Editorial - Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology (2020) Volume 3, Issue 2
SARS-CoV-2 pandemic viral outbreaks
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, Health Professions Division, Nova Southeastern University, Florida, USA
- Corresponding Author:
- Emely Dadras
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
College of Pharmacy
Health Professions Division
Nova Southeastern University
Accepted date: July 20, 2020
Citation: Emely D. SARS-CoV-2 pandemic viral outbreaks J Biochem Biotech 2020;3(2):1-2.
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Coronavirus (CoV) which are positive-stranded RNA virus surrounded by an envelope, were first identified during the 1960s by using electron microscopy to visualize the distinctive spike glycoprotein projections on the surface of enveloped virus particles. The outbreak of coronavirus has took many lives around the world which made Journal to release special issue on coronavirus and articles such as “A machine learning explanation of incidence inequalities of SARS-CoV-2 across 88 days in 157 countries” by Eric Luellen of United States of America have written impressively in their publication in our Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology. Introduction puts the importance of using machine learning to identify models of viral infection modulators holistically and quickly into context during an era of increasingly pandemic zoonoses and their continuation until vaccines availability .
While it has been long believed that respiratory viral incidence rates vary by season, the first impression that humidity and temperature were the root-cause modulators has been widely assumed but is still uncertain . Other studies have indicated with more certainty that respiratory viruses are modulated by humidity, temperature, and precipitation. Studies have also found that seasonal viral modulators of incidence may relate to oscillations in human hosts of pathogens .
Similarly, it is understood that vaccination rates impact complex models of infectious disease incidence rates . However, for new zoonoses, it is usually unknown which vaccinations for other diseases are protective or increase risks against the new pathogen.
Malnourishment and obesity have been previously found to be associated with risk factors of higher susceptibility to respiratory viruses . Obesity has also been found to be a morbidity and mortality risk for SARS-CoV-2, but not an infection risk factor .
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