What I’d tell my kids about the Covid 19 pandemic era

20 Jun


I’d tell my kids the pandemic was a show stopper. I would tell my kids the pandemic was a leveler for us all. I’d tell my kids that the mighty fell and the so-called big countries failed to find a solution to our problem in time before hundreds of thousands died. I would tell my kids that football and other forms of sport were paused for over three months. I’d tell my kids that I couldn’t hug those I love because no one knew who had the virus.

I’d tell my kids we had to count on each other…

I would tell my kids that my life depended on my neighbor having sense. Also, I would tell my kids that as usual, we were killed by those that were meant to protect us. I’d tell my kids that Tina’s murder by the Nigerian police force shook the whole country. I would tell my kids that coronavirus wasn’t the only disease of the Americans, Racism too. Also, I would tell my kids that Floyd’s murder by Derek Chauvin of the Minneapolis Police Department. For almost nine minutes, Floyd was handcuffed, lying face down on the street begging for his life by an officer who knelt on his neck. He repeatedly saying “I can’t breathe” shook the whole world.

I’d tell my kids that we managed to somehow be our own problem…

I would tell my kids that evildoers took over and rape incidences were flying around. 12 men who were eventually arrested raped a poor 12-year-old girl.  Uwa was raped and killed in the church of God she would have felt was safest to read. 18-year-old Barakat Bello was gang-raped and murdered by unknown assailants. Shomuyiwa Azeezat who was 7 months pregnant at the time was raped and killed in her apartment. All these happened in such a short time and it began to beg the question of whether this was new or people just got tired and started to speak up. These times were trying but because we had heroes in human form, we stand still!

I would tell my kids that not all heroes wear capes…

I’d tell my kids that Non-governmental organizations rose to the occasion, supplied all the new gold as palliatives, beating the government at their responsibility. I’d tell my kids that health workers put on their capes and became superheroes. Also, I’d tell my kids that social gatherings were prohibited yet that we had to learn the hard way that we can work remotely. As a result, we were able to discover that if truly we unite, no battle, seen or unseen can stand the force of humanity. Ire oo 🥂

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Precious Olawumi
Precious Olawumi

.. .. .. CEO Symplypreshblog Founder of The Olawumi Precious foundation Has a ton of experiences in various industries from food to insurance to fashion. He's an introvert with a vision to one day preside over the most populous black nation on the planet. He's quite innovative and driven. In a bid to make a difference and to motivate people to become better, He chose a path that helps him relate with more people. He was a partner at the Icons Fashion Show 2019. He recently bagged a Bachelor's of Technology degree in food science and engineering.

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