‘Blessed’ Homecoming and Indian Setback
It is an amazing turnaround – initial praise won over the progress toward herd immunity turning chaotic in just a short time due to “herd ignorance”.
The alarming spike in coronavirus cases in India should serve as a prompt reminder for our country in the face of Lebaran (Idul Fitri). It is also worth pondering whether promoting local tourism is justifiable while we prohibit mudik (Idul Fitri exodus). One large crowd is prevented, but another is encouraged. We need to adopt an attitude of protecting our own safety.
Let us look at India, which is now in the spotlight of global concerns. This country of 1.393 billion people is big in many ways and this time it is related to the coronavirus.
India began vaccination rollout on January 16, 2021 and as of early March, 18 million people had been vaccinated.