When and How Will COVID-19 End?

If you’re staying shut in your home, anxious about when you will finally be able to take a stroll outside or whether you or someone close to you will be infected by the novel coronavirus, you are not the only one. In the U.S. alone, half of the adults report high levels of anxiety due to the COVID-19, according to the  American Psychiatric Association. The ongoing pandemic is exerting the whole world both physically and mentally. One thing is sure to be asked by everyone: when will all this be over? Some think that things will never get back to normal. Acclaimed sci-fi writer Ted Chiang says that “we don’t want everything to go back to business as usual, because business as usual is what led us to this crisis”. In this article, we explore scenarios about how COVID-19 will give us some rest and when it could happen. Getting a definite answer for these might be impossible. It will largely depend on actions from every level: scientists, governments and the general public, and how well we adhere to these. These vary from country to country, but with the help of technology, we can find answers for this public health crisis. Monitoring data from home In order to have an approximation of when one can see the light at the end of the coronavirus tunnel, people have been keeping track of the number of cases, which only keeps increasing. Online interactive dashboards like those from Johns Hopkins University and Microsoft are effective ways to kee...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Future of Medicine digital technology digital health tech digital health technologies coronavirus covid covid19 Source Type: blogs

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