Preparedness and Lessons Learned from the Novel Coronavirus Disease

Sai Krishna Gudi, Komal Krishna Tiwari


In a short span, a novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) has captured global consciousness by significantly affecting the day-to-day life of humans and emerged as a public health emergency. Undoubtedly, it indicates that lessons learnt from the past epidemics of coronaviruses such as the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), had not enough and thus left us ill-prepared to deal with the challenges that COVID-19 pandemic is currently posing. Currently, as a global pandemic, COVID-19 poses major challenges and thus forcing the entire world to lockdown. However, the disease has prepared humankind in facing such outbreaks at present as well as in the future. Besides, it has also taught numerous lessons that are worth considering and implementing to make the world a better reality.


Coronavirus; SARS-CoV-2; Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 [Supplementary Concept]; COVID-19 [Supplementary Concept]; Pandemics; Disease outbreaks; Social distancing; Universal precautions

doi: 10.34172/ijoem.2020.1977

 pISSN: 2008-6520
 eISSN: 2008-6814

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