SARS-CoV-2 causes Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). It has had a terrible impact on the world’s demography, resulting in the deaths of almost 5.3 million people globally. Since the 1918 influenza pandemic, it has emerged as the most serious global health concern.
Coronaviruses have become a significant shift in twenty-first-century medicine, healthcare systems, education, and the global economy, as evidenced by the pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
From our daily routines to our life objectives and aspirations, the COVID-19 epidemic altered life as we knew it—and it may have altered us personally as well. Many people believe that the world has permanently altered. (Snower, 2020)
Telemedicine might become the new standard
While there are still specific issues requiring in-person contact with a doctor, the epidemic has accelerated what had been a gradual shift to platforms like Zoom for online patient appointments.
“At the very least twice a year, I prefer to see my patients.” We can now meet each other once a year in person, and if there are any concerns, we can organize a telehealth visit in the meantime,” says the author (Katella, 2021).
Plenty of us have grown conscious of how much we need other people—many have tried to retain their social ties, even if they had to utilize technology to stay in touch, according to a study by Katella (2021). “It is undeniably insufficient, but even that community level has aided individuals.”
In medicine, we have started a revolution.
“One of the most important lessons we have taken away from COVID is that the scientific community can do incredible things when collaborating.” Katella expresses her opinion (2021)
Traditionally, typical vaccine development took four to twenty years. It took Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna 11 months to develop novel messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines. The method may have permanently altered how medications are created.
Freedom is valuable.
The Covid-19 pandemic emphasizes the importance of freedom – the right to move, be with people we love, and live in dignity and security – for ourselves and everyone around us, from our loved ones to refugees and the disadvantaged. (Snower, 2020)
Inequality of wealth is on the rise, and it affects us all.
It is inexcusable that someone might work full-time and still be unable to pay their rent, much alone eat and clothe themselves. A growing wealth disparity in any community raises economic insecurity, lowers possibilities, and decreases investment in public goods such as education and public transit. (Bulletin, 2021).
Nature allows us to live large while our world shrinks.
Clouds themselves have become more known to all of us. So did birds, trees, bees, shooting stars, and window plants. According to one poll, nearly six in ten Americans had tremendous respect for nature due to the epidemic, and three-quarters of respondents experienced a lift in their mood when spending time outside. (Bulletin, 2021).
In conclusion, the Covid-19 epidemic has shown a great sea of generosity and benevolence in our communities worldwide. It has resulted in innumerable acts of unselfish heroism in hospitals and nursing homes. It has prompted many of us to utilize our best abilities to serve our most significant causes, giving our lives and enterprises new and inspirational meaning.
Bulletin, T. A. (2021, December 17). 15 Lessons the Coronavirus Pandemic Has Taught Us. AARP. https://feeds.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-2021/lessons-from-covid.html?_amp=true
Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). (2016). Physiopedia. https://www.physio-pedia.com/Coronavirus_Disease_(COVID-19)
Katella, K. (2021, May 14). 8 Lessons We Can Learn From the COVID-19 Pandemic. Yale Medicine. https://www.yalemedicine.org/news/8-lessons-covid-19-pandemic
Snower, D. (2020, May 12). Fundamental Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic. Global Solutions Initiative | Global Solutions Summit. https://www.global-solutions-initiative.org/press-news/fundamental-lessons-from-the-covid-19-pandemic-global-solutions-summit-2020-opening-address/