To be honest, I am scared.
This virus which seems to be uncontrollable and with no cure is scaring the shit out of me.
This morning while trying to get on the bus to work, there was this woman standing in front of the door insisting that no one should touch her.
I shook my head, amazed at the reaction and wondered why she was struggling to get on a bus when she did not want to be touched. But then I understand what she is thinking.
Yesterday on my way home, I work my jacket in the bus on in a bid to avoid body contact.
This morning, I was playing in my head a picture of Lagosians paranoid with fear of the virus. Imagining a Lagos where people refuse to get on the bus in fear of contact with an infected person, the streets will be empty. An outbreak of the virus in the Lagos will just be devastating because there no matter how careful one gets, there is no avoiding it except in complete isolation.
Everyday we talk about the virus in the office. This morning, someone suggested that we purchase hand- sanitizers for every staff in the office. I am constantly washing my hands like there is no tomorrow. A colleague was seen opening the door to he office with tissue paper, I refuse to be touched by people.
Sadly our government failed to take action till this epidemic was beyond their control.
I blame the Liberian government for not closing their border the moment they realized the risk of this virus. I blame our government for not taking precautionary measures to prevent this deadly virus. I even blame Patrick Sawyer himself for putting the life of many people at risk knowing he had the disease.
But then again the blame game will help no one. It will not reverse the harm the virus has caused. We all at risk. Below is some of the facts about the virus from DailyMail
Please be safe everyone.