US, WASHINGTON (NEWS OBSERVATORY) — Coronavirus is walking the planet – more than 83 thousand people have been infected so far, most of whom live in China.
The virus has reached the United States, Europe and Russia. Undoubtedly, the situation with coronavirus raises concerns that this could lead to a slowdown in economic growth.
The authorities of different countries are trying to take precautions, flights to other countries were suspended, and dozens of events were canceled.
Nevertheless, the virus is still spreading, and new cases of infection are recorded daily.
Below we will talk about professions whose representatives are most at risk of coronavirus infection.
– Medical workers
Any person in contact with an infected person has a chance of contracting the virus. However, it is medical workers who are most often in contact with patients. First of all, we are talking about nurses, as well as general practitioners and general practitioners, pulmonologists and respiratory therapy specialists.
Such specialists often come in contact with patients with respiratory problems, namely they are most often a symptom of coronavirus.
Also, administrative staff working in hospitals and clinics have a high risk of infection, as they also have to contact patients or be in the same room with them.
– Specialists of “Ambulance” and other services
Not only ambulance specialists, but also firefighters, employees of the Ministry of Emergencies, drivers of special services, police officers – all these specialists have a high risk of infection.
As is the case with healthcare providers, representatives of these professions generally have a higher risk of contracting various infections. They work with people, contact with them more often than others, which increases the risk of infection.
– Service industry staff
These people cook and serve food, deliver food to their homes, communicate with customers in stores – all of them can become victims of the coronavirus.
Among them, in general, there is a very high risk of contracting various infections, as they are in constant duty to contact people.
These professions also include hairdressers, employees of fast food restaurants, trainers in sports clubs, employees of beauty salons, waiters, cashiers in shops and many others.
In Asian countries, it is the employees of these professions who are most often infected with the virus.
– Professions without flexible conditions
Many companies have taken forced measures to prevent the spread of the virus. In particular, they sent part of the employees on vacation, and some work from home. Those who have been permitted to work from home are able to communicate and collaborate by using remote working tools to make sure businesses are able to work as normal. However, not all work can be done from home.
Those employees who are unable to work from home, or those who have an hourly pay, found themselves in difficult conditions.
In case of malaise, they will have to decide whether to stay at home or go to work to get paid.
It is noted that in some countries there is no decent payment for sick leave, which leads to the fact that even sick employees go to work in order to save income.
– Airlines employees
This is not about all airline employees, but mainly about flight personnel. During flights, they are forced to contact with a large number of people in a confined space. This increases the risk of coronavirus infection. In addition, travelers may include people who have recently visited countries with the highest prevalence of the virus. Such countries include China, Japan, Italy, Iran.
In general, airlines around the world are not going through the best of times, since many people cancel their travels, and authorities also prohibit flights to countries at increased risk of infection. All this affects airline revenues.
– Actors, dancers and other artists
Representatives of these professions also have a high risk of contracting infectious diseases. They often communicate with people, and in addition, they have to travel a lot, which increases the risk of infection.
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