Monday 27 April 2020

Gajalakshmi Paramasivam
27 April  2020

Separate and Private

On Saturday we honoured our partnership with New Zealand in maintaining global sovereignty. It was therefore disheartening to note the ABC news heading ‘Has New Zealand really done better than Australia in controlling coronavirus?’ That kind of comparison should not come from an Australian nor from a New Zealander.

We participate in wars to preserve the Sovereignty of the side that we identify more with. When such is genuine, the Sovereignty of Earth gets strengthened. Through ANZAC memorial services we celebrate the One mind with which we fought to restore global sovereignty. It is therefore inappropriate to compare openly the performance of the two governments in the fight against coronavirus. That effectively amounts to separating Australian forces from New Zealand forces and is disrespectful of the ANZAC spirit. This is unbecoming of the ABC.

The Sri Lankan Navy in turn confessed to its own negligence as follows:

[Sri Lanka Navy issued a statement saying that an officer died as a result of Leptospirosis (Rat Fever).

He was receiving treatment at the Welisara Navy General Hospital.
There was some speculation in Social Media that the officer had died due to COVID19.
But Sri Lanka Navy issuing a statement clarified the matter.
Sri Lanka Navy said this his funeral will be conducted following the procedures set for Covid19 deaths as ordered by Judicial Medical officer considering the situation in Welisara Navy Camp.]

Why should a victim of Rat Fever be treated in the same manner as the victim of coronavirus? On 11 August 2017, Associated Press reported through MSNBC under the heading ‘New leptospirosis deaths recorded in Puerto Rico’:

[Those results have now come back, on a total of 99 suspected cases. Of those, 81 came back negative. Today, Dr. Deseda tells us the CDC identified 14 cases of lepto in patients who are alive and fighting the disease, plus two cases where the patient died. These two new deaths of lepto did not change the overall death toll; they had already been counted, but now we have an official ruling on the diagnosis. We now know they died of a disease that no one has to get, and that is generally treatable with basic antibiotics. With these two new confirmed diagnoses, the number of deaths from lepto stands at five.]

 Going by the symptoms there seems very little difference between the two except the modality of transmission which appears by its speed to be nucleic. As per Hindu philosophy the 5th natural element is the space through which the lightest particles are transmitted. Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Aakash / Outer Space thus transmit magnetic, electric, heat, light, sound energies. These are sufficient for us – the common persons to make connections between causes and effects. Hence Fire also needs to me taken as a medium. If burial is taken to promote transmission through Earth and Water then Fire, Air and Aakash are taken to be media of possibilities. Heat waves are not excluded and hence cremation is not a preventive measure. Neither are Aerosols. As highlighted previously, Wikipedia informs us as follows:

[Biosafety level 4 (BSL-4) is the highest level of biosafety precautions, and is appropriate for work with agents that could easily be aerosol-transmitted within the laboratory and cause severe to fatal disease in humans for which there are no available vaccines or treatments.BSL-4 laboratories are generally set up to be either cabinet laboratories or protective-suit laboratories]

Both China as well as USA are known have such laboratories. Many  countries in Europe, including France, Germany, UK, Italy and Hungary  are also confirmed to have such labs.
Hence after this we would need  Biosafety level 5 (BSL-5) labs for viruses that are as light as Covid-19 and lighter than this virus.

The Sri Lankan ban on cremation of corona or other victims of infectious diseases is superstitious unless such diseases are known to spread through earth and/or  water.

Health is personal to the individual and unless the Government’s decisions to use its own ‘secular’ pathway towards ‘Common’ purpose it is morally wrong to interfere with religion based expressions of faith of the community that the victim was part of. That would facilitate the mind of the person to be shared by her/his community – beyond the body. If the cremation of this Navy Officer was as per his community culture – there was no need for special mention. The Navy had the option of conducting and honoring this officer through Navy Burial at Sea. 

Whatever we do out of faith goes towards strengthening of Human Sovereignty. There are no rights or wrongs in the actions of those driven by faith. Where a cultural practice clashes with common practice the cultural practice needs to be facilitated to be ‘separate and private’. Otherwise there is serious risk of diluting the Sovereignty of the whole that the culture is part of.

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