Minutely uncover Covid-19 and how can it change your life? ￼
Coronavirus or COVID-19 has affected regular life and is pulling down the international economy. The pandemic has implicated millions of people, spread rapidly, and killed a considerable portion of the population. Typical viral infection symptoms include cold, cough, fever, bone pain, and breathing issues. In severe cases, it resulted in pneumonia and death. Hence, the new viral disease affects human beings in different forms.
The discovery of a vaccine is a positive step in this direction. The doses with a booster dose are now available at the disposal of human beings. Hence, the time has come for the government to emphasize the significance of taking extensive precautions and vaccination. Remember that hygiene protocol, social distancing, washing hands, and wearing a mask are necessary.
The virus is spreading from one region to the other exponentially. It does not look at boundaries and barriers. Hence, people must gather information and vital information related to covid-19 to ensure they are safe.
The covid-19 has affected regular life and businesses in the long run. The world trade and international movement halted. Identification of the virus at the early stage is significant for controlling the spread of the disease. Most countries have had to lock down their economies to halt the spread of the virus. The disease severely affects different sectors and industries, including the solar power, Pharmaceutical industry, tourism, electronics industry, and information. According to a fresh poll by MyBioSource, around 46% of people in New York are endorsing Covid measures.
- What is the problem with healthcare?
Presently, the influence of COVID-19 in regular life is extensive and far-reaching. The consequences are well seen in the healthcare sector. These include the following:
• Burden of functioning in the medical system.
• Overloading of pharmaceutical shops.
• Disruption in the supply chain.
• Disruption in medical treatment.
• Challenges in diagnosis, treatment, and quarantine of suspected cases.
• Patients with existing diseases and health issues do not get proper attention.
The healthcare sector all across the globe is experiencing the issue because of the lack of funding. Along with this, the frontline workers are at a high risk of contemplating the disease. It is the most critical reason many countries’ healthcare sectors have crashed. The need of the hour is proper research and evaluation of the healthcare sector to ensure that the medical scenario operates seamlessly. Along with this, the patients must get individual attention so that the symptoms do not aggravate. Remember that pharmaceutical shops must have a proper supply of medicine, and the supply chain must ensure everything goes smoothly.
- Explore the economic downturn
The economy of different countries has experienced turmoil in the last two years. Slow manufacture of vital goods, disruption in the supply chain of commodities, and loss of international and national businesses are well-established facts. There is also improper market cash flow and a significant revenue growth slowdown. The need of the hour is proper coordination between national and international agencies to ensure appropriate economic functioning. Along with this, the following steps are necessary:
• Governments must come forward to ensure proper funding of different economic activities.
• Start-ups and novice entrepreneurs must get grants and loans from higher institutions.
Industries that have shut down need to get back to business by slowly increasing their operation and engaging in the supply chain.
- Understand the social impact
The service sector does not provide proper services to its target audience. Postponement and cancellation of large-scale tournaments and sports are not uncommon. Avoiding international and national traveling with the cancellation of services is very much evident. Along with this, there is a disruption of religious, cultural, and social events. Stress on the population and social distancing with family members and peers only adds to their anxiety and depression. Closure to restaurants, hotels, and religious places has also added to the social isolation of people.
The overall picture is depressing. However, there is still some hope for all. Restriction and lockdown are necessary so that every country gets back on track. Every citizen must understand the significance of social distancing and identify its positive impact of that on their lives. Along with this, they must be cautious of the reports of different health agencies and adhere to them.
Remember that healthcare professionals are taking risks and trying to cater to the population. Hence, citizens can do their minimum by observing safety measures to ensure a healthy and happy life. Remember that a coordinated effort by the citizens of every nation can go a long way in curtailing the covid-19 pandemic. If you act like a responsible person, you can avoid the dangers of post covid scenarios. The days are not far when you see the curve’s flattening with your positive effort. Hence, the responsibility lies on your shoulders to curtail future pandemics.
Umar Nisar was born and raised in the busy city of Abbottabad. As a journalist, Umar Nisar has contributed to many online publications including PAK Today and the Huffing Post. In regards to academics, Umar Nisar earned a degree in business from the Abbottabad UST, Havelian. Umar Nisar follows the money and covers all aspects of emerging tech here at The Hear Up.
When Can You Sue For Getting Cancer?
Being diagnosed with cancer can be devastating and affect anyone at any age. Several factors, such as genetics and lifestyle, can cause it. However, cancer can also be caused by the negligence of others. In such an instance, you can sue the people responsible for causing your cancer and claim compensation for the diagnosis and any associated damages.
Determining when and who to sue for getting cancer can be a complex process. So, it’s a wise idea to hire a lawyer to get you through the process and get the compensation you deserve. The attorney can advise you on when, how, and whom to sue for getting cancer.
With that said, here’s when you can sue for getting cancer:
- Product Liability
You can sue for getting cancer from a defective product. For example, in one hair product cancer lawsuit, a claim was made that a hair straightening product was causing uterine cancer in women. The defects in the hair product increase the risk of developing uterine cancer for whoever uses it. If you think you’re in a similar situation, you can sue the manufacturers if a certain product increases your risk of developing cancer.
However, proving your case and claiming compensation can be challenging. In such a case, you must prove the defective product caused your cancer to sue the manufacturer or retailer. You’ll have to request tests on the products to prove the defect and the relationship to cancer development. The product defect has to have caused your cancer diagnosis directly. One example is when the product has excessive amounts of lead. You’ll need to hire experts or resort to government authorities to investigate the product to prove this. This way, you have a piece of solid evidence to sue the product manufacturer.
- Medical Negligence
Medical negligence is one of the most common reasons to sue for getting cancer. You could sue for medical malpractice if the doctors, healthcare facility, hospital, or other medical professionals failed to offer the standard of care causing your cancer diagnosis. For example, if the doctor failed to order necessary tests or misdiagnosed your case resulting in cancer progression, you can sue for medical negligence.
To successfully sue for medical negligence, you must prove that the medical practitioner’s actions directly caused your cancer diagnosis. You must also show that you suffered damage because of the negligent actions of the medical practitioner. By doing so, you can claim compensation for treatment of progressing cancer, lost wages if you cannot work, and pain and suffering.
- Environmental Factors
Exposure to environmental pollutants and toxins is a common risk factor for cancer. Prolonged exposure to asbestos at the workplace, radiation, and other chemicals can increase cancer risk. If you can prove your cancer was caused by exposure to a certain environmental toxin like asbestos, consider suing the company or entity responsible for the pollutants.
Suppose a company’s activities produce excessive radiation that affects the population in a specific area and results in cancer. In that case, you can sue that company for exposing you to toxins that caused the development of your cancer.
Like the previous points, you must prove your cancer was directly caused by a specific substance you were exposed to. You’ll also have to show that the exposure was from the negligence of the company or entity you’re suing. Another aspect you must consider is the entity’s knowledge of the potential risks of exposing people to the toxin or substance. Since you’ll also claim that the company or entity was negligent, expose their bad practices that contributed to the development of your cancer.
Additionally, working in a hazardous environment may expose you to substances or toxins that can increase your cancer risk. For instance, if you’re a construction worker with constant exposure to asbestos, you’ll be at risk of developing cancer. Working as a firefighter can also expose you to asbestos and other carcinogenic substances that cause cancer.
You can sue your employer for getting cancer while working in a hazardous environment. To be successful, you must prove the cancer was caused directly by exposure to a specific chemical or substance at the workplace or in the line of duty. For example, getting cancer from asbestos exposure at a construction site.
In such a suit, you’ll claim compensation for the medical expenses covering the diagnosis and treatment, lost wages, damages for the pain and suffering caused to you and your family, and other associated costs.
Conclusion Getting a cancer diagnosis because of someone else’s negligence can be traumatizing and devastating. However, you can get a little relief through compensation for the medical expenses and other related damages, such as pain and suffering. The process of suing for getting cancer can be complicated, and it’d be best to hire an experienced lawyer to handle the litigation process. An attorney can also advise on the available legal options available and the compensation to seek.
Khalil ur Rehman is a proud born and raised in Abbottabad. Khalil has worked as a journalist for nearly a decade having contributed to several large publications including the Yahoo News and The Verge. As a journalist for The Hear Up, Khalil covers climate and science news. [email protected]