The Pandemic: Now Reality-2020 And Beyond…

The Pandemic: Now Reality-2020 And Beyond

THE PANDEMIC: The Now Reality, and how it plays out in 2021 and beyond

The coronavirus, in its existence; is cemented in concrete and has been indicative to give notice, that it is here for the long haul. Most of the researchers have reached the conclusion, that the summer months do not uniformly stop the virus. However, the warm weather may in some situations make it easier to contain in temperate [warm] regions. Moreover, in those specific areas that tend to get colder in the next half of 2020, the experts believe that there is likely to be more of an increase in the transmission of the coronavirus.

Many of the respiratory viruses, like fever, sore throat, colds, coughs, and other human influenza, usually tend to follow seasonal oscillations that lead to winter outbreaks, so it is likely the coronavirus will follow the same pattern. “I expect the coronavirus infection rate and also potentially disease outcome to be worse in the winter”, so says, immune-biologist, at Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Akiko Iwasaki. The research evidence suggests that very dry winter air improves the stability and transmission of respiratory viruses.

In addition, during the colder winter season, people are likely to spend more time indoors. Usually, this is where virus transmission through the droplets is a much bigger risk. According to Dr. Richard Neher, a computational Biologist, at the University of Basel in Switzerland. He goes on to reveal his Simulations Research shows, that seasonal variations is likely to affect the virus’s spreading-and might make containment in the Northern Hemisphere this winter much more difficult

Expectations and Outlook for 2021 and Beyond

The course of the pandemic next year will depend for the most part on the development of an effective vaccine. And of course, there is some concern about the longevity for the protection of the immune system vaccination and recovery from the infection. In prior years some of those vaccines provided protection for decades, such as those against measles and polio. However, other vaccines for whooping cough and influenza wear off in a much shorter time. Given the history of some viral infection prompts lasting immunity, whereas, others have a more transient response for protection.

That being said, the totality of coronavirus pandemic up trough 2021-25 will depend on the crucial duration of the immunity. There has been much careful thought and intentional work being done, observed, and recorded by Marc Lipsitch, a Grad student epidemiologist, at Harvard University, he and his Grad colleagues in a paper, “Exploring possible scenarios [see ‘What happens next’}

Clinical trials were done on Humans

The World Health Organization is currently doing 26 clinical trials. There are twelve of them being tested on humans, that is in phase II and six in phase III. The thought about the outcomes- even if a vaccine provides incomplete protection-that would help to reduce the severity of the disease and possibly prevent hospitalization. In the aftermath, it would still take months to go back to make and distribute a successful vaccine.

On a global level-all people in the respective countries will not be affected equally by COVID-19. The regions of the world with older populists could see disproportionally more cases in later stages of the epidemic. However, there is one thing that every country, city, state, and communities-of-neighborhood has in common. “There is so much we still do not know about this virus.” Being vigilant to pursue research, according to Eggo; in a mathematical model she and her team published in June, based on data from six countries, which suggests that the susceptibility to infection in children and people under 20 years old is approximately half that of older adults.

Until the countries, nation and the world do more research to garner better data-we are in the same shape of experiencing an enormity of uncertainties in the perseverance of the coronavirus pandemic.

Consideration for a place to travel for pleasure in the New Normal of the pandemic

The American Heritage Foundation ranked the countries of the world in term of:

• Economic freedom

• The safest Countries of the World to visit

• The Countries Less Crime, Little Crime or No Crime to speak of

• The most peaceful Country

• The Country Ranking by GDP per capita

Economic Freedom top 3

1. Singapore, 2. Hong Kong, 3. New Zealand, {the US Rank 15}

The Safest Countries top 8

1. Ice Land, 2. New Zealand, 3. Austria, 4. Portugal, 5. Denmark, 6. Canada, 7. Czech Republic, 8. Singapore

Countries w/less Crime, or No Crime-top 8

1. Finland, 2. Norway, 3. Switzerland, 4. Austria, 5. Hong Kong, 6. Estonia, 7. Portugal, 8. New Zealand

The Most Peaceful {only one winner}

Iceland Iceland-it has maintained the title since the ranking was launched 13 years ago

GDP Ranking-top 10

1. Luxembourg, 2. Norway, 3. Switzerland, 4. Ireland, 5. Iceland, 6. Qatar, 7. The US, 8. Denmark, 9. Singapore, 10. Australia

Steve Braxton, CEO business adviser, life coach, independent corporate board of directors, freelance writer &


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