The pandemic has revealed how vulnerable the world is in the face of a collective hazard. The international order was disrupted by the complex challenges posed by the pandemic. The need to manage the global economy, as well as the outbreak of COVID-19, was hard to contain. People also fared differently during the time of the pandemic. Various opinions about the pandemic are shared on by people from different cultures and nations.

The interconnected nature of the world has also been revealed through the pandemic. Before this period, we witnessed money transfer services between different countries. While this didn’t stop, there were travel bans and other strategic shortcomings which impeded the usual free flow of services and goods. The world became vulnerable. The following are the most obvious features that reveal global interconnection:

1.  The Global Spread of the Pandemic:

Before this period, people often thought that countries plagued with an endemic would suffer it alone. Coronavirus proved this notion wrong. Starting from China, it spread to many countries and continents of the world by ignorant carriers. The open border, trade, and the conveniences that come with international travel have created access to different countries and their population. The pandemic revealed that the world can experience strife simultaneously. Also, the collective need for survival had many countries working together. This was partly to foster development, and partly to regain control of the international trade, ensure health, and other features that maintain the international system.

2.  The Global Inaccessibility of Essential Products:

Everybody stayed hidden in the comfort of their homes. Every feature of the free flow of goods and essential services were challenged. Although people engaged in the transaction of essential services like food, groceries, and others, the supply chains were limited, competition became stiff, demand rose and there was no supply. This didn’t only affect Great Britain, USA, or China; it affected many countries of the world. There is a relative feeling in the hazards different countries encountered at the time of the unprecedented virus.

3.  The Interdependence of People:

The financial market depends on global traffic for growth. More so, the active operation of all areas of society facilitates the growth of society. The havoc wreaked by the virus has necessitated physical damage that triggers deprivation. The world is connected and this has fostered the recession experienced. With the restrictions on physical connections, those who need bounding lack it, psychological struggles continue, and the economic system still grapples with the discomforts.

4.  The Digital World Stood out for People:

Before the pandemic, technology wasn’t the utmost priority. The communication medium and tools were effective for secondary use. They were not primary. However, the digital tools we have are critical in maintaining the functionality of the world. They connected workers with their bosses, they connected families and friends together; and also advanced learning in spite of the lockdown.

These reasons have not only revealed the nature of the interconnectedness of the world. The reasons reflect the need to improve on these connections and enhance the state in which the international system operates to prepare for a calamity of this magnitude in the future.