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The Global Pandemic and the New Normal
16. December 2020 at 16:27
Many pandemics around the globe had taken lives of millions of people in the past. In the age of globalization, lives of people all over the world are interconnected which made the current pandemic grow relatively at a fast pace than was ever imaginable,and it will take some time for people to adjust themselves to the new normal.

Many pandemics around the globe had taken lives of millions of people in the past. However, this pandemic, which started in late December 2019, has taken a shift from the previous ones. In the age of globalization, lives of people all over the world are interconnected which made this pandemic grow relatively at a fast pace than was ever imaginable. To this, many people are in deep shock whether how and when will this end. International researchers are putting in their effort to create a vaccine that can cure the infected ones. Meanwhile, international donor agencies are helping people worldwide by providing medicines and other relief measures. However, many are still wondering about the post-pandemic scenario and how it will shape their lives.

The corona virus also termed as COVID-19 is basically a virus that causes severe acute respiratory syndrome in which the infected one experiences high fever, difficulty to breathe normally among other symptoms. It is a fatal disease but is curable upon increased immunity. Many infected people have recovered while others have died during this process. Medical experts are finding curable ways including a vaccine that can help cure the infected ones. The virus that started in Wuhan, China spread across the globe within few months and the infected ones ratio rose unprecedently. However, most of the countries are getting successful in controlling the numbers through various options such as total lockdown and smart lockdowns.

The economic cycle took a pause while lockdown was observed. Resultantly, few new cases started to report with recovery rates increasing. Many countries shifted from total to smart lockdowns where markets were open under standard operating procedures (SOP’s).Whereas, lockdown of industries caused many people lose their jobs, the undocumented labor class did little in running the economic growth.

Similarly, social cycle was also disrupted where educational institutions, recreational centers, among others were shut down and people were asked to stay at homes. Realizing this new reality, many were shocked and afraid of the consequences of this pandemic and how it will shape their future lives. While the fear of it kept people at a distance from one another, electronic devices became the main source in conveying their grievances.

With less new cases being reported daily and more recoveries, many governments around the world have eased lockdowns in their countries and are shifting towards normal living conditions. However, business as usual will take time as people are entering towards a new normal. Many are confused about this new reality while others fear of a next global pandemic once a vaccine for the present one is produced. The global pandemic is not over but the new normal gives hope for a prosperous and united world. 


Cite This Article As: Zulfiqar Ali Ramzan. "The Global Pandemic and the New Normal." International Youth Journal, 16. December 2020.

Link To Article: https://youth-journal.org/the-global-pandemic-and-the-new-normal





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