5 positive changes that have occurred in the world due to the COVID-19 pandemicBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/5-positive-changes-that-have-occurred-in-the-world-due-to-the-covid-19-pandemic
We are used to hearing only about the negative consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. But it turns out that when they say "the world will never be the same again", they mean not only bad things. Strangely enough, the disaster of a global scale has brought some positive changes. Of course, they cannot outweigh the millions of deaths and the economic crisis, but since we cannot influence the situation, it remains to look for advantages in it.
During the pandemic, an increase in the birth rate began to be noted all over the world. For example, in Moscow in 2021, 15 percent more babies were born than usual. This is associated with the self-isolation regime and quarantine. When people are locked up at home for a long time, they unwittingly devote more time to each other and have sex more often.
Thanks to the coronavirus, many spheres of human activity have irrevocably changed. They switched to digital format and this, of course, was an important step forward. Education has undergone particularly important metamorphoses. Now distance learning does not cause anyone to panic and has become a natural, although not universally accepted phenomenon.
The pandemic also hit the bureaucracy. The processing of many documents has switched to online mode. Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Chernyshenko said that while quarantine restrictions are in effect, 12 types of digital services have been introduced in the country. With their help, Russians have submitted more than 50 million applications.
The delivery sphere has also stepped forward. Now we know that you can receive orders without direct contact with couriers. Robots and drones have also begun to be used instead of people. Even those who used to be extremely skeptical about it began to order online.
During the pandemic, many employers made an important discovery. It turned out that in order for the company to work, it is not necessary to force everyone to sit in the office. Moreover, the necessity of the office itself, in some cases, is questioned. In some countries, for example, in Portugal, the government even managed to adopt several laws protecting the rights of "remoters".
The coronavirus forced people to wear masks, observe social distance and carry out disinfection. And in general, people around the world have become more attentive to their health. All this could not fail to produce results, and not only in the fight against the insidious COVID-19.
According to statistics, in 2020, the incidence of influenza, whooping cough, measles, rubella and mumps has significantly decreased in Russia. Seasonal rotavirus and norovirus infections have also become less ill. A similar trend was also noticed by observers in the USA, France, Spain and Australia.
Now people, feeling unwell, behave more responsibly. They prefer to stay at home rather than go to work. Well, if someone behaved carelessly and came sneezing and coughing to work, then he will be quickly sent home by managers or cautious colleagues.