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Dress Rehearsal over, the Covid Tsunami is there, I can see… (By Dr Oscar Rebelo)

 

All these 2 months was like a dress rehearsal for a kindergarten play. You will now desperately, desperately need your doctors, (especially the junior and senior residents and junior consultants) and the army of silent, uncomplaining nurses and the medical attendants who will be cleaning your crap and urine as you struggle on a ventilator. All your diamonds and political contacts will count for nothing once this circus truly pummels into town. READ

Fasten your seat belts; don't invite oxygen masks! (By Dr Oscar Rebelo)

 

It's a long, arduous, and extremely difficult road ahead guys and gals. We are all still walking on a dangerous mine field... no question. It all depends on how smartly and cunningly we outwit the virus.READ

I WANT TO GO HOME (By Dr Oscar Rebelo)

 

COVID 19 teaches us, I think, that nothing matters, absolutely nothing, in these grim times.Short of getting the dreaded virus and ending up on a ventilator, the only thing that matters is that you are HOME WITH YOUR FAMILY. Nothing, repeat nothing, could be more priceless than that.READ

Lock or Unlock, no larger gatherings for 6 months; please! (By Dr Oscar Rebello)

 

Love Modi or hate Modi, you can't fault this one historic decision of shutting the country down in one fell swoop. Nothing less would have worked! Once we get back to our factories and farms, there is one crack-down that must necessarily continue: No large gatherings for at least 6 months!READ

One Meter distance, please; The Virus is around you!!! (By Dr Oscar Rebello)

 

But as Delhi and Mumbai have demonstrated effectively, if you educate people to enter stores strictly 4 to 5 at a time and keep a mandatory safe distance of 1 metre outside when waiting it is possible to prevent the mayhem and chaos.READ

Goans are immune to COVID 19…. Really??

 

Frankly, I think our window of opportunity is over and my guess is we will see exponential increases in the infection rate and deaths in coming weeks. We refuse to heed scientific evidence coming out of China, Korea, Italy and Spain. This then brings me to my original poser. Are Goans immune to COVID 19?? READ

COVID 19...THE NEW KID ON THE BLOCKV

 

The virus, much to our disappointment, makes absolutely no distinction between Hindu or Muslim or Christian or Sikh. Certainly not the rich or poor. It just gets eveAryone. By their unmentionables. So if you are looking for a ray of sunshine, it's a very democratic virus.READ

You misfired Rama Jalmi.... Badly!!!

 

Can we insult Gods, in a deeply religious society, all in the name of freedom of expression?? The operative word is INSULT. It is not to be confused with questioning patriarchal, casteist and other ills that are prevalent in every religion and require revisiting, rethinking and reformation for the greater good of mankind.READ

Don’t misjudge Rohan Khaunte’s arrest!

 

Is this what Goa has descended to?? An elastic police force busy collaring helmetless drivers, turning a blind eye to the flourishing drug and sex trade and efficient at protecting the dubious "honour" of all BJP card-holding members?? A fascinating future indeed.READ

Will you; Ms Alina?

 

I am absolutely certain that Ms Alina Saldanha will also be vehemently vocal and up in arms when many of her comrades in the BJP, locally and nationally, abuse genuine Indian Muslim citizens as “Pakistanis” in the most vile and derogatory manner.READ




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Dr Oscar Rebelo

Dr Oscar Rebelo is one of the leading social activist of Goa and a practicing doctor. He led the historic peoples’ movement in 2006-07 to get the anti-Goa Regional Plan scrapped and save Goa from total destruction of Goa’s ecology and natural beauty. He is a Goa-based leader of Aam Aadmi Party. He is also a columnist.

 

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