Several months ago, no one had ever heard of COVID-19. The virus that has now affected almost every country in the world. There are currently 724,565 cases of the coronavirus worldwide, 34,017 deaths, 152,076 recovered cases, and 538,472 active cases. By the time you finish this read, the numbers will have changed.
The virus has created a new reality that we’re living in. While it filled hospitals, it emptied out public spots. The elderly, who already have a limited social life, have been asked to limit it even more. Then it was revealed that it was not just older people at risk, but younger generations as well. Cites have been locked down and curfews have been issued; streets and city landmarks across the globe are eerily empty.
However, there is a silver lining. The virus will have to end eventually. Viruses do stay, but populations eventually develop herd immunity against them, and COVID-19 is no different. In addition, a vaccine is expected to be developed by early next year. But even before these two things happen, people will slowly regain their lives. Unfortunately, not everyone will be able to just pick up from where they left off; some people will, but others will have been affected physically, financially, emotionally from COVID-19.
Here are some things that we suggest you do after the outbreak of COVID-19 subsides.
There is no doubt that this fatal virus has brought communities closer together – metaphorically speaking! We have come to realize that life isn’t always only about “me, me, me.” We live in a community and sometimes community awareness must exceed individualism. You need to consider how this experience affects everyone and appreciate the community around you and help others when you can.
It should be the perfect time to bury grudges you might be carrying, perhaps, be more friendly and patient with a neighbor who has been giving you a hard time before. If you’re young, you could consider helping out elders in your community. Everyone can take advantage of this by becoming more involved in their community to make it better and stronger.
After being cooped up for weeks and months at a time, there’s no disputing that people will have a need to get out more. Travel restrictions will, slowly but surely, be eased. This could be the time to travel to places you might not have thought of traveling to before. For instance, the Middle East has largely been spared from what we have witnessed in Europe and North America.
Cases of the virus have not spread high and low in almost all Middle East countries, including Jordan. This would make the country an attractive option to visit. Jordan has beautiful landscapes as well as one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites, Petra, an archeological site in the southwest desert of Jordan. Repeat travelers and tourists recommend booking a multi-day tour from Jordan Private Tours and Travel so you can explore more hidden gems in Jordan safely. Your itinerary should include some wonderful spots like the Dead Sea beach and other areas where you can enjoy a Bedouin camp.
After spending so much time at home, everyone deserves to travel and begin to enjoy their lives again. Whether it’s an overseas trip or any other type, it will be a good chance to visit places you never thought you would.
If you haven’t signed up for health insurance yet, COVID-19 has made it clear that you need to have a type of health insurance in place for you and your family. If you already have a policy in place, you want to make sure it covers such things as out-patient care.
The problem with this global health crisis is that millions of people are being laid-off and thousands of businesses have been shut down. Most people depend on their employer to receive health insurance. It’s expected that changes will take place in this industry, so you need to keep abreast of these changes and know what you can do to find health insurance policies that suit you and your budget.
It’s likely that we will continue to practice some social distancing even after COVID-19. You will need to maintain your distance so that you don’t contribute to a second wave of the novel virus. It’s not all bad news, as you might be encouraged to walk or cycle more than using public transportation, for instance.
Everyone has been affected by the virus in one way or another. There are lessons to be learned by governments and individuals. After all is said and done, it’s likely that we will view life in a different way. We will no longer take the little things for granted and we will appreciate the quality of our lives and the people in it much more.
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