Iberoamerican Journal of Medicine
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Blockchain and novel coronavirus: Towards preventing COVID-19 and future pandemics

Amirul Azim, Muhammad Nazrul Islam, Paul E. Spranger

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Abstract

The present world has observed the SARS-CoV2 or COVID-19 spreading rapidly with a rising death toll and transmission rates with an absence of proper data management and information sharing. The current traditional database storage system has the limitations of a centralized control system and tampering of data, particularly when it is being shared with others. The Novel technology known as “Blockchain” is a distributed ledger technology that acts as a shared database, keeping all its copies synced and verified. The objective of this article is to study the concept of a Blockchain based pandemic data management system that would ensure unified patients’ data storage and reliable data management to trackdown coronavirus to combat against this and future pandemics.

Keywords

COVID-19; Blockchain; Pandemic; Novel coronavirus; Database; Epidemic

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Submitted date:
04/25/2020

Reviewed date:
04/30/2020

Accepted date:
04/30/2020

Publication date:
04/30/2020

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