Article by JMI faculty published as Cover Story of TerraGreen
A research article authored by JMI faculty titled “The Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Environment and Socio-Economic Dynamics” has appeared as Cover Story in August 2020 issue of the TerraGreen, a Magazine of TERI Press having a global outreach and huge social impact.
The magazine provides in-depth analysis, reportage, glimpses of ground realities from around the world to its readers about the developmental and environmental issues for the last 14 years.
The authors of the article are Dr. Saba Noor, Dr. Shama Parveen and Professor Sher Ali who are associated with Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Basic Sciences (CIRBSc), JMI.
Dr. Noor is a Research Associate, Dr. Parveen is an Associate Professor, working on molecular biology of human viruses like Coronavirus, Dengue, Chikungunya, Zika and respiratory syncytial virus while Professor Sher Ali has deep interest in comparative genomics and work that relates to human health care systems.
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in global lockdowns affecting almost every sector of the society. The pandemic affected the socio-economic dynamics in a big way.
This publication has highlighted the grim facts that humans have committed unprecedented atrocities on nature and are responsible for large scale deforestation, contamination of water bodies, habitat destruction, and overexploitation of the earth’s resources. However, it is not too late to mend our ways and protect the overall environment as mentioned above.
It is envisaged that this publication would sensitize people and fine-tune our civility such that we act as responsible global citizens avoiding superstitions and complacency and refrain from unsustainable practices that enhance the vulnerability of the environment.
The article highlights that there should be concerted efforts from our side to extend helping hand to others without any reservation. We must also prepare to face the aftermath of this COVID-19 pandemic to rebuild the society, our nation, and the world.