The Covid 19 pandemic has reached 2021. The second wave of Coronavirus cases has taken our sleep away. The situation has become so scary, that stepping out of the house seems like going for a war. We cannot see the deadly virus, and when we get infected by the virus, there is no treatment available. The unforeseen second wave of the coronavirus cases has made us all fearful and normal life seems to be far fetched. Exams have been postponed, children are at home more than a year now. But, now the second wave has terrible magnitudes.
But, the question remains what is the reason behind the sudden upsurge in the Coronavirus cases. Although there is no particular reason behind the rise in the coronavirus cases, but looking at the scenario we can anticipate few factors behind the rise:
1.Lack of fear:
Around 2 lakhs people were fined for not wearing mask by the Delhi Police of late. People had become deaf towards the several warnings for not wearing mask at public masks. The long drawn out lockdown and financial loss around the country, resulted in mental exhaustion. The “Janta” stopped following the social distancing norms, which they use to follow before persistently. When the coronavirus cases were at decline phase, people starting going out, eating on the roadside, shopping in the malls, etc. They were frustrated with the lockdown in the past, hence stopped caring at all. They started roaming around as if corona doesn’t exist.
2. Increase in testing:
This is one of the prime reason, why so many cases have come in the news recently. The availability of Covid 19 kit had made it easy for the people to get themselves tested. People are testing themselves, even if they have mild cold and cough. Earlier, when the pandemic had just hit the country, everyone was skeptical for the testing, as there was a fear of the pathogen.
3. No travel restrictions:
People started travelling freely all over the country. The lockdown fatigue had gone head over heels, hence the best way to escape is travel. No one asked for Covid negative report. No screening was done at the airport or while entering a different state.
4. Resuming of workplace:
The traffic on the road itself is a proof, that most of the offices, factories were open with 100% occupancy. People were heading towards their office, markets, restaurants, etc. therefore, maintaining social distance was next to impossible.
5. Numerous mutation:
The corona virus mutates like other viruses. A new variant of the same has been detected at Bengal. The triple mutant variant is more infectious than any other variant. The mutation of the virus has been majorly responsible for the second wave.
6. Outstation travelers:
Many people infected by coronavirus are travelling from other cities, to get themselves treated. Since, there was no screening done and interstate transport was open to all, hence this can be a reason behind the second wave of the coronavirus cases.
7. Rallies & religious gathering:
Political and religious gathering, attracts a lot of crowd. The recent Kumbh mela gathering and election rallies disregarded all coronavirus practices. The message from the government puzzled the public. There were speeches to remain alert against the pandemic and on the other hand, rallies were happening all over the places. Therefore, this is one of the reason behind increase in the coronavirus cases.