Resurgence of Second Wave of Pandemic Covid-19 and Its Impact on Physical and Mental Well-Being of Employees & Coping Mechanism

Meenakshi Kaushik, Dwaipayan Guha


COVID 19 has had a far-reaching impact on the world since it appeared in November / December 2019. No country has escaped the wrath of this pandemic. Even developed countries in Europe, America, South America and various Asian countries were totally inundated with cases of COVID 19. The global healthcare system has completely collapsed and countries struggled to cope with the huge rush of cases. Initially, most governments did not know how to respond to the emerging situation and most countries reacted by imposing strict lockdown and maintaining social distancing protocols by using masks, gloves, sanitizer, PPE kit and by trying to improve healthcare system.

The world had not seen such humanitarian crisis since the Spanish Flu of 1918. This second wave of pandemic covid is really a great concern for the organizations as it’s going to have a far-reaching impact on the mental health and wellbeing of people across the globe. As the cases are increasing at such a fast pace in India and death rates are very high, therefore few state governments had to take the decision to impose lockdown and curfews for saving lives. The business world is continuously learning and adapting towards this change of pandemic Covid -19. The second wave of pandemic COVID -19 causing infection rates and death rates very high resulting and increasing incidence and severity of Mucormucosis.Immuno-suppressive treatments are being widely used for the treatment of pandemic COVID -19 infection. People are living in congregating setting and facing more barriers to healthcare. This paper mainly focuses on Resurgence of Pandemic COVID -19 and its impact on people in society including Employees in organizations. This research paper is also studying the impact of the second wave of COVID -19 on physical and mental well-being of people and most importantly coping strategies to be taken into consideration by employers or managers to get more positivity and enthusiasm from their people. This paper also gives insights about Indian central and state government’s approach and efforts to manage this pandemic crisis especially in India during second wave of pandemic COVID -19. This research paper will also give light on few important issues such as crisis management in India, vaccination process and other related issues.

Keywords: Second wave of Pandemic COVID -19, Lockdown, Social distancing, COVID protocols, vaccination, physical health and mental health, healthcare, infrastructure, oxygen plants, front line workers.

DOI: 10.7176/EJBM/13-10-12

Publication date:May 31st 2021

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