The global approach towards combating the novel Corona Virus is guided by medical specialists. These have urged countries to issue strict measures like the worldwide lockdown. However, research and innovation as their source of credibility has been put into total disrepute around the world.
It has been nine months since Covid-19 broke out with devastating effects. Yet, there is no sign of a vaccine. The virus has greatly exposed the ineptitude and laziness of the medical science community.
In the modern era, with the technological advancement that’s occurred over the last century, you wouldn’t expect a medical condition to devastate the world like the Corona Virus has managed.
What is the medical science fraternity doing? The preliminary projections show that a vaccine for the virus is anticipated to be ready in the first quota of 2021. Yet, you may be shocked to know that Covid19 isn’t the only virus for which a vaccine hasn’t been discovered by medical scientists.
For instance, in the last 30 years or so; HIV/AIDS, Ebola, Zika and Severe Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) have emerged. Despite the long time since their insurgence, no vaccine has been discovered for any. Mankind has been lucky that those viruses emerged and subsided without minimal impact. All the while, little credit would be given to medical scientists. In fact, there are popular allegations that a vaccine for flu has not yet been found. Flu is treated with immunity boosting drugs – not a direct vaccine.
The Placebo Approach
The same approach has been used against Covid19 (which can rightly be regarded as an advanced flu) with some degree of success. Ugandan medics have treated Covid19 patients with a combination of hydroxychloroquine, erythromycin and an addition of some vitamin D and C boosters.
This signifies that the direct vaccine for covid-19 shouldn’t be faraway. There is clear evidence which shows that SARS, Covid19 and flu are closely related because they affect the respiratory system. Ordinarily, you would expect the scientists to have found the cure, but they haven’t.
The rapid technological advancement, especially in the field of Information Technology (IT), seems to have undermined other spheres of science. For instance, the emergence of the internet – a global information harbour – seems to have made other scientists to plunge into some sort of complacency.
While previous centuries’ scientists relied on their intellectual powers to come up with great innovations, 21stcentury scientists simply browse the internet for answers to the prevailing challenges. That is the tragedy faced by the 21stcentury!
This google phenomenon has undermined all spheres of creativity in the 21stcentury. Most works in art, literature, science and innovation are all traced more than fifty years back to the old generation.
In fact, there are suggestions that SARS which rocked the world in 2003 was fought using 19thcentury models! Even then, the vaccine to cure SARS was not conclusively discovered.
This obviously means that the field of medical science has NOT been active enough to deal with the challenges of emerging diseases.
The Great Conspiracy
When Covid19 emerged, almost all countries were caught off guard. The epicentre in Wuhan China, had no option but to cover up in connivance with the World Health Organization (WHO).
Then, when it spread all over the world, the only option for the scientists was to offer threat after threat of the pandemic spreading havoc all over the world. The 21stcentury health experts and researchers are busy peddling frights about the possible emergence of a second wave of the corona virus which they allege will be more devastating than the first.
They further speculate (according to the leader of WHO) that the second wave of Covid19 is likely to emerge from Africa. Now, what is the basis for this sort of scaremongering? Is it a researched or scientific finding?
My view is that these speculators from WHO want to convince African governments to extend the lockdown so that the world economies can collapse completely.
Yet they had to focus their energies in finding a permanent cure for the virus by interrogating the following facts;
Why not quarantine animals
To fight a disease, you need to know its source. When SARS (a known cousin of Covid19) broke out in 2003, the Malaysians and Chinese slaughtered all the pigs that were recognized as the source of the virus.
But it’s disturbing enough to note that covid-19 broke out, there was no action taken on the animals. The animals which are known to have been the source have neither been isolated nor quarantined to the passing of the virus to humans.
Is it negligence, mere oversight or lack of proper evidence from the science community?
Do Africans have stronger covid-19 resistant immunity?
To this day and date, Uganda hasn’t lost a single person to the Corona Virus. And you don’t need rocket science to deduce why no Ugandan has died so far. It has nothing to do with advanced medical facilities or scientific reasoning.
You can only speculate that Africans in general and Ugandans in particular seem to have stronger immunity that can resist succumbing to Covid19 and respiratory diseases in general.
That explains why there was no case of ZIKA virus or SARS on the African continent. Even the corona virus has failed to have the same impact in Africa that it has had in America, Europe and Asia. Although it’s not a scientific finding, its being deduced from the fatality figures around the world that the black Africans have suffered fewer fatalities than any other race in the world.
There are many countries where more Corona Virus patients from the black race have healed than perished. However, it’s a pity that the Scientists have not yet had a say on this race-virus infection pattern.
The age pattern element
According to figures, more elderly people have perished at the hands of the corona virus than younger people. This shows that the virus attacks soft vulnerable old people.
What does this mean? There is a stronger possibility that if older people had been systematically quarantined, it would have saved some lives.
Again, despite the glaring evidence, the scientists have not come up with a clear position about the age-virus infection pattern. Instead they are also speculating, as ordinary people do.
Why are the wealthy not dying
Some of the most influential people to have been affected by the corona virus include; British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Prince Charles of the United Kingdom, Arsenal football manager Mikel Arteta, Belgian soccer player Maroune Fellaini and Chelsea football star Calum Hudson Odoi, among others.
It’s interesting to note that none of those influential people have died of the Corona Virus. Should we therefore safely conclude that the virus selectively spares wealthy people?
Scientists should interrogate why all these people have recovered from Covid19 in spite of the fact that there is no vaccine to treat it.
Is there a correlation between wealth /poverty and the covid-19 virus? Where some famous people have died, you may find that they were of advanced age. But it’s disappointing to note that the scientists have failed to make a clear pronouncement on this.
Another interesting pattern that can help the science community concerns the observed fact that Covid19 thrives in colder climates. Since the virus broke out in late 2019, the curve has seen more fatalities in countries with colder climates than those with hotter climates. At the same time, African countries with tropical climates don’t seem so bothered.
Why is the science fraternity not clarifying this?
The Vitamin D element
According to scientific findings, the human body needs vitamin D and vitamin C to boost its immunity to ably fight infections like Covid19. Vitamin D is derived from the human interaction with the sunshine. Now, if the country undergoes a winter season, its citizens are deprived of that crucial vitamin D.
This means that those citizens become vulnerable to communicable diseases; Covid19 and other related respiratory diseases because at that time the body is at its weakest immunity capacity.
Since the human body thrives by picking vitamin D from the sunshine, it’s more of a logical conclusion that the virus can be more menacing during winter.
So, it goes without need of emphasis that the tropical weather – as it’s assured of prolonged sunshine is in a more enviable position of not being a victim of the virus.
It’s therefore clear that African countries should never have been subjected to the complete lock-downs that we have witnessed so far.
Most importantly, the science community should be condemned for failing to live to expectations. Why should the world wait for all these months for the corona vaccine?
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- Fred Daka Kamwada is a seasoned journalist, blogger and political analyst for over a decade in Uganda
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