It came in such a rush, and we barely had enough time to prepare for the disaster to be caused by the Coronavirus. Our fingers remain crossed while we desperately await good news about a vaccine that will save lives all around the world.
The Coronavirus pandemic has claimed thousands of lives, according to WHO. It is shocking. Also, jobs have been lost, and global economies are threatened.
For so many people, the days are spent worrying and praying that it will soon be over. Yes, it will be over sometime, but what comes next?
Thinking about the future after Coronavirus is not very easy, because there are so many odds. But, the pandemic will cause some positive effects that can affect people across the world.
Here are my thoughts on how Coronavirus will change the world;
Transformation of the Health Sector
It is widely believed that the health sector will undergo massive transformation. The unfolding events during this pandemic have revealed that so many countries have undervalued the need to focus on the healthcare sector. This is why the healthcare sector in many countries hit severely by the pandemic are stretched to their limits.
It is believed that reforming and strengthening the healthcare sector and providing better healthcare plans will be top priority in many countries all around the world.
Working From Home
The idea of working from home seemed almost impossible for many managers before the pandemic. Now, it is obvious that more companies can function effectively with remote workers. And there are so many benefits of remote working; so many companies will be open to adopting the concept permanently.
Our lifestyles will surely be changed after the pandemic. Maybe in the years to come. We have all realised the need to live a healthier lifestyle, which involves regular hand washing, cooking food properly, and dropping bad habits such as smoking.
Lifestyle changes to become healthy should have an overall positive effect on everyone.
Government Takeovers in the Corporate and Industrial Sector
So many big companies are already in need of financial bailout. This has been introduced in the US (https://time.com/5810315/congress-coronavirus-bailout/) We have heard about people losing jobs, furloughing staffs, and companies shutting down. After the pandemic is over, the most likely action of the government is to take over crucial companies that are essential to the economy.
Focus on Essential Duties
We have been taken unawares by the Coronavirus pandemic and so many health officers and workers on the frontline have lost their lives after falling ill.
The loss of lives in industries and sectors that offer essential duties will cause urgency in the demand for these services. To fill the gap governments all across the world must find ways to encourage and train new candidates to take on essential duties.
It is also expected that long-term strategies will be implemented to ensure that emergency response will be faster and more effective in future.
In conclusion, all we can do is wait, and hope that the aftermath is not too bad. This is where we rely on the capabilities of our leaders to preserve funds, and steer the different economies back to a place of glory.