Dear Learnforthian and Dear World, Vice-Chancellor Message
COVID19 or Coronavirus or Chinese Virus started spreading from seafood market of Wuhan in China in Dec 2019 (Nature).Till now it has now affected 205 countries and there are only 40 places in world ( not countries) which can be termed as COVID19 free (BBC).Its believed that 50 Million people will lose thier job and its after effects will push back countries 20-25 years back. While it also may be true that scientific inventions will speed up almost at the rate of 10 times higher than normal times.
Uptill now almost a million people are tested positive with tens of thousands of deaths in couple of months. Super Powers,Developed Economies,Prime Ministers,Presidents,Kings,Queens Sports Persons,Cine Stars,Rich, Poor all are affected with it.
In such testing times their are stories of hope and courage. Tens of thousands have recovered from deadly virus.Its time to make people aware and educate everyone on how to avoid getting contacted with virus. The best thing is Social Distancing, Isolation and Quarantine when drugs like Hydrochloroxiquine and Ibuprofene's efficiency and accuracy is still to be proved and Vaccines are in Laboratory stage.
Our medical staff are putting best feet forward, our scientists are working on breakthrough to prepare a vaccine and our leaders across the globe are trying to keep every one's morale high by clapping,Clanging Utensils, and litting the light of hope.Countries like India has done pretty well to contain the virus by breaking the cycle and many countries are aporeciating leadership of India.In these time.We as Academics can make people, student, faculty & staff community aware people educate them on special hygine,washing hands,social distancing,testing,isolation,quarantine and healthy diet rich with Protein,Vitamic C,E & D to allow body to boost our immune system .When most schools are delievering online pattern of Education we at Learnforth University which already has focused on Distance Education has taken this special step to Educate parent,student,faculty and staff community of LU and people in general to make them aware.Each one of us fighting this deadly virus across the globe. A big appreciation to all Corona Warriors and all agencies fighting to beat COVID-19.
Prof (Dr) Ratnesh Dwivedi
United Kingdom, Nigeria and India.