When COVID-19 allows us to "learn" and "change"

From the epidemic of COVID-19 (COVID-19) causing people to worry around the world. There is a city shut down to prevent the spread of the disease. The airport is lonely Tourist attractions almost deserted people Many businesses are directly and indirectly affected. Until having to reduce staff, lay off or shut down. People don't need to go out. Do not dare to be in a crowded place and keep up with the news to update the spread of this virus the information received was mixed and fake. Or some information that we have previously held as guidelines for preventing infection May have to adjust to the situation depending. For example, by using a spoon in the middle of a spoon to scoop food, there is a risk of infection from touching the spoons together. Must change to eat hot Spoon it and always wash your hands thoroughly.


But if looking optimistic the widespread outbreak of COVID-19 has made people around the world realize the importance of taking care of themselves farther from various diseases. Including the government and business sectors are aware of the need to adjust and adapt to achieve sustainability proactively. To reduce the risk of the spread of various pathogens in the future more. Like Taiwan, even though it's close to China There are millions of citizens working in China. Including tourists from China traveling to Taiwan not less Making Taiwan a country with a high risk of finding COVID-19 patients in the world. But it turns out that Taiwan has a very low prevalence compared to many countries around the world. That's because of the outbreak of SARS. The Taiwanese government has established the National Health Center (NHCC) as part of a disaster management center that focuses on proactive response to the outbreak. By using the national health insurance database Integrate with the Immigration and Customs database to create Big Data to analyze, alert and prevent the epidemic effectively. Taiwan therefore quickly cope with the outbreak of COVID-19.

COVID-19, even though the disease is mild to the point of death and everyone died. But spread quickly and widely Causing widespread paranoia Many things slow to the stage of disruption but on the other hand, it encourages adjustments to be more options for survival, such as

  • Non-standard face masks are increasingly being rejected by consumers. Because consumers have a better knowledge of buying and using
  • Medical personnel production company Started to make washable face masks in place of hygiene masks By producing fabric fibers, antibacterial and PM2.5 dust, can be washed and reused many times In the future, will be developed to prevent the virus as well.
  • Faucet or doorknob Will be thought of to minimize exposure Such as a rocker that can be used to use an elbow or other materials to touch instead of hands or made into an automated system or more semi-automatic
  • Online payment systems will be more spending options Because both entrepreneurs and consumers themselves began to worry about touching bank notes or coins Which may be contaminated easily
  • various insurance That came out to be more timely And can be purchased easily via electronic means
  • Natural packaging will be used as an alternative to disposable items in order to reduce contamination from touching the container that the customer brought by themselves and helps reduce environmental problems
  • Some raw materials may not be enough for domestic demand. Need to import more products Utilization of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) will provide more options for Thai manufacturers and entrepreneurs to access goods and raw materials from a variety of sources.

In every crisis there are always hidden opportunities. Please handle it consciously. Plague scares us. But allows us to learn more about how to protect ourselves. The pandemic caused many businesses to halt. But may be an opportunity to return to foothold to prepare to walk or leap further than before. Don't be discouraged but look for opportunities that are an alternative way to survive our crisis.