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Saving the Planet: Looking Beyond Lockdown

December 2021
Sheila Pantry OBE

2020 and 2021 will certainly be remembered worldwide by everyone because of the Covid-19 pandemic that raised numerous challenges for workplaces and industries, health services, governments and wider society and the international community at large. The UK left the European Union, and Brexit talks for the UK and Europe Union were scheduled to be the main topics at the start of 2020 and two years on we all know the drastic developments and challenges that certainly have altered the focus of all countries around the world.

If anything, the debate on climate change and its effect on public health was just gathering momentum when late in 2019, Covid-19 was identified as the microbial agent causing a severe viral pneumonia in several patients epidemiologically linked to a seafood market in Wuhan, in China’s Hubei province.

Since then, there has been rapid spread of Covid-19 as it was named, across the World with well documented commentaries, research reports, guidance, advice, training and statistical knowledge and more.

Because of the vaccines’ rapid development by the magnificent scientists, we are now finding that worldwide, people, businesses, governments, international organisations and agencies, professional bodies, educationalists, travel experts and many more have started to think about the changes needed, the challenges that continue to present themselves and most importantly are asking and finding solutions and seeking funding for example:

Some answers are already written and can be found in OSH UPDATE + FIRE.