How Covid-19 has affected our lifestyle
Last year has been termed as the worst of this century. Since the emergence of covid-19, the world is still experiencing a global pandemic that has destabilized most institutional settings. While we live in unprecedented times, the human race has become a victim of a virus invisible to the naked eye. Still, it has immensely disturbed the education, health care, and economic systems globally. The companies, educational institutes have been forced to shut down, and employers have been asked to work from home. Educational lectures and seminars are conducted via digital means, i.e., multimedia conferencing tools. With science and technology advancements being made, this pandemic is a reminder that as we keep progressing in scientific development, humankind will continue to encounter challenges in the future. It is time to prioritize those relevant issues for the survival and prosperity of this civilization.
Covid-19 has given rise to social, cultural, and financial inequalities. A majority of people who are finding it difficult to get quality medical attention, access to education, along with the high rate of domestic violence being reported, as a result of lockdown situations, people are forced to be confined in their homes.
Amid pandemic outbreak, sports matches are being played in empty stadiums without crowds. Moreover, several sports events are canceled and postponed. Since the coronavirus outbreak, people are instructed to maintain social distancing to avoid catching the virus, keeping at least a meter distance from people with each other. Any individual infected with the virus or the one who is in doubt of catching the virus is advised to serve a quarantine period. The international health organizations have also instructed to practice respiratory hygiene such as wearing safety masks, frequent handwashing with soap, and alcohol-based sanitizers.
Even though there is an invasion of awful news in the pandemic by all accounts, there has also been a noticeable positive social change in the health propensities for individuals around the globe, such as a shift in dietary patterns, especially among urban populaces. As compared to the rural natives, urban people generally consume more processed fast foods and eat out. According to research, ever since the imposition of lockdown, eight out of ten consumers in the United States have changed their eating habits. Numbers suggest that 60% of the consumers consume homemade food, and at least 20% are reported to be eating healthier meals than usual.
As we step ahead into 2021, the governments should primarily focus on developing accessible and affordable quality healthcare systems. Actual results can be achieved by investing efforts and large numbers of budget in favor of health and education and the focus on environmental benefits, which will consequently benefit the long-term and ensure that no one is left behind. The route for post covid journey is yet to be known; the immediate focus should be to deal with the complications that have emerged due to this pandemic.