The COVID-19 crisis and Its Socio economic Impact globally by Ankit Adhya
The COVID-19 crisis and Its Socio economic Impact globally
The COVID-19 poses an extraordinary challenge to the world. Currently affecting more than 200 countries and territories, the virus has upended the lives of children and their families everywhere, placing a huge strain on often already overburdened health and education systems.
The outbreak has been declared as a pandemic and on 12 January 2020,the World Health Organization(WHO) confirmed that a novel coronavirus was the cause of a respiratory illness in a cluster of people in Wuhan City, Hubei province, China which was reported to the WHO on 31 December 2019.
Humanity needs leadership to defeat COVID-19
- The PANDEMIC is moving like a wave one that may yet crash on those least able to cope.
- COVID-19 is much more than a health crisis. By stressing everyone of the countries it touches, it has the potential to create devastating social, economic and political crises that will leave deep scars.
- Every day people are losing jobs and income with no way of knowing when normalcy will return. Small island nations heavily dependent on tourism, have empty hotels and deserted beaches.
- Dozens of the world’s greatest cities are deserted as people stay indoors, either by choice or by government orders. Across the world, shops, theaters, restaurants and bars are closing.
- The INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATION estimates that 195 million jobs could be lost.
It will require all of Society to limit the spread of COVID-19 and to cushion the potentially devastating impact it may have on vulnerable people and economies. We must rebuild trust and cooperation within and among nations and between people and their governments.
The COVID-19 crisis in India
This PANDEMIC has brutally exposed the vulnerabilities of some of the best health systems. For the Indian health system, one of the most burdened and least funded in the world , this is a critical moment as government facilities are already overstretched in a highly fractured, underfunded and geographically uneven health system. The current crisis risks to enhance long lasting health inequalities and how dysfunctional health infrastructures may collapse under the strain of the coming dramatic spike in COVID-19 cases in INDIA. Testing is crucial to gauge the extent of COVID-19 transmission in any country. Until the national LOCKDOWN, the testing strategy of the government was relying on the assumption that no community transmission was happening in India and that there were only foreign imported cases. Indeed with the LOCKDOWN, a large amount of workers migrated internally from existing hotspots like Mumbai and Delhi towards their home states like Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Failure to acknowledge presence of COVID-19 infections in the community and failure to test all symptomatics in Mumbai or Delhi itself may have exposed these states to the diffusion of the virus and a potential explosion of cases in places where health infrastructures are poorer.
Challenges faced by India
COVID-19 is spread via airborne droplets or contact with the surface. It is possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or an object that has the virus on it and then touching their own eyes, nose or mouth.
- Large population- India is highly vulnerable due to the large population constantly traveling and working in urban agglomerations like DELHI-NCR, MUMBAI.
- Poor public hygiene- Public hygiene in India is poor despite the “ Swachh Bharat”(Clean India) movements.
- Unknown incubation period- The incubation period is not very accurate and cannot be defined how long people should be quarantined. COVID-19 usually follows what is known as a biphasic or dual phase infection.
The Above video is one of the entries from “In Time of COVID19 Video & Essay Contest”
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