Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports

Editorial Volume 1 Issue 7

Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic - What are we Missing

Pankaj Bansal*

Department of Rheumatology, Mayo Clinic Health System, Eau Claire, USA

*Corresponding Author: Pankaj Bansal, Department of Rheumatology, Mayo Clinic Health System, Eau Claire, USA.

Received: June 25, 2020; Published: August 01, 2020


 In December 2019, China faced the first known case of infection caused by the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and as of June 23, 2020, 8,993,659 cases of the COVID-19 infection have been reported worldwide with 469,587 deaths globally [1]. The past 7 months have seen an unprecedented increase in publications related to a single disease, with 35,444 publications reported on the World Health Organization Global Research Database as of June 23, 2020 [2]. Despite this extraordinary effort by researchers and scientists across the world, no treatment has been proven to be effective so far. Although several trials on developing a vaccine are ongoing, until a safe and effective vaccine is available, the only effective strategy against this disease is mitigating the risk of contracting the infection by measures such as social distancing, hand washing and wearing masks [3].



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Citation: Pankaj Bansal. “Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic - What are we Missing" Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports 1.8 (2020): 01-02.


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