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Coronavirus: It’s real!


NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 07: First responders carry a patient on a stretcher from a house on April 07, 2020 in the Queens borough of New York City. Hospitals in New York City, which have been especially hard hit by the coronavirus, are facing shortages of beds, ventilators and protective equipment for medical staff. Kena Betancur/Getty Images/AFP KENA BETANCUR / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP

Sir: Out of literary curiosity, the last time I checked the meaning of fox in the dictionary, I realised that the Fox News station perfectly fits its legal entity, real definition, and foxy persona. The TV station has rewired the wired psychology of most of its ardent viewers. It’s undeniably true that the denials of


triggered the multiplier effects and causation of the 8,654 lives infested and 140 lives lost to coronavirus so far in the United States as of today. These are trying times in the history of the world.

Our actions must be measured with positive and thoughtful nuances. Coronavirus is real! Coronavirus has morphed from an epidemic (small area) to pandemic (large region)! Folks, it’s not a joke at all!  Ask Italy; ask China, and ask Iran—-the most affected nations of coronavirus! Coronavirus is not a conspiracy theory. It’s not a Democrats or Republicans’ brouhaha, it’s an existential threat to the lives of every one of us. The man who initially misled his flock is fixated at juvenile age! He has misled his throng of benign supporters by originally concocted that coronavirus was a hoax and imaginary. The reality is fox(ing) on the traffickers of real conspiracy theories, and those who are now making everyone scampering for answers to the menace of COVID-19!


Coronavirus doesn’t recognise your party affiliation, beliefs, sexual orientation, colour, race, gender, status, affluence or influence in the society. When you contact the virus, the dire consequences could be collective morbidity for everyone. We must take into cognizant the lives of those who are befallen with pre-existing conditions or medical problems. The seniors (old people) and the sick people are the most vulnerable! Coronavirus is a pandemic that needs urgent and smart solutions to its danger and imminent escalation.

In reality, POTUS who was in denial is now in a state of realism of the no-nonsense and hydra-headed power of coronavirus. Now that he has realised his “reality show” at the presidency or Oval Office, we must put politics, tribal and a race ideology aside before coronavirus becomes a recalcitrant medical tsunami that may consume the rest of the world. It is crucial to adopt social distancing, professional distancing and self-isolation and self-quarantine now. These measures will reduce the spread and mutation of the deadly virus. We must join hands with the POTUS and other medical experts and stakeholders; jettison party tussle and other political idiosyncrasies to save vulnerable lives in the United States and around the world.

Yahaya Balogun wrote from Arizona, USA.


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