Special Issue "A New Era of COVID-19 Research: Reviews, Meta-Analysis, and Critical Point of View"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Infectious Disease Epidemiology".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 June 2023) | Viewed by 1401
Interests: coronavirus disease; global health; pandemic; politic; public health; RT-PCR; SARS-CoV-2
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The coronavirus disease (COVID)-19 pandemic was associated with a “paper pandemic”, with the fast dissemination of information in peer-reviewed journals or open-science sites. Now, after more than two years since the first cases of the infection with the new severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), we have thousands of published papers studying different aspects related to the disease. In this context, this Special Issue aims to compile scientific information to better understand the past, present, and future of COVID-19 among those affected by the infection or at risk of infection. We invite the submission of studies covering the following topics: i) diagnosis and screening; ii) epidemiology, mainly relating to the risk populations associated with SARS-CoV-2; iii) vaccination status and progress against SARS-CoV-2; iv) biomarker analysis to identify risk populations, as well as the risk for severe prognosis; v) evaluation of medical treatments used during the COVID-19 pandemic; vi) evaluation of clinical trials to test new therapies to treat patients affected by COVID-19; vii) political issues associated with COVID-19 in different world scenarios (e.g., screening and vaccination availability based on political science and government information); viii) exam images to screen those without easy access to better diagnostic tools (e.g., real-time polymerase chain reaction); ix) rare clinical presentations of COVID-19, as well as a clinical picture from those with COVID-19 and other rare comorbidities (e.g., genetic syndromes); and x) analysis of the scientific production during the COVID-19 pandemic. Firstly, we invite the submission of meta-analyses concerning the described topics or narrative/systematic reviews when it was impossible to perform meta-analysis. In addition, studies associated with a critical point of view, mainly about the political issues associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, by specialists in this study area are welcome. We plan to publish papers that will contribute to understanding COVID-19 as a whole, mainly regarding the future of the disease and possible new pandemics.
Prof. Dr. Fernando Augusto Lima Marson
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