Covid 19: Where is the humanity?

Oh well, the world is still at a standstill, and like I said before, this pandemic is going to bring out the worst out in people; I hope it doesn’t turn us into cannibals because there is no fun being eaten, none at all.

Last time, I blamed people’s behavior on survival, I had an explanation for Nigerians that came home to spread the disease, and the Europeans and Americans that were overstocking. I blamed it on fear and survival and because it takes 14 days before symptoms start showing, I can say that the Nigerians that came home didn’t know they were carriers, they were just running from infested areas to places they thought would be safe, as for the Europeans and Americans, nobody has an idea how long this pandemic is going to take and how bad it might get, so people did what they had to do so they can get through this.

But now, new behaviors have surfaced and even though it’s going to be hard to explain and defend, I am going to try to play devil’s advocate.

First, some French doctors are planning to use Africans as lab rats, in order to find the cure for this virus. To those who are surprised and hurt, don’t you know they still think of us as apes who can reason?  And our government aren’t helping matters, their neglect of the people is the cause of this disrespect. Because if we are looking at this, Africa has the lowest case recorded of this pandemic, we don’t need a vaccine urgently so let them not hide under the guise that they are trying to help us, they know we don’t respect human rights laws and the government doesn’t protect their citizens around here, so if they test their vaccines and anything goes wrong, they won’t get into any trouble.

But still they are treating us the way our leaders have treated us so we can’t really blame them.

Now to the people, Nigerians, we are terrible. How will you be robbing people in the middle of a pandemic, in the middle of a lockdown??? This plague has cost some their families and businesses ,and you are going about taking the little they have when they have no certainty of the future.

This pandemic might be terrible, but human beings are the worst of all diseases.

About Banji Coker 157 Articles
Banji Coker is a Nigerian poet, writer and spoken word artist. He is the author of two poetry compilations, Just seventeen and October feelings.

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