A Perspective on the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Basic Science Research and its Future Implications

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Author(s): Yam Nath Paudel*, Efthalia Angelopoulou, Bhupendra Raj Giri, Christina Piperi, Iekhsan Othman, Mohd. Farooq Shaikh

Journal Name: Coronaviruses
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COVID-19 has emerged as a devastating pandemic of the century that the current generations have ever experienced. The COVID-19 pandemic has infected more than 12 million people around the globe and 0.5 million people have succumbed to death. Due to the lack of effective vaccines against the COVID-19, several nations throughout the globe has imposed a lock-down as a preventive measure to lower the spread of COVID-19 infection. As a result of lock-down most of the universities and research institutes has witnessed a long pause in basic science research ever. Much has been talked about the long-term impact of COVID-19 in economy, tourism, public health, small and large-scale business of several kind. However, the long-term implication of these research lab shutdown and its impact in the basic science research has not been much focused. Herein, we provide a perspective that portrays a common problem of all the basic science researchers throughout the globe and its long-term consequences.

Keywords: COVID-19, pandemic, lock-down, research, basic science, SARS-CoV-2

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DOI: 10.2174/2666796701999201223161636

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