When I read some false and mystifying news, I would want to scream in front of the dead. Before publishing them, please check the author of these letters because they can be demystifying signs.

Published in a WAp group, the following letter created a certain discomfort in me, maybe because I’m Italian and the verified deaths are not hypotheses but images that remained printed in my mind. I would be curious to know the author of this letter.

Good News for Pakistan

A medical doctor in Italy explains why subcontinental people have better immunity and that many patients in Italy/Europe are being labeled as dying due to Corona virus, even though they died to Ischemic Heart Disease or other illnesses:

“My name is Ahmad Bashir. I did my MBBS in 1996 from King Edward Medical College, Lahore and presently I am a PULMONOLOGIST (specialist in diseases of the lungs). I am here in Italy since 2002. After some years in Rome, I have been in Milan since the last 12 – 13 years. Since the Corona pandemic, I have been on duty in hospital. Let me tell you  of the situation in Italy:

There is not an emergency in hospitals of Italy BUT a WAR like situation. Not only doctors, nurses and paramedical staff are on duty, but also 2nd year medical students are also working around the clock here as doctors.

I don’t know what is the correct impression in the outside world, but I believe Italian government made a very bad crisis management probably because it wasn’t prepared for it. People may not believe me, but what I saw is as follows:

In Milan, no other patient besides Corona is being entertained. The other night, a 50 year old came with cardiac arrest in the emergency. Doctors gave him some tablets, even though he required a stent. He died after one hour. When his dead body went out, he was also declared as to have died of the corona virus.

This is the normal routine everyday now. Two patients on dialysis were also labeled to have died due to the corona virus. The actual number of deaths due to the corona virus are very limited. Almost every dead body coming out of the hospital is being labeled as a corona patient.

One can verify all this from independent media. There are lot of people of the subcontinent here in Italy. To my knowledge not a single Indian or Pakistani died due to the Corona virus itself. I have told this to Cure Vac also.

Common cold virus is being addressed differently in different regions. People of the Subcontinent including Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, probably due to the dirty atmosphere have the common cold at an average of seven attacks per year as compared to three or less in other areas.

This may have been a blessing in disguise as this may have increased the immunity of the population in these areas. Many are showing genetic resistance or immunity to the virus. Even the people of the subcontinent born in Italy have shown better immunity among the overall Italian public.

Because Pakistan is my home country, I am surprised at the panic there. From the behavioral studies of the virus, we can say that with the prevailing climate, atmosphere etc. in Indo-Pak the natural cure is already there.

I pray that you spread this message and be free of the panic and misunderstanding. Amen.”

The pandemic was also underestimated in Italy at the beginning: sporadic cases in the north, from where it then spread exponentially.

I hope that the author of the above letter will show up and that he will testify, with proofs in hand, what he says about a country that has welcomed him with open arms and that is now on the verge of an unprecedented economic crisis, followed freewheeling from other western countries.

Everyone tried not to see the avalanche that was hitting the world. At first it looked like a small accident, then the pandemic opened its monstrous jaws to swallow thousands of innocent victims. The numbers are clear and the rush to find nurses and doctors, masks and respirators is certainly not a reassuring image! I wish other people not to experience the Italian drama! This is my most sincere and heartfelt wish.

“Do not do to others what you do not want to be done to you!”, The phrase is from Confucius.

“Ching-Kung questioned about charity. Confucius replied: “(…) In commanding the people behave as if you were offering the great sacrifice; what you do not want to be done to you do not do to others” ». (Confucius, Lun-yü, The Dialogues, 12.2).

The situation described by the Pakistani doctor is not so simplistic otherwise in Italy the factories, shops, artisan shops etc. would not have been closed. His analysis is too reductive. I specified that there were some mistakes at the beginning: to immediately close the infected areas as done in Wuhan, but people have never died in such a large number as in this period.

Otherwise who were crazy to invent a pandemic of these proportions? The only serious thing that emerges from the paper is that in Italy, after a period of underestimation of the problem, we ran drastically to repair. Asymptomatic people are probably the real problem because they cannot be identified (through a test they would have been immediately, but excessive spending blocked the population of the first affected region: Lombardy!). So the Chinese are not Asians with polluted air,  considered by the author of letter a kind of addiction to respiratory tract diseases, almost a panacea against the virus? There, too, the pandemic broke out and they succeeded to manage it best of all.

The only fact that I find on the side of the Pakistani doctor is that concerning the statistical data. In Italy they made no distinction amongst those who die of Coronavirus and those of accidental or natural death, so the number of deaths appears to be higher than China itself.

I hope that the immune system of Pakistanis, Indians and Asians in general is such as to resist the virus better than Westerners. It is no coincidence that we continue to die in Spain, France, England, America, etc.

Would you say that what we are experiencing in Italy was only a nightmare? But who writes these false news? I would be curious to know the author of that letter. Doctors and paramedics are going crazy in the hospital wards.

Please Pakistani, always remember this Italian motto: “Better to prevent than run for cover!”

We only hope that, beyond the economic chasm that is opening up in front of the whole world, the worst since the end of the Second World War, a spark of hope and peace will ignite especially in those parts of the world devastated by war (Syria, Libya , Yemen, etc.) and from an improper curfew as in Kashmir, they cry out for revenge to the whole world.

After Coronavirus I hope humanity will change for the better. Otherwise we’ll be subject to the social injustices. We human beings, now blind and deaf, should discover ourselves to be the creators of a renewal and make every single drop a tsunami.