‘Is it rea­son­able to be­lieve ‘Covid-19’ is just a ploy to cre­ate panic, chaos?’

Arab Times - - LOCAL - — Compiled by Zaki Taleb

“THE con­spir­acy the­ory, is the ex­pla­na­tion of an event or at­ti­tude based on un­jus­ti­fi­able con­spir­acy such as con­duct­ing or­ga­nized ac­tion by un­known or known party, in­ten­tion­ally or un­in­ten­tion­ally, se­cretly or overtly and plan­ning to reach an ob­jec­tive at an­other party where – the ob­jec­tive that is aimed at achiev­ing spe­cific in­ter­ests or to dom­i­nate the party and then im­ple­ment some mea­sures to achieve the ob­jec­tive through known or un­known el­e­ments,” colum­nist Ha­mad Salem Al-Marri wrote for Al-Seyas­sah daily.

“Un­for­tu­nately, this the­ory has been adopted by many per­sons, par­tic­u­larly those fight­ing the ‘corona pan­demic’.

“Some of these per­sons, have de­nied the ex­is­tence of this epi­demic, hint­ing that the ba­sic goal of the global up­roar was to cre­ate a new state of eco­nomic chaos, while oth­ers say this virus is an or­di­nary sick­ness not dif­fer­ent from in­fluenza, but some in­ter­na­tional or­ga­ni­za­tions have in­ten­tion­ally in­flated the is­sue by us­ing the shock ther­apy to cre­ate a state of fear and un­aware­ness among the peo­ple and dom­i­nate the world econ­omy.

“Apart from the above, some peo­ple say this virus has been in­ten­tion­ally spread all over the world to re­duce pop­u­la­tion to pro­tect nat­u­ral re­sources.

“Not only that, some spir­i­tual lead­ers say this epi­demic is not a virus, it is rather a ra­dioac­tive mal­ady spread through the In­ter­net 5G waves and we can pro­tect our­selves by en­hanc­ing our pos­i­tive en­er­gies to keep these waves away from our bod­ies and with­out us­ing the masks nor re­sort­ing to the so­cial dis­tanc­ing or re­sort­ing to the pre­ven­tive mea­sures.

“Un­for­tu­nately, we found some peo­ple be­liev­ing in such non­sense al­le­ga­tions and are un­in­ten­tion­ally pro­mot­ing such the­o­ries.

“How­ever, we would like to tell these peo­ple who have noth­ing to do with the re­al­ity to see the num­ber of deaths and in­fec­tion cases that have been re­ported through­out the world as a re­sult of this epi­demic and how this epi­demic has neg­a­tively af­fected the economies of the world.

“Any­way, we in the State of Kuwait, for in­stance, have recorded 99,964 cases since the spread of this epi­demic up to Sept 21, 2020, and has claimed the lives of 545 peo­ple, we pray to Almighty Al­lah to be­stow his mercy upon them.

“Given the above, we won­der if it is rea­son­able to be­lieve the al­le­ga­tion that there is no epi­demic, it is rather what had been re­ported in this con­nec­tion, was just a con­spir­acy that is aimed at cre­at­ing a new global eco­nomic state.

“In this con­nec­tion, we pre­sume those who are tilt­ing to an­a­lyze the events and set up the nec­es­sary the­o­ries over the same, were sup­posed to dis­cuss about the source of the virus – man-made virus that was man­u­fac­tured at one of the health fa­cil­i­ties, but the man­u­fac­tures failed to con­trol it and as a re­sult we saw the wide­spread global epi­demic.

“How­ever, if the virus was man-made, why the peo­ple man­u­fac­tured it? Was this aimed at de­vel­op­ing a medicine to deal with the flu viruses or to pro­duce bi­o­log­i­cal weapons?

“If the virus was ac­tu­ally nat­u­ral, then ne­ces­sity en­tails look­ing for the rea­son be­hind its spread among the hu­mans and how to con­tain it – the viruses such as the chicken pox and the plague as well as the other epi­demics which threat­ened hu­mans.”


“Af­ter the an­nounce­ment of the out­break of the Corona pan­demic in China, no one had imag­ined that this pan­demic would de­velop with such great speed into a dev­as­tat­ing epi­demic from which no coun­try in the world had es­caped, but no as­pect of our daily life es­caped from this epi­demic,” colum­nist Faisal Mo­ham­mad Ben Sabt wrote for Al-Qabas daily.

“The im­pact of the pan­demic reached our so­cial life and the re­la­tion­ships be­tween spouses, to the point of re­sort­ing to di­vorce and de­stroy­ing en­tire fam­i­lies, but this is what has hap­pened and is hap­pen­ing to our present time, as a re­sult of hus­bands spend­ing longer pe­ri­ods than usual in their homes with each other, and be­tween their chil­dren due to the quar­an­tine im­posed on them by the au­thor­i­ties Health.

“Re­ports in­di­cated that one of the most im­por­tant rea­sons for many hus­bands to re­sort to di­vorce is the large num­ber of ar­gu­ments be­tween them, which they were not used to dur­ing the quar­an­tine pe­riod and the ab­sence of an out­let for the neg­a­tive feel­ings that they gen­er­ate as they were be­fore the pan­demic.

“In China, di­vorce rates rose by 20% last year, and the quar­an­tine pe­riod in homes was one of the main rea­sons for it, and some cities in China have had to put a cer­tain num­ber of daily per­mit­ted di­vorce cases to cope with the un­prece­dented in­crease in di­vorce cases.

“In the United States of Amer­ica, the di­vorce rates have in­creased sig­nif­i­cantly com­pared to the pre­vi­ous year, as the rate in­creased by about 34% dur­ing the pe­riod from March to June 2020, as a re­sult of the hus­bands stray­ing put in their homes for long pe­ri­ods, which caused them great psy­cho­log­i­cal pres­sure, in ad­di­tion to los­ing their jobs and hav­ing to deal with chil­dren through­out the day, the fig­ures also showed that the rate of di­vorce among newly-weds is greater than among other mar­riages.

“In con­clu­sion: The Covid 19 virus has re­vealed that one of the ba­sics of mar­riage to­day and its im­per­a­tive to con­tinue spac­ing be­tween spouses most of the day, and not to cram them in one place for a long time – and no sym­pa­thiz­ing with love.”

“At a time when the coun­tries of the world are fight­ing the COVID-19 pan­demic, only one thing has be­come clear, which is the post-coro­n­avirus world will be very dif­fer­ent eco­nom­i­cally, po­lit­i­cally, and so­cially. No­body will emerge from this cri­sis with­out los­ing some­thing dear to them,” colum­nist Mo­ham­mad Al-Jad’ee wrote for Al-Qabas daily.

“Pre­vi­ous threats to in­di­vid­ual and so­cial free­doms did not suc­ceed in chang­ing our way of life, but now, these im­por­tant el­e­ments of free­dom within our civ­i­liza­tion are threat­en­ing to dis­ap­pear in a tan­gi­ble man­ner. In the post-COVID-19 world, pow­er­ful coun­tries will remap the new in­ter­na­tional or­der, bear­ing in mind their ex­pe­ri­ences and lessons learned in deal­ing with the cur­rent pan­demic.

“It will also bring with it a full and com­pre­hen­sive re­view of the role played by in­ter­na­tional in­sti­tu­tions, in a his­tor­i­cally un­prece­dented depth. We will find that de­vel­op­ing coun­tries with low GDP growth and high debt, which de­pend heav­ily on oil and ba­sic tech­nolo­gies, will have great dif­fi­culty main­tain­ing the in­de­pen­dence of their for­eign poli­cies.

“This will clearly ac­ti­vate the role of in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy in all as­pects of life, in­clud­ing e-gov­ern­ment, ed­u­ca­tion, trade, health, and ap­pli­ca­tions of ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence, in ad­di­tion to the use of track­ing de­vices to mon­i­tor peo­ple, which would con­flict with hu­man rights con­cerns in the in­ter­est of se­cu­rity and safety. Tourism will con­tinue as nor­mal, but with a clear and con­fus­ing reg­i­mented visa reg­u­la­tions.

“The lessons learned from COVID-19 pan­demic have greatly af­fected the progress of hu­man civ­i­liza­tion, and only the best and most ef­fi­cient will sur­vive and con­tinue. There­fore, we need to take the weak and help them, even if we have to carry them on our shoul­ders! This was a small part of a lengthy for­eign re­port pub­lished a short while ago, which con­firmed that the lessons learned from the spread of coro­n­avirus were very in­flu­en­tial and un­prece­dented.

“It is a new strug­gle for the sur­vival of the fittest in the evo­lu­tion of post­mod­ern hu­man­ity, which means if you do not have the strength as an in­di­vid­ual or as a coun­try to over­come the eco­nomic, fi­nan­cial and so­cial pres­sures re­sult­ing from the pan­demic, fail­ure is the in­evitable fate in a world of in­tense com­pe­ti­tion, tur­moil and sud­den re­ori­en­ta­tion poli­cies! Are we ready for the next sce­nario?”

“Ad­min­is­tra­tive del­e­ga­tion is the trans­fer of part of the du­ties and pow­ers of the su­pe­rior (the au­thor­ity) to the sub­or­di­nate (the au­tho­rized) with­out waiv­ing re­spon­si­bil­ity or con­se­quences of the trans­fer in any way. Thus, the au­thor­ity is pri­mar­ily re­spon­si­ble for the task del­e­gated to the del­e­gate. Del­e­ga­tion is also the pre­rog­a­tive of man­agers at the se­nior, mid­dle and ex­ec­u­tive lev­els,” Dr. Mahdi Al-Fadhli wrote for An­na­har daily.

“It is worth not­ing there is a man­date for the ac­tiv­ity, which is un­der the su­per­vi­sion of the re­spon­si­ble au­thor­ity. The ad­min­is­tra­tive im­por­tance of del­e­ga­tion lies in the fol­low­ing points:

“Time man­age­ment: Al­low­ing the of­fi­cial to de­vote him­self to cre­ative ad­min­is­tra­tive op­er­a­tions such as plan­ning and devel­op­ment, and sav­ing time that would have been spent in the del­e­gated tasks.

“In­creas­ing pro­duc­tiv­ity: The of­fi­cial ex­ert­ing ef­fort in the most im­por­tant tasks to in­crease ef­fi­ciency of this of­fi­cial and thus in­crease pro­duc­tiv­ity in the work sys­tem.

“In­creas­ing con­fi­dence: Del­e­gat­ing other works to boost con­fi­dence be­tween the boss and sub­or­di­nates, lead­ing to mo­ti­va­tion, con­fi­dence, sense of sat­is­fac­tion and be­long­ing to the sys­tem to im­prove their work with all dili­gence and abil­ity, and to re­main in the sys­tem with­out leav­ing it for any rea­son.

“Skill devel­op­ment: Del­e­ga­tion leads to gain­ing new skills, in­creas­ing prac­ti­cal ex­pe­ri­ence and en­ter­ing into an at­mos­phere of chal­lenges, lead­ing to the ex­trac­tion of all em­ployee po­ten­tials and putting them into ser­vice.

“Eval­u­a­tion of lev­els: The del­e­ga­tion process pro­vides the op­por­tu­nity for an of­fi­cial to eval­u­ate per­for­mance lev­els and ca­pa­bil­i­ties of the mem­bers of the work team in the sys­tem in ev­ery sit­u­a­tion to en­sure a com­pre­hen­sive eval­u­a­tion. This helps to pro­vide an op­por­tu­nity for the pro­mo­tion of em­ploy­ees to higher lev­els af­ter suc­cess­fully per­form­ing the tasks del­e­gated to them.

“Gain­ing con­trol: The ad­min­is­tra­tion’s con­tin­u­ous mon­i­tor­ing of del­e­gated tasks at all lev­els gives him the au­thor­ity to fo­cus on re­sults, which leads to more ac­cu­rate per­for­mance eval­u­a­tion and greater con­trol over the sys­tem.”

“Sim­ply, it is be­trayal, in­sult and de­struc­tion of all val­ues, anx­i­eties and promis­ing fu­ture that we hope for. It is sur­ren­der and sub­mis­sion of ev­ery­thing we have to a hated and ar­ro­gant en­emy whose in­ten­tions and ac­tions have noth­ing to co­ex­ist with or no one ac­cepts even if he puts all the cos­met­ics and elab­o­rate dis­guises on his face,” colum­nist Ali Al-Bashar wrote for Al-Jarida daily.

“An Arab can feel or smell his en­emy even thou­sands of miles away, es­pe­cially this stink­ing type of en­emy. The en­emy that we are pres­sured to ac­cept is tainted with the blood of Arabs, with Pales­tini­ans at the fore­front as their land was stolen. They were dis­placed, killed and im­pris­oned. Their homes were de­mol­ished and are still be­ing de­mol­ished. The en­emy keeps on strik­ing and de­stroy­ing Arab cities and vil­lages. This is in ad­di­tion to the killing of thou­sands of Egyp­tian Arabs and oth­ers on the land of Si­nai, Golan, and the banks of the Jor­dan River, etc. The en­emy con­tin­ues to pur­sue Pales­tini­ans, even in the di­as­pora, to seize the rest of the land that har­bors them.

“The Zion­ists are here to de­stroy us and to seize the goods of the re­gion. If some were shaken by the ex­tor­tion op­er­a­tions and ar­ti­fi­cial ter­ror, then the en­try of Zion­ists to our land will be worse than any ter­ror­ism we have seen in the his­tory of na­tions.”


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