This is the Year of the Shadow Plague


In 2022 we will continue to feel the effects of Covid-19 plague. Most of us have been counting the numbers directly linked to the virus – how many people have been vaccine, who are infected, or hospitalized, how many who own a ventilator or who have died. But we have been ignoring the effects of the virus and the measures taken to prevent it – for high-risk citizens: children, adolescents, and women. We must now turn to this “shadow plague” if we are to have the hope of making the world a better place.

Although women, children, and adolescents are less likely to get sick or die from coronavirus than others, they are marginalized in many of the tasks they rely on, due to the closure and disruption of essential nutrients.

At least 2% of Covid-19 health care providers are considered male or female in any way, according to recent reports.Global Health Report 50/50, ”Published in 2021. But without acknowledging the potential for ill-treatment of men and women of all ages, we can make wrong choices. This is because decision makers, often men, tend to forget about those at risk.

The school closures For example, during the epidemic it has brought about educational disparities for many children and adolescents. Governments are striving to keep education as open as possible, but many have not realized that, for millions of children, lunch at school was their only meal of the day. Many countries have not even begun to plan or think about how to reach those hungry children while schools continue to close.

In 2022 we will also see the effects of the shadow epidemic on non-Covid health care. As medical systems continue to focus on the Covid-19 vaccine and treatment, Regular vaccination as a result of many diseases (previously forgotten in Western countries) and important access to medical care for women are being pushed aside. As a result of the epidemic, for example, 39 percent of the 124 countries surveyed also reported a reduction in family planning issues and 38 percent reported a reduction in contraceptives and contraceptives.

Even before the plague, our country was on the move to achieve more Sustainable Development Goals (established in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly and its goal was to be achieved by 2030) in the case of women and children. Closing and replacing in 2020 and 2021 have expanded this. And along with other problems in much of the world — ongoing conflicts, climate change, the economic downturn — it will bring untold numbers of people, including women and children, suffering from malnutrition, malnutrition, and starvation.

As the risk of Covid-19 infection decreases, due to better vaccine release and vaccination, in 2022 we will focus more on the epidemic and its risks. We will not be disappointed if we can speak loudly and openly about the consequences of other measures we have put in place to deal with the virus. We will see that we have no choice but to distribute global and global resources, such as nutritious food and continuous medical care, to those most in need. And we all need to make an effort to prevent further damage to vulnerable groups and to repair what has been damaged so far.


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