2020 and 2021 were entirely engulfed by the Covid-19 pandemic, arguably one of the worst virus outbreaks our world has ever seen in the last 100 years. In fact, the Covid-19 pandemic resulted in more than 1.6 million casualties and more than 75 million reported cases worldwide. While these statistics are very alarming, the pandemic has charged nearly every aspect of a human being’s life, from everyday activities such as the clothes we wear to the groceries we purchase to school to work to everything in between.
A few after-effects of the covid-19 pandemic might end up uniting the population, providing us the opportunity to consider how we live our daily lives. While Covid-19 vaccinations make the prospect of everything returning to normal a reality, the drastic changes in current trends continue to evolve how we consume goods, work, and travel. Whatever the case, we need to realize that our world will never be the same again. With that in mind, let us look at a few ways how our world is doing after the pandemic.
1. The Covid-19 Pandemic Has Created More Healthcare Job Opportunities
While incredibly resilient and recession-proof, the Covid-19 pandemic impacted the healthcare field, leading to non-emergency medical procedures and elective surgery restrictions. As a result, critical care units and ERs struggled to respond to a wave of Covid-19 patients throughout the entire nation. Furthermore, frontline healthcare workers like nurses saw a decline in job satisfaction. As a result, most of them quit their nursing jobs altogether.
Due to such a thing, a lot of new healthcare job opportunities opened up for aspiring candidates. For instance, more and more candidates are taking up careers in healthcare informatics and healthcare administration to take up administrative, behind-the-scenes roles. While these professionals won’t have hands-on experience with Covid-19 patients, they will undoubtedly play a part in improving healthcare quality and access for everyone!
2. Travel Is More Inhabited These Days
When lockdowns were imposed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, countries like the United States of America saw a decrease in road traffic. In fact, around 70 percent of all vehicles have disappeared from the roads. On top of that, we’ve also seen an 80 percent drop in air travel in recent months.
In the end, most countries are heading towards a significant collapse, signifying that the future of the travel sector looks uncertain. Furthermore, cities like Rome, Milan, and London have taken the initiative to expand cycling and pedestrian zones further and loosen regulations around electric scooters to counter emissions, noise, and air pollution while maintaining social distancing. As a result, the price of electric vehicles will continue to drop and will reach parity with their internal combustion counterparts.
3. The Way We Work Is Being Redefined
The modern workforce and supply chain’s value has been temporarily redefined due to the Covid-19 pandemic. From teachers to healthcare workers to frontline professionals to delivery drivers to supermarket staff, these ky workers have been given immense recognition because of their role in Covid-19 mitigation. Moreover, the Covid-19 pandemic has also exposed numerous inequality issues, with taxi drivers and workers in factories and warehouses being forced to risk infection instead of losing their jobs.
Furthermore, work-from-home is now the standard for most employees, replacing meeting and daily commutes with virtual conference calls and flexible hours. What’s more, most businesses have also been quick to close down their physical locations in favor of virtual offices and remote working. Such a thing has led to a more productive, satisfied, and happier workforce.
4. There Has Been An Increase In The Spread Of Misinformation
Many rumors have spread like a forest fire due to the Covid-19 pandemic, from the idea that Coronavirus was created in a lab as a biological weapon to thinking that drinking bleach will kill it. In fact, according to a study published in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, there have been more than 2000 reports of discrimination, conspiracy theories, and rumors recently.
However, little do we know that such misinformation can cause serious issues. In fact, researchers have found that Cvoid-19 related rumors and misinformation have led to thousands of cases of deaths and hospitalizations. So, to ensure that people remain protected, health agencies and organizations should track and monitor misinformation in real-time. They must also engage government stakeholders and local communities to debunk such rumors.
5. Covid-19 Pandemic Has Led To Anxiety And Depression
There is no doubt that the covid-19 took a massive toll on our mental and physical healths. According to a CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) study, there has been an immense rise in suicidal thoughts and depression levels amid the Covid-19 pandemic. While the study couldn’t specify the reason behind this rise, factors like unemployment, university and school closures, social isolation, and other financial problems play a massive role.
6. Facial Protection Is Now An Ever-Present Of Everyone’s Wardrobe
Nowadays, a small piece of cloth, known as a face mask, is a must-have fashion accessory of 2021, and the trend is set to continue for the foreseeable future. Unfortunately, such high demand has led to a shortage in the supply of facial masks worldwide. That said, this shortage and increased demand have opened up various opportunities. For instance, more and more sewing enthusiasts are churning out homemade face masks for their local communities.
Furthermore, more and more retailers and clothing companies are getting on board, adding different facial masks to their list of clothing options. According to multiple studies, there are numerous benefits of wearing facial masks for both the wearers and the people around them. So, nowadays, it is a no-brainer to put on a facial mask whenever you leave the house.
Covid-19 is an earth-shattering event, and its consequences stretch bar beyond our tiny imaginations. However, one thing is for sure; just like the Covid-19 pandemic has exposed the competence of governments worldwide, disrupted markets, and shattered lives, it has also resulted in a shift in economic and political powers. So, to remain up-to-date with how the Covid-19 pandemic will affect our world, consider the abovementioned ways to stay well-informed.