The coronavirus pandemic hit the entire planet in ways we’ve never seen before. This will probably turn out to be the biggest crisis that our generation has to face during our lifetimes.
Now, it’s been revealed that while everyone struggles to fight the virus and its devastating effects, there’s an “unparalleled economic shock” that is putting development gains at risk, the UN chief told a meeting of high-powered business leaders recently.
“Unemployment has skyrocketed. Temporary business closures are becoming permanent. Rebuilding to pre-crisis levels of employment and output may take years”, Secretary-General António Guterres also said during a virtual gathering of the Global Investors for Sustainable Development Alliance (GISD).
It’s getting harder to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals
He explained that the poor people are the ones who are the most vulnerable to all these disasters and who are being the most affected:
“from job losses and illness, from overwhelmed and insufficient health systems and a lack of social safety nets – the world is being thrown “even more off track in our efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs).”
The Secretary-General also addressed the ways in which by shifting the public international finance towards the sustainable sectors and similar moves that can lead to achieving Net Zero emissions, capital can be channeled more into the developing and emerging economies in order to offer them as much support as possible during such difficult times.
Everything possible has to be done in order to limit the impact of future crises.
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Regarding the global crisis and the coronavirus effects and efforts towards fighting the novel virus, it’s also important to mention that there are some interesting findings about the antibodies that infected people developed and the effects that the COVID-19 has on the human brain.
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In a more optimistic note, it’s been also revealed by an expert that the virus is becoming less and less dangerous, and it could eventually disappear without a vaccine, on its own.
Stay tuned for more fresh news and stay safe.