We are not totally throughout the pandemic, but everyone understands that the world before and after will never be the same. We are going to face huge aftermath across the globe, and it largely depends on people, on you and me, what life we will have in the nearest years.
The virus has an alarming global effect; we are facing the new, unfamiliar reality we still cannot fully comprehend. The striking economic catastrophe will deepen existing inequalities between the wealthy and the poor. The physical labor of those who have always worked harder and received less has a chance though to be re-estimated by the society. We should finally adequately see what matters. The pandemic makes people see existing injustices and weaknesses more vividly and pushes us to think about how to live in this world together. It's hardly possible to build a solid society where people do not help those in need!
Covid-19 is going to intensify the problems we have been confronting for years, and they are doomed to become extreme versions of themselves. Economic volatility and crises, poverty, hunger, deceases – we need to take urgent actions to tackle these problems and change our social consciousness, redefine ourselves. What fundamental changes the world is going to face when the virus is defeated
Right now, we can predict five fundamental changes in the world after Covid-19.
The problem of social inequality will be more acute. Poverty and hunger will grow while the disparity in income between different social classes will become even more significant. How can we solve this problem in the world where the income of the eight wealthiest people is equal to the income of the poorest 3.6 billion people? Such issues should be tackled by those who make laws, organizations and ordinary citizens whose modest contribution can save someone's life. Only through global responsibility and concern, we can fight poverty, unemployment, inequality and ecological problems.
Labour owned business models will increase. The rise in unemployment is already terrifying. The lockdown caused by the pandemic will affect the economic situation of 60% of the global population. However, the problem will shift the focus from the interests of financial markets to everyday needs. Governments are going to realize that low wages will not allow workers to survive in the world after the virus. The model where they are treated as avoidable hands will be replaced with making labour shareholder in the business. It will be especially true for developing countries.
The energy sector is going to transform. In India
, for example, over a million people die annually because of deceases caused by air pollution. At the same time, when Delhi's eleven million registered cars were taken off the roads and brought factories and construction ground to a halt, the skies over the capital became blue. Many other world capitals celebrated an unprecedented decline in pollution as well. In this reality, in the post Covid world, clean breathing air may become a fundamental right. Projects that can make industries more environmentally-friendly are going to have more support than before.
Food supply chains are to be reorganized. Now in the first place, they will follow the principles of wellness and wellbeing. The market will step away from the fast to cook, cheaper and mostly unhealthy food and come closer to products from farmers. We are expected to eat healthier, home-cooked, safe and locally produced food of high quality. This process will boost domestic supplies instead of import in developing countries too. The money will circulate within communities and strengthen local economies.
As you may see, through problems and struggle the society will come to changing its consciousness and finding the path to the better world. These processes are already launched and will be accelerating in the nearest years. It's hard to believe though that the global situation may somehow depend on an individual, it's more than real. The world as it is, good or bad, starts from you. Now, when the pandemic is declining, it's high time to think about what you can personally do for this world to make it a better place for future generations. Existence of such projects as Safe Nation that actively helps people in need in developing countries like India, Pakistan
and attracts more unindifferent people from around the world, will play the vital role for the new society after Covid-19.