Abdulkadir Özkan: "Corona came out in China but the world devastated"

Abdulkadir Özkan: "Corona came out in China but the world devastated"
Date: 24.11.2020 17:00

Milli Gazete columnist Abdulkadir Özkan writes on Covid-19 pandemic. Here is the full article.

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I watch TRT News channel at home on Sunday. As is usually done, the announcers connect with their reporters from Europe, China and Russia. They are getting the latest situation regarding the coronavirus outbreak. The number transmitted from China suddenly caught my attention. China was the country where the pandemic started and had a population of 1.5 billion. However, the TRT reporter reported that the number of new cases detected daily was 17. I asked myself various questions, but the answers did not satisfy me. Because there was something wrong, or rather inconsistency. On the same day, when the figures about our country were announced, “What is happening? Is there something wrong with us? " people can't help asking. Because, while 6,017 new cases were detected on the same day in our country, the number of people who lost their lives was announced as 139. In other words, while 17 new cases were detected in China with a population of 1.5 billion, there were no people who lost their lives. In the meantime, there was approximately 2 thousand 200 difference between the number of new cases and recovering patients in our country.
However, our health infrastructure was the best in Europe. In addition, our healthcare professionals demonstrated great effort and sacrifice in combating the epidemic. So, there was no shortcoming in the struggle. Well, what was the reason for this? At the beginning of the epidemic, why is the negativity getting more intense in China, while the epidemic has come to an end for months in China with a population of 1.5 billion? I cannot have a clear answer to these questions. At best, I can make some predictions. However, the predictions will not be enough to explain the truth either. In the meantime, the epidemic has not only bottomed out in China, but China is ahead when it comes to using vaccines to combat the epidemic.
Some countries have already agreed on vaccines with China, and even connections have been made.
In this respect, shouldn't there be an explanation for the death of hundreds of thousands of people in Europe and some American countries while the epidemic was brought to an end in such a short time at the center of the epidemic? Let the countries in the EU and America answer their own problems, what is happening with us? Why suddenly the epidemic started to increase rapidly? An answer to this question is that our healthcare system is inadequate and our healthcare personnel do not do what is necessary, such an approach would be unfair to our healthcare professionals.
If so, shouldn't those who have been involved in this work from the very beginning, who put effort to death in the struggle and those who work in the center where all the information is gathered, should not explain the situation that has emerged? So, the epidemic started in China and spread to the world, but could it be said that they did some different studies from us? If it can be said, what are these different studies from us, shouldn't the answer to the questions why we do not do it, why we cannot do it? My concern is not to criticize someone with these questions. In an environment where such an epidemic is rapidly increasing, we all have to do our part as a society. So, this period is not a period of confusion with a number of questions. However, it is necessary to answer the question of why the epidemic has spread in our country while dealing with the epidemic in China, even though we have enough health infrastructure and personnel with our 83 million population. China is more than us and what is our lack?


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