Covid-19: Was May 4 Safe To Reopen Nigeria's Economy?

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#1 » by Erudite (f) (β1351) » April 28th, 2020, 8:16 am
I observe with amazement that many economies are being reopened for activities even in the middle of the ravaging pandemic. Apparently because the negative economic impacts of the ensuing lockdown are too much, and we just cant wait! What does this tell us?

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Before I answer that question, rewind back to 1919-1922, then there was Black Death, as the flu was termed. It killed millions just immediately after WWI. The Black Death was a global pandemic. During this time, everythng was shut down. Every economic activity. That was the only way to win the war against that unseen enemy endangering the continued existence of mankind itself.

Then in 1921, when the spread was slowing down, many economies grew impatient to reopen. I said... When the spread was slowing down. San Francisco was one such economy. The mandatory use of nose mask was fought against. Movements were formed to abolish the necessity. Guess what happened later...



The Black Death returned. And killed more in its re-awakening again. History will not lie.

Truth is... The covid-19 pandemic has got us all. From China to America to Africa to the UK and to us in Nigeria. The partial or total lockdown has costed us all billions upon billions of dollars or worth of gold, whatever the real valuable global currency is. And yet, except in China, the virus is not yet slowing down. But here we are in Nigeria: we have grown impatient already.

The lockdown is no longer convenient and that is if we truly locked down in Nigeria.

Covid-19 is no joke. It will still kill more for as long as it keeps infecting more.

However, the attempt to reopen the economy or relax the lockdown even when we have neither found a working vaccine nor a useful cure could spell impending apocalyptic consequences.

Except it tells us one thing:

COVID-19 IS HERE TO STAY?
Maybe the world governments have taken a stand: we can live with it? Over time, we will adapt and the virus will become easily manageable? Or at least the mortality rate is well below 10% so thats even not bad for our population? Maybe.

So, has the virus come to stay? Because reopening for economic activities in the middle of a viral pandemic, one that we surely do not fully understand yet, could have negative impacts in the medium to long term.

Why not give it all the sacrifices now to guarantee the survival of the human species?

Have our goverment failed us in Nigeria?
Where are the palliatives? Rather than keep all those funds to be mismanaged by selfish ones, why not find a way to share with the poor teeming and hustling population so that everyone can cooperate and obey the total lockdown?

The only reason I see why the relaxing of the lockdown in Nigeria is because of the outcry expressed by the poor population.

Why are they not sharing money to the people? Why do they keep finding excuses as for why they cant share to the people?

Are they are reopening the economy so that people can get killed by the virus?

Caution!
With no cure or working vaccine, we are risking a whole lot in Africa reopening the economy when its supposed to be on lockdown.

Ghana - a new case study
Ghana reopened or relaxed lockdown thinking the spread has been curtailed just recently. Guess what happened? Its in the news.

Ghana records 271 fresh COVID-19 cases in one day — week after lifting lockdown | TheCable
... Kumasi could reopen but under guidelines of social distancing....


Google it.

My advise to Nigerians:
We are obviously on our own now. We must take responsibility. Else we will fail ourselves. Obviously no one can fully protect us from this pandemic. But we can protect ourselves.

Protect yourselves. #TakeResponsibility

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#2 » by makavelli25 VIP (β17098) » April 28th, 2020, 8:23 am
Thanks op
I wonder why everybody is in a rush
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#3 » by eMade (f) VIP (β548491) » April 28th, 2020, 8:27 am
I like this writeup. :thnk:
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#4 » by AK Horsfall VIP (β13415) » April 28th, 2020, 8:35 am
eMade wrote:I like this writeup. :thnk:

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#5 » by Hotsaint VIP (β15476) » April 28th, 2020, 8:42 am
First covid-19 in Nigeria is a scam
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#6 » by AK Horsfall VIP (β13415) » April 28th, 2020, 4:49 pm
Hotsaint wrote:First covid-19 in Nigeria is a scam

How?
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#7 » by Edwardo (β10) » April 29th, 2020, 9:43 pm
Hotsaint wrote:First covid-19 in Nigeria is a scam
you get proof?
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#8 » by Edwardo (β10) » April 29th, 2020, 9:43 pm
eMade wrote:I like this writeup. :thnk:
me too
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#9 » by Jegz (m) (β2562) » April 29th, 2020, 10:55 pm
Consider this:

The question of when and how to reopen the economy should not be up to economists, but to epidemiologists and public health officials. At a time like this, the best public health policy is the best economic policy. Research shows that places that commit to aggressive social distancing measures earlier and longer do not have worse economic outcomes during pandemics – if anything, they grow faster once the threat of the virus is over than places that enacted measures too late or repealed them too early.

In other words, social distancing measures enacted on the recommendation of health officials don’t just lower mortality, they can reduce a pandemic’s adverse economic effects.
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#10 » by Edwardo (β10) » April 30th, 2020, 2:02 am
Jegz wrote:Consider this:

The question of when and how to reopen the economy should not be up to economists, but to epidemiologists and public health officials. At a time like this, the best public health policy is the best economic policy. Research shows that places that commit to aggressive social distancing measures earlier and longer do not have worse economic outcomes during pandemics – if anything, they grow faster once the threat of the virus is over than places that enacted measures too late or repealed them too early.

In other words, social distancing measures enacted on the recommendation of health officials don’t just lower mortality, they can reduce a pandemic’s adverse economic effects.
:thnk: :thnk:
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#11 » by Merlino (m) (β970) » May 2nd, 2020, 1:34 pm
Not safe but naija people must go oout
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#12 » by ade22 (m) (β538) » May 6th, 2020, 7:11 am
God is our helper
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#13 » by Genesis 1234 (β76) » May 6th, 2020, 9:17 pm
We av to go out na
Hunger is more deadly

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#14 » by Sucrates (β72) » May 6th, 2020, 9:21 pm
Genesis 1234 wrote:We av to go out na
Hunger is more deadly

Or the government failed us all... :what: :what: :cries:


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