Future with covid is not something people are excited to live through, but it looks like we might need to. Like any other virus (the Spanish flu for example) covid came and will stay. There are two possible ways to deal with it and not have many people die or suffer greatly from it. One way people can get immunity to coronavirus is by getting infected and being ill from it, the other is if we are vaccinated. Either way, the coronavirus will continue to exist in our world, it won’t just disappear into thin air.
The best people can do is have it under control as much as we can. No one thought that 2020 will bring such a disaster and that people will live life like in a zombie movie. Wearing masks, having to be apart from each other as to not get infected, being vaccinated, this all sounds like fiction. Unfortunately, sometimes these things do happen, and humanity has seen such scenarios before. The great Spanish flu also had devastating effects, just like covid. The one thing we can be certain of is that we will live through it, how many of us will get infected or have severe symptoms, depends on our immune system.
On one of the most famous forum websites – Quora, there are many topics answering this question. Let’s see what opinions do people have.
“Covid-19 is going to stay like any other virus. It will keep coming in different mutations. However, once we develop herd immunity its impact will diminish and life will be normal. This may take 3 to 4 more months till we peak out of this pandemic. Till then follow guidelines.” Said S. Swami
What is herd immunity? Well it is also known as ‘population immunity’, that is the indirect protection from an infectious disease that happens when a population is immune either through vaccination or immunity developed through previous infection. WHO supports achieving ‘herd immunity’ through vaccination, not by allowing disease to spread through any segment of the population, as this would result in unnecessary cases and deaths.
Herd immunity against COVID-19 should be achieved by protecting people through vaccination, not by exposing them to the pathogen that causes the disease. Read the Director-General’s 12 October media briefing speech for more detail.
Another person – C. Williams, a student of history said “my crystal ball shows very high unemployment and – worse, underemployment even when that is available – with more telecommuting for information workers. Keep in mind that companies are in financial trouble with respect to profitable production, so there will be belt-tightening.”
That is also one potential scenario, which is likely to occur, as we already feel the effects of covid on employment. Sadly there aren’t many job positions right now due to factories and companies cutting off people for safety reasons. Finding a good job was actually not easy before covid, and now it’s even harder. However, this gives opportunities to people to find jobs online and work from home. That, unfortunately, can apply to a small group of people, such as writers, artists, accountants, etc. What will the people who work physical jobs do? Let’s hope there will be future opportunities for them as well.
R. Tigga said on the subject that “Future would be uncertain that is what I would say right now.
Starting from the bottom, the unorganized sector jobs will get affected laborers, house helpers, cleaners, etc, who migrated or left a job due to covid 19 doesn’t seem to come back at normal, these people may not get a job in fear that Corona may spread by them again or these people may fear that again in future similar lockdown problems may happen so they may not move to the city again rather work in villages.
Then comes to us, the organized sector jobs would already have cut the jobs or will cut in near future for companies to remain in profit and may be under immense pressure to reconstruct their balance sheets at end of FI year, so there is no hope in getting jobs as usual rather more unemployment will be seen. ( In the USA, already it is happening ). Some may find WFH culture better and adapt to the situation but these are only possibilities.
So in the end we have to try to think positive and not lose our hope. There is always light at the end of the tunnel and the same applies to the future with covid. No matter what, people always find a way to cope with reality.
Autor: Mihaella Ahchieva