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Wednesday, September 27 2023

Can CoVideos defeat Covid?

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There are many CoVideos doing the rounds of WhatsUp? and when they are too scared to ask their questions, they send a Telegram. These coVideos are from Docs, nurses, Ex Covids, politicians – rarely – and of course, all those who have an interest in the subject – it is everybody’s Mann Ki Baat.

Each one has something to say, and they desperately want someone to hear it. Why? They believe what they say can save the world’s population and maybe they can – because the actual saviours are already out of reach. We cannot really make out, given the current statistics. But then statistics has always been an item number – It is an item that numbs especially when zeros are added at the end.

These CoVideos take a look at alternative therapies to the ICMR prescribed protocols; for instance, one speaks about Nimbu rasa in the nostrils – Covid vanishes to the extent of 99% in 72 hours one video claims, while some others talk about inhaling camphor with Ajwain. In between are the usual suspects – Inhalation, Mouth gargles, Pranayama, and of course the suppressed giggles caused by double masks, a lack of manmade oxygen and lockdowns that encourage home delivery of liquor. Next on the list will be “one Kilo of Grocery of your choice FREE with RCB!” This time with a cup thrown in perhaps! It does look like that currently…

The Virus is watching these videos… and the news about lockdowns, closely it would seem. Like David who slew the slow, lazy, clumsy Goliath who was comfortable in his enviable height, broad chest and six pack abs, Covid – maybe a brother from a different mother – is about to slay us with sleight of hand, not in the dead of night, but between 6 and 10 am! Now that is an oxymoron, but the lack of oxygen befuddles!

There are calls to call off the IPL – it is too much of excitement, and consumption of precious oxygen due to the hard running between the wickets, while people and governments are suffering from a lack of it. But there are others who say that these are the crucial middle overs, and one must stay course, run hard, and then kill it in the slog overs. Besides, it is the only entertainment available, other than CoVideos…

Beyond CoVideos, there is CoVaxin – a vaccine among others that waned. But Maxination time is close at hand as from the 1st of May, all above 18 MAY take it. Some may pay, some need not, but all must, if we are to keep the Virus at Bay! Luckily, the vaccination is manually administered, not by an EVM – Electronic Vaccination Machine. So, there is not likely to be any mix up in the outcomes…

Let us lockdown for the next fourteen days. Sit tight; literally. Remember there’s home delivery. 

And if Covid comes knocking at your door… Send him away

Knock Knock who’s there? Covid? Covid who? Atmanirbhar Covid oo3!


This Article is written in a lighter vein. It hopes to bring a smile to your face, and you must not ascribe motives to its contents. There is no connection to events and characters in real life and if. perchance you find a connection with any such real-life event or character, rest assured it’s purely coincidental.

Image by Alexandra_Koch from Pixabay 

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Brian Fernandes

Brian is an alumnus of Roshni Nilaya’s Post Graduate School of Social Work, HR Department and has 30 years of local and international HR and General Management experience. Journalism, poetry, and feature writing is a passion which he is now able to pursue at will. Additionally, he loves compering and hosting talk shows. He loves learning and imparting it; so, when time permits, he provides leadership facilitation and soft skills training to Postgraduate students and Corporates in Mangaluru and Bengaluru. Besides, he is an accomplished Toastmaster under the aegis of and a designated Distinguished Toast Master.

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