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COVID-19 in a Nutshell: Microbiological Point of View

By Sauro Dasgupta Abstract Coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) is a highly transmittable and pathogenic viral infection caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which emerged in Wuhan, China, and spread around the world. Genomic analysis revealed that SARS-CoV-2 is phylogenetically related to severe acute respiratory syndrome-like […]

COVID-19 Vaccination: Light at the End of the Tunnel

By Sauro Dasgupta COVID-19 vaccination presents an opportunity Given that many people unknowingly live with slow-onset non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and cancers, and the vaccination program prioritizes those with co-morbidities, the strategy can be dovetailed into a screening program for such NCDs (Non-Communicable Diseases). Today, India faces […]