The Societal Impacts of Covid-19: a transnational perspective

Bozkurt, Veysel, Dawes, Glenn, Gülerce, Hakan, and Westenbroek, Patricia (2021) The Societal Impacts of Covid-19: a transnational perspective. Istanbul University Press, Istanbul, Turkey.

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[Extract] The COVID-19 Pandemic, started in China and has since spread all over the world in a short time, deeply affecting all countries.. Most countries have declared a partial or complete lockdown to limit the spread of the virus. A significant portion of employees have been unable to work in traditional ways and have had to adapt to what has become known as the “new normal”. In essence we have gone beyond the norms we used to know and have had to construct new ways of living in the times of COVID-19. The way we know how to work and live has changed. Middle and upper classes, whose jobs are suitable for digitalization, started working online. Every extraordinary period has its winners and losers. The winners of the coronavirus pandemic period were mainly hygiene materials manufacturers, gaming companies, electronic commerce, high technology, and pharmaceutical companies etc. On the other hand, economies all over the world have shrunk. The hardest hit in the pandemic have been the areas of tourism, hospitality and entertainment etc. resulting in high rates of unemployment or underemployment within these sectors. Unemployment and existential anxiety have peaked during 2020 with increased fears posed by the new risks associated with becoming infected. With the loss of loved ones and separation from friends and family. Psycho-social problems have also increased due to the effects of prolonged uncertainty imposed by the pandemic across all facets of everyday life In all life satisfaction has declined across in all social groups with the vulnerable most at risk due to the long lasting effects on the pandemic

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Item Type: Book (Edited)
ISBN: 978-605-07-0769-4
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Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2021 22:26
FoR Codes: 44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4410 Sociology > 441004 Social change @ 40%
44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4410 Sociology > 441011 Sociology of health @ 30%
44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4410 Sociology > 441008 Sociology of culture @ 30%
SEO Codes: 13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1399 Other culture and society > 139999 Other culture and society not elsewhere classified @ 60%
20 HEALTH > 2004 Public health (excl. specific population health) > 200406 Health protection and disaster response @ 40%
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