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International Journal of Travel Medicine and Global Health ; 9(2):84-93, 2021.
Article in English | CAB Abstracts | ID: covidwho-1353071


Introduction: The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has become a public health concern, and behavioral adjustments will minimize its spread worldwide by 80%. The main purpose of this research was to examine the factors associated with concerns about COVID-19 and the future direction of the COVID-19 scenario of Bangladesh.

Library Hi Tech ; : 20, 2021.
Article in English | Web of Science | ID: covidwho-1244895


Purpose Blockchain technology, a key feature of the fourth industrial revolution, is receiving widespread attention and exploration around the world. Taking the coronavirus pandemic as an example, the purpose of this study to examine the application of blockchain technology from the perspective of epidemic prevention and control. Design/methodology/approach Exploring multiple case studies in the Chinese context at various stages of deployment, this study documents a framework about how some of the major challenges associated with COVID-19 can be alleviated by leveraging blockchain technology. Findings The case studies and framework presented herein show that utilization of blockchain acts as an enabler to facilitate the containment of several COVID-19 challenges. These challenges include the following: complications associated with medical data sharing;breaches of patients' data privacy;absence of real-time monitoring tools;counterfeit medical products and non-credible suppliers;fallacious insurance claims;overly long insurance claim processes;misappropriations of funds;and misinformation, rumors and fake news. Originality/value Blockchain is ushering in a new era of innovation that will lay the foundation for a new paradigm in health care. As there are currently insufficient studies pertaining to real-life case studies of blockchain and COVID-19 interaction, this study adds to the literature on the role of blockchain technology in epidemic control and prevention.

Biosens Bioelectron ; 166: 112431, 2020 Oct 15.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-654767


Last few decades, viruses are a real menace to human safety. Therefore, the rapid identification of viruses should be one of the best ways to prevent an outbreak and important implications for medical healthcare. The recent outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus which belongs to the single-stranded, positive-strand RNA viruses. The pandemic dimension spread of COVID-19 poses a severe threat to the health and lives of seven billion people worldwide. There is a growing urgency worldwide to establish a point-of-care device for the rapid detection of COVID-19 to prevent subsequent secondary spread. Therefore, the need for sensitive, selective, and rapid diagnostic devices plays a vital role in selecting appropriate treatments and to prevent the epidemics. During the last decade, electrochemical biosensors have emerged as reliable analytical devices and represent a new promising tool for the detection of different pathogenic viruses. This review summarizes the state of the art of different virus detection with currently available electrochemical detection methods. Moreover, this review discusses different fabrication techniques, detection principles, and applications of various virus biosensors. Future research also looks at the use of electrochemical biosensors regarding a potential detection kit for the rapid identification of the COVID-19.

Betacoronavirus , Biosensing Techniques/instrumentation , Clinical Laboratory Techniques/instrumentation , Coronavirus Infections/diagnosis , Electrochemical Techniques/instrumentation , Pneumonia, Viral/diagnosis , Viruses/isolation & purification , Animals , Betacoronavirus/isolation & purification , Betacoronavirus/pathogenicity , COVID-19 , COVID-19 Testing , Coronavirus Infections/virology , Equipment Design , Humans , Metal Nanoparticles/chemistry , Metal Nanoparticles/ultrastructure , Microscopy, Electron, Scanning , Pandemics , Pneumonia, Viral/virology , Point-of-Care Testing , SARS-CoV-2 , Viruses/pathogenicity