COVID19: Current Challenges and Future Perspectives

Leggat, Peter A., Frean, John, and Blumberg, Lucille (2022) COVID19: Current Challenges and Future Perspectives. MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.

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Abstract

This Special Issue focuses on recent global research on the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The disease is caused by a novel virus, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) named the virus SARS-CoV-2, as it is genetically related to the coronavirus responsible for the SARS outbreak of 2003. While related, the two viruses are quite different in their behaviour. At the time of submission for publication (7 January 2022), COVID-19, named by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 11 February 2020, had caused more than 296.5 million cases and over 5.5 million deaths with over 2.6 million new cases in the past 24 h. The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected the capacity of health systems providing essential health care, but more than 9.195 billion vaccine doses have been administered as of 10 January 2021. There have been 22 papers published upon peer review acceptance in this Special Issue, including one editorial, twelve research papers, three review papers and seven other papers, including one perspective, two case reports, one brief report, two viewpoints and one commentary. They each contribute to a much better understanding of COVID-19.

Item ID: 73012
Item Type: Book (Edited)
ISBN: 978-3-0365-3119-9
Copyright Information: © 2022 by the authors. Articles in this book are Open Access and distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license, which allows users to download, copy and build upon published articles, as long as the author and publisher are properly credited, which ensures maximum dissemination and a wider impact of our publications. The book as a whole is distributed by MDPI under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons license CC BY-NC-ND.
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This book is a reprint of the Special Issue COVID-19: Current Challenges and Future Perspectives that was published in TropicalMed.

Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2022 22:27
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