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The Unprecedented Times: Magali Collonnaz

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 has been a challenging year for public health and healthcare professionals. The pandemic put extreme pressure on health systems worldwide. Health services were overwhelmed and healthcare workers faced an unprecedented workload. Even though healthcare professionals did their best to maintain levels of care, the consequences of the pandemic have been disastrous in terms of number of deaths, economic … Read More The Unprecedented Times: Magali Collonnaz

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The Unprecedented Times: Tricia Palola

With my career choice, I know that life will always get busy. But I seem to have found a way of managing a balance between work and life. I’m an amazing multitasker and I like mixing business and pleasure. I love “workations”! Then coronavirus happened. Being a student and teacher at the same time during lockdown has been really challenging. The pandemic made me … Read More The Unprecedented Times: Tricia Palola

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The Unprecedented Times: Laura Haywood

For me, the positive memory of 2020 has been more time with my family. My work, in stark contrast, has been looking at the impact of Covid-19 on vulnerable children and young people. A whole generation is threatened by the terrifying impact on education, mental health, food poverty and household violence. In the turmoil of a pandemic we must not forget those that have … Read More The Unprecedented Times: Laura Haywood

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The Unprecedented Times: Siddharth Srivastava

I think it would be fair to say that 2020 has shifted the collective consciousness of humanity toward realising the importance of public health. COVID–19 has constituted a level of suffering hitherto incomparable to all infectious disease outbreaks that have preceded it. In the span of just a few months, the pandemic has reshaped the very nature of our perceived normalcy. At a personal … Read More The Unprecedented Times: Siddharth Srivastava

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The Unprecedented Times: Malvikha Manoj

2020 has been anything but expected. Back in the day, (aka March!) when the pandemic was first announced, many countries closed down their borders immediately. The UAE, my home country, was one of them. I was in a limbo for a while, going back and forth between moments of hope when the border would open temporarily, just to be shut back down quickly thereafter. … Read More The Unprecedented Times: Malvikha Manoj

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The Unprecedented Times: Utkarsha Telang

2020 has been a rollercoaster ride for me. During the early months of the pandemic, it felt like life had come to a halt with uncertainty gripping in. COVID-19 has impacted almost every area of our lives and we continue learning the lessons that are sure to influence how we manage public health globally. 2020 has taught me, rather all of us, the crucial … Read More The Unprecedented Times: Utkarsha Telang

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The Unprecedented Times: Lynn Bust

If I had one word to describe 2020, as an emerging public health professional, it would be “frustration”. I’ve certainly learnt this year that things do not always go your way, and it’s better to always expect the unexpected. Despite all the challenges of this year, I think what’s been most important to me is how I’ve grown and learnt from these experiences. At … Read More The Unprecedented Times: Lynn Bust