Covid is a reality

With the second Covid-19 wave upon us, this is not the time to be listening to conspiracy theorists.

The fact that we have people still debating whether we should take Covid-19 seriously or not blows the mind.

Covid conspiracy theorists are like anti-vaxxers trying to explain their flawed logic on why they would risk everyone’s lives because of some kooky belief that vaccines cause learning disabilities in children.

Wearing masks and trying to keep those around you safe from a deadly virus shouldn’t be turning into a political war – as seen in America, England and other parts of the world.

Sure, you might think the supposed over-90% recovery rate is something we can live with. But percentages can be deceiving, especially when the world population is the base they’re being measured off. And a good number of those supposed “recoveries” are people who will have life-long health complaints and disabilities as a result of Covid.

And take a moment to think of those who won’t make it. Those who will die because you “refuse to be a sheep”.

Scientists also don’t know enough about the long-term health consequences of Covid, but already there have been reports of those who have had Covid – even those who had mild symptoms – presenting with heart, lung and brain damage. These reports suggest that while Covid might not kill you this year or next, it could ramp up your chances of having a heart attack or stroke later in life.

President Ramaphosa said on Monday night that for the first time in this pandemic, most of the new infections are among young people, particularly those aged 15 to 19. So we can’t be too careful. If you don’t care about the average Joe on the street, care about your child at home.