Only two years have passed since the World Health Organization officially declared the epidemiological situation of Covid-19. A disease known to us in its tragic aspects, which afflicted all of humanity, no one has ruled out.
However, it must be remembered that since this negative period, science and research have played a fundamental role, to the extent that even the perception in public opinion has changed. The latest report – Wellcome Global Monitor 2020 on Covid-19, published last November, is one of the most authoritative studies on how the pandemic is affecting the lives of people around the world, as well as changing the individual perception of science, health systems and also governments. Not surprisingly, the report reveals that people’s trust in scientists, researchers, and the realities of health care, especially public facts, has increased exponentially.
The year 2022, also thanks to recent discoveries, will have to give an immune response at a global level, just like the goal of the World Health Organization (WHO). On the other hand, the data available to us has grown exponentially in recent months. Data that integrates with new technologies, such as artificial intelligence, can be processed in less time, helping research find answers more quickly with the goal of helping the most disadvantaged countries. This year, among others, the first malaria vaccine, which has been in development for more than thirty years, will be introduced for the first time across sub-Saharan Africa.
2022 will likely be the year of ethical choices regarding the environment. Decisions that can no longer be postponed given that world leaders at COP26 committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The Global Methane Pledge, an agreement signed by more than a hundred countries, aims to cut methane emissions by 30% by 2030.
For this reason, scheduled to launch on October 1, MethaneSAT is the US-New Zealand space mission that will orbit the Earth to measure methane emissions and freely share data, allowing anyone to identify high pollutants all over the Earth’s surface.
For the first time, new technologies will also be announced to further reduce emissions, and the agricultural sector is also responsible for greenhouse gas emissions, which is why we will see further development of factory-grown meat in 2022 which can reduce the impact significantly. From our eating habits to the ecosystem.
Another topic is air transport precisely because of the harmful emissions it involves. In 2022, the first trials of hydrogen-powered passenger aircraft will begin.
The first stage of NASA’s Artemis space mission will begin in 2022, when we will see new explorations outside our solar system, and the James Webb Space Telescope, which launched on October 30 from French Guiana in Africa, will settle into its orbit around the Sun and will settle into its orbit around the Sun. It begins sending its data in mid-2022.