Psychology behind coronavirus urgency

By Nandini S
Published 11 March 2020

The world was a happy place before it happened. It is so powerful, even the most powerful nations fear it. It has had a devastating impact on aviation, economy, and education.
It is the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19 virus.
Coronavirus symptoms can range from the common cold to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, (MERS-CoV), and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndromes (SARS-CoV).
The world is now an unknown territory, thanks to its emergence.
“COVID19 could infect up to 60% of the world’s population if it is not controlled”
– Prof Gabriel Leung
Antarctica is the only continent that the coronavirus has yet to reach. However, let’s face it, Antarctica is not suitable for human living, which means that the deadly virus has reached every corner.
Safety guidelines for COVID-19
Although the coronavirus can be deadly, it is not fatal. The death rate is between 2 and 5%. There is no cure for the coronavirus but there are good chances of recovery.
Coronavirus spreads quickly, which is the main concern. We believe prevention is better than treatment so we have listed the WHO recommended preventive measures for coronavirus.
Use soap and water for 20 seconds to wash your hands frequently. You can also use alcohol-based hand sanitizers.
* Avoid social gatherings
* Keep away from people with symptoms such as flu, cough, or cold.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with your hands as they come into contact with many surfaces.
* Seek early treatment if you have symptoms.
* You can cough and sneeze with your elbow bent.
Consumer psychology regarding coronavirus
The new coronavirus has caused a “fear or missing out” (FOMO). People stockpile all the necessary items, but toilet paper rolls are their top choice. Toilet paper is being emptied from supermarket shelves. The hashtag #toiletpapercrisis is now trending on Twitter.
We’ve all heard about burglars stealing jewelry and cash. Coronavirus was responsible for a report in Hong Kong that 600 toilet roll thefts were made by an armed gang. Police are called in to help with the fights over toilet paper.
Fast-selling products include hand sanitizers and face masks.
Psychologists believe control is the most fundamental need. People are losing their ability to control the virus coronavirus, according to psychologists.
In this time of global epidemic, rational purchasing should be encouraged.
People feel the same way.
Sprintzeal, a global training company that offers certifications and courses for working professionals, experienced the sudden rise in the professional development industry.
We’ve seen a sharp decline in in-person classroom-based training over the past weeks and a rise in Live Online Classroom training taken up. The market has been affected by the coronavirus, and the results are paradoxical.
Many IT companies offer remote work opportunities to their employees, but many professionals are still making the most of their time. They have zero commute time and more time for themselves, so they are looking into online training, new courses and other options to improve their skills.
Working professionals have found that they are able to make a difference in their careers by having enough time. When an employee wants to be promoted, retrained or advance in their career, certifications are a must-have. Remote workers can finish work on their own time and learn skills that will benefit their professional career.
Smart professionals are making the most of this crisis by choosing to become project managers, taking up Big Data training, and being data enthusiasts. Quality management professionals are interested in six sigma courses, agile managers are learning scrum training, and IT security personnel are taking up advanced cybersecurity courses. Cloud computing employees are taking up AWS training. With the increase in COVID-19 threats, smart professionals have made the most of this crisis.
Let us know what you think. We trust our doctors and researchers. We believe that the final cure will be found, and that we will be free of the threat of COVID-19.