ovid-19 is here to stay with us for some time. In other words we are not going to get rid of of Covid-19 in another month or so, because vaccine distribution poses daunting challenge, and is accompanied by questions such as how much it will cost and who will pay for it.
A number of countries, most of them wealthy have already pre-ordered nearly four billion vaccine doses and have options for a further 5 billion, at the current prices. But when will the vaccine reach in Asian countries is also a mark of question.
The economy is on a free fall and the mayhem on stock markets is continuing. The Food & Beverage industry is staring down the barrel. Travel is hitting a sure and certain cul de sac. For Small Medium Businesses(SMB) nothing could have been more adverse than covid-19. The services industries in down. The supply chain and logistics industry is on a grinding halt. Million of people are expected to formally file unemployment status across the world. We are talking of the ‘numero uno’ economy of the world.
The recent WHO warning is unambiguous. Though human trials on the vaccine has succeed, but the timing of the actual vaccine being available for public in general in all countries of the world may still be weeks if not months away.
Talking of the third world countries, it would be a real challenge for them to come out of this situation. Asian markets will have to ready for the economic challenges posed by the Covid-19. While India and Pakistan has handled Covid-19 wonderfully well by putting the entire population into lock-down, a feat never seen or heard of before.
The only hope for all challenges is now Covid vaccine, and for this we should profoundly thank to scientist whose hard work, vision and personal sacrifice made it possible.
Thank you to the scientists who started working on the vaccine, also thank you to the thousands of clinical trial volunteers who risked their health to take an experimental vaccine for the benefit of others.