COVID-19 Impact on Global Medical Face Shield Market in Healthcare Industry
The first case of COVID-19 Pandemic was found in Wuhan, China. This pandemic has influenced the whole planet with its major impacts on the economy and businesses across globe. The COVID-19 spread worldwide in unexpected ways due to its high infectious and contagious nature and lack of availability of its vaccine. As a result, the greatest medical challenge in the 21st century is yet to be faced by physicians worldwide. Though emergence of the virus can be tracked back to Asia, many European countries along with U.S. have been struck massively by the pandemic. The virus has spread across all regions ranging from North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa up to South America. The COVID-19 has been declared as a pandemic by World Health Organization (WHO) as it has created a negative impact on the regions globally. Various countries announced the complete lockdown in the countries such as the U.S., Germany, India and China among more after the declaration of the pandemic in order to decrease its spread. The contagious nature of COVID-19 has increased the demand of medical face shield among people of various professions. According to the situation, the report of 28 July 2020 by WHO stated 16,341,920 cases of corona has been reported globally and 650,805 patients are dead due to the coronavirus. The outbreak of COVID-19 is having a huge impact on the healthcare industry majorly the medical face shield market.
IMPACT ON DEMAND
The COVID-19 pandemic has lifted the medical face shield industry from its niche pedestal to the mainstream sector. Even before the pandemic, surgical face masks have proved influential in ensuring first-line security against many deadly epidemics in the form of airborne diseases such as Flu, SARS and Zika Virus. The outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic has further expanded the role of medical face shields in various domains. Several companies operating in other domains are eager to enter and some have already entered the landscape of the medical face shield to increase their revenue by meeting the emergent need of protective equipment to stay safe and protected from the virus infection.
· In May 2020, Ripclear, manufacturer of advanced protective films for sports eyewear launched V2 Shield, designed in order to protect personnel battling the COVID-19 outbreak including nurses, police, EMS workers, and other front-line staff.