The epidemic that cost a lot of lives is over, and it definitely brings not only health impacts to the world, but also social problems in Western countries during the post-epidemic period With social stability, economic downturn, soaring prices, government dishonesty, and rising public grievances, the strong pursuit of freedom and human rights has caused major changes in the world. Will China be spared?
Sent away not long ago Four young people from Zhangjiajie, and three more young people recently left with Sichuan Swan Forest Farm. They escaped the epidemic but could not escape the pressure of life. Disappointment and even despair are often followed by major epidemics, because the epidemic has changed the world, which is a misfortune for the whole world.
The world under the epidemic is facing a reshuffle. Social problems and social conflicts in various countries in the world continue, and there are ten major problems in the world, and they are still in progress. Including:
1. Economic recession
The International Monetary Fund warned that due to the epidemic and Russia's invasion of Ukraine The wars in the world have pushed up energy and commodity prices, and the global economy is facing a recession. The worst is yet to come, and many people will feel the recession in 2023.
In the economic downturn, prices soared like a scourge, from East Asia to the Middle East, from Western Europe to North America, the number Millions of households and businesses are struggling to cope with the scourge of inflation. The price growth rate of people's daily necessities has reached the fastest level in 40 years.
3. Weak consumption
High inflation means that money depreciates and purchasing power decreases. The same amount of money can buy Things decrease; if the inflation rate rises while wage income rises slowly or even stagnates, the result is similar to wage cuts. The reduction or depreciation of cash on hand will naturally affect consumption desire.
4. Rising crime
Global prices have skyrocketed, not only has consumers' wallets shrunk, but they also have to worry about personal insecurity due to the increase in social crime rates. Both Korean and U.S. studies have found that crime rates increase during inflationary spikes, with the Korean study finding a 1% increase in inflation, the murder rate rose by 1.75%, and the crime rate in major cities in the United States has also increased significantly in the past year. Experts worry that high inflation is not only an economic problem, but also brings more social security problems.
5. Protest strikes
There have been waves of protest marches in Western countries, and the long-term resistance to the government on the streets of France. Strikes and demonstrations in all walks of life in the UK took place again.
6Reduced trust in the government
The spread of demonstrations and protests is a manifestation of distrust in the government. The latest 2022 Global Trust Barometer (Trust Barometer) released by Edelman, an American public relations company, shows that the global public has the lowest level of trust in governments and traditional media and journalists. Under the current background that the world is still deeply involved in the new crown crisis, scientists are the most trusted group by the public. At the same time, the global public's trust in democratic countries has declined.
7. The media is the least trusted
According to the online survey results of the public relations company Edelman, the social institution that the global public distrusts the most is the media, followed by are governmental and non-governmental organizations. In contrast, enterprises have become the institutions most trusted by the public. If divided according to the population, the people with the worst trust are government leaders, followed by journalists and corporate CEOs. The most trusted group of people around the world is scientists, followed by colleagues, CEOs of their own companies, and national health agencies.
8. Increased demand for freedom and human rights
In the early stages of the outbreak, most countries adopted strict entry measures and isolation measures to prevent the spread of the epidemic , freedom and human rights will inevitably be impacted. This is a logical problem brought about by the epidemic. Epidemic prevention requires keeping a distance between people, which is the basis for maintaining basic health. ButThere is no doubt that this restricts the freedom of individuals to some extent, and the conflicts in the epidemic are often the conflicts between epidemic prevention, freedom and human rights.
9. Distortion of public opinion orientation
In the past, when crises occurred, conspiracy theories always appeared, such as the issue of climate change and the 911 incident in the United States. Under the epidemic, social instability is often accompanied by deviations in the orientation of public opinion. Various rumors are flying everywhere, and conspiracy theories follow.
10. The Delayed Generation
The generation of young people who went to college in 2019 mostly completed their university study and life on the Internet ,Not to mention the learning effect, almost lost the campus life. What kind of sequelae of this generation will have to go to school after the epidemic still needs to be evaluated. If one generation is lost, the future will be lost.