Coronavirus is the most recent pandemic that has killed many people, and measures have been put in place to slow the spread, including the introduction of a vaccine. Not all efforts that have been introduced are helpful. For example, telling people to keep at least a 3-foot distance, especially when in public, is impossible because people are always on the move while carrying out their activities. It will only be possible if spaces in market places, playgrounds, and schools are increased. It is well-stated that people should wear their masks, sanitize their hands, and ensure that used masks are disposed appropriately. New 2020 guidelines stated that if the pharmacy staff could not keep the 6-foot distance, then they should wear a mask (Vogel, 2020). People can be seen going a whole week with the same masks, not wearing them properly, and even the fabric chosen for the mask is not the recommended one. This clearly shows that this action is not working; it will only work if the government supplies a new mask to each individual daily, which will be expensive.
Some people depend on small daily businesses as a livelihood source, meaning that they must go out into the public space. Advising people to stay indoors to curb the spread is unfair to them since they will have no other means of survival. This action will only be possible if the government will provide food at each doorstep which is also questionable. In South Africa, a highly contagious mutated coronavirus has been discovered, putting medical workers at risk (Clery, 2018). The new vaccine is not as effective on this new strain. Wealthy countries continue to supply the less effective vaccine to middle-income countries. It will only be effective if these rich countries speed up the distribution of the actual vaccine to the middle-income countries at an affordable price.
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Vogel, L. (2020). Who should wear a face mask? Experts weigh in on Canada’s COVID-19 response. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 192(16), E440-E441. Web.