Long-term social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic


Over the past two years, the COVID-19 pandemic not only resulted in thousands of deaths, debilitations, and economic and other losses across the world, but also left a deep and indelible mark on the human psyche and society. A Pew Research Centre survey conducted in 2020 indicated that 44% of people (in the US) felt that it has altered their lives and lifestyle in a significant way. The impact of the pandemic may affect people’s hearts and minds and their very existence for many decades, in a very different post-Covid world.

In this context, we hope, through the webinar Long-term social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, to generate contributions and discussions that are evidence based and, at the same time, focus on long term social impacts (beyond the immediate recovery phase). Post-webinar dissemination will be via conference proceedings and U-tube videos. It is also hoped that a policy statement can be generated about how to address long-term impacts as an outcome of this webinar, based on the consensus reached thereat.

You can register to the webinar here.

Long-Term Social Impacts of the Covid-19 Pandemic