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Tackling the COVID-19 Pandemic

Rahimi, Farid; Abadi, Amin Talebi Bezmin

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After the initial outbreak of the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic (now called COVID-19)—in Wuhan, China—and its subsequent fast dispersion throughout the world, many questions regarding its pathogenesis, genetic evolution, prevention, and transmission routes remain unanswered but fast explored. More than 100,000 confirmed, infected cases within a relatively short period of time globally corroborated the presumption that a pandemic will develop; such a pandemic will require a suite of global intervention...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorRahimi, Farid
dc.contributor.authorAbadi, Amin Talebi Bezmin
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-18T00:13:25Z
dc.identifier.issn0188-4409
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/227268
dc.description.abstractAfter the initial outbreak of the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic (now called COVID-19)—in Wuhan, China—and its subsequent fast dispersion throughout the world, many questions regarding its pathogenesis, genetic evolution, prevention, and transmission routes remain unanswered but fast explored. More than 100,000 confirmed, infected cases within a relatively short period of time globally corroborated the presumption that a pandemic will develop; such a pandemic will require a suite of global intervention measures. Consequently, different countries have reacted differently to the COVID-19 outbreak, but a uniform global response is necessary for tackling the pandemic. Managing the present or future COVID-19 outbreaks is not impossible but surely difficult. Barring the live-animal trade at the markets; revising the regulations and rules of customs, import or export across borders; supporting and expediting projects to develop vaccines and antiviral drugs; immediate quarantine of the involved regions; and also producing and supplying a large number of protective facemasks and preventing its stockpiling or smuggling are the main actions suggested to deal with the present or a forthcoming COVID-19 outbreaks. Increasing numbers of infected cases had heightened concerns about the public health and welfare. Thus, preparing for the next probable pandemic of COVID-19 demands scrutinization of the lessons we have learnt so far.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherElsevier BV
dc.rights© 2020 IMSS. Published by Elsevier Inc.
dc.sourceArchives of Medical Research
dc.source.urihttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0188440920305257?via%3Dihub
dc.subjectCOVID-19
dc.subjectMERS
dc.subjectOutbreak
dc.subjectPandemic
dc.subjectPrevention
dc.subjectSARS
dc.subjectWuhan
dc.titleTackling the COVID-19 Pandemic
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume51
dc.date.issued2020
local.identifier.absfor111799 - Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
local.identifier.ariespublicationa383154xPUB13334
local.publisher.urlhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationRahimi, Ahmed (Farid), College of Science, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationAbadi, Amin Talebi Bezmin, Tarbiat Modares University
local.description.embargo2099-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue5
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage468
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage470
local.identifier.doi10.1016/j.arcmed.2020.04.012
local.identifier.absseo920404 - Disease Distribution and Transmission (incl. Surveillance and Response)
local.identifier.absseo920401 - Behaviour and Health
local.identifier.absseo920499 - Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified
dc.date.updated2020-11-22T07:18:51Z
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