The wicked game: COVID-19

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Author Details : J Mukhopadhyay*

Volume : 7, Issue : 3, Year : 2020

Article Page : 80-82

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The viro-cloud that mushroomed from Wuhan, China smocked the world like an infectious umbrella
looming an iniquitous grim in medical-social-economical and national-international affairs. COVID-19
pandemic underscored every other epidemic of recent past creating unique fracas and furore. WHO in 2018
prioritized zoonotic viral illnesses and anticipated Disease-X in its Epidemic Blue-Print that may initiate
an outbreak with high virulence, infectivity without definitive treatment. Avian influenza, SARS, MERS,
Ebola & NiV were deemed threat, however progenitor of COVID-19 that’s SARS-CoV-2, was not expected
to mutate to novel-corona-virus with so much aggression. As epidemic prediction is tricky and uncertain;
global scientists proposed Pan-viral drugs and Pan-viral vaccines effective against most of influenza and
corona viruses, but such initiative couldn’t be fructified in want of financial support and visionary among
world leaders. In absence of precise medicine and vaccine, WHO enunciated that people need to live with
COVID-19 for days to come espousing mass preventive-protective measures to sub-due the contagion. To
adapt to this wicked situate, we need to be flexible, humane, tolerant, resilient and creative in all fronts of
life to contain COVID-19.

Keywords: COVID19, Wicked Game, PREDICT, Global virome project.

How to cite : Mukhopadhyay J , The wicked game: COVID-19. J Community Health Manag 2020;7(3):80-82

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