Motivational Speaker Sandeep Maheshwari Take on CoronavirusJun 10, 2020 10:07 AM
Millions of youngsters across sub-continent watch Sandeep Maheshwari youTube videos. He’s a public speaker, but before becoming a Motivational speaker he was a photographer and entrepreneur also the founder of successful website ImagesBazaar. Apart from entrepreneur he is into motivational talks and speaks on myriad subjects such as teenage issues, businesses, and plenty of inputs on success mantras. His approach is quite pragmatic and he is a household name across sub-continent. Maheshwari conducts several workshops and seminars in various cities. He is quite popular in Pakistan.
His recent video on YouTube was quite intriguing. It could be construed or interpreted in many ways. According to Sandeep Maheshwari, fear and lack of information about the coronavirus is more dangerous. The closedown and the impending economic repercussion would have a serious impact on employment and it wouldn’t help in containing the rate of infection.
The 15-minute video is intriguing and debatable as many people may not fully concur with his views. According to Sandeep Maheshwari lack of information about the disease and its cure is a huge drawback in decision making, and it is a major source of fear among people. Maheshwari spoke about the number of cases and the test conducted, and it is less than 1% of the country’s population. The death rate is very less, and out of 200,000 cases, it is hardly 5%. Hence out of 4 Crore test the number of cases would be 20 lakhs. If the total population of India is tested the number of positive cases would be 5 crores. This implies that the number of people infected at present is around 5 crores. The death rate would be 5800 and many of the deaths are due to other ailments and virus is a trigger.
With the number of tests conducted every day, it would take almost 36 years to test the entire population. This proposition seems preposterous.
He emphasized the economic repercussions and unemployment. Almost 13 crore people are unemployed and the lockdown would bring economic recession and if the trend continues there is a possibility of depression which would take almost 10 years to recover. The motivational speaker is against the idea of an increase in tests daily, it is creating panic among common people and the media houses are adding fuel to the fire.
It is rather interesting that his unconventional views were in-line with Government policy in Telangana. Initially, TS was conducting fewer tests and only those patients who were showing symptoms were immediately admitted. However, there was a huge uproar by the opposition and public interest litigation case was booked over a lesser number of tests conducted by the State Government. Perhaps his fifteen-minute video is a brilliant defense for the State Government.