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Do you know, how much time we invest in social media during the lockdown?

Know the effects of using social media.

After the lockdown, everyone is active on social media, many of them are displaying their cooking talents including me.

A friend of mine wants to become a stand-up comedian, due to the busy schedule he could never give his time to nurture his talent. So now, he is utilising the social platform by sharing jokes, publishing videos on youtube.

Another friend of mine is learning art and painting from YouTube and sharing her talent with us.

Credit: Swati Gupta

We have increased our 87% usage and on average we spend 4-5 hours per day just on Facebook and WhatsApp.

And my beautiful girls are so busy, so many daily challenges are there to fulfil to make this world beautiful. Seeing their beautiful smiling faces makes us forget all the problems we are facing right jow.

Even the coronavirus finds it so angelic and delightful that they spare the girls who perform:

  • Saree challenge
  • No-make challenge
  • Mother-daughter challenge
  • Googles challenge
  • Couple challenge

By far, I have been receiving these challenges.

According to Business Today, Indians have turned to social media to pass their time.

Before the lockdown, social media usage was on average 150 minutes per day. However, in the first week of lockdown, the figures jumped to 280 minutes per day, showed a survey. The survey added that 75 per cent of people were spending more time on Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp compared to the week before.

What people do in social media

In social media, people were largely consuming news and communicating with their friends and families as coronavirus grappled the country.

Our brain is restless, it needs an opportunity to do something. We are hunter-gatherers and social media gives us the opportunity to read, learn, watch, listen, share the post, upload etc..

Ego needs a platform to showcase itself, 80% of our online conversation are sharing our opinions, thoughts, self-appreciation, display of our talent.

After posting any picture we wait for likes and comment, a person like me after publishing a blog, I check the viewer’s stats.

According to research, lonely people are more social friendly.

Using Tiktok has increased despite the fact that it is a Chinese app and many of us are demanding of uninstalling it but people are spending their time making videos especially celebrities.

The demerit of Social Media

Extreme use of social media leads to depression.

Social media creates immense pressure. This is known as FOMO, a trendy new acronym used to describe anxiety of feeling left out, lacking talent, missing events. So the anxiety raises when we see people are doing much better in their lives and we start comparing it with others.

I hope many of us by far has experienced laziness and restlessness as we are using twitter, Facebook, Instagram a lot these days. Because this is a common symptom of being so active in social media.

A study from Harvard University showed that self-disclosure online boosts a part of the brain that also lights up when taking cocaine.

You might face sleeping disorders.

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Coronavirus-World in distress seeking answer from WHO & China

PART-2

To summarize Part 1,

  • The world already started to ask questions to the director-general of WHO – Dr Tedros.
  • The US has directly blamed the WHO of siding with China. 
  • China controls many votes in WHO due to its political relations with many countries who are almost dependent on China for its economic, military and political reasons. 
  • Why has not WHO, not for a single time mentioned the root cause of these viruses again emanating from these wet markets, which has been called my many institutions, research and even by Chinese citizens to be banned?

Read in details by clicking the link:

https://romieducation.com/2020/03/29/coronavirus-world-in-distress-seeking-answer-from-who-china/

Part-2 Continuous

Times have changed, and the truth is between 2002-03 and 2020, China is much bigger power, and the US is now a much lesser one. There were many warnings on these Wet markets on the basis of research of WHO itself as early as 2018 on the threat of new coronaviruses emanating from these places threatening the world as global pandemic.

What is funny that until Jan 23, WHO tweeted that there is no human to human transmission despite the fact that a Chinese epidemiologist Dr. Zhong Nanshan on Jan 20 made a statement that actually human to human transmission is possible. Note that Wuhan went on lockdown on Jan23.!!              

 Dr. Tedros himself went to China to check the facts twice, yet he found nothing wrong and in-fact praised Xi Jinping. It’s a slap in the face of humanity who rely on these institutions.

Xi Jinping

Now all this is coming back to haunt Dr. Tedros and his credibility, with demands growing for his resignation. If China found human to human transmission, why did it not inform the world pre-hand. It seems that WHO is caught in an awful situation of what science dictates and a powerful country. He came back and praised China of identifying the virus in record time. Great!! What do I do of it? The ill-informed world kept on travelling to and fro from China and especially to Wuhan which is the size and population of the likes of Delhi and Mumbai.

Speaking of dying, A German finance minister committed suicide due to financial implications arising out of this virus, global confirmed death has crossed 51,299(as per the updated report). Deaths in India due to this has crossed 53, and we all are bracing for much more.

Thomas Schaefer

In these grim situations, we as humans should maintain the ethos of humanity and help those in needs as much as possible.

Numerous countries have returned Chinese masks and protective gears claiming it to be of sub-standard quality.

In the meantime, many countries discussed better control over biological weapons and Coronavirus was mention, giving it significant traction.

It is to be noted that WHO in the reform of 2005 has the power to act on it, over questioning the states on cover-up and it can declare an international emergency even in the face of opposition, yet it did not choose to exercise them.

China, we see has become very powerful in the UN and it has the means to silence even large global institutions. It brings in money, jobs and Infrastructure. Case in point is WHO and China becoming partner in OBOR. (One Belt One Road). It is evident that there is a problem in the UN which has come out in open. China, we all know is an authoritarian state and its citizens have no right to dissent. Very bad things can happen to you if you write anything criticising the Government. To me this seems to be the mother of all problems.

A group of researchers already raised red flag saying that such an outbreak is imminent and when a new case of pneumonia came up and it did not respond to normal medicines, and a group of 8 doctors researched it and raised the alarm. A normal democratic country would have taken this seriously and sent out a larger research team. However, this is China, instead they send police to silence them, government mouthpiece started criticising them and making fun of them, until the first of those doctor’s Li Wenliang contracted the disease himself and died raising criticism from the citizens.

While the government is taking it steps to arrest this infection by taking measures never done before like ordering all bodies to be cremated irrespective of religion, which was withdrawn later.

Many responsible citizens are also coming up and helping the people in need.

Tweet at @JhaRahul_Bihar to provide support to labours. Actively helping poor people and labours by providing food and immediate assistance. Already reached and helped 1000s of labours.

I see people with reach and means helping the needy, and some common people as well doing their part with whatever capacities they have.

An initiative is taken by my friend for a noble cause.

In these grim situations, we as humans should maintain the ethos of humanity and help those in needs as much as possible.

Through Facebook and Twitter in the last three days, Prashant Bharti became the voice of many labours who were stuck in different parts of our country. He has already reached out to 500-600 people and provided them with all government facilities.

Twitter account of Mr Prashant Bharti https://twitter.com/Bhart_09?s=09

For any support and assistance, you can reach him out directly.

World is scrambling to find a cure, economies are in dismal state, destitute having faced double whip of loss of jobs and no access to food and water. Let’s help each other during the difficult times.