As per today's news, now all over the age of 18 can take the vaccine. However, we do need to continue not to be blase and feel we have got some powerful shield against the virus. The virus has mutated into many variants and is hurtling through the air at scary rates. Many State Govts. have been forced to impose night curfews and then lockdowns, with stricter lockdowns quite possibly coming soon.
On the one hand, we can blame the Central and State Govts. because they were obviously caught napping. When we knew the possibility of another strong surge in the virus spread, just as it has been the case in other countries, our Govts. pretended that the worst was over. When the graph had dipped, at that time itself they should have started preparing for the next surge, ensuring there were enough medicines, beds, and oxygen. Instead, jumbo centers were shut down, there was no move to ensure adequate supplies of what was required and, worse, allowing super-spreader events. Since everyone does follow the Central Govt. directives on protocols, it would have been a simple matter of the Central Govt. no less than the PM himself, very firmly and categorically putting a curb on super spreader events of every kind, whether religious or political or sports.
On the other hand, let's look at the citizens themselves. Forget the appalling manner in which masks are worn (or not). Tell me, why is it necessary to step out every single day, sometimes even more than once in a day? Whenever somebody is stopped and questioned, they claim they are going to buy groceries. Nonsense! They are just roaming around aimlessly. Now the grocery store timings also have been restricted to a few hours of the morning because of such Covidiots. Also, even essentials like medicines from the pharmacy and dal, rice, etc are home delivered by local banias. So why step out at all? For God's sake, why can't people sit in the house?!
When you make a commitment, you create hope. When you keep a commitment you create trust! ~ John C. Maxwell