Industries worldwide have reimagined its plans and projections for the future as the global coronavirus pandemic continues to rage and cast fears to unprepared communities and organizations.
COVID-19 protocols vary from country to country. But one thing is for sure; the common enemy is the deadly influenza virus that has claimed over a million lives as of September 2020.
World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has described COVID-19 as “public enemy number one” as cases reached over 34 million worldwide. The statistics are staggering, and the number of recovered cases are only over 23.7 million. Ghebreyesus explains returning to the old normal is still a distant thought, mostly if health security and preventive measures are ignored, even by governments and the public.
The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs reported that the pandemic had devastating consequences in “least developed countries” where health systems could not cope with the sudden spike of infections. These vulnerable countries also lack the resources with the socioeconomic consequences of lockdowns and the needed government policies to enable its populace to survive the pandemic’s crippling effects.
The UN’s analysis and projections are seen in the current COVID-19 crisis in Brazil, which only comes second from the United States, which has the most reported cases of over 7 million and deaths of over 200,000.
US government officials have admitted early in March that the crisis’s magnitude needs an enormous response, which no one had prepared for. But unlike the US, the New York Times reported that no less than Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro “dismissed the danger” brought by the pandemic, “sabotaged quarantine measures,” and even called Brazilians to continue working to save the economy from collapsing.
Observers said Bolsonaro’s actions came at a steep price, with 4.81 million cases and 144,000 deaths recorded in his country.
Experts projected that Brazil would adequately manage the pandemic with a “robust” public health system already in place long before the global health crisis. But health security measures suddenly “went awry” as the president himself “pressured” health officials to “do away with social distancing,” and even describing COVID-19 as a “messy cold.”
Alfredo Saad Filho, Professor on Political Economy and International Development in King’s College London, described Brazil’s COVID-19 crisis as “arguably the country with the worst pandemic response in the world.” Filho said Brazil’s “vulnerabilities” can be seen in São Paulo and Manaus’s mass graves.
Realistically, Brazil’s leadership has failed in managing the country’s response and in implementing clear policies. Brazil is not alone. There are similar countries elsewhere in the world, which is lucky because their second wave has yet to start, and the worst, as they say, is, however, to come.
There are also a few countries that have successfully managed the spread of the deadly coronavirus. One of these few countries is Australia. With its dynamic health policies and a supportive private sector, it has stood the test of the pandemic and is now on its way to the new normal. One company that can help any organization to survive this global crisis through disinfecting services is Work Safe Australia. They specialise in high-end Hygiene and Disinfecting Services, along with Telecommunication, Civil, Hauling, and Traffic Planning.
Work Safe understands the importance of keeping the community safe and is proudly offering Professional Disinfecting Services. They use a disinfectant fogging solution that kills germs, bacteria, and viruses in different settings such as offices, hospitals, schools, and other facilities. A state-of-the-art fogging machine is used which makes them a top provider of disinfecting services in the country. They want to give people a safe and clean work environment through their high-end professional hygiene and disinfecting services.