The world may witness some immediate drastic changes during and after the coronavirus pandemic; the first one to hit the world in about a hundred years, but there is no doubt that it will have some long-lasting effects that can re-shape our lives forever.
Changes are already starting to shape our lives, even while most of the world's population is living under quarantine. Here's how we imagine life ten years from now.
1. Online Education
Online schooling is growing at a rapid pace. It offers parents and students a variety of affordable study options as well as flexibility. Online Basic Education is the future of education. Read our blog post to find out more: https://t.co/g0i1Yr3FcZ #online #education pic.twitter.com/CVjpNPhXAE— CambriLearn (@cambrilearnedu) April 8, 2020
While this hasn't been feasible everywhere yet, mainly because very few countries have had digital curricula, more and more countries are moving towards making academic courses available to students using the internet. Schools and universities are now exerting every effort to make sure their students are able to continue the school year to the extent possible. Students have also been offered free unlimited internet connections to help them carry on with daily classes, conducted either by live video streaming or some other educational tools.
In countries with less technological advancements, governments are working on providing daily lessons using radio and TV broadcasts to all levels, so it reaches as many students as possible, including the disadvantaged who may not have efficient access to the internet.
In the near future, we may witness concerted action aiming to provide students of all levels with the needed devices, enabling a full digitalization of the educational systems worldwide.
Yet, schools may still exist in the same form we see today, to create an organized daily routine, help students develop their interpersonal and social skills, in addition to enabling physical activities.
2. Health and Fitness Habits
As the novel #coronavirus epidemic further developed, #Chinese consumers' attention on their own health has reached a new heights. People are looking to supplement nutrition and improve their immunity through healthy food.— Kantar (@Kantar) February 17, 2020
Read more about it here: https://t.co/yhqfVyC0MI pic.twitter.com/SJYatI4uVd
Until scientists can have a clear-cut answer regarding the process, through which the novel coronavirus was developed, people are increasingly convinced that the Chinese dietary habits, especially consuming wild animals are to blame for the pandemic.
This is expected to raise awareness with respect to what people eat on a regular basis, encouraging them to lead healthier lifestyle.
Over the next few decades and under the influence of today's on-going trauma, organic foods may become even more popular among those who would like to boost their immune system in case other deadly viruses emerge at any point.
Have you changed your eating habits as a result of this global pandemic? Check out Nielsen's latest insight article about how Asian consumers are rethinking how they eat post COVID-19. https://t.co/CwNhDEu0Ap via @LinkedIn— Danny Leo (@dannyleosays) April 2, 2020
3. The News Industry
One of the most heated arguments people have these days is whether China has warned the world of the novel coronavirus early enough when it recorded its first cases in Wuhan or not.
Coronavirus Brings a Surge to News Sites |Many journalists are covering a once-in-a-lifetime story from home, thanks to Zoom and Slack. But as readers flock to large news outlets, ads are starting to disappear. https://t.co/I2AhwNwnLp pic.twitter.com/KwQuEigyLT— Michelle Manafy (@michellemanafy) March 23, 2020
While China insists that it did report COVID-19 cases as early as December 2019, some world leaders argue that late warnings have caused the wide-spread of the pandemic devastating the world right now.
On an individual level, people are expected to keep up with reading international news on a regular basis, so they avoid making any travel decisions to areas that might be suffering from novel diseases, which will, in turn, make people more aware of international developments.
4. Job Markets Shifts
It's no secret that unemployment rates are surging worldwide as the coronavirus lockdown continues to ravage international economies. Yet, very soon after the virus is contained, the world will witness huge demand for health workers, medical professionals and researchers, with the aim of boosting human health capabilities to fight any future infections.
Mark Madams, @SwanseabayNHS Nurse Director, says 100 extra critical care nurses are needed at Morriston Hospital, in Swansea, to meet expected demand in the coming weeks.— ITV Wales News (@ITVWales) April 4, 2020
He is appealing for nurses to come forward https://t.co/I2XaVLiHj8 pic.twitter.com/Ck8lJOfvZI
The agricultural sector can also foresee a huge spike; the more people decide to lead healthy lives and eat fresh foods.
Markets will continue to seek more IT professionals, as businesses decide to digitalize and automate as many processes as possible, including manufacturing, sales, education, and many other fields.
#Lockdown_India #Stayhomestaysafe #Workfromhome— Easynow.app (@easynow_app) April 8, 2020
Remote Working Will Be The New Norm In The Post- Corona World.
Businesses are going to adopt as much as technically possible to Automate their Business.
Additionally, businesses whose employees were able to perform their daily tasks successfully from homes amid the coronavirus lockdown might decide to make this practice the new norm, saving lots of costs that typically goes into office rentals and related bills.
5. Economic Policies
Given that governments have been paying the biggest price since the COVID-19 outbreak, they will definitely incorporate all the lessons learned during 2020 in future plans, especially annual budgets.
The healthcare budget will no longer be significantly less than that of the defense one, to ensure that countries are able to produce drugs and medical types of equipment needed for any new ailments and at any time, in addition to funding medical research centers that can respond to future health emergencies.
Governments are expected to introduce new bills that allow all citizens to enjoy first-class, free or affordable, health care services.
Excellent article on resilient food system by Patrick Holden: The coronavirus pandemic and future food security https://t.co/ICduEnY3L8— Jane Muncke (@jmuncke) April 7, 2020
More importantly, countries that have been let down by their international allies will work hard to achieve high levels of economic independence, by building sustainable infrastructure and obtaining decades-long food security at a national level.
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