Why coronavirus pandemic is health wakeup
The coronavirus virus emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December 2019. Its outbreak quickly spread around the world, prompting the World Health Organization to declare it a global pandemic.
In less than three years, the coronavirus has sickened more than 675 million people and killed more than 6 million worldwide. It’s the most consequential global health crisis since the 1918 influenza pandemic.
The coronavirus has impacted virtually every aspect of life, including family, work, education, health care, and even Wall Street. The effects are felt across the world, and they’re most severe in low-income countries and those with weaker mental health systems.
Reducing the risk of COVID-19 by increasing vaccination is a key step towards protecting against this disease. But we need to do more, and the time to act is now.
Stopping the spread of coronavirus requires a coordinated response from governments, international organisations, and the private sector. In addition to increasing preparedness, we need to develop new solutions to protect vulnerable populations.
Developing the vaccine and other solutions that can protect against this disease is crucial. We need to fund more research and development, and we must find ways to incentivise people to get the vaccine.
Keeping up with the latest news about the coronavirus isn’t always easy. Trying to stay up-to-date can interfere with sleep, increasing stress and anxiety. Taking steps to avoid this can be helpful, such as scheduling phone calls or agreeing to focus on other topics while on the phone.