COVID-19 Pandemic: Disease Management and Current Therapeutics

Keywords: COVID-19, Lockdown, Test, Transmission of Virus, Drug

Abstract

The highly contagious disease COVID-19, caused by SARS-CoV-2, has emerged as a global pandemic. The high rate of contact transmission of this virus is the major cause of concern nowadays. Owing to the absence of any effective drugs/vaccines against COVID-19, many countries adopted ‘lockdown’ to minimize transmission of virus. The other means that was applied during lockdown, to mitigate the growth of infection is the ‘test, trace, track and isolate’. However, different countries responded differently to these control measures with different outcome in the growth of infection. For now, several countries have started ‘unlock’, to handle the severe economic stress, created in response to lockdown. Again, lifting lockdown is another global threat, having the chance of second wave of infection. In such situation, the major challenge is to prevent the spread of infection, amid resumption of work. The present review is aimed to outline the prospect and future direction of disease management and current therapeutics against COVID-19.

How to cite this article:
Chanda I, Pan A, Pranavathiyani G. COVID-19 Pandemic: Disease Management and Current Therapeutics. J Commun Dis 2020; 52(4): 29-34.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.24321/0019.5138.202037

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