The Tragic COVID-19 Pandemic is destroying the World—Are There Any Hopes to Get Back to Normal?
We are currently experiencing one the most tragic events on the earth—the Coronavirus Pandemic, which is going to be the most discussed topic in the human history. Peoples’ lives, medical sector, world economy, businesses, and many other sectors have turned upside-down since the very beginning of year 2020, after the outbreak of this pandemic.
The beginning of year 2020 has left us shattered with the outbreak of the deadly virus—the COVID-19. This extremely infectious virus is wreaking mayhem over the world by infecting billions of people and has significantly surged the rate of mortality across the globe.
Be it our everyday activities from normal schooling, travelling, shopping products, corporate jobs, social events and home gatherings to the functioning of industries like healthcare, pharmacies, production companies, construction sites, and almost every other industry has been dramatically altered after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. The life before and during COVID-19 has vast differences, which have triggered a huge fear in the heart of every individual—Will the world ever be back to normal again?
Unfortunately, this global crisis has twisted and turned every other thing around us, leaving us behind a simple hope that soon a drug or vaccine will come into existence and the pandemic will end. However, the time when the vaccine will be developed and reach every corner of the world is still ambiguous and the only option this deadly virus has left us with is using masks, maintaining social distancing or isolation, implementing lockdown in major impacted areas, adopting healthy lifestyle, and consuming immunity boosting foods. The virus is changing the face of the normalcy in unprecedented ways. In this state of pervasive uncertainty and turmoil, the only ounce of reality is that the world will not be the same when all this subsides.
Pandemic has Introduced New Ways of Lifestyle
Billions of individuals who devote a major part of their lives in offices work have suddenly realized they can do exactly the same work from the comfort of their homes, in fact with more productivity. Never before in the history of the Internet there has been such an abrupt shift in the way we use online technologies at present. Social events and gathering are being enjoyed over the Internet through video calls, our home sofas have turned into our personal movie theaters through online video streaming platforms, office jobs and educational institutes have also adopted online portals for their functioning. In short, the virtual world is capturing a major part of our everyday lives now.
How has the Pandemic Altered Industrial Verticals?
The COVID-19 pandemic has upturned every other industry in either positive or negative way. Here’s a glimpse of the current scenario of the top industrial sectors.
1. OTT Platforms Industry is Ruling
The sector of OTT platforms had soared even before the crisis took a toll worldwide. However, they have turned out as our sole source of entertainment during this chaotic situation. Be it live concerts or matches or the first day of a movie release we are simply enjoying them in the comfort of our homes—and that too at a lot more cheaper rates.
2. The Ecommerce World is Flourishing
One more industry which is inevitable to go through an ocean of changes is the ecommerce sector. People are now adopting online shopping platforms for shopping everything from lifestyle goods to their daily essentials to avoid personal contact from people and avert the spread of this disease. Moreover, a huge chunk of people are only choosing to purchase essential goods through ecommerce platforms, due to the lack of money and fear of getting infected during the crisis period.
Moreover, the ban on delivery of non-essential products has highlighted how we can actually survive with what we already have. Also, some witty people have now understood that they need very little and basic things to be really happy and pleasing life.
3. The Travel and Tourism Sector Has Gone Upside-Down
The entire panorama of travelling has altered in unprecedented ways with the outbreak of COVID-19 disaster. With strict health checkups at the airports, fear of getting infected, lack of proper travel options, shortage of money, etc. the travel and tourism industry has faced deterioration.
4. The Food Industry is Going Online
The food industry has undergone a 180-degree change with the rise of the pandemic. Restaurants, bars, cafes, and grocery stores have switched to online mode for ensuring safety and adopting contact-less ways of food delivery. However, now the eateries are reopening and are adapting to the pandemic situation by implementing precautionary measures such as wearing of face masks, gloves, and hair covers as well as periodic sanitizing.
5. The Healthcare Sector Has Dramatically Altered
One of the drastically impacted sector of all is the health and wellness sector. Healthcare professionals are seen risking their lives and battling the deadly virus by offering all the possible care and services to the public. The growing focus on the use of digitalization and technology has paved way for e-healthcare and telemedicine options, thus providing safe and cost-effective healthcare services.
The practice of remote diagnosis and caring for patients has proven beneficial for patients suffering with many severe diseases such as diabetes, heart disorders, etc. Moreover, the sales of pharmaceutical products have hit the roof since the outburst of COVID-19.
SO, the ultimate question—Will the World Ever be the Same as Before Post-COVID-19 Crisis?
Businesses worldwide are facing widespread disruption since the rise of COVID-19 pandemic. Be it any business, big or small, it has greatly impacted by the pandemic, and the effect is going to stay for long. The world economy has collapsed, and people have almost lost all their capitals. The world might not be the same again if the pandemic continues for longer.
With the present mayhem and possibly ensuing upheavals, the world will have to face long-term impact and consequences. The deadly virus has compelled humanity to combat a common enemy. It is the time, the people all over the world realize that only alliance and collective efforts can bring victory in this battle against COVID-19 disease.
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