinding halt. As helplessness raged, some became brazen and expressed their fears by pretending that the virus did not exist even when they buried their loved ones after thinly attended last rites and according to strict protocols officials enforced.

But then, miraculously, in a span of 40 days — mid June to mid July onwards — the virus seemed to suddenly run out of homicidal steam.

https://gulfnews.com/opinion/op-eds/the-great-covid-19-mystery-of-pakistan-1.73089013
یہ سب کچھ ایسے میں نہیں ہو گیا ، الله کی مہربانی اور عمران خان کی
حکمت عملی سے ہوا ہے...بیشک الله مدد فررماتے ہیں جنکی نیت اچھی ہوتی ہے
 

Dr.Q

MPA (400+ posts)
یہ سب کچھ ایسے میں نہیں ہو گیا ، الله کی مہربانی اور عمران خان کی
حکمت عملی سے ہوا ہے...بیشک الله مدد فررماتے ہیں جنکی نیت اچھی ہوتی ہے

not a better way to sum this up 👍
 

expat_loyal

Councller (250+ posts)


The reality is that for now COVID-19 is back-page news in Pakistan and the least important concern on the pressing public concern issues. We need another few months to be fully comfortable with the conclusion that this virus has somehow spared the country from the kind of calamity that Italy saw or the US is experiencing
- Syed Talat Hussain



https://gulfnews.com/opinion/op-eds/the-great-covid-19-mystery-of-pakistan-1.73089013
 

Ayaz Ahmed

MPA (400+ posts)
یہ سب کچھ ایسے میں نہیں ہو گیا ، الله کی مہربانی اور عمران خان کی
حکمت عملی سے ہوا ہے...بیشک الله مدد فررماتے ہیں جنکی نیت اچھی ہوتی ہے

واقعی جناب سب خاں صاحب کی حکمت عملی سے کنٹرول ہوا ہے، ورنہ اسد عمر نے تو مریضوں کی تعداد دس لاکھ تک پہنچا دی تھی آخر جولائی میں۔
 

Nice2MU

Prime Minister (20k+ posts)
اگر مجھے پتا ہوتا کہ یہ طلعت حسین جیسے بے ایمان بندے نے لکھا ہے تو کبھی پڑھتا ۔
 

Saboo

Prime Minister (20k+ posts)

واقعی جناب سب خاں صاحب کی حکمت عملی سے کنٹرول ہوا ہے، ورنہ اسد عمر نے تو مریضوں کی تعداد دس لاکھ تک پہنچا دی تھی آخر جولائی میں۔
ہاہا....اسد عمر کو لاکھوں میں کھیلنے کا شوق ہے لیکن اسکی ساری محنت
خان صاحب نے غارت کر دی...ہم ابھی مشکل سے پونے تین تک پہنچے.
اب اس میں کیا ... 😁
 
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