COVID-19 and Quality of Life: Twelve Reflections

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COVID-19 has severely affected the world since December 2020. Because of its sudden onset and highly contagious nature, the world has responded in a “crisis management” manner. With effective vaccines almost available, it is appropriate at this time to have some reflections about COVID-19 in relation to the quality of life issues. In this paper, we highlight twelve issues for reflection, which can help us better prepared for future pandemics. These include: digital divide, health inequality, gender inequality, economic disadvantage, family well-being, impact on holistic well-being, economic development versus saving lives, consumption versus environmental protection, individual rights versus collective rights, international collaboration versus conflict, prevention of negative well-being, and promotion of positive well-being.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalApplied Research in Quality of Life
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jan 2021


  • COVID-19
  • Quality of life
  • Reflections
  • Well-being

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Life-span and Life-course Studies

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