Pandemics in human history often result in untold and sometimes unprecedented problems that require the expertise of great thinkers to solve. For researchers, every situation is an opportunity to improve the lives of others, and they never give up on their quest to discover the “what,” the “when,” the “who,” and “how” to do so. It is imperative that researchers from a variety of disciplines come up with new ways to look at the current outbreak and provide urgent solutions to its associated challenges that threaten human survival.
Health and allied scientists have been investigating the causes, transmission, pathophysiological mechanisms, histopathological manifestations, clinical assessment and management, and diagnostics of the COVID-19 virus since its global spread was first reported in the wake of the global pandemic. There is a strong Asian presence in this field of study, particularly in China, where the outbreak began. This group of dedicated researchers never slowed down in their search for medical solutions to the virus. Despite the dangers of their work and the deaths of some of their colleagues, these remarkable scientists persisted in their quest. When a pandemic strikes, researchers must continue to search for ways to alleviate the suffering of their fellow human beings. However, there is still a lot of work to be done by their international colleagues. This new coronavirus needs to be studied by medical researchers in different parts of the world. Many other medical researchers are working feverishly to learn everything they can about the coronavirus, to come up with preventive measures, and most importantly, to discover a medical cure and vaccine to eradicate it completely. For example, herbal practitioners are experimenting with ways to use herbal extracts in the production of medicines that can boost the immune system and/or provide a strong immune buffer to fight the coronavirus while medical scientists search through the lens of orthodox medicine. You should be proud of what you’re doing. COVID-19 patient testing, contact tracing, and precautionary/preventative measures for the coronavirus need to be improved, according to a new report.
Engineers in the fields of Computer and Mechanical Engineering are working on new technologies to help stop the spread of COVID-19. The use of drones and robocops to enforce lockdowns has been developed and implemented in some countries. Apps for tracing COVID-19 patients and those who’ve had contact with them are also being developed using mobile technologies, such as the development of new apps. One such example is a system being developed by MIT researchers that uses short-range Bluetooth signals from smartphones to augment public health workers’ manual contact tracing. People are being tested and tracked with the COVID-19 in hard-to-reach areas in South Africa thanks to ambulances equipped with automated test kits and laboratory services developed as a result of diligent research efforts. Those infected with the COVID-19 virus or those who have had contact with carriers can now be tracked down using an app developed by the Ghanaian Ministry of Health. Some mechanical engineers, as well as computer hardware and software engineers, have developed new technologies that are being used in the fight against COVID-19. The coronavirus is still a threat, and researchers in the field of engineering are constantly looking into new ways to combat it.
Agricultural researchers are in for a lot of hard work. As a result of the ban, countries have suffered significant post-harvest losses. How can post-harvest losses be minimised during times of pandemic and lockdown? Farmers who want to avoid significant financial losses should consider utilising online marketing strategies and platforms to build relationships with customers and increase sales of their products. When it comes to helping these poor farmers deal with the lockdown crisis, what can the Ministry of Food and Agriculture do? In order to make non-perishable products from perishable farm produce, what are some of the most efficient methods? During this pandemic outbreak, agriculturalists should investigate these excellent themes. Sadly, no research has yet been done in these areas.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the tourism and hospitality industry. Due to travel restrictions and lockdowns, many scheduled tours and tourist activities have been cancelled. It is estimated that the global tourism industry will lose close to two billion dollars in revenue. When it comes to promoting these tourist destinations, researchers in the field of tourism and hospitality management may want to look into the use of virtual marketing methods. Developing countries have not given much attention to this new and rapidly expanding field of tourism. We need to find ways to raise public awareness of smart tourism and e-tourism during this pandemic period.”