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  • Writer's pictureAdvait Girish

The Apathy the Rich show to the Poor

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected everyone in different ways. However, while the vast majority has suffered, the lower class seem to be affected more than anyone else.

The daily wage labourers couldn’t earn money for their family and starved due to a lack of food. Many couldn’t afford masks and slept on hard ground where there were a high number of germs. Slums were badly affected, due to the lack of hygiene and even upon getting infected they had to go to government hospitals where many couldn’t even get a bed. But nobody seemed to help them

The rich who had enough to give did not give them help. In fact, their behaviour toward the poor seemed to worsen. A high percentage of domestic workers were fired without a reference or salary. Another example is when a watchman in my building had broken his leg and had to stay at home for 2 months. His salary would have been cut but society members luckily stepped in. While the pandemic should seemingly end soon, their situations won’t get much better. They likely won’t get their jobs back as people will have to make up for lost money in the pandemic. At least 12.2 crore people have lost their jobs and this number doesn’t account for unorganized domestic staff.

To protect these people, we must step up. Don’t you think a small percentage of our earnings can be earmarked for people who really need it? We must fight for their rights. If you see that your society is going to cut a staff members’ salary when they have an emergency, fight for them and make sure they get paid since they need that money.

The sad truth for these people is that this issue will worsen unless their employers are kind to them and provide stability. If none of us help these people the gap between the rich and the poor will only increase which will be bad for the functioning of a society.

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Revolution Gamer
Revolution Gamer
09 apr. 2021

Very cool👍

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