On the other hand, the pandemic will inevitably cause economic recession, which could cause funding for scientific research to be limited. Experimental work will be impacted significantly due to the closuree of labs.
The pandemic might also cause restrictions on face to face meetings and conferences, with international conferences being more reliant on online meetings, such as Zoom or Microsoft Teams.
In the long term, the life sciences, chemistry, and materials science will attract significant attention. There is so much unknown to be explored.
What do you think researchers should change or be prepared for the potential change caused by the current pandemic?
Governments should be realizing how important it is for scientists, engineers and doctors to work together on problems that have global impact.
Multi-disciplinary studies should be encouraged and governments should encourage and foster international collaborations, especially on the development of vaccines and approaches to mitigating the spread of the virus.