Information technology in the wake of coronavirus is used to spread essential facts, also fake news as well, and many more. Facebook is one of the many social media platforms plagued with the spreading of fake news. Facebook recently launched a one-stop coronavirus information portal of which you could read more about here.
A lot of schools, businesses, and offices closed their doors due to the coronavirus, and people are now turning to technology to fill in the gaps. The gaps of which are working from home, with store shelves stripped of laptops as coronavirus, increases its reach of infected people to 219,042. One might think that toilet papers, hand sanitizers, facial masks are the only stocks the coronavirus has depleted, but you would be wrong because the stock market is also taking a hit.
Coronavirus is disrupting big tech industries like Apple, Google, Samsung, etc. and many canceled tech shows. They are also telling investors sales are dropping due to the outbreak of the virus, and workers are advised not to travel. Rather than forecasting the apocalypse, information technology in the wake of coronavirus has left me thinking for the past few weeks: What less prominent companies might the coronavirus effect in ways we hadn’t anticipated?
Will Netflix, for example, see a drastic uptick in hours of streaming television watched, given people aren’t leaving their homes anymore? Or consider delivery companies like Jumia Food, Uber Eats, DoorDash, Instacart, even Amazon. In a world where people are increasingly hesitant to go outside and mingle with others, will consumers start to rely more heavily on others doing the shopping for them?
Here are five ways of how innovative technologies already make a difference:
The spread of the COVID-19 is the most severe global health security threat in decades. We at Bevenny Creations, our hearts go out to all who have been affected by the outbreak, and we are deeply grateful to the thousands of healthcare workers who are risking their lives to be on the front lines helping their communities. Communities are learning how to live online with the coronavirus crisis, and with many countries restricting the movement of people. People have turned to WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, etc. for news and to stay in touch with families, colleagues, and friends.