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Development of research on COVID-19 by the World Scientific Community
  • Daniel Tinôco,
  • Suzana Borschiver
Daniel Tinôco
UFRJ
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Suzana Borschiver
UFRJ
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Abstract

Several studies have been carried out in recent months by the World Scientific Community on the novel coronavirus, responsible for the current COVID-19 pandemic. The most relevant works on the main trends were related to the disease, treatment/prevention, and management of COVID-19. Most of the articles focused on understanding the disease, addressing aspects related to its transmission, viral activity period, symptoms and health complications, risk factors, and estimative of new cases and deaths. The papers also focused on the treatment/prevention and management of COVID-19. Several drugs and alternative treatments have been investigated such as the convalescent plasma transfusion and stem cell transplantation, while an efficient vaccine is developed. Prevention and control measures such as social isolation and immediate case identification were also investigated. Thus, this work contributed to the determination of the development level and the research evolution on COVID-19, summarizing the main trends observed by experts on the subject in the first half of 2020.