I’ve made a private remark, albeit unscientific: I do go to our markets, significantly the Mallam and Mallam Atta, for foodstuffs.
I’ve common distributors I at all times buy from, and I’ve by no means heard or seen any of them contracting Covid-19, no matter the truth that they do not strictly adhere to covid-19 security protocols.
Once more, once I drive round on the town, I see these scrap collectors who stroll within the solar for lots of of kilometers pushing their vans, at all times wanting match, however the truth that they not often adhere to covid-19 security protocols.
Nonetheless, we have now had professors, bankers, prime enterprise moguls, outstanding public officers and even medical professionals who strictly a observe all these covid-19 security protocols, truly succumbed to Covid-19.
Now, it has been established, scientifically, that, the virus survives and thrives a lot better in chilly surroundings.
And with the wealthy and well-known consistently confined in air-conditioned areas from fuel-guzzling SUVs, cozy workplaces, impeccable boardrooms and palatial mansions, they’re most susceptible.
Whereas then again, these of us within the scorching solar, 24/7, are much less prone to succumb to the virus. This certainly accounts for the reasoning amongst unusual Ghanaians that “Covid-19 is the illness of wealthy folks”.
For instance, if a Covid-19 virus lands on the face of a truck-pusher who’s profusely oozing extremely concentrated salty sweat from his strenuous work within the solar, the protein spikes on the physique of the virus will both be dissolved or, shall be incapable of binding to the pores and skin and make its means into the anatomical orifices and assault the respiratory tract.
However when this identical virus lands on the pores and skin of an prosperous particular person who spends all his time inside air-conditioned surroundings, it can simply bind to the dry, recent and deodorised pores and skin floor with the protein spikes, and comfortably make it means into the respiratory observe by way of the anatomical orifices.
Cumulatively, a typical yoghurt vendor, sachet water vendor, dogchain vendor, and kayaye in any of our markets stroll a mean of not lower than 10km, plying his/her commerce from daybreak to nightfall. Now, this exercise burns the physique fats, improve muscle tone, remove blood ldl cholesterol, sharpens the cardiovascular system and improve basic wellbeing.
Quite the opposite, the typical prosperous particular person lives in a house totally air-conditioned, drives in air-conditioned car to the workplace, sits in air-conditioned workplace and drives again dwelling and not using a centimeter of a stroll all through the day.
This will increase the physique mass index, renders the opposite physique programs overloaded and probe to life-style illnesses which famous for being catalytic for fatality when covid-19 strikes.
It’s subsequently crucial, for the wealthy and well-known in our society, to, as a matter of urgency, take into account popping out of their air-conditioned bubbles and getting uncovered to some quantity of daylight, in the course of the day, in an effort to stem the tide of painful losses of extremely expert human useful resource.
Unquestionably, Covid-19 is wreaking havoc in properties, households, neighbourhoods, communities and the nation; so let’s please apply each single software within the toolbox to keep at bay this lethal illness. WE SHALL PREVAIL.
Justice Abeeku Newton-Offei
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