The coronavirus epidemic has shown how world economies can actually be interdependent and in need. For example, medical equipment and medical technology (including treatment protocols) have become just as vital to military defense and security of countries. Those who lined up and hung the countries for military equipment were suddenly in a difficult situation for their health capacity, masks, protective clothing and medical equipment. There is no guarantee that the same situation will not occur in food and other goods and services in other crisis situations that may occur in the future. Therefore, having a strong production system and a strong health infrastructure diversified by a portfolio approach has strategic importance for all countries.
The production expansion in the mask, ventilator and protective equipment sectors in a short period of time contributes not only to economic returns to countries, but also to medical aid and diplomatic gains between countries. Countries are benefiting from the coronavirus crisis in terms of both “soft power” and “hard economic power”. Because the hand in difficult times is unforgettable.