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4th International E-Conference on Engineering, Technology and Management - ICETM 2021

THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC (COVID-19): CAUSES, EFFECTS AND SOLUTIONS

Author(s) : BABA GANA KOLO

Abstract

Coronavirus is a family of viruses that got its name from its appearance. Following the 1968 scientific investigation under a microscope examination the virus resembled a solar corona, the bright crown-like ring of gasses surrounding the sun that is visible during a solar eclipse and so the name “corona”. There are about 49 million infections of covid-19 recorded in the world with about 1.24 million deaths and 35 million recoveries. The rate of death is about 3% of the total careers. While efforts are on top gear, unfortunately no vaccines have been discovered and approved to prevent it. There are about 63,328 cases in Nigeria, 59,675 recovered and 1,155 have died. On March 11, 2020 COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic similar to H1N1 influenza a pandemic in 2009. COVID-19 likely originated in a “wet market” in Wuhan, with vendors selling live animals such as cats, dogs, rabbits, fish, and bats. When an infected person coughs or sneezes, the new coronavirus may be transmitted through expelled droplets. These droplets can enter a person’s system through “contact routes,” such as the mouth, eyes, or nose. About 94% of the Fortune across the globe, and businesses in Nigeria has been impacted by COVID-19 disruptions. The WHO has adopted non pharmaceutical strategies to prevent and control the spread of COVID 19. With a larger population staying indoors at home, thefts and residential burglaries have decreased. In Peru, crime levels fell 84% in March. Police in India seized thousands of fake masks, raided shops selling overpriced masks and sanitizers. It is arguable that the existence, contracting, spreading, control and prevention of the virus is determined by socioeconomic and political factors which are more clearly articulated by Marxian perspective. Nonetheless, this pandemic is a revelation of inadequate application of existing scientific knowledge. Considering all results found, following recommendations are adopted among others.

Conference Title : 4th International E-Conference on Engineering, Technology and Management - ICETM 2021
Conference Date(s) : 24 january, 2021
Place : Online (Via Video Conference)
No fo Author(s) : 1
DOI : 10.15224/978-1-63248-191-7-08
Page(s) : 54-81
Electronic ISBN : 978-1-63248-191-7
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