World response to COVID-19: Time to set new goals and priorities

World response to COVID-19: Time to set new goals and priorities

Publication details

  • Tuesday | 17 Nov, 2020
  • Rana Junaid Zahid
  • COVID-19 Policy Review Series
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Abstract The coronavirus, also called COVID-19, not only affected the health of large populations but also hit hard the developed and developing economies. The pandemic impact on the superpowers was so worst that it exposed their healthcare facilities. The world, however, responded to the pandemic in different ways starting from lockdowns to the opening of a few sectors under certain SOPs. This study highlights a few important steps taken by different countries to cope with this pandemic so as to bring life towards normalcy. The world should focus on the future and understand that what went wrong. Opportunity is the outcome of every crisis and this time the world needs to set new priorities and goals for the safety of their future generations. It’s time to respond to Sustainable Development Goals instead of spending hefty amounts on military might and fighting wars.