The world is unprepared for another breakout after the loss of life, money, and health that COVID-19 caused. While the coronavirus did terrorize the whole world, it is fair to argue that it also taught us many things.
Humans learned not just about their innate resilience, but also about practical strategies to cope with natural disasters.
People learned to seek truth and disprove misconceptions and conspiracy theories surrounding viral epidemics, which was one of the most significant lessons they gained. Second, people realized how critical it is to listen to public health and medical authorities in order to be safe.
With a new virus, the monkeypox, terrorizing the globe, it’s more important than ever to remember these teachings. As a result, general population to learn about their thoughts and whether or not they would be vaccinated if the virus spreads to Pakistan.
We then went to Dr. Faisal Mahmood, an associate professor of infectious diseases at the Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH), to double-check the correctness of the public’s perceptions, and asked him: Should Pakistan be afraid?