The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the lives of all citizens globally. In California alone, more than three and a half million people have contracted the virus and more than fifty thousand people have died of the virus.
Restriction on movement and lockdown has affected our lives and businesses. Some businesses are more affected than others.
The world fell into recession at the onset of the pandemic. As a result, many businesses folded up, many countries were faced with increasing unemployment rates, and many households are finding it difficult to survive. Now, with COVID 19 vaccine becoming readily available, there is hope in the horizon.
The question on everybody’s mind is, can this be the beginning of a recovery? And how will we recover from the impact of the pandemic?
Entrepreneur Sawyer Winston is one of San Diego’s biggest serial entrepreneurs and real estate investors.
He is an avid writer and has written lots of resources about entrepreneurship and real estate investing. His resources are very informative and educative.
Here, Sawyer Winston takes a look at how the city of San Diego will recover from the pandemic.
The pandemic affected all of us in one way or the other. We must accept some of the changes that it has brought with it and find an innovative way to continue our business and lifestyle.
Understanding that the world is constantly changing and we must find ways to cope with the changes is the first step to recovering from the pandemic. We can look forward by learning from our mistakes and using those lessons to plan ahead.
Investing more in the healthcare sector
One of the greatest lessons we have learned during this period is how unprepared our health sector is in battling a pandemic. The first step towards recovery is to improve our health care sector. The government should and investors should find invest more in the investment.
There is a need for larger and spacious hospitals. There is also a need for government to invest more in health care workers.
They should be well paid and be given life assurance. This will encourage more healthcare works to come into the city and better prepare the city against upcoming disastrous events, like the pandemic.
Provision of incentives to small and medium enterprises
To address the economic challenges of the pandemic, the government should provide stimulus to small and medium-term business owners who are most affected by the pandemic.
The recovery plan includes investment in clean energy, agriculture, and infrastructure. The government should issue out more survival funds to cushion the impact of COVID 19 on the economy. The provision of funds to SMEs will help diversify the economy.
Advocacy for clean energy
The government should advocate and promote clean and sustainable \energy. If there is anything the pandemic has taught us, is that we need to pay more attention to our environment.
Clean energy helps to conserve the nation’s natural resources. The most important aspect of clean energy is the environmental benefits as part of a global energy future.