Covid-19- Responsibility of countries fight against common enemy
The outbreak of the coronavirus has put not only the stability of developed countries at stake but the potential risk of developing and impoverished nations is also significantly high. They are already lagging necessary facilities of life; poor countries are not mature enough to handle the catastrophic situation caused by the contagion. International organizations and major stakeholders of the International economy must have to bring the plight of these countries under consideration.
It is not only their moral responsibility, but the matter of fact is that the economy and stability of developed ones leans on, to some extent, in the developing countries. Fortunately, the best cure for this pandemic is not high profile medical credentials but merely public awareness, social homogeneity, and some precautionary measures. Only by adopting these measures and helping others, we will not manage to get out of this situation soon. Still, the post-pandemic world order can be built on the blocks of peace and trust, unlike others, from a historical point of view, which brought inferiority complex among the suppressed states.
When we take into account the plight of underdeveloped countries, then the picture is a very bleak one!. These countries are already facing myriads of challenges, and things take a turn for the worse when questions are raised on the health care facilities and life expectancy. Besides this poverty, unemployment, corruption, and low literacy rates are also fueling their mess. Against the backdrop of this situation, another invisible facer can play havoc with the fate.
Unquestionably the battle with this threat doesn’t require military equipment of high cost but also insight and awareness about booming dilemmas. Unfortunately, these countries are also lagging the curve in this aspect. Casting aside all these challenges mentioned above, the most remarkable and noteworthy is their wobbling economy. They have not even enough resources to provide paramedical staff to cope with the virus and to treat the patients. If pandemic hits these countries hardly, then they would not have the absolute choice of “LOCKDOWN OR CURFEW.”
Already devoid economy, poor sanitary conditions, political instability, and social anomalies will further ignite the trouble. Let us have the example of SYRIA. Suppose for a while that if a novel pandemic hits this state viciously, then what would happen? Answering this question and forecasting the future would not be an uphill task because statistical data is revealing that situation would be very relentless.
If pandemic hits these countries hardly, then they would not have the absolute choice of “LOCKDOWN OR CURFEW.”
With the passage of time virus is mushrooming fiercely and spilling over the world. No doubt that developed countries would be able to control and counter the situation and the post-pandemic scenario would not be as harsh as in the case of impoverished countries. But it could not be said that these countries have to handle the situation alone because the status and center of developed one is maintained and sustained by periphery ( Dependency Theory ). Below are some points which would justify the statement:
1- Major share of the economy of developed countries is in the department of tourism, which is linked both directly and indirectly to the developing and underdeveloped countries. They would have to impose travel restrictions which would equivalently threaten developed ones.
3- The global trade system and free-market economy would also be undermined as most of the countries are adopting policies of protectionism.
3- Availability of cheap Labour and the consumption of goods would also play their part in deteriorating the situation.
As mentioned above that high profile instrumentation is not required but is at ease. Still, on the other hand, natural transformations from person to person would also impede the trajectory from getting flattened.
Even if a single infected person due to negligence manages to get away from the treatment, it will cause the catastrophe to revive, and the world would probably be under the second wave of novel covid19 pandemic. Here are some recommendations that should be taken by the International community to shore up excellent care facilities and counter the threat:
1- IMF and World Bank must assist materialistic and administrative as well.
2- Development and health care projects must be started, and international organizations have to put their best foot forward to make them useful.
3- Any civil war and insurgents must be stopped promptly.
4- UNGA should launch an individual cell for virus awareness.
5- Rich countries should mobilize their resources.
6- NGO’s and IGO’s should provide aid to these countries.