At the beginning of the year, the forecasts pointed to 2.5% economic growth in the world, but with the spread of the corona virus, it is predicted that the world’s economic growth will reach zero at best. In today’s world where the economy is the first word and many countries define their power by their economic power, an important question is raised whether the health of the society should be sacrificed for the economy or should the economy come to the aid of the health system?
In Iran, the health system and medical personnel were able to deal with this virus at the height of the epidemic, despite the conditions of sanctions and economic war, and no patient was left without medicine, treatment, or a doctor. Meanwhile, the social distancing plan was implemented in the form of traffic restrictions for two weeks.
It is obvious that staying at home for a longer period and closing businesses as a result of the reduction in traffic requires special economic arrangements. Due to the possibility of causing heavy damages to the country’s economy if businesses continue to be closed, a plan called “Smart Spacing” has been presented to solve this problem, in which the gradual opening of low-risk businesses based on strict compliance with the guidelines has been proposed. .
In this webinar, while examining the effects of Corona on Iran’s economy, he examined the “Smart Distance” plan and expressed its strengths and weaknesses, and the effect of this plan on the economy by Mr. Dr. Harirchi, “Deputy General of the Ministry of Health and Medical Education. was discussed.