The Covid-19 outbreak: lessons to take into consideration for the future of Pandemic Preparedness
It’s been just over two years ago that the outbreak of Covid-19 has been declared
to be a pandemic on 11 March 2020.
The Covid-19 outbreak
Scientists and researchers across the globe are looking at Covid-19,
and what they need to be done to ensure the effectiveness of the response
to pandemics in the near future. They’ve warned that future pandemics
could be a possibility however, the risk of hospitalisation and death could
be reduced if appropriate steps are taken in the early stages.
As with many other countries, South Africa faced devastation from the pandemic.
The coronavirus was responsible for more than just a public health issue: from the
loss of life as well as livelihoods being destroyed, work loss, and a depressed economy,
the impact has been devastating, according to four researchers.