We know that everyone is waiting for this news to come as soon as possible. Lots of patience we have to keep until the vaccine comes out. The virus spreads easily and a vaccine can protect by training people's immune systems to fight against the virus. There is certainly some progress being made. The first human trial for a vaccine was announced last month by scientists in Seattle. Famous Pharmaceutical giants Sanofi and GSK have collaborated to develop the vaccine. And most experts think a vaccine is likely to become available 12-18 months after the new virus, Sars-CoV-2 known as COVID-19.
Global efforts with a single vision:
All the western countries are doing their research to develop COVID- 19 vaccine at the global level including UK, USA, Germany, France, India & many more. As WHO declared, "We are scientists, physicians, funders and manufacturers who have come together as part of an international collaboration, coordinated by the World Health Organization (WHO), to help speed the availability of a vaccine against COVID-19".
Positive response towards the abroad study:
The situation is critical outside and even the students are concerned about their decision to study abroad. You will be surprised to know that 91% of Indian students want to continue studying abroad. And the UK, France and Germany are the top choices among the students, sources India Today article. And 76% of students are ready to start their study abroad planning within the next 6-10 months. This is the positive sign in this pandemic which shows the students' trust to the universities and state bodies. During this lockdown, you should prepare yourself for a study visa so that you can be in front when things get normal. The procedure of filling the application and collection of documents are the essential one but it takes some time. So, utilize this free time and start the preparation.
A new way of education:
The outbreak of COVID-19 has affected global education very badly. But European universities are fighting together to stand strong and provide all the necessary help to students. Their efforts in attention to student interest are appreciable. Major European countries have eased out the study abroad application and visa procedure. Countries like the UK and Ireland had removed the compulsion of the IELTS exam and provided alternative solutions like the DET exam. it is not less than relief in this COVID-19 chaos.
Universities efforts in attention to students' interest:
European universities are coming with creative and innovative solutions to continue the teaching process. PowerPoint’s, course summaries and pre-recorded lectures are examples of this. By staying home, the faculties are preparing the lectures and course module. University is making sure the health of their employees and students. Universities like IMT- Public University- have waived off application fee and English test. In COVID-19 Pandemic, BSBI, Germany is accepting the application process without IELTS and studying under just 5.5 lakh only.
A collective push for the betterment of society:
Quarantine is an unprecedented time that we haven't thought about before. It will be over soon like any other dark period. This is the time when we need to take care of ourselves and prioritize our health. As a society, we have to fight collectively to defeat this unwelcoming guest by keeping humanity in the hearts towards the needy people. Acknowledge people around you and give your support to humanity. COVID-19 is a challenge to the human race & we are ready to face it by spreading love and all necessary bits of help.
The best part:
With God grace & hard work of research, the COVID-19 Vaccine will be out soon. But It should not stop you from progressing towards your brighter career. Progress should not be meant to halt. It's like a wheel of a chariot that will lead you to a journey of success.