Register: MAY/20/2020, Submit: MAY/20/2020, Eligibility: Everyone, professionals, students; individually, teams, Fee: Professionals: 34.99 USD, students: 24.99 USD, Awards: Grand Prize: 1,000 USD
Things aren’t going too well right now. Each new day seems to add to the uncertainty about the immediate and long-term impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. Whether you think that people are overreacting or it is truly a global health emergency, one fact is objectively true: Covid-19 has affected billions of lives: if not physically than economically and mentally. Entire cities in China have been on lockdown for weeks and now Europe faces the same pressures. Behind the news stories that love to flash statistics on infection rates are real people who are uncertain of what this situation will mean for them and their families. They are missing work, school, and life in general. People in quarantine face the psychological and physical effects of isolation. People are separated from their families by international and even local borders. People are discouraged or barred from visiting elderly family members. These damages are real damages; independent of the virus and its potency. The question becomes, what can be done?