Socio-Economic Life in Turkey and Western Europe after COVID-19

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Yunusoğlu O.

Van Sag Bil Derg, vol.13, no.13, pp.85-91, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 13
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Journal Name: Van Sag Bil Derg
  • Page Numbers: pp.85-91
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


The data shows over 4 million infected cases and 300,000 deaths in more than 215 countries due to the pandemic disease of COVID-19. Social distancing, travel restrictions, fall in manufacturing, and closure of education facilities led to individual income decline and outstanding economic downturn. Nevertheless, the medical sector supply has significantly increased. Face masks, protective uniforms, medical glasses, and ventilation devices have been in its peak demand, globally. Despite the taken precautions and quarantine against uncontrolled spread of Coronavirus in China, the western European countries, e.g. Italy, Spain, France were neither aware enough nor ready to face the silent tread of COVID-19 and the spread of it in a short span of time. Hospitals did not have enough equipments and space for a vast number of patients. Turkey, on the other hand, being well aware of the situation due to the therebefore graveness worldwide, practiced social isolation as an immediate precaution step, which led to distinct decrease in mortality and morbidity rates. Although there is a gradual downfall in the number of cases and the mortality, the life is not back to its normal pace in any of the affected countries in western Europe. In this review, we scan the infection of COVID-19 in different economic sectors of the western Europe and Turkey.