The emergence of COVID 19 has affected the livelihood of many people across the world. People’s lives have changed, and we have witnessed the introduction of new ways of doing things. Many things that we were used to changed because of the adjustments we have had to make in life. Social distancing, sanitizing and wearing masks are our new normal. People have been forced to cut on international travel because of the effects of the pandemic across nations. Many schools and social places have also been closed to mitigate the spread of the disease. Other countries like the UK and India have witnessed the emergence of a new coronavirus variant that is more lethal and claims many lives. According to the World Health Organization, over 25 million people have lost their lives to COVID 19.
Fast forward towards the end of 2020, scientists started working on developing a vaccine that will help curb the spread of the virus. This elicited more reaction, with people feeling optimistic that their lives are going to return to normalcy. However, with the introduction of different vaccines across many countries, people’s lives are yet to return to normal. Therefore, we shall have to adapt to a new way of doing things, as discussed below.
We Shall Have to Change the Way We Greet Each Other
For sure, the coronavirus is still around for some time, which brings in the notion of how we shall be exchanging pleasantries. People are being discouraged from having physical contact and shaking hands as it has been the norm during greetings. Instead, we are encouraged to embrace contactless greetings like waving as a form of greeting to minimize the spread of the virus. In the future, we shall see contactless greetings being entrenched as a way of greeting to minimize the spread of the disease.
Introduction of the New Way of Learning
Many learning institutions have encouraged learners to use alternative forms of remote learning to reduce crowds in schools. As a result, learners have embraced cloud learning as the new norm of attending classes. Benjamin Cory Harow is an emergency medical specialist at the West Boca Medical Center in Florida. He is optimistic that people will embrace technology much to minimize physical contact. In particular, people have embraced zoom cloud meeting as a software that enables you to meet online and exchange ideas by minimizing contact.
Better Environmental Conditions
Environmental conditions like fresh air have improved since the emergence of COVID 19. This is attributed to the reduced number of vehicles and industrial emissions. People were forced to stay at home due to the introduction of lockdowns, which meant fewer vehicles were on the roads. With no vehicles on the streets, carbon emissions have been reduced, and the ozone layer remains clean. In addition, industrial emissions reduced drastically because many industries closed due to coronavirus effects, which also reduced carbon emissions.
Though the vaccine has been introduced and international travels have resumed partially, Benjamin Cory Harow is very happy to start travelling again once the restrictions are obliterated.