At a time when the world is battling the pandemic, most of us have succumbed to the fear of contracting the virus more than actually getting infected in reality. As the economy has faced complete closure to tackle the spread of the contagion, orders like quarantine, isolation and social distancing have turned out to be a buzz around everywhere. While we have been desperately trying these days to distract ourselves from our surrounding, we cant but abstain from such situations to stay aware on our part.
Coronavirus might gain a perpetual foothold
Trying to engage ourselves in some form of entertainment rather than receiving updates about the spike in the number of cases, a new report has surfaced recently presented by The World Health Organisation, which notified that, COVID-19 “may never go away.” It stressed upon the experts’ prediction stating a psychological health crisis caused by the outbreak has been imminent across the globe.
Discouraging a mere endeavour
The international health authority on Wednesday alerted the nations not to waste time in forecasting the life of the infection which has spanned around the continents and reckoned for a “massive effort” to triumph the calamity.
Michael Ryan, the WHO’s emergencies chief, however, told in a statement, “It is important to put this on the table: this virus may become just another endemic virus in our communities, and this virus may never go away. I think there are no promises in this and there are no dates. This disease may settle into a long problem, or it may not be.”
What about an emotional cataclysm?
Another account conferred by the WHO’s mental health department to the UN apprised about the inevitable situation arising from the current disaster revealing: “The isolation, the fear, the uncertainty, the economic turmoil – they all-cause or could cause psychological distress.” The claim was made by the department’s director, Devora Kestel.
Later on, she added that an increase in the gravity of insanity can be expected in the upcoming days, posing vulnerability among groups comprising of children, youth and healthcare professionals.