At the beginning of 2020, the lives of all people across the globe changed because it was the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. A pandemic is a worldwide spread of disease by definition. This status was obtained by COVID-19 because of the lethal outcome and fast outspread of the virus. A couple of years have passed, and restrictions have become easier too. That is probably related to the population vaccinating and creating herd immunity. On the other hand, some people stood against vaccination because of cultural or social beliefs. This post will argue that Coronavirus is the most crucial healthcare issue in the world today.
In the winter of 2022, a new type of virus appeared named Omicron; thus, the pandemic continues to be present this year. New stamps of COVID-19 might appear and spread again, which is why COVID-19 remains the central issue in healthcare today. The fast spread of COVID-19 affects traveling and tourism, international trade ways, social communication, and others. The previous years’ experience shows that the pandemic significantly impacts everything. Therefore, society must create collective immunity and get vaccinated. As Carlos Del Rio and his colleagues have written in the article (2022) “Vaccines remain the most important tool for controlling COVID-19 and helping to shift the pandemic to the next phase.” (p. 1). However, some people stand against vaccination because of safety concerns. This adds more challenges to the healthcare system in the fight against COVID-19.
To conclude, the current pandemic status, high risk of new stamps, repeated widespread of the virus, and limited healthcare resources make COVID-19 the most critical issue in the healthcare system today. Therefore, it is essential to encourage the population to get vaccinated to be immune to the virus. Consequently, governments will be able to work on endemics of COVID in the next few years.
Del Rio et al., (2022). Winter of Omicron—the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. Jama, 327(4), 319-320.