We’re In A Big COVID Wave And Just Drowning

Everybody’s got COVID and 🤷🏾‍♂️

4 min readJul 20, 2022


An old photo of me underwater in Keerimalai

I used to look at the COVID numbers and feel scared about the world outside. Now COVID is inside my fucking body and the numbers are disturbingly reassuring. It feels like there’s a huge wave crashing over the whole world and we’re acting like we’re mermaids, but we’re not.

My daughter had COVID, both sets of grandparents, and many of my neighbors and friends too. And yet my country (Sri Lanka) is reporting only a few dozen cases a day. But I know a few dozen cases personally. We’ve just given up. Besides China, so have most countries.

I’ve been doing some remote work and people there have COVID also, from Egypt to England. It’s everywhere, even more than before, when we took more precautions. I guess because we’re not taking precautions. People have given up and COVID hasn’t. So it just keeps chewing through the human population.

I remember thinking that when vaccines came out there was a light at the end of the tunnel. But white greed made the vaccines useless for stopping this by hoarding them for profit. White arrogance made that task even more impossible by using vaccines to ignore basic hygiene like masking and ventilation, and never attempting test/trace/isolate like China.

I have four shots in my arm and I’m still sick. We’re following idiotic western guidance on isolation and people are just walking out after seven days and infecting others. We lifted mask regulations because they got annoying, not because the need is gone. In Sri Lanka it’s somewhat understandable, our entire country has fallen apart, we’ve got other problems.

But then I look at other countries where they have resources and they’re doing even less. It pains me because Sri Lanka actually eliminated COVID once but we couldn’t resist every coming wave. The white people supposedly leading the world got vaccines and got lazy and have led the world into pandemic forever. And they’re still attacking China, like I can innoculate myself with propaganda. I can’t. I’m sick right now.

The western media propaganda environment around COVID is so strong and so pervasive that we don’t even notice the complete absurdity of it all. And how much the story keeps changing.




Indrajit (Indi) Samarajiva is a Sri Lankan writer. Follow me at www.indi.ca, or just email me at indi@indi.ca.