phat 20(22): e4

Research Article

Corona Virus - SARS-CoV-2: An Insight to Another way of Natural Disaster

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.28-5-2020.164823,
        author={Sunil Chawla and Mamta Mittal and Meenakshi Chawla and Lalit Mohan Goyal},
        title={Corona Virus - SARS-CoV-2: An Insight to Another way of Natural Disaster},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Pervasive Health and Technology},
        keywords={Coronavirus, COVID-19, Epidemic, Pandemic, SARS-CoV-2, Healthcare, Technology},
  • Sunil Chawla
    Mamta Mittal
    Meenakshi Chawla
    Lalit Mohan Goyal
    Year: 2020
    Corona Virus - SARS-CoV-2: An Insight to Another way of Natural Disaster
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.28-5-2020.164823
Sunil Chawla1,*, Mamta Mittal2, Meenakshi Chawla3, Lalit Mohan Goyal4
  • 1: Department of Computer Science and Engineering, CGC College of Engineering, Mohali, Punjab, India
  • 2: Department of Computer Science and Engineering, G. B. Pant Govt. Engineering College, Okhla, New Delhi, India
  • 3: Department of Mathematics, University Institute of Sciences, Chandigarh University, Mohali, Punjab, India
  • 4: Department of Computer Engineering, J. C. Bose University of Science & Technology, YMCA, Faridabad, India
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INTRODUCTION: SARS-CoV-2 is the latest virus responsible for an outburst of a unique respiratory infection identified as COVID-19. The virus popularly known as Corona Virus has spread quickly in recent days from China to several other countries around the world. Health is always of prime concern for mankind. Computing is playing an important role in improving the current state of the healthcare industry.

OBJECTIVES: This paper focuses on summarizing the happenings about the coronavirus and the disease spread. This review study concentrates on the history of the virus, its technical details, the disease caused by the virus, its symptoms and precautions. The study also tries to develop an understanding of the role of technology in dealing with the outbreak, its impact in diverse fields, and the current state of the pandemic.

METHODS: This work is an attempt towards presenting a perspective of computing and technology in fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic. RESULTS: This work presents a perspective showing technology in healthcare as a rescuer in such situations. In this survey, we simply discuss SARS-COV2 and COVID-19 from different perspectives in order to serve as a quick reference for the readers and to achieve a better insight into the fast-evolving pandemic.

CONCLUSION: Social distancing, staying home and lockdowns are some known solutions to combat the pandemic in the absence of the vaccine, and technology can play a significant role in combating the pandemic.