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

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

Journal Name: Coronaviruses
The World's First International Journal Dedicated to Coronaviruses

Volume 2 , Issue 8 , 2021


Article ID: e260721189436
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Abstract:

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 have 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 have witnessed a long pause in basic science research ever. Much has been discussed about the long-term impact of COVID-19 on the economy, tourism, public health, small and large-scale businesses of several kinds. However, the long-term effects of the shut-down of these research labs and their impact on 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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VOLUME: 2
ISSUE: 8
Year: 2021
Published on: 23 December, 2020
Article ID: e260721189436
Pages: 3
DOI: 10.2174/2666796701999201223161636

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