According to the US News and World Report, the virus is believed to have originated late last year in a food market in a Chinese city of Wuhan that was illegally selling wildlife. Health experts have their assumptions that the COVID might be originated in the species of the bats and then passed to humans. It can also be possibly transmitted through other animal species.
WHO (world health organization) was alerted to several cases of pneumonia in Wuhan at the end of a December. A week later Chinese authorities had confirmed that they found a new virus. The new virus identified by scientist as Covid-19, is a corona virus, a family of viruses that include common cold and more serious disease such as severe acute and respiratory syndrome.
Early on, this was believed that this virus spreads from animal to human but after sometime, but it was identified that it also transfers from human to human with increasing number of patients. It started from china and now in the whole world. Every country is suffering from this disease and its impact.
The covid-19 pandemic is an ongoing global health crisis and all the businesses suffered from it. Since the beginning of 2020, it has put an immense pressure on healthcare systems, disrupted economies, and halted a significant part of social life in many countries around the world. The world health organization declared the covid-19 outbreak as sixth public health of emergency. The third outbreak of the coronavirus has affected more than 209 countries in the globe including Pakistan.
Fox Business News has said that this was not the first outbreak of coronavirus. The previous coronavirus outbreaks include severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus outbreak.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been some occasions when some OPDs had already been closed for weeks in response to alert or fear about covid-19. Several places have been designated as quarantine facilities, in line with recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO), and this is looked after by the National Disaster Management Authority.
At the Taftan-Zahedan border, there were three large halls in Pakistan that have been declared as quarantine facilities which have the capacity for 2000 people. The initial economic losses in different sectors have been estimated at 5 billion rupees.
Gross domestic product (GDP) drops are observed due to falls in the services sectors such as airlinefirms, loss of sales, sharp declines in imports and exportsin food supplies. The country’s projected GDP loss is 10%, which is around 1.1 trillion rupees due to corona disturbances. Covid-19 is spreading quickly across the world.
The morality rate and morbidity rate reached unexpected levels within a few months. The clinicians are working on the production of drugs and vaccines to prevent this infection. The medicine business got real challenges during COVID.
Global research database:
WHO is working to gather the latest international scientific findings that will include multilinguals and he compiled knowledge on COVID-19. The global literature cited in the WHO covid-19 database is updated daily on the basis of collected data from the bibliographic databases, hand searching and the addition of other expert referred scientific articles. This database represents a latest information on the current situations. It may not be the most comprehensive, because new research is added on regular basis.
WHO maintained important health services during the pandemic of covid-19. The WHO said regarding this pandemic that “it may never go away”. The businesses need to learn how to make adjustments with the situation.
It is significant to put this issue prominent in discussions because this virus may become just another endemic virus in our communities. And in worst scenario this virus may never go away. This was said by Michael Ryan who is the WHO’s emergencies chief.
A reporter by the WHO health department warned about another crisis including isolation, the fear, uncertainty, the economic disturbances and they can all lead towards the psychological distress.
A reporter added that the overall mental health and wellbeing of all the societies have been relentlessly impacted by this pandemic situation and are a priority to be addressed urgently,
“I figure what we can say with sureness is that as a planet, as a worldwide populace, we are no place near the degrees of resistance needed to stop this illness sending,” Mike Ryan, the chief head of WHO’s Health Emergencies Program, said at a public interview.
“Furthermore, we have to zero in on what we can really do now to stifle transmission and not live in the desire for crowd insusceptibility being our salvation. At the present time, that isn’t an answer.