Geography as we know deals with almost every aspects around its. It is therefore inevitable that the current pandemic of Covid-19 will have a long lasting geographic impact.
These impacts can easily overlap with each other in a complicated cause and effect relation, however defined categories can be created Economic/ Demographic/Environmental we will talk about environment/ Demographic aspects.
Environmental - Possibly the only major positive outcome of Covid-19 is felt a environment. New lesson is learnt by humanity
Nature can nature itself with strong resel`ime.
Improved air quality
Improved water quality in both lakes and river (PCB refering Ganga water to be suitable for bathing, fishing) makes excellent examples with pollutant concern touching lowest levels is decades. This has been due to near complete halting of industrial and transportation activities.
Biodiversity and ecology also shows such positive imprints. As Humans remain in lockdown wild animal are finding 'new' safer adobe to venture
Glimpse of dolpins in Mahim Creek, River Ganges or Olive Redley turtles laying eggs in Gahirmatha beach during day time is such pleasing examples.
It is however that thought entering natural system of each thought seems to be healing during Covid-19 the impact of waste remins a concern.
As analyzed by UNCTAD, Volumes of unrecyclable waste have tremendously increased which includes
Organic waste from agriculture sector
Local waste problem due to non functioning waste management by municipalities
Resumption of plastic bags eiting health concerns and above all
Medical and waste as used masks gloves
All the demographic variables related to covid 19. Impact is felt in 200 countries with almost mortality level.
It is posing enormous health demographic and social challenges to entire human population.
Thought the world is better equipped to fight pandemic today than it was in 1918 (influenza), it is mobility that makes population more vulnerable to the virus for many countries the inital casesd development from travelles from china (Italy, south Korea, Japan being examples) Same is the case with New York city the pandemic epicenter and mega city of US, there population density further adds to the trans
It both mobility and density is considered in case of India Maharashtra with panademic epicentre and Delhi proves the same
However the mobility factors has different dimension in India
Migration will be impacted by Covid as well
The engine of globalised economy migrant labor will stop moving
Forced migrants unable to move will increase their valnerability
The existing Vulnerably of refugees and internally displace people will increase for the migrant workers including daily wage earners lock down is a grave scenario and social distancing a privilage forced to migrate back to their
Respective native places on foot makes them more vulnerable. This apart from the risk of spreading virus to their native places
The age factor of demography is also significant with less 65 year of aged people having highest risks from the virus.