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Why do we always want to cheat others?

When the fear of death during the pandemic was cast in the minds of the people across the country as well as the world, I thought the time had come for some soul-searching, and that we may be able to change ourselves for the better. I thought we would rise to the occasion and lead […]

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How lockdown impacted our productivity

There had to be shutdowns across the world. We didn’t know what else to do. The only way to escape the virus was to stay inside our homes and not go out as we normally did before the virus onslaught. But, as a result, we experienced enormous losses in businesses, economies, jobs, as well as […]

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What the pandemic has taught us

The few months that turned the world upside down have made us look back and review all that we have done for centuries. The coronavirus pandemic has certainly taught us about many aspects of our lives, of which we may think differently now. It has at least shown us what we, humankind, have been doing […]

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A war against our own selves

On 1 February 2020, as I was following the eruption of coronavirus in Wuhan since January, I alerted my school friends thought I was crazy and was creating unnecessary panic. Like many heads of state around the world, my friends also didn’t see this coming. In fact, nothing like this happened before – not even […]

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How coronavirus will change our world

We thought we had it all right; our way of living was right, our way of balancing the society was right, our way of providing health care to the masses was right, our way of handling the state of the affairs, including politics, was right. The coronavirus outbreak has demonstrated how wrong we were. The […]

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Corporate Communication Health

Communicating about the coronavirus

Bangladesh, over the decades, I believe, has done very well in terms of making the people aware about innumerable health-related issues. We have been successful in communicating to the people about many issues that have saved millions of lives. We have also become very successful as far as disaster management is concerned. The government, with […]

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Let’s prepare; right now…

Imagine that a few of Bangladeshi workers, infected with coronavirus, manage to filter through our ports and airports and mingle in with an ocean of 170 million people. Since the virus is airborne, those infected persons would surely contaminate many. From a few persons to many; from many to millions. That’s how we have observed […]