JOURNAL OF STRATEGIC INNOVATION AND SUSTAINABILITY
Life With SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19
Author(s): Gianni Palumbo
Citation: Gianni Palumbo, (2020) "Life With SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19," Journal of Strategic Innovation and Sustainability, Vol. 15, Iss. 7, pp. 82-88
Article Type: Research paper
Publisher: North American Business Press
The “next big pandemic” is happening now. It was expected by scientists who warned the governments and politicians around the world but were ignored because they were too busy cutting the budget for the health systems and scientific research in favor of other affairs.
The alarm of scientists has been disregarded repeatedly. By ignoring our history (which teaches us many things-- social distance and the use of masks, currently, are the only forced and effective resources that we managed to field and are exactly the same as 100 years ago with the “Spanish” flu pandemic), we are left vulnerable despite several scientists who are studying on shortening the period of this pandemic that brought health, social and economic crises.
The transition from the pandemic to the endemic containment phase is complex and will require a multitude of citizens to resolve the situation. The development and distribution of vaccines are now close but we must still be cautious. In this article, an analysis of the situation, particularly in Italy, will be made.