The impact of the coronavirus has been immensely felt across the world. The prevailing pandemic is something the world has not seen in a long time. Most of the world is currently under lockdown. The implementation of lockdowns is something that has not happened in modern times. Currently, the global top priority is to find a cure or treatment for covid19. The outbreak of covid19 has hit across the board from the poor developing countries to the wealthy superpowers.
Superpowers including the United States of America, the United Kingdom, China, Italy, and others have been gravely affected by the virus outbreak. The USA leads the world in confirmed active cases of infected people and covid19 related deaths. In times of disasters of such magnitude smaller nations and developing countries often look to the superpowers for innovation, medication, and a lot of other solutions. However, covid19 has the whole world looking towards each other to help find treatment or cure for the virus.
The superpowers are usually quick to respond to disasters with solutions but apart from already in effect social distancing and worldwide lockdowns a vaccine or treatment is still elusive. Nations have been humbled and brought to equal footing with regard to finding a solution and cure. The coronavirus has successfully imprisoned some of the most powerful world leaders along with its citizens.
Various researches are being conducted the world over in search of a cure or vaccine to curb the continuous spread of the coronavirus but so far, the attempts have been in vain. China was hit last year but up until now, they have failed to find a vaccine or cure for the virus that has caused havoc across the world. The USA has set up various research facilities across the country. In addition to the research institutions, the Federal government also decided to add supercomputers to assist in the search for a treatment. The rationale behind the enlisting of supercomputers into the continuously growing pool of researchers is to try and see if artificial intelligence can identify drugs already in the market that can form a compound to either prevent or treat a coronavirus infection.
The coronavirus is a new virus that is not like others the world has seen before and it is especially lethal because of how fast it can be transmitted by people whether asymptomatic or not. The seriousness of the effects of the virus are evidenced by how capitalist nations have been forced to shut down businesses, which bring in revenue because it is the right thing to do to curb the further spread and more devastating results.
Coronavirus has left the world united and trying to collectively find a cure for a matter that was urgent ever since the first case was confirmed in Wuhan. The hard-hitting effects of the virus have forced the entire world to operate in a new environment. Despite the large amounts of money invested in research for vaccines and a potential cure, the virus is still holding the world at ransom. Countries are extending their lockdowns to avoid further spreading of the virus.
Although across the world there are aggressive researches being conducted in a bid to find a vaccine or cure, these efforts have been in vain. The world was not ready for the outbreak of covid19 the world’s best governments have been exposed as not invincible the best healthcare systems have been overwhelmed in the face of this outbreak.
The world has been dealt a heavy blow as more than a million cases worldwide have been recorded, and it is quite apparent that the world will not return to what it was before covid19. Hopefully, a vaccine or cure is found soon in the researches and trials that are underway for new drugs. However, covid19 has struck a chord of fear similarly across all governments and healthcare systems across the world. All countries and individuals have been reduced to equal footing as to the possible exposure and contraction of the virus.