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“By Failing To Prepare, You Are Preparing To Fail!”

Dear Readers,

Little could the Founding Father of the USA – Benjamin Franklin have known, how literally live-saving, his iconic quote, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail,” would turn out to be through the Coronavirus pandemic! It definitely qualifies as one of the top three most important lessons we’ve had to learn during these times. And closer to context, yes, of course, I’m speaking about the dreaded third wave – a topic as current and contagious as the virus itself. 

Confirming the claims of most researchers, just a couple of days ago, the Indian Council of Medical Research has affirmed that the third wave is likely to hit India around the end of August. The good news – it won’t be as intense as the second wave, assuming we have wisened up enough to ensure we don’t allow any more super-spreader events, unlike the last time. The bad news – in many parts of India, both – the government and public are still being complacent about practicing covid appropriate behaviour. The worse news – WHO Chief, Tedros, has warned that the world is already in the early stages of the third wave, driven by the deadly Delta variant of the virus, which is expected to be the dominant strain circulating worldwide… with nearly 3.9 lakh new confirmed cases being reported daily, from across the world.

Now that may not be the kind of news one wants to start the weekend with, but after having witnessed the horrifying devastation caused by the second wave, we need to understand that taking our foot off the pedal now will lead to an imminent crash. Don’t fail yourself, be prepared instead – boost your immunity level, take care of your physical and mental health, and most importantly, continue practicing covid appropriate behaviour, and do your best to ensure the rest do so too! 

Stay prepared! Stay well! Have a good weekend!

– Anahita

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