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Covid-19: Not All Bad News; Some 6 Positives of It

By Dr Swaib K Nsereko
Covid-19: Not All Bad News; Some 6 Positives of It
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Positive - Baby boom-as legitimate spouses spend plenty of quality time together to, among other activities facilitate procreation.

Effect - It has the effect of replenishing the world with a new generation, orientated with new political, economic and social management approaches.

Positive - From information age to on-line age—as lower schools are struggling to conduct lessons via media channels, higher institutions {colleges and universities} are attempting to initiate on-line lectures. Whereas these innovations illustrate the widening income disparities among the urban-centered haves and deprived rural have-nots, they have effectively marked a transition from the information age to the new on-line age. It entails an expanded public investment in the internet connectivity intervention across the nation for inclusivity of all citizens. This transition is a requirement of the UN Sustainable Development Goal {SDG} on the provision of quality education.

Effect - It has the effect of accelerating the switch from a cash economy to a cashless one, as more volumes of domestic and international transactions and services are henceforth to be moderated via on-line technologies.

Positive - Improved health care systems-as governments eventually pick the sense of reasonable public investment in health sector to mitigate effects of future similar calamities. Uganda’s is expected to shift upward from 7% even though still to remain short of the UN recommended 15%.

Effect - Has the effect of increased life expectancy.

Positive - Decline in prevalence of non-communicable diseases [diabetes, hypertension] as people adapt to the good in active not passive sport and physical exercise engagements.

Effect - Increased labor productivity and output---leading to steady supply and lower consumer prices. This encourages aggregate demand, inviting for more investments to, among others, answer for the nearly 50% youth unemployment in least developed economies.

Positive - Employment opportunities—as people make a choice of saving in anticipation of future calamities.

Effect - Expanded economic activities rising from invested savings.

Positive - Spiritual revival—as people offer plenty of time to a non-monetized-God, religion and prayer services.

Effect - A reformed world with new social interactions and individual straight connections to God. It entails a huge declined influence of clerics as intermediaries between God and the folk.

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