Department of Economics and Business, Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Oradea, Oradea, Romania
Abstract: The Covid-19 pandemic has strongly affected the entire planet. Although artificial intelligence is more and more present in our daily activities, leaving its mark in most fields of activity (education, science, medicine), the coronavirus has managed, to some extent, to slow down or even block the natural evolution of things, forcing a change of the lifestyle and the reality in which we live. Forced isolation, imposed restrictions, activities conducted online, etc. had a negative effect especially on people who were coerced to adapt to a new situation and comply with the rules imposed in order to reduce/eliminate the devastating effect of the Covid-19 virus. The paper presents a brief summary of the evolution of influenza epidemics, especially of the coronavirus, as well as the names associated with human coronaviruses that have occurred in the last 20 years. Furthermore, the paper captures a series of controversies that arose in relation to the measures taken during the Covid-19 pandemic, but also the steps necessary to combat the impact of future pandemics as efficiently as possible. The research method used focuses on documentation using, in particular, specialized literature (articles, case studies, books, etc.) from various fields but also information provided by the World Health Organization.
Keywords: influenza epidemics, human coronaviruses, the Covid-19 pandemic, modern technologies
JEL classification: I10
Borma, A., 2023. The Covid-19 Pandemic. Controversies and Measures Proposed to Reduce the Impact of Future Pandemics. Oradea Journal of Business and Economics, 8 (1), pp. 19–25, http://doi.org/10.47535/1991ojbe161