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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 38-41

Lessons from COVID-19 Pandemic – SWOT analysis

1 Department of Panchakarma, Swami Vivekanand Ayurvedic Panchakarma Hospital, Delhi, India
2 Department of Kaumarabhritya, VYDS Ayurved Mahavidyalay, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Snehalatha S N Dornala
Department of Kaumarabhritya, VYDS Ayurved Mahavidyalay, Khurja, Uttar Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/joa.joa_158_20

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Introduction: The whole world is witnessing the transition of every sphere of human activity – home, work, education, health, time, travel, eating/drinking, shopping, etc., due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Neither hard power nor soft power could stop a tiny member of the coronavirus family from its global spread of COVID-19. Majorly, it has affected the health of the people and wealth of the nations. Society has explored many new normal thereby learn to live with corona. Objectives: The objectives of the study were to analyze what lessons we have learned from this once-in-a-lifetime experience, i.e., the COVID-19 pandemic and the issues and challenges in combating the sudden outbreaks. Materials and Methods: SWOT (Strengths Weakness Opportunities Threats) analysis has been used as a tool to depict the lessons learned in general and for Ayurveda in specific from the COVID-19 pandemic. Conclusion: There are no shortcuts to combat pandemics. Pandemics remind us about the common adage “Prevention is better than cure.” An ongoing situation may end tomorrow or the day after, but when all this is over, the earth will continue to spin, and life will flow again. Ultimately, it is the time to pause and rewind the lessons from pandemic and guidance for our future public health hazards.

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