The worldwide effect of Coronavirus has unveiled significant cracks in the healthcare systems and governments’ lack of infrastructure of the same. The frontiers in this battle are the hospitals, the labs, and the individuals carrying out their services, aka the healthcare workers.
Doing away with the old models and including modifications that will not only outlast the pandemic but acclimatize to future planning, is the de facto motive of the healthcare system.
A range of measures will be undertaken beginning now that might change the face of healthcare as we know it. More labs will be built; more qualified personnel will be deployed to attune to a large number of mass. Hospital beds, PPE’s won’t be taken lightly.
Pharmaceutical companies will have more liberty at hand to exercise drug experiments and a special emphasis is going to be on the funding of such researches, which were to date dilapidated.
The ability of Regeneron to rapidly develop suitable, targeted antibodies (a technique first used in 1892 against diphtheria and tetanus) holds considerable promise, for example. As does the extensive analytical work of seeking to identify and repurpose already approved medicines that might work against the virus.
The value system of hitherto neglected fields of medicine, economy, and research is already being reevaluated and emphasized.
On a future scale, testing needs to be available to everyone. All people should be guaranteed a bed in a safe, sanitary place until they get well, and they need access to various respiratory cures regardless of their age, ethnicity, or background.
The Corona Virus is more than just a disease that strikes down the elderly. It mutates and is potentially lethal to anyone. Isolation buildings should have a separate segment in the Medicare budgets. As per reports, health insurance will now cover contagious diseases, to appeal better aid to the financially weaker sections.
The future of hygiene which is a cornerstone will be a significant part of the healthcare system. Dr. Kari Nadeau, a Stanford physician-scientist and food-allergy expert, talking about the potential long-term impact of the pandemic, said that some allergists think those exposed to the virus will be less likely to develop allergies in the future because of the effect on the immune system.
Others worry that the renewed societal emphasis on hygiene could make us see more allergies. A lot of questions remain unanswered but we are getting there, one virus at a time.