COVID 19 has changed how things are done. We do not know how long our life will be like this, however, while we have dramatically reduced the number of cases by the lockdown, there will be consequences in education developments. Although many countries are in the process of easing restrictions, this by no means, implies that the virus is gone. In fact, we don’t know if the virus will ever be 100% gone or even if an effective vaccine will be created. As we try to move on with our lives, we need to focus on the fact that nothing will ever be the same and it is of utmost importance that we try to limit the spread to vulnerable people.
One of the most effective ways to do this is by contact tracing, which in Canada, it’s on its way to success. It’s no secret that the Coronavirus has made life more unpredictable. Testing is important because a lot of people have very mild symptoms and not knowing if they are affected by corona or it is different flue or symptoms. Expanding the testing capacity would allow people to know whether they have the virus and how to move on. It is very important to realize that the rate will never be zero, at least not in the near future, so while everything may seem to be getting back to normal, it is up to ourselves to protect and limit the spread to vulnerable people.
@ A part of the information is extracted from the article by Dr. Shyam P. Lohani, Professor, published in Rising Nepal. Dr. Lohani is a founder and academic director of Nobel College, Kathmandu, Nepal.