Globalization and COVID-19: a Link from Past and the Future Prospects
COVID-19 has affected each and every sphere of life throughout the globe since Dec, 2019. Numerous social researchers and theorists are exploring the socio-economic and psychological aspects of COVID-19. This study aims to find out the link between globalization and rapid spread of COVID-19 across the globe. For this purpose, literature has been studied and relevant studies predicting an outbreak has been cited. In addition, research studies citing various infectious diseases have been cited with regard to spread of such infection. Findings show that numerous studies have predicted an outbreak which would spread fast due to the process of globalization on 20th and 21st century. Globalization is the process speeding up traveling, tourism, migration and trade across the globe. These factors significantly contributes to spread of infection and is evident in case of COVID-19. The spread of COVID-19 has showed that the world is more vulnerable to spread of fatal infection due to globalization.