Iberoamerican Journal of Medicine
Iberoamerican Journal of Medicine

The ongoing battle against COVID-19

Qurratulain Hyder, Khawaja Husnain Haider

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After spillover from Wuhan (China) in December, 2019, SARS-CoV-2 related respiratory disease (COVID-19) has rapidly affected all countries. The pandemic has posed a serious threat to world health resources. At present, there is no recommended treatment or vaccine for SARS-CoV-2. However, various drug combinations are under trial. Reversion to general principles of prevention is the preferred strategy under such circumstances. We discuss the importance of wearing a face mask and present a cost-effective approach for long-term management of COVID-19.


COVID-19; SARS-CoV-2; Face mask; Pandemic; Protection


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