07 April 2020

Part One

“This report has been prepared by Dr Penny Ward FFPM, with input from Professor Tim Higenbottam FFPM, tranScrip's Dr Flic Gabbay FFPM, Dr Bob Holland FFPM, Dr Sue Tansey FFPM and Dr Tahir Saleem MFPM. 

This review addresses current knowledge concerning SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 disease including:

  • Epidemiology of the outbreak
  • SARS-CoV-2 viral life cycle and clinical features of COVID-19 Disease
  • Current Treatment

An enormous effort is ongoing across the life science industry in the UK and beyond to address this pandemic. It is hoped that the insights provided in this article will excite interest and support for the challenge. Future articles will address work ongoing to develop a vaccine and effective antivirals for treatment/prophylaxis."

Reference:
Ward, P et al. (2020), ‘COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic’, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine blog, 6 April 2020.
Available at: https://www.fpm.org.uk/blog/covid-19-sars-cov-2-pandemic

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