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COVID-19: Look to the Future, Learn from the Past.
Viruses. 2020 10 29; 12(11)V

Abstract

There is a current pandemic of a new type of coronavirus, the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The number of confirmed infected cases has been rapidly increasing. This paper analyzes the characteristics of SARS-CoV-2 in comparison with Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (SARS-CoV), Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) and influenza. COVID-19 is similar to the diseases caused by SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV virologically and etiologically, but closer to influenza in epidemiology and virulence. The comparison provides a new perspective for the future of the disease control, and offers some ideas in the prevention and control management strategy. The large number of infectious people from the origin, and the highly infectious and occult nature have been two major problems, making the virus difficult to eradicate. We thus need to contemplate the possibility of long-term co-existence with COVID-19.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Institute of Medical Physics, School of Physics, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia. Center for Applied Genomics, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA.Center for Applied Genomics, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA.Center for Applied Genomics, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA.Center for Applied Genomics, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA.Center for Applied Genomics, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA. Department of Pediatrics, The Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA. Division of Human Genetics, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA. Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

33138262

Citation

Cheng, Zhangkai J., et al. "COVID-19: Look to the Future, Learn From the Past." Viruses, vol. 12, no. 11, 2020.
Cheng ZJ, Qu HQ, Tian L, et al. COVID-19: Look to the Future, Learn from the Past. Viruses. 2020;12(11).
Cheng, Z. J., Qu, H. Q., Tian, L., Duan, Z., & Hakonarson, H. (2020). COVID-19: Look to the Future, Learn from the Past. Viruses, 12(11). https://doi.org/10.3390/v12111226
Cheng ZJ, et al. COVID-19: Look to the Future, Learn From the Past. Viruses. 2020 10 29;12(11) PubMed PMID: 33138262.
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TY - JOUR T1 - COVID-19: Look to the Future, Learn from the Past. AU - Cheng,Zhangkai J, AU - Qu,Hui-Qi, AU - Tian,Lifeng, AU - Duan,Zhifeng, AU - Hakonarson,Hakon, Y1 - 2020/10/29/ PY - 2020/08/31/received PY - 2020/10/28/revised PY - 2020/10/28/accepted PY - 2020/11/3/entrez PY - 2020/11/4/pubmed PY - 2020/11/25/medline KW - COVID-19 KW - SARS-CoV-2 KW - coronavirus KW - epidemiology JF - Viruses JO - Viruses VL - 12 IS - 11 N2 - There is a current pandemic of a new type of coronavirus, the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The number of confirmed infected cases has been rapidly increasing. This paper analyzes the characteristics of SARS-CoV-2 in comparison with Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (SARS-CoV), Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) and influenza. COVID-19 is similar to the diseases caused by SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV virologically and etiologically, but closer to influenza in epidemiology and virulence. The comparison provides a new perspective for the future of the disease control, and offers some ideas in the prevention and control management strategy. The large number of infectious people from the origin, and the highly infectious and occult nature have been two major problems, making the virus difficult to eradicate. We thus need to contemplate the possibility of long-term co-existence with COVID-19. SN - 1999-4915 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/33138262/COVID_19:_Look_to_the_Future_Learn_from_the_Past_ L2 - https://www.mdpi.com/resolver?pii=v12111226 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -