Deji Alabi is a Canada based Microbiologist. He is also a Health and Wellness Coach who has helped many patients treat and manage very many ailments with lifestyle medication. He is currently helping a few Coronavirus patients manage their crisis with lifestyle medication. He recently spoke to Seye Kehinde,the Publisher of City people magazine about the Coronavirus scourge and what he has discovered. Below are excerpts.
What is the situation of things now in Canada in terms of the scourge?
Most parts are locked down at the moment. It’s been this way for two weeks. Some provinces are already getting laws to enforce the social distancing so people who violate it can
be arrested, fined or both.
Do you think the whole world has confronted the disease the right way?
Not trying to apportion blames as all efforts at the moment must be towards finding a solution but I think we could have done a lot better. A reason nations like Nigeria and some others who are at this wave of the crisis should respond proactively so as not to peak the curve instead of flattening it. Lockdowns should be enforced. It will save life, time and money in the long run. But if we do partial lockdown, we will be in this for a much longer period and the casualties will be more.
What’s your advice?
There is a lot going on in the global space and I know this will cause a major change in the way things are done across the globe. WHO operations and funding should be above global politics.
There is a need to review the conditions that qualifies an outbreak to be labelled a pandemic and I expect subsequent summits of the UN will address this.
We should engage technology more especially in data collection and disease monitoring.