Potential and Observed Environmental Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Vaishnavi Gore, Dr. Swarupa Chakole


Many ecological variants have impact on the onset and communicability of infectious diseases or pandemics, which may in later days can trigger environmental feedback. The most potentially lethal virus of this century coronavirus disease (COVID-19) was declared an epidemic on March 13, 2020, and its vigorous spread, congruous coverage and its many diverse and complicated after effects may have made it a very dangerous disease to counteract the problems related to it in such a short time period making it once in only century disaster around the world. Most of the countries around the world being currently in a situation of chaos and suffering of this disease and its consequences have responded with great concern and measures by taking social distancing methods and measures of various kinds and drastically reducing the spread of the virus and helping in prevention by it have also helped in resolving many economic and other activities of the country to cope with. As a result, the COVID-19 pandemic at the end of April 2020 caused many environmental impacts, including positive impacts such as improved air quality. Negative impacts such as coastal pollution through the elimination of water and sanitation supplies in urban areas and in rural have shown it effects of healing the surrounding which was caused by the halting to many industries and the release of waste products and hampering of the transport and its emission after the public went into home isolation after the pandemic started. This study provides a first overview of the observed environmental and possible aftermath of COVID-19. We argue that the impact of COVID-19 is largely determined by anthropogenic factors that become apparent as public events declines around the globe, and effects on towns and human health will continue to exist.

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