Turbulent times : the psychological impact of COVID-19

Kumar, Ravi (2021) Turbulent times : the psychological impact of COVID-19. Learning Curve. pp. 89-91. ISSN 2582-1644

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Abstract

Just as we entered the dawn of 2020, somewhere in mainland China there was an outbreak of a disease that came to be known as COVID-19. However, by no stretch of the imagination could anyone have known that this would leave such a devastating impact across the world. Before the world could take cognisance of it, many events unfolded at lightning speed. The rate of the spread of the infection was so fast that more than 200 countries were affected within a few weeks, forcing the WHO to declare it a ‘pandemic’ on 11 March 2020. This black day brought into focus the fact that policymakers, in even the most developed countries, were caught unawares against a microscopic organism that could transcend boundaries and jeopardise the most robust healthcare systems

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Kumar, Ravi
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English
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pandemic, Psychological impact, Anxiety disorders, Depression, Acute stress disorder
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Learning Curve
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/3204
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