Cushioning a Meltdown in the COVID-19 Era
As the situation stands, numerous patients with other conditions such as cancer, liver, and kidney disease, among others, are at a loss.
In the current bleak situation due to the current pandemic, a lot has shown us that we, as a nation and people, are very underprepared for unforeseen events and circumstances. For instance, the health infrastructure worldwide would have come across as adequately financed and capable, a notion that was disproved by the pandemic.
Should there be a Metric to Measure Disaster Preparedness?
There needs to be metrics and systems to ensure that individuals, institutions, and nations have a metric to measure disaster preparedness. These metrics should be complemented by disaster response systems that can provide a response that entails sufficient and superseding measures.
The Shift of Medical Resources Away from Other Ailments to COVID
As the situation stands, numerous patients with other conditions such as cancer, liver, and kidney disease, among others, are at a loss as a majority of the human and financial resources of health systems worldwide are being focused on the pandemic.