Filmmaker-writer Vikram Bhatt says we should all be wary of “Whatsapp groups and millions of attackers who talk about cures and preventative measures” related to Covid purely on the basis of hearsay.
“There is a lot of misinformation. What makes me happy about this dark scenario is the way people help each other through social media. Strangers contact each other via social networks. Oxygen langars, food vendors, volunteers helping make ends meet – this is the real India. We got a glimpse of this when Mumbai experienced a flood in July 2005. This spirit of humanity and science will defeat the virus, ”he said.
Vikram Bhatt was speaking when he appeared as a guest to discuss ways for people to stay positive in this time of crisis, on an Instagram Live series hosted by Sunny Leone’s husband Daniel Weber. Vikram’s daughter Krishna also joined the chat.
The Bhatts are the guests of the third session of the series, which aims to highlight stories of hope emerging amid the current Covid situation in the country.
“At some point we have to start taking responsibility for what we’re going through. The pandemic in its second wave is worse because it has penetrated the villages. The numbers barely reflect the realities on the ground. We must blame ourselves. The solution is to follow the SOPs and follow the science to the T, ”said Vikram Bhatt.
“There’s a reason I started this daily chat where we talk about stories of hope. It is important to discuss the good citizens do for each other without even knowing the names of the others. It took a pandemic for people to realize that their strength lies in standing united as a force. Stories of how people went out of their way to help each other and to act courageously in these times are essential to keeping hope, ”said Daniel Weber, of the purpose of the show.
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