Former Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Akhtar is using his influence on Youtube to aware of his fans. He wants them to avoid junk food completely which can ruin their immune system.
It is said that COVID-19 is affecting those more who have a weak immune system. Akhtar believes junk food is the reason people across the world are now vulnerable to viruses.
“If we have to fight coronavirus, we ought to keep our lungs in good shape,” Akhtar said. “We need to blame ourselves as we have ruined our immune system by eating a lot of junk food in the last 20 odd years.
“Had we eaten at home and avoided fizzy drinks our immunity would have been good. The disease hasn’t come forward but our immunity has fallen,” he added.
Akhtar also lashed out at the self-claimed doctors on the internet who pass on advice without any proper knowledge.
“Everybody has come up with a video with respect to coronavirus and I don’t under why is it that they try to gain the advantage of such situations. We need to avoid sending crass jokes about coronavirus on WhatsApp and spend time with our families. This is a serious disease,” he said.
Akhtar wants people to not take it lightly. The ex-cricketer had gone out and saw people showing a casual attitude.
“I went outside for some really important work today. I did not shake hands with anyone or hugged anyone. The windows of my car were closed the entire time and I came back home as soon as possible. But I noticed a very worrying trend outside. I saw 4 guys traveling on one bike, they were going for a picnic. People are having food together outside, traveling to other places. Why are restaurants still open, why are we not closing them,” Akhtar said in a YouTube video.
“In India, people have embraced a curfew. But here in Pakistan, we can’t stop traveling. 90% of cases are due to human contact but we are not ready to stay at home. What are we doing? This is dangerous, it’s like playing with the lives of people,” he added.