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Lessons to Learn from the COVID-19 Pandemic

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By Cloud Solutions International on June 18th, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is taking thousands of lives every passing day. Thousands of people die even in developed countries because of this deadly virus. Though many nations have developed vaccines and medications that are somewhat effective, the virus is still commanding. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has already taught us many lessons. For example, no matter how developed a country’s healthcare sector is, things can get out of hand. One of the most developed countries in the world, the U.S., has the highest number of patients and deaths. Vietnam, which is an Asian and developing country, has controlled the virus brilliantly. 

For more information about the number of infected people by COVID-19 and the death toll, refer to https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus  

IMPACTS OF COVID-19 ON DEVELOPED AND 3RD WORLD COUNTRIES

Global diseases have caused millions of deaths in the past as well. Surprisingly, these diseases have caused equal damages to developed and developing countries. One may assume that only 3rd World countries face the most significant damage. The truth is, it’s the opposite. 

Developing or undeveloped countries were in the same position, at least for the past decade. Pandemics can suddenly break the economy of a developed country. For example, over two million people have already lost their jobs in the U.S. because of COVID-19. Two million people losing jobs mean the economy of that particular country has faced a crisis. 

WHY CAN’T WE STILL CONTROL THE VIRUS?

Global unity, a dedicated team of multinational medical experts, a uniform healthcare sector, and advanced healthcare solutions are the necessary components to fight the virus. Do we have those now?

While it is apparent that many countries are doing experiments to find the cure for the virus, do we have a multinational team of medical experts working on it in one place? Does the world have a uniform healthcare sector? 

While developed countries talk about enhancing patient experience with technology, some countries don’t even have basic health facilities. 

The world can fight any global disease, not only COVID-19, if we can solve the concerns mentioned above. 

CONSPIRACY THEORIES ABOUT COVID-19

It is not a secret that the U.S. is blaming China for COVID-19. Some say that China created the deadly virus in a lab in Wuhan. Other than such conspiracy theories, do we have solid facts on where the virus originated from?  

Some research suggests that the virus got transferred from bats to secondary animals, then to humans. We know that the COVID-19 virus first invaded Wuhan in China. The latest research suggests that the virus invaded humans through the Pangolin. 

CONTROLLING FUTURE GLOBAL PANDEMICS WITH ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY

We know that COVID-19 is taking thousands of lives, and we do not have a cure or a vaccine for it, as of yet. The whole world should look into solutions now as one nation. Initiating a universal strategy from now itself can save the world from future viruses. 

Controlling epidemics is not a one-country mission; it’s a global mission. 

1) IMMEDIATE CURES

The deadly COVID-19 is a form of the well-known virus – the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome or commonly referred to as the SARS virus. Though COVID-19 is a new form of SARS, it is similar to the previous versions of SARS. The deadly COVID-19 is a form of the well-known virus – the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome or commonly referred to as the SARS virus. Though COVID-19 is a new form of SARS, it is similar to the previous versions of SARS. 

Immediate cures, including vaccines and medication, should be in a Medication Bank. There’s no time to start from the beginning and develop a remedy when a virus is taking thousands of lives. 

The world should have at least had a few backup vaccines after the SARS virus outbreak. Now, we know SARS, and we know COVID-19. What’s next? We should be able to predict it with advanced healthcare solutions, including Artificial Intelligence (A.I.). 

A.I. can help us understand the revolution of known viruses and bacteria. Accordingly, we can modify current vaccines and medications, and this should be an ongoing process.

2) DISEASE-PROOF HEALTHCARE

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has taught us many lessons. Hundreds of healthcare workers across the globe have fallen victims to the virus as well. This shows the importance of having a solid plan when it comes to the healthcare sector in tackling pandemics, and having disease-proof healthcare.

Check this post for more information about healthcare workers who have lost their lives fighting in the frontlines https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/927976#vp_2.

What is disease-proof healthcare? The current Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) has failed us? We need new PPE that completely separates healthcare workers and infected victims. 

We should also focus on next-gen theories, such as robotics in healthcare.

3) A DEDICATED TEAM OF MULTI-NATIONAL MEDICAL EXPERTS

Different nations have more or less understanding of distinct viruses. For example, China has dealt with SARS for many years, but the UK may not have. We should gather advanced knowledge from medical experts in different countries, and form a multi-nation healthcare organization that thoroughly focuses on global diseases. What about the WHO? Yes, the WHO also does it, but over the past 72 years (since forming WHO), many global diseases have taken thousands of lives. 

Maybe the WHO can strengthen its process. “A cure for any global disease” should be the aim of this expert team. 

Smart healthcare solutions can further make the hospitals in a country a more efficient and productive sector. In the case of a global pandemic, the combined healthcare sector can work more efficiently as one team. 

FINAL THOUGHTS

Next-gen healthcare solutions and global unity can control global pandemics more effectively in the future. However, the necessary changes should happen as soon as possible, at least before the next global pandemic. 

At CSI, our mission is to develop advanced healthcare solutions that prepare the world for any threatening disease. 

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