In Pakistan, where Covid-19 cases are climbing at an alarming rate and hospitals across the country are working at full capacity, the government appears to be sleepwalking into a disaster. Poor vaccine rollout, a creaking healthcare system and blatant disregard for SOPs could spell doom in a matter of weeks.
The government’s strategy that it will implement a lockdown only if the system collapses is appalling. If authorities do not reconsider this strategy and act fast, the coming weeks can bring relentless pain and suffering to millions of vulnerable people in Pakistan.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 28th, 2021.