Opinion: Our leaders need to answer for the dead
The deaths that is occurring because of the COVID-19 or Corona Virus spread has to answered too. Even if this old mistakes, forgotten pet-projects and even mismanaged straight to hell. The leadership, the administration and the governments of our current has to answer for that. This lack of investment, security and stockpiles of needed proportions has to answered for. There are to many casualties and deceased not too.
Yes, not all leaders are equal, neither is all to blame. However, the ones who is in office, who represent a constituency and who has the vote on the allocation of funds. They are all indebted to this. They could all have ensured legal framework, budget forecast and also sometimes even listen to forewarning of possible pandemics. Not like that is a new phenomenon. It hasn’t only been the plague and the Spanish Flue. There is no a big SARS family and COVID-19 is the last brother of this one together with Swine-Flu, MERS and SARS itself. They are all inter-connected, but still a variation of the same “gene-pool”. Therefore, the authorities, the Ministries of Health and the Heads of State should have invested more into this. That is if they cared or wanted to be more prepared in-case something like this occur. However, that they didn’t do.
We will in the future discuss, show the timelines and the lost time in every Nation and Republic. Where we can pin-point, who did where and what. How come there was lack of production and sales of PPE, why was there not enough ventilators and why not enough gloves, masks and whatnot for the nurses and doctors. Why where there no plan of execution and securing this as the state got hit with virus? Why where there no direct national guidelines or instruction to how to move, talk and ensure public safety. Since, this is not the first time the world has been hit with this, but this is a new breed still.
That is why the leadership has to blamed for all the lives that is lost. Every single soul is as much worth as the other. Even if some isn’t creating headlines or causing as much fuzz as the other ones. Still, in the eyes of God, they are equal and they need to be justified. These people are our neighbours, our grandparents and our siblings. These people are the loved ones lost, because we don’t have a cure and we don’t have enough medical expertise to even salvage their hurt. That is all on the leadership and the ones in-charge.
The ones dead now is as a result of losing control, losing the battle against a contagious virus, which we don’t have a cure too and doesn’t have the ammunition to beat in an open assault. However, the state, the leaders could have achieved more, if they listen to experts and if they prepared guidebooks, playbooks and protocol on how to act when these appear. What to do and what to say, what to order and what leverage you have to ensure more people lives get saved. However, that has been thrown out of the bus, or left and forgotten in some God forsaken archive, where no-one enters, unless its an lonely intern doing research to prove the boss of the faculty that his the next genius to get hired.
That is why we need to look to our leadership, the ones who lead and the ones who delegate. The ones who build systems, the ones who funds and the ones who uses the taxpayers money to make the health care system function. They are the ones we have representing us and who represented the deceased. The ones we shall not forget. They are maybe now lost for us, but their memory will live on.
With that in mind, their sacrifice and their hardships shall not be forgotten. That they took the bullet and ended their lives. Because of that, we the living has to battle this and continue to pursuit the truth and the vaccine. However, also have the clear-mind and spirit. Wanting the truth and the end-game of it all. Where we can beg to question, why didn’t you do more and what gives?
Why should I accept this massive amount of death-toll, when you could have contained it or used more powers in office? Why should I accept that you didn’t use the State of Emergency and acts to procure more equipments for the hospitals? Why didn’t you stockpile more in the sunny days and only started to buy umbrellas when it rains? Why didn’t you ensure more people where insured or was covered by the state to get treatment? Why didn’t you take the early advice and even the ones forewarning of this years ahead? Why, Why didn’t you?
How can you on a stack of bibles and in front of the Holy Father answer for you negligence and lack of due diligence?
Because, that is what you have to do. You didn’t play your part, but you ate the stake and drank the champagne. However, you did not secure the lives of the ones you represented. You let them die and that was on your watch. These people trusted you, but they shouldn’t have. Peace.