Covid-19 new hygiene habits in our society.

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This virus came as a flood to destroy green and dry lands, but it has positives

With all the tragedies, damages and losses of all kinds resulting from the outbreak of the Corona virus worldwide, unless data, preliminary studies and some research prove here and there, the exit of the global ecosystem is profitable, even at least for the time being, as there is data to reduce rates Pollution is around 80% in major industrial cities, such as Beijing, Delhi, Los Angeles, New Zealand, and San Paolo among others.Some photos taken from space show the beginning of the recovery of the ozone layer that protects the Earth and ultraviolet rays from the sun, and also showed that the Himalayan peaks in India were seen decades ago, for the first time with the naked eye, due to the dissolution of the pollution layers that were covering and covering the atmosphere of India widely

Some photos taken from space show the beginning of the recovery of the ozone layer that protects the Earth and ultraviolet rays from the sun, and also showed that the Himalayan peaks in India were seen decades ago, for the first time with the naked eye, due to the dissolution of the pollution layers that were covering and covering the atmosphere of India widely"Corona" spread in different parts of the world, especially in the major industrial countries such as the United States of America, Europe, China, India, Brazil, Russia and others, and thus the industrial circulation wheel and thus the environmental pollution stopped, where millions of injuries and hundreds of thousands of deaths and economic losses of hundreds of billions of dollars, About 4 billion people remain in their homes, halting their activities, movements and interactions with each other, airlines, cars and factories, and weak demand for oil consumption.It had a rapid positive impact on the ecosystem, as it was measured by the rate of air pollution in the major industrial cities, and this pollution rate decreased to more than 50% compared to normal conditions, and of course it will have an impact on the ecosystem, in the long run.

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  • global-conversation.png blessed_passionfruit | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    19 May 2020

    So you're saying that Covid-19 is our ticket to stopping extreme weather

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  • British Council.jpg consistent_explanation | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    19 May 2020

    How do you think that the Corona virus will affect pollution rate?

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  • British Council.jpg consistent_explanation | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    19 May 2020

    Do you think that the ozone hole will disappear over time in light of the spread of the Corona virus and the halting of pollution sources?

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  • global-conversation.png adaptable_moment | Ras Beirut Secondary Public School | Lebanon
    19 Apr 2021

    COVID-19 pandemic is the first and foremost a global health emergency with severe consequences on health and economy, but it has also brought positive environmental effects that may serve as an example and inspiration for future behavioral changes that would help us to bring positive changes in environment. The current global pandemic has forced us to introspect and imagine a different world.
    The positive impact of COVID-19 on the environment

    Entire Lifestyle Changes to Practice Better Hygiene:
    Being hygienic is no longer just a good habit, but the very skill you need for survival. Times have changed, and people are now aware of how important it is to keep yourself clean. As social animals, the very engineering of humans is the ability to emote & connect with fellow beings. That’s not going to change, and that’s something we cannot change. But these recent times have made us all aware of how to do that more hygienically.From shaking hands to namaste, we all have had a lifestyle change for the good. We’re going to remember to cover your mouths when we cough, to sanitize our hands after touching anything else because we know what can happen if we don’t.

    *Reduction of air pollution* *and GHGs emission*
    As industries, transportation and companies have closed down, it has brought a sudden drop of greenhouse gases (GHGs) emissions. Compared with this time of last year, levels of air pollution in Ney York has reduced by nearly 50% because of measures taken to control the virus (Henriques, 2020). It was estimated that nearly 50% reduction of N2O and CO occurred due to the shutdown of heavy industries in China (Caine, 2020). Also, emission of NO₂ is one of the key indicators of global economic activities, which indicates a sign of reduction in many countries (e.g., US, Canada, China, India, Italy, Brazil etc.) due to the recent shut down Usually, NO2 is emitted from the burning of fossil fuels, 80% of which comes from motor vehicle exhaust. It is reported that NO2 causes acid rain with the interaction of O2 and H2O, and several respiratory diseases suffered by humans.Overall, much less consumption of fossil fuels lessens the GHGs emission, which helps to combat against global climate change.

    *Reduction of water pollution *
    Water pollution is a common phenomenon of a developing country like India, and Bangladesh, where domestic and industrial wastes are dumped into rivers without treatment. During the lockdown period, the major industrial sources of pollution have shrunk or completely stopped, which helped to reduce the pollution load. For instance, the river Ganga and Yamuna have reached a significant level of purity due to the absence of industrial pollution on the days of lockdown in India. It is found that, among the 36 real-time monitoring stations of river Ganga, water from 27 stations met the permissible limit. This improvement of water quality at Haridwar and Rishikesh was ascribed to the sudden drop of the number of visitors and 500% reduction of sewage and industrial effluents

    *Reduction of noise pollution*

    Noise pollution is the elevated levels of sound, generated from different human activities (e.g., machines, vehicles, construction work), which may lead to adverse effects in human and other living organisms. Usually, noise negatively effects on physiological health, along with cardiovascular disorders, hypertension, and sleep shortness of human. It is reported that, globally around 360 million people are prone to hearing loss due to noise pollution. World Health Organization predicted that in Europe alone, over 100 million people are exposed to high noise levels, above the recommended limit. Unwanted noise also negatively effects on the invertebrates, that help to control environmental processes which are vital for the balance of the ecosystem.
    However, the quarantine and lockdown measures mandate that people stay at home and reduced economic activities and communication worldwide, which ultimately reduced noise level in most cities. For instance, noise level of Delhi the capital of India, is reduced drastically around 40–50% in the recent lockdown period due to reduction of vehicle movement during the lockdown period.

    Effect on Vegetation:
    Plants are growing better because there is cleaner air and water, and because yet again there is no human interference. With everything at a standstill, plants are allowed to thrive and grow and produce more coverage and oxygen. Less litter also means lesser clogging of river systems, which is good in the long run for the environment.
    Animals on Street
    The environmental changes brought by the coronavirus were first visible from space. Then, as the disease and the lockdown spread, they could be sensed in the sky above our heads, the air in our lungs, and even the ground below our feet. While humans are restricted to their homes under global lockdown, the wild animals all over the planet seem to have come to reclaim their territory. The media outlets are tweeting and uploading several images and videos showing animals on the streets .The emergence of wild animals in urban areas is mostly because there is peace and calm, which attracts these animals to the residential areas.

    (COVID-19 will reshape our world. We don't yet know when the crisis will end. But we can be sure that by the time it does, our world will look very different)

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    1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
      adaptable_moment's comment 19 Apr 2021

      This is a very well-researched comment, adaptable_moment. I have given you a star for your excellent explanations which showcase some great speaking and problem-solving. How do you think things will change now that lockdowns are beginning to come to an end for some countries?

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      1. global-conversation.png adaptable_moment | Ras Beirut Secondary Public School | Lebanon
        Katie @ Topical Talk's comment 19 Apr 2021

        I think that After the Covid-19 pandemic bids goodbye to us, life would not be the same. Everyone will take precautionary measures in his/her life in future. Businesses will take a long time to come back on track. As far as students are concerned, their syllabus may be cut short. What makes me sad is that the underprivileged and the poor will get poorer after the pandemic is over.

        Bonds between kin to become stronger
        One hopes the pandemic will leave an indelible impression on many of us, making us to maintain cleanliness and follow good discipline in our life. After the pandemic has run its course, we — men, women and children — will develop more emotional proximity towards our kin. Bonds may become stronger and communal intolerance may end. The consumption pattern will certainly change in favor of simplicity and restraint. The habit of washing hands, learnt during the lockdown, will continue, at least for some time. It will help prevent many tropical diseases like conjunctivitis, cholera and typhoid with slightly enhanced immunity. All said and done, it will alter our lifestyle for the better.

        Restaurants and cafes
        There are many restaurants already open, but their business is limited to a combination of home delivery, take-out, or off-restaurant auto deliver. With the reopening of restaurants, those restaurants that receive customers inside to eat can leave a meter distance between customers, and restrict the restaurant's capacity by half. Food utensils are disposed of, or wrapped and disinfected after each use, and working hours are also likely to be limited.
        Shopping malls are coming back to life in a different way
        To help limit the spread of Corona in these malls, single-use tools, such as shopping bags and coffee cups, will be used, shoppers will be encouraged to wear face masks, and employees will have to wear masks as well. The store will have limited opening hours and close early so that sanitation workers can thoroughly disinfect areas and bathrooms.
        Sports halls, hair salons and cinemas
        Basic businesses like grocery stores, pharmacies, and hardware stores are already open, but smaller retail stores, such as clothing stores, hair salons, and malls are not. It is possible that as these stores reopen, the number of customers allowed to enter simultaneously could depend on the size of the store's space. Hygiene precautions can also be implemented, such as sterilizing your hands before and after leaving work, and wearing face masks or blankets. Some services can be temporarily suspended if they bring people's faces closer to each other.

        Schools and universities

        Schools have already reopened in some countries as students undergo a temperature test, seats are separated by a space, and rules are enforced regarding how often to wash hands and how many children can play together at the same time. In places where schools are still closed, school officials, government officials and teachers are all striving to put in place policies that prevent students from any possibility of transmitting the virus when school doors reopen. Some municipalities are looking into the possibility of arranging student meals and schedules throughout the day.

        These are unsettling times and COVID-19 is clearing impacting our personal and professional lives, and those that we love. I wanted to wish to all people safe passage through this difficult period.
        take care, stay positive and find sometime for having fun and smiling. It is challenging operating under the current restrictions; however, I am confident we will get through this, together.

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        1. Harriet-Website_1000x1000.jpg Harriet @ Topical Talk
          adaptable_moment's comment 19 Apr 2021

          Thank you for your comment adaptable_moment. What do you think will be the impact of these big changes in schools and restaurants after the pandemic?

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          1. global-conversation.png adaptable_moment | Ras Beirut Secondary Public School | Lebanon
            Harriet @ Topical Talk's comment 22 Apr 2021

            Most of us have been living with closed schools and some version of lockdown for four months now. For all the reimagining of education in the 21st century, nobody predicted that the greatest disruption of all would come from a virus. As education policymakers all over the world grapple with distance learning provision and safe school reopening, they will no doubt also be thinking about what the pandemic means for education in the longer term.

            There’s going to be a lot less money
            The impact on education budgets in a previous blog post. In April, the International Monetary Fund updated its global growth projections from 3.3 percent to -3.0 percent (negative). Slower or negative growth means that education budgets will not rise in absolute terms at the rate the Education Commission says is needed to reach the Sustainable Development Goal for education. And, in the wake of a health crisis, education budgets as a share of national spending are also likely to be squeezed.we observe a large dip in education spending in the immediate aftermath of the crisis that did not recover for several years

            Millions of children will not return to school
            Despite huge gains in enrollment during the last two decades, 268 million children were already out of school when the pandemic struck. When schools reopen, millions more may not make it back. Children whose households have suffered economic shocks and adolescent girls who are at increased risk of pregnancy or early marriage are particularly vulnerable.
            Estimates suggest that more than half of all refugee girls will not return when schools open.

            Education markets will be disrupted, putting strain on the public sector
            Proprietors of private schools have had a tough time during the closure period. Most will have generated no or vastly reduced fee revenue. Many will have fired teachers and relinquished their rented premises. On the demand side, their enrolment may suffer once they do reopen, since millions of families have suffered economic shocks and will not be able to pay fees.

            The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has left the restaurant industry at a loss, as an unprecedented number of businesses have been forced to cease operations. Now, they start to will this chanes will impact the restaurant.
            Maintain a distance between customers, restaurant owners plan to accommodate a maximum of 50% of customers. Preparing food may take longer as you strive to keep a distance of 6 feet between each person, and it may not be possible to keep that distance all the time.
            A changing atmosphere There will be some things that will happen that may make restaurants less beautiful and lively.
            Restaurants will require all employees to wear personal protective equipment such as gloves and masks, and hand washing will remain, and the temperatures of their employees will be monitored upon arrival to work.
            2020 has been a time of tremendous change for the restaurant industry and schools most of us are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. If restaurants and schools keep safety, cleanliness and innovation at the forefront of their strategies, customers and students can soon return to restaurants and schools with as much confidence as they had pre-2020.

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            1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
              adaptable_moment's comment 22 Apr 2021

              Please always write in your own words - copying from the internet is not allowed on the Hub.

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