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ISSN (Print): 2666-7967
ISSN (Online): 2666-7975

Opinion Article

Anticipating a Post COVID-19 World and the Pivotal Role of Science and Technology

Author(s): Saeed Khan*, Tusha Sharma, Basu Dev Banerjee, Scotty Branch and Shea Harrelson

Volume 2, Issue 3, 2021

Published on: 16 November, 2020

Page: [275 - 277] Pages: 3

DOI: 10.2174/2666796701999201116121451


Currently, the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has transformed into a severe public health crisis and wreaking havoc worldwide. The ongoing pandemic has exposed the public healthcare system's weaknesses, and highlighted the urgent need for investments in scientific programs and policies. A comprehensive program utilizing the science and technology-driven strategies combined with well-resourced healthcare organizations appears to be essential for current and future outbreak management.

Keywords: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (SARS-CoV), SARS-coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV2), Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), post COVID-19, zoonotic pathogens, novel coronavirus.

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