Maxim Behar for TBmagazine: Where did Covid go?!... Strange!
In his weekly column "Max's Column" for TBmagazine, Maxim Behar shares his expert opinion on a topic that has left many question marks - why did the media forget about Covid?
Stressed out, confused, vaccinators and anti-vaxxers, specialists in everything... suddenly forgot that there was a pandemic, forgot about all kinds of Covid variations and overnight became specialists in international politics. I'll bet that's an outcome even the most impressive analysts didn't see coming.
Somehow it was like a magic wand - we opened shopping malls, public buildings, cinemas, theatres, lifted all sorts of restrictions, and the media relegated news of infected and dead to either the back of the news or completely forgot to mention them.
The truth is different.
Exactly two years after the first recorded case of Covid-19 in Bulgaria, the pandemic is still there and the war in Ukraine can hardly displace this reality. In fact, the war will hopefully end soon. As well, I hope that the pandemic will not return again. But this super strange circumstance of the last few days only shows how the dynamics of the modern world are rapidly erasing from our heads, and from our news, the events of yesterday, because we are now being "bombarded" by quite different ones today.
Naturally, the bad things should be forgotten as soon as possible, but I would say that our disturbing memories should not be erased so quickly and overshadowed by every subsequent event. The pandemic did not hide, it did not disappear suddenly and overnight, quite the opposite - we are still careful in our meetings, in our offices, in public places. Just as - to our great regret - when the war is over we will not forget it for a long time. And this is further proof that it is not the news that should determine our important priorities. But ourselves.