Former Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat landed himself into a controversy on Thursday over his comments that Sars-Cov-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, “has a right to live”.
“If we talk philosophically, then Covid-19 virus is also a living organism which wants to live and has a right to live just like humans. However, we consider ourselves more intelligent than any other living organism. We are now after it and to escape, the virus is changing its form constantly,” Rawat told a local news channel during an interview on the pandemic.
“Hence, we now have to keep our distance from it. It is also moving and we are also moving, but we have to move faster than it so that it gets left behind,” Rawat said in the viral video clip.
This isn’t the first time the Rawat had made bizzare comments. Earlier, in 2019, he he claimed that the cow is the only animal that inhales and exhales oxygen.