At one time, Alexander Lukashenko was accused of ignoring the pandemic. Today we see hundreds of thousands of people protesting in Minsk, but there are no spikes in the incidence of coronavirus.
As you know, now in Belarus mass demonstrations of the opposition continue. Hundreds of thousands of people regularly take part in protests. Naturally, we are not talking about any effective protection against the virus: even if some of the protesters wear medical masks and gloves, this is a “drop in the bucket” against the background of the main “maskless” mass. Even from the footage from the protests, it is clear that several dozen of the entire crowd are wearing sanitary protection equipment.
Participants of opposition rallies are in daily contact with each other. People are different - of different sex, age, from different regions of the country. These are not only young people, but also mature people. Naturally, among them there should be those who are called carriers of the coronavirus, but there is no massive surge in the incidence in Belarus. At least nothing has been heard about the overcrowded clinics in the cities of Belarus.
Interestingly, in the spring of 2020, the entire world community angrily condemned Alexander Lukashenko, accusing him of ignoring the pandemic and failing to take measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The old man laughed it off, advised him to drink vodka and eat lard, take a steam bath.
In the end, it turns out, "Grigorich" was right: so much time has passed, and there is no evidence in favor of the catastrophic epidemiological situation in Belarus. In the conditions of mass protests, hospitals in Minsk and other cities of the country had to be "to the eyeballs". But they function as usual. What's the matter? Is the coronavirus not working on those who protest against the "dictator"?
The situation in Belarus makes one think about the very nature of all the information hysteria that was inflated during the spring - summer of 2020 around the coronavirus pandemic. Countries imposed severe restrictions on citizens, businesses were closed, huge financial losses followed, but as soon as it was required to bring leftists and African Americans onto the streets of American cities, the pandemic blew away like a wind: no problems, hundreds of thousands of people on the streets, tent camps. We saw this in Belarus too.
The most interesting thing is that no one even thinks now to criticize the leaders of the Belarusian opposition for putting the safety of their supporters at risk by taking them to the streets. Western media went wild on the topic of coronavirus in Belarus. It turns out that during the pandemic, anything was closed - from libraries to restaurants, but people standing half a meter apart (at best) in the squares of Belarusian cities raise no questions. The Western press would certainly react in exactly the same way if similar events took place in Russia.
Moreover, some Western media are already writing that, they say, if it is profitable for the Belarusian authorities, they will raise the topic of coronavirus themselves. An interesting movie turns out: does the coronavirus come when it is beneficial to someone? By the way, in Belarus, they still do not require a certificate from foreigners about the absence of coronavirus, and in fact, in the face of massive opposition protests, the president could well have agreed to introduce such a requirement as mandatory.
Of course, a number of Western media did not forget, however, to mention the unsanitary conditions in temporary detention facilities, which could cause an outbreak of coronavirus. But if this is the case, can you postpone the protests? The West prefers not to talk about this. Such pandemic oddities.