COVID-19 will reboot the world into digital actuality and after the disaster, work at home fashions are prone to proceed and enterprise journey is prone to be curtailed as digital conferences have proved to be simply as efficient, Biocon Government Chairperson Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw on Saturday mentioned.
In a weblog put up, she mentioned cellular and web banking have additionally seen a surge for the reason that viral outbreak. The brand new world order will now turn out to be a digital actuality, she added.
“The seismic occasions unleashed by the COVID-19 pandemic could have a robust impression on the world we dwell in, altering it in methods we had by no means imagined have been potential. The financial injury is prone to be unprecedented,” Mazumdar-Shaw mentioned.
The world economic system, value USD 90 trillion at first of the present monetary yr, would have misplaced USD 5 trillion and moved into recession by the point the subsequent monetary yr begins, she added.
“COVID-19 is the reboot button that may set off a system-wide overhaul. A yr from now, the world we’ll dwell in will likely be very totally different. It’ll impression how we dwell, how we work, and the way we use know-how,” Mazumdar-Shaw mentioned.
To cite a latest McKinsey report, “On this unprecedented new actuality, we’ll witness a dramatic restructuring of the financial and social order by which enterprise and society have historically operated,” she added.
This COVID-19 outbreak is a lesson that know-how has many faces and being besotted with just one software of computational science is harmful, Mazumdar-Shaw mentioned.
“For humanity to outlive, we’ll want a multi-disciplinary strategy to advancing science and know-how, combining biotechnology, biomedical applied sciences, organic sciences, environmental sciences, and so forth,” she added.
The novel coronavirus has uncovered the massive shortcomings in public healthcare methods, particularly in developed international locations the place they’ve largely remained static since World Warfare II, she added.
Mazumdar-Shaw mentioned the governments must herald insurance policies to handle important healthcare infrastructure, strategic reserves of key provides, and contingency planning for medical tools, diagnostics, medicine and vaccines.
“COVID-19 can even solid an extended shadow on our social and cultural lives,” she added.
What repercussions these modifications could have on the form of human society solely time can inform, Mazumdar-Shaw mentioned.
The post-COVID-19 world is unlikely to appear to be the “regular” we now have grown accustomed to within the latest years, she added.
“Finally, the best lesson that COVID-19 can train humanity is that we’re all on this collectively, that what impacts a single individual anyplace impacts everybody in all places, that as homo sapiens we have to assume and act unitedly moderately than worrying about race, ethnicity, nationality, faith, financial standing, and such synthetic groupings,” Mazumdar-Shaw mentioned.