Wisdom in hind sight! We have gone back to square one to boost immunity as Odisha government prescribes homeopathy

  • | Saturday | 1st August, 2020

By D N Singh. Now is a time when not only people have to live with Corona for some time to come but, with a mixture of changing views and prescriptions based on, may be conjectures, or drawn from a wisdom in hindsight. A wholesome pack of views of uncorroborated nature and to be administered on a trial and error basis.

Now is a time when not only people have to live with Corona for some time to come but, with a mixture of changing views and prescriptions based on, may be conjectures, or drawn from a wisdom in hindsight. A wholesome pack of views of uncorroborated nature and to be administered on a trial and error basis.

In fact, the real situation is like a jigsaw puzzle where nobody claims for sure what the virus is all about or what exactly the deterrent can be. When the pandemic out broke, there were hardly any cacophony except some doctors suggesting social distancing, masks and hand washing etc as it did happen about 100 years back, 1918 to be specific, when  the killer Spanish flu rattled the entire word claiming lives of millions.

Then there was a phase during the Covid-19 when a fountain head of ignorance sprang up administering a daily dose of precautions and preventions. Without naming any fraternity in particular, it can be said that, there were a series of disjointed views from several doctors who nearly rubbished anything traditional or herbal as a catalyst to weaken the virus impact.

So the world was asked to wait until the vaccine is made and a notion was spread about scientists from several parts of the world are on the job.

When it was about immunity against the virus, several ‘desi’ ideas were floated but they were all rejected off hand by the Allopathic fraternity saying let us wait for the vaccine. But what reminded all of us were the days when things like basil, turmeric, cinnamon, lemon and  so on were some of the primordial ingredients injecting immunity.

Subsequently, it came back to square one and through banners like Ayush etc above items were advised as a prevention. Even none other than the prime minister of India also advocated in favour of such items.

Even many doctors raised eyebrows when there were pleadings in support of Homeopathic drugs as safeguard against the Covid.

Today a news report read that, the Odisha government has advised all its employees to go for certain homeopathic medicines free of cost from an institutions of homeopathy . Why the advisory only for the government employees is not known but, falling back upon something the experts had rejected few months back, is amazing.

Hence, the entire journey through the phase of Covid has remained a zigzag in nature and it can be said that, ignorance somewhere consumed our commonsense. The intake of the above ingredients were nowhere going to probe fatal for anyone and rather the intake of them would have helped the cause of immunity.     



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