Novel Coronavirus Disease: A delicate balancing act between health and the economy

Health and the Economy during COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Ukertor Gabriel Moti University of Abuja
  • Daniel Ter Goon University of Fort Hare
Keywords: Disruption, Economy, Health, Mitigation, Pandemic

Abstract

The emergence of the deadly novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) has resuscitated global attention on the state of health governance and well-being of citizens. Worldwide, countries are in dire dilemma of safeguarding the health of their citizens and equally salvaging economy, arising from the social distancing and lockdown strategies, which affects negatively the economic activities. This paper examines the intricate balance between health and the economy in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and the policy options needed to assist countries to implement strategies to protect the health of their citizens and promote economic recovery in this unprecedented global crisis situation. There is need for a coordinated public-private sector partnership in the recovery plan of each country, taking into account their contextual and country specific health system and economy, but not discarding the universal application thereof. Global, regional, national geo-political and public health collaboration is needed to save the world from COVID-19 catastrophic consequences.

doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.36.COVID19-S4.2751

How to cite this:
Moti UG, Goon DT. Novel Coronavirus Disease: A delicate balancing act between health and the economy. Pak J Med Sci. 2020;36(COVID19-S4):COVID19-S134-S137. doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.36.COVID19-S4.2751

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Published
2020-05-19
How to Cite
Moti, U., & Goon, D. (2020). Novel Coronavirus Disease: A delicate balancing act between health and the economy. Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences, 36(COVID19-S4). https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.36.COVID19-S4.2751