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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 2149-2157

Preventive and treatment strategies of COVID-19: From community to clinical trials

1 Department of Internal Medicine, Saint Vincent Hospital, Massachusetts, United States of America
2 President Academy of Family Physicians of India, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Kamal Kant Sahu
Department of Internal Medicine, Saint Vincent Hospital, 123 Summer Street Worcester, Massachusetts - 01608
United States of America
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_728_20

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The latest threat to global health is the form of the ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. This new coronavirus (SARS-COV-2) started as a local outbreak in Wuhan, China but soon tightened its grip on human lives around the globe. So far, we do not have a particularly effective anti-SARS-COV-2 vaccine or antiviral agent against COVID-19. Across the globe, many research organizations such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH), United States are studying and testing various drugs and vaccines for their effectiveness against SARS-COV-2. Currently, the principle fighting tool being promoted by the World Health Organization (WHO) is the prevention of acquiring SARS-COV-2 infection by following basic health hygiene rules and social distancing. We hereby discuss major non-pharmacological and pharmacological interventions.

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