The side effects of the coronavirus pandemic will leave many memories, stories and hardship that will be talked about in years to come.
Fiji has experienced a pandemic that had a devastating impact on our economy, on families and individuals, and primarily on the education, agriculture and health system.
Bulk of our population experienced a pandemic like this for the first time, and it is imperative that we take out valuable lessons from the pandemic that has derailed most countries in the world.
The first wave tore economies apart, but the second wave was a disaster as experienced by countries such as Fiji, Brazil and India.
However, all is not bad, as the pandemic has left behind valuable lessons for leaders and individuals. What we’ve learned during this pandemic could pay off for years to come.
For the past year, Fiji has been mired in a deep crisis of an economic meltdown, and dealing with this pandemic has dominated much of our energy, attention and, for many Fijians, even our emotions.
As a nation, we are moving past the worst moments which make it a good time to take a deep breath and then assess the changes that have occurred.
While no one would be displeased, if we could magically erase this whole pandemic experience, it has been the crucible of our lives for a year, and we have much to learn from it and even much to gain.
One biggest lesson that the pandemic offered was humanity, sharing and caring, offering help to the needy and reaching out to the most…