Fady Asly’s open letter to the Georgian people

Fady Asly’s open letter to the Georgian people

access_time2020-07-08 14:20:15

My fellow Georgians,

I am writing to you out of the bitterness and of the sadness that I feel in my heart; since March this year hundreds of thousands of you have lost your jobs, and thousands have closed your businesses, you have drowned into debts and are unable to feed your families anymore; all this because of a virus that in the worst cases kills about 0.05% of the population, and for anyone under 65 years old is not more lethal than seasonal flu; for you to better understand the lethality of the Coronavirus, there is more probability that you would die in a car accident while driving from Tbilisi to Gori than to die from the virus.

Over the past five months, the government has brainwashed us about the alleged dangers of this virus, hinting of a deadly disease that could kill thousands and thousands, at a time it is a virus that is survived by 99.95% of the population.

The countries that were the most affected by the virus have already opened up their borders, France, Italy, Spain, Netherland and the rest of Europe, all of them wealthy countries unlike Georgia.

Among all the countries of Europe and of the region, Georgia is the country that depends the most on tourism for its economy, and despite that, our government is still persisting in keeping our airports closed, and to justify it, some of our government officials claim that opening up the airports will harm the economy, which is utmost non sense.

At a time many of you are unable anymore to feed your families for having lost your jobs or your businesses, or are being unable to sell your farm products, or are suffering from a salary cut, government officials with guaranteed jobs and salaries that are regularly paid, are managing the country like a computer simulation game and are capitalizing on the misery of each citizen to gain political points.

Every day that passes with our airports closed will result into more Georgians losing their jobs, more poverty, more depression related diseases, more suicides, more alcoholism, more drug abuse, more cancers, more heart attacks and more criminality, and all this for what?

COVID-19 will stay with us for many years; we just need to learn how to live with it a normal life, through proper hygiene and social distancing, by protecting the elderly and those with chronic illnesses, but surely not by locking up our country, jailing the whole population and disconnecting ourselves from the outer world.

Today despite having the lowest deaths rate per million in the world, we are still keeping our country closed, till when? Till a vaccine is found? This can take a year or more! Will we keep ourselves hostages inside our own country for so long because our government is scared of few more infections with the virus that could affect their political rating?

It is estimated that 4% of those who lose their jobs die from depression related illnesses within 5 years. This means that within the coming five years between 10 thousand and 15 thousand Georgians will die because of the government lockdown policies and their management of the crisis; are the lives of those many thousands less precious or valuable than the lives of those that the government want to “protect” from Coronavirus?

My fellow Georgians, it is time to use our brains and start questioning the sanity of government decisions and policies, and their impact on both our lives and on our livelihoods.

Most of us have been paralyzed from fear of the virus since months now, because government brainwashed us so they could control us better! NO the virus will not kill us all! But government wrong policies will destroy our lives, our livelihoods and the future of our children.


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