At the beginning of 2020, various media outlets have closely monitored the news of an infectious respiratory disease quick spreading in Wuhan City, China. SARS-CoV-2 caused the widely known COVID-19 declared by the World Health Organization on the 11th of March 2020 as a virus that has reached the pandemic level.
Millions of people were infected due to its contagion, that health experts and government authorities weren’t able to contain it because of its quick proliferation. For a start, the public was asked to maintain social distancing, masks, and frequent handwashing. After some time, they created a way to confirm if a person contracted the disease through the PCR test or the COVID-19 test.
During the months of simultaneous lockdowns, to contain the transmission rate of the virus within families and communities, it is also advised that the travel industry is to conduct fit to fly COVID tests for local and international passengers coming from different countries. Worse comes to worst, travel bans are expected from countries with a high rate of virus transmission.
A fit to fly COVID test is a requirement for passengers, whether travels are essential or not, for easier containment of people who exhibit symptoms.
Most people now ask when the pandemic will be over—a question that can only be answered when people worldwide have already achieved the target percentage of “herd immunity” through vaccination. Several vaccines are now authorized for emergency use by the World Health Organization, and some of them are Pfizer/ BioNTech, AstraZeneca/ Oxford COVID-19 vaccine, and the Ad26.COV.2 known as the Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine.
Aside from the mentioned vaccines, other pharmaceutical companies are working on COVID-19 vaccines and are currently on phase testing to help get people vaccinated.
Check out this infographic by Harley Medic International in When Will the COVID-19 Pandemic End to learn more.
Infographic Source: https://www.harleymedic.co.uk/when-will-the-covid-19-pandemic-end-infographic/