Ideally, the millions of lives lost and disruption of the economy are just some of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, the news on the pandemic is not as urgent as it used to be some two and a half years ago. The first interventions for COVID-19 were geared toward saving a life. This era was when the critical focus was revitalizing the economy rather than procuring more body bags, personal protective equipment, or vaccines. The paper, therefore, discusses the aftermath of COVID-19, particularly in the year 2022.
The COVID-19 pandemic struck the world when it was least expected and significantly damaged humanity and the economy. According to Bieber (2022), the world is slowly and steadily moving on from the ravaging effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The world is now becoming a better place, and people are now more alert than before in case another pandemic strikes. The economy brutally hit humanity; the number of infections was a record high, and so were the deaths. Countries such as the US, India, and Brazil were greatly devastated by the effects of the pandemic. However, in 2022, they have picked up their pieces and are doing great in improving people’s lives and cushioning the economy against further disruptions. So many people lost employment opportunities while others also gained tremendously (Yarovaya et al., 2022). The aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic was marked by several advancements, such as the digital economy, whereby people could work remotely and virtual learning. Consequently, the aftermath of the pandemic was characterized by inventions such as vaccines and other lifesaving medical equipment, which are crucial to improving human health.
The aftermath of COVID-19 has seen the world become one and united more than before. Some donations and funds have been consolidated to help struggling countries resume normalcy. Indeed, the COVID-19 pandemic was not only a challenge to humanity but also a unifying factor. People have joined hands to support and elevate the living standards of the less fortunate.
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Yarovaya, L., Brzeszczynski, J., Goodell, J. W., Lucey, B., & Lau, C. K. M. (2022). Rethinking Financial Contagion: Information Transmission Mechanism during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Journal of International Markets, Institutions, and Money, 10, 15-89.