CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Journal of Cardiac Critical Care TSS 2020; 4(02): 073-074
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1721181

Is Resilience in COVID-19, Its Lasting Legacy?

Poonam Malhotra Kapoor
1  Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
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The best response to disaster is resilience

– by Madeleine Albright U.S. Secretary of State

Short-term stress has a potential effect to lead to either long-term growth and thriving or to a prolonged stress injury. Either outcome is dependent on the culture, the infrastructure, and actions of the people. The chief key to attain posttraumatic growth is resilience in an individual and in the organization.[1]

According to World Health Organization, in their April 15, 2020, public statement, when the coronavirus pandemic, runs riot the human weakness within is to be avoided. This can be overcome by advising the public to follow a assiduous and conscientious lifestyle by adopting and patronizing a rigorous protocol of preventing large gatherings in prayers and social events; promote physical and social distancing, maintain hand hygiene, and respiratory etiquette; and maintain clean, sanitized environment by maintaining general hygiene and sanitation especially in places of public gatherings and personal use too[2] ([Table 1] [Fig. 1]).

Table 1

WHO mitigation measures for physical gatherings

Abbreviation: WHO, World Health Organization.

Mitigation measures cover a variety of topics, including:

  • Understanding of the overview of the current COVID-19 situation by event organizers

  • Event emergency preparedness and response plans

  • Stakeholder and partner coordination

  • Command and control of disaster situations

  • Risk communication

  • Public health awareness of COVID-19 before and during the event

  • Increase in surge capacity to obtain disaster

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Fig. 1 The recovery from coronavirus follows a chain process.

Publication History

Publication Date:
02 November 2020 (online)

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