Now is not the time to say what could be the possible consequences of the Covid-19 epidemic. Because, in the coming days, the epidemic may take a turn to get worse. When we completely beat the coronavirus, it can be seen that many of the changes in our daily lives caused by this virus were temporary. But some changes will be long-term. But in keeping with some possible changes, we can make some preparations in advance.
We will be able to learn a lot from the end of the epidemic. There are some signs of change that appear in the post-epidemic period. I would like to mention a few such points.
One. When a deadly virus that is rapidly becoming infected, we naturally keep trying to defeat it as quickly as possible without waiting for more information about that virus. Since the first coronavirus spread in China more than a year ago, many countries (especially in the Asia-Pacific region) are trying to resist it much more carefully than in the West. That is why the Western countries are still paying their dues. For example, in the UK, coronary mortality is still very high, with more than 1,500 people infected every day. This is leaving a big lesson for all, including western countries.
Two. Many countries are vaccinating their people at a much faster rate than other countries. The current speed of vaccination indicates that the level of infection will fall dramatically soon. But now, if governments open a lockdown everywhere, the virus can change its character and structure in a way that could endanger the effectiveness of existing vaccines.
Three. The study after the first vaccine approved by Kovid-19 was already being carried out for another purpose. For this reason, it is estimated that coronavirus vaccine production can improve the vaccine development process of all other types of viruses (from research to clinical trials and approval processes). If so, this research will help a lot in dealing with such epidemics in the future. The epidemic is expected to increase the overall capacity and productivity of pharmaceutical companies.
Four. Due to the experience of the epidemic, it is expected that future governments will be reluctant to allocate more to the public health sector than before. Governments have always been accustomed to allocating adequate funds in the health sector, which raised the issue of financial inequality. Since the epidemic, governments have been generous in this regard. It can be expected to play a positive role in allocating the budget in the health sector in future. Governments will be more interested than ever in ensuring that all citizens have access to health care through digital technology.
Five. After the end of the epidemic, technology can help increase the tendency to sit away in the office and work. This will make the employee’s work environment easier than before. If the issue of completing office work at home is widely recognized, its impact will be far-reaching. This will reduce the distress of the labourers, save their time and reduce the pressure on the transport sector. This will increase the ‘liquidity’ of the labour market and possibly increase production.
Six. Being accustomed to maintaining social distance will have an advantage in the revolutionary expansion of online transactions and business. This will allow government policymakers to rethink revenue collection, and online business could become one of the main sources of revenue for the government. Retailers will also be accustomed to professional behavior in online businesses.
Such possibilities are innumerable. In view of these, Governments need to plan for the future.
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