One Year of COVID-19: Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

It's been a year since the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus that has caused the biggest reported pandemic and the COVID-19 disease. According to a report in South China Morning Post, the first case of COVID-19 was reported on 17th November 2019. A 55-year-old individual from Hubei province in China may have been the first person to have contracted COVID-19.

One Year of COVID-19: Novel Coronavirus Outbreak



The Effect of Coronavirus on Population

According to Worldometers, a total of 56,554,913 cases are reported of which 1,354,552 are now dead. Though 39,348,585 patients have been successfully recovered from this pandemic, it has caused harsh mental and economical damage to the population. See my previous article on the Mental Damage caused by Coronavirus.


One Year of COVID-19: Novel Coronavirus Outbreak



The Effect of Coronavirus on Economy

Businesses are coping with lost revenue and disrupted supply chains as factory shutdowns and quarantine measures spread across the globe, restricting movement and commerce. National Lockdowns have also caused the downfall of MSMEs. On the other hand, Internet-based businesses have also made a lot of money and user-base during this quarantine.


One Year of COVID-19: Novel Coronavirus Outbreak



The Effect of Coronavirus on Environment

The National Lockdowns and Factory shutdowns lead to a drop in air and water pollution which significantly tends to a drop in Air and Water Pollution. 


One Year of COVID-19: Novel Coronavirus Outbreak



What did the world learn from Coronavirus?

  • The world is still learning from the coronavirus pandemic a hard lesson in how much we all depend on each other.
  • It has shown us how much our health depends on other people maintaining personal hygiene and social distancing conditions.
  • It has also shown us how much we need and miss each other when we are faced with prolonged stay-at-home conditions, and how our economy is ill-equipped to deal with such a situation.
  • Many people find themselves out of work, out of business, and see no future in sight, on one hand, and on the other hand, a financial elite that continues profiting in the billions at the expense of such people.
  • Governments of all countries should trust each other and become transparent in sharing information. We can either succeed together or will fail separately.
  • The world should learn that global issues such as pandemics, environmental issues, issues around non-renewable energy, and war-free peace needs global cooperation.
  • We need to improve our health sector that majorly involves capacity building.


The End Notes

With a salute to our healthcare workers and police, I would like to end this article. I hope that the world will continue learning from this pandemic, as I think there are many more takeaways that society has yet to realize. I would like to thanks some more people for their informational lines used in this article:

  • Michael Laitman
  • Subha Eswaran
  • Abdur Rahman Khan


Please share this article with your friends on the occasion of first anniversary of the Coronavirus Outbreak. Have a good one.

Cheers!

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