During the Corona crisis people tend to be more focused on the negative side of the situation. It’s easy to point fingers at the government for being slow to react, or at the corporations for greed, or at individuals for being careless. The truth is much more complex, and actually, it involves everybody. Coronavirus has taken a toll on everybody. It has affected all of us in different ways, and we will probably never fully understand how. Some of us are already experiencing symptoms. Some of us are working from home. Some of us have been quarantined. Some of us have lost our jobs. In this post, I want to share some of the things that have helped me during these times.
This is a war between the strong and the weak. The strong countries such as the United States, United Kingdom, and Europe have strong economies and strong health systems. However, during this Coronavirus Crisis, these countries have been hit very hard with several weeks of complete lockdown. In contrast, several of the poorer countries such as India, Brazil, and several other South American countries have been ravaged with this same virus. It’s not justified to hide the actual number. It’s only going to create more fear, more panic, and lead to even more unnecessary deaths. Facts should be made available to the public. By hiding them, we are doing more harm than good.
Most hospitals and health care systems are not prepared for a viral epidemic. This is just a fact of life in the modern world. We live in an increasingly interconnected society. When a new virus or a mutated version of an existing virus hits one country, it hits us all with terrible swiftness. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed our inability to stop the spread of infectious disease. The response has been to create a massive healthcare system that we can deploy at a moment’s notice. It is an impressive feat, but it does not change the fact that it will be impossible to get ahead of the curve if we continue to wait until there is a full-blown outbreak.
Health care workers need Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), most especially when dealing with the Ebola virus. The problem is, there is an enormous shortage of the PPE they need. So, what they really need is for someone to make it available to them. Unfortunately, no one is doing anything about this. It’s important that we continue to provide our health care heroes with the personal protective equipment (PPE) they need to protect themselves from this deadly virus.
However, in the meantime, we should not panic. There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection among healthy individuals who have not been previously exposed to the virus. People with pre-existing medical conditions, such as heart, lung or kidney disease, are at higher risk of getting seriously ill from the virus. That said, most healthy people who get infected with SARS-CoV-2 will experience mild to moderate symptoms and recover completely without needing any kind of medical assistance.
The tourism sector has been affected in many countries such as the United States, Canada and Georgia. The rates of tourism in Georgia and also study in Georgia have decreased to a large extent. Many countries are trying to resolve the crisis to regain its former glory, and we hope that the world will improve soon.