SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19: A genetic, epidemiological, and evolutionary perspective
Hasnain, Seyed E.
Sallum, M. Anice
Ezzaty Mirhashemi, Marzieh
UMass Chan AffiliationsDepartment of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Structural Biology
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Genetics and Genomics
Immunology and Infectious Disease
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AbstractIn less than five months, COVID-19 has spread from a small focus in Wuhan, China, to more than 5 million people in almost every country in the world, dominating the concern of most governments and public health systems. The social and political distresses caused by this epidemic will certainly impact our world for a long time to come. Here, we synthesize lessons from a range of scientific perspectives rooted in epidemiology, virology, genetics, ecology and evolutionary biology so as to provide perspective on how this pandemic started, how it is developing, and how best we can stop it.
Sironi M, Hasnain SE, Phan T, Luciani F, Shaw MA, Sallum MA, Mirhashemi ME, Morand S, González-Candelas F; Editors of Infection, Genetics and Evolution. SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19: A genetic, epidemiological, and evolutionary perspective. Infect Genet Evol. 2020 May 28:104384. doi: 10.1016/j.meegid.2020.104384. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32473976; PMCID: PMC7256558. Link to article on publisher's site