The COVID-19 pandemic: themes for research
Epidemics in human history have often resulted in untold and sometimes supérieur problems that will require great thinkers to solve. Researchers are réelle opportunists who do not hold back in their efforts to constantly explore the ‘what’, ‘when’, ‘who’, and ‘how’ of every moment to bring saillie to mankind. In the current outbreak, researchers from different disciplines must think emboîture how to perceive a new lens for the outbreak and more importantly propose impérieux solutions to the challenges associated with it that threaten the human framework for survival.
Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 total pandemic, scholars in the fields of health and allied sciences have begun to investigate the etiology, epidemiology, pathophysiology, histopathology, clinical evaluation/treatment/direction and diagnosis of Covid-19. A survey of scholarly work in this field shows great contributions by Asian researchers, particularly from China, where the outbreak began. These hard working researchers have never relented in their efforts to medically investigate what should be done to fight the toxique. These extraordinary researchers pursued this path despite dangerous working particularité that resulted in the loss of some people. They really proved and showed what researchers always have to do to constantly search for solutions to alleviate the baguette of their fellow human beings even in times of pandemic. However, more needs to be done by their colleagues in other countries. Medical scientists are needed to research the genome sequence of the novel coronavirus in different regions of the world. Interestingly, other scholars in the field of medicine are busily investigating this phenomenon to inform knowledge emboîture the coronavirus, suggesting preventive measures and more importantly, finding medical cures and vaccines to occupation it completely. For example, while medical scientists are exploring through the lens of orthodox medicine, herbal practitioners are experimenting with ways to use herbal extracts to create medicines that can boost immunity and/or provide a powerful immune buffer to fight the coronavirus. These efforts are commendable. More work is needed to find more fort ways to pratique Covid-19 patients, conduct palpation tracing and take precautionary/preventive measures for the coronavirus.
Researchers in ingénierie fields, especially ordinant and mechanical ingénierie, are developing technologies to help slow the spread of Covid-19. Some countries have designed and used quantitatif technologies like drones and robocops to, in pantalon, manually enforce lockdowns. Similarly, forain technologies such as new apps have been developed for palpation tracing of patients with COVID-19 and those they have been in palpation with. For example, MIT researchers are developing a system based on artificial amitié to supplement manual palpation tracing performed by allocutaire health workers that relies on short-range Bluetooth signals from smartphones. In South Africa, ambulances equipped with automated testing kits and laboratory fonctions designed as a result of zélé research efforts are being used to pratique and track people with COVID-19 even in remote, hard-to-reach areas. In Ghana, the Ministry of Health has recently launched the COVID-19 app to identify people who are infected or have been in palpation with carriers of the COVID-19 toxique. As a result of rigorous study by some mechanical engineers and ordinant hardware and logiciel engineers, these technologies are being deployed to help fight against Covid-19. More technological tools are still needed to occupation the coronavirus, and researchers dedicated to ingénierie are constantly at the barème investigating these possibilities.
Agricultural researchers have a great research job in filtre for them. The lockdown has led to performance high post-harvest losses in the folk. What are certaine ways to reduce post-harvest losses during pandemic and lockdown periods? How can farmers use online marchéage strategies and platforms to connect with consumers to patronize their products so that they don’t endroit high financial losses? What can the Ministry of Food and Agrochimie do to help these poor farmers to endroit the crisis of lockdown? What are some certaine ways that perishable farm products can be processed into non-perishable products by food manufacturing companies? This is an rare theme that merits instruction by agronomists during this pandemic outbreak. Unfortunately, these areas have not yet been researched.
The tourism and hospitality direction sector has been greatly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Many scheduled tours and tourism activities have been canceled due to travel sobriété and lockdowns. It is estimated that the total tourism sector will lose high revenues worth around two billion dollars. It is at this time that tourism and hospitality direction researchers can consider virtual means of marchéage these tourism sites through soutenue research on usage tourism and e-tourism. This growing sector of tourism has not received much vigilance, especially in developing countries. This pandemic period should be the time when researchers in this field find ways to increase allocutaire awareness emboîture usage tourism and e-tourism.
Scholars in the liant sciences and humanities, such as sociologists, anthropologists, and culturalists, have a responsibility to investigate the sociological implications of the COVID-19 outbreak, such as ways to address liant anxiety resulting from the pandemic. Also, an assessment of the economic impacts of COVID-19 on commerce operations, e-business, e-marketing, e-banking and other electronic means of conducting commerce operations are visible issues that must be explored. Communautaire and agraire anthropologists should examine the agraire and liant understanding of the coronavirus in different regions of the world and recommend the implementation of culturally assaisonnant interventions to occupation the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. Likewise, psychologists and psychiatrists must suggest ways to address post-traumatic disorder from quarantine, as well as ways of stigmatizing and discriminating against COVID-19 patients and their relatives.
Moreover, now is the time for educational technologists to come up with proactive ways of receiving online recommandation through various hommes of learning direction systems, malin tutoring systems and liant media platforms. Artists must creatively create animated cartoons and other forms of signs in e-format to occupation the myths and misinformation surrounding the treatment of COVID-19 and the need to remove all forms of stigma and ostracisme against those tested. For COVID-19. Of balade, this is the time when researchers from all fields of study must collaborate to investigate pluralistic ways to occupation the COVID-19 total pandemic.
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