The dangerous pandemics have harmful consequences for people and the whole world’s economy. Even though different viruses constantly appear, each new epidemic affects the world severely. There are three recent viruses that can be analyzed from the point of society’s responsiveness to the pandemics: Zika, Ebola, and COVID-19.
The Zika virus outbreak in Brazil was responded to in 2016. The World Health Organization formulated the planning and prevention measures only after almost one year after the virus was found. The researcher did not manage to create the vaccine focusing on the virus prevention measures.
The responsiveness of the World Health Organization to Ebola was more quick and efficient. The control of the migration and supporting the vaccination research and design were conducted right after the first cases of contamination were detected. The success of the 2018 Ebola drug trial helped COVID-19 research unfold so quickly after the virus began to spread.
In February 2020, researchers started drug testing, modeling their efforts on the Ebola experience. The vaccine was created in August 2020, twice as fast as in the Ebola case. COVID-19 spreads through the atmosphere, which is more dangerous than in Ebola and Zika virus cases. The vaccination policies are also a profound response to the recent pandemic.
Analyzing the Ebola and Zika responsiveness plans and executions, it should be mentioned that most of the measures were followed. In the COVID-19 situation plan execution, there are significant problems. The issues are mainly correlated with the minorities’ risk groups.
The vaccination unavailability and living conditions for particular minorities lead to higher rates of virus spreading. Even though the responsiveness plan included the risk community section, in reality, minorities are left with almost no governmental support.
Such a situation is probably caused by the large-scale and quick spreading of the virus. It is practically impossible to address all the planned issues rapidly. Therefore, even though the response to COVID-19 is faster than in Zika and Ebola cases, its quality is lower due to the scope of the problem.
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