The biggest cause of the so-called Covid-19 second wave in Nigeria is that the political class didn’t distribute palliatives given to them to distribute.
Some hid palliatives in warehouses while their fellow citizens were starving. If they hadn’t, many daily income earners wouldn’t have felt like going out each day during the lockdown to trade and risk contracting Coronavirus. In fact, lockdown would have been a feast.
When coronavirus doesn’t see people to infect, it dies off. That’s what would have happened if the people were given palliatives to eat at home.
The crime wave that forced the Federal Government to suspend the lockdown would likely not have happened.
So, the refusal of many citizens to wear facemasks, maintain social distancing, etc., is one of the causes of the ‘second wave’. But a bigger cause is the refusal of the political class to share food relief materials to the citizens during the lockdown. This refusal alone caused the ‘hunger virus’ that made the last lockdown a failure.
If there is a second lockdown, I hope palliatives will be fairly distributed and not hidden.