Covid-19 Pandemic and Vaccine

Authors

  • Santosh Shah Universal College of Medical Sciences, Bhairahawa, Nepal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jucms.v9i01.37841

Keywords:

Covid-19, Vaccine

Abstract

COVID-19, caused by SARS-CoV-2, was first reported in Wuhan, in December 2019 and later spread globally. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) on 30 January and a pandemic on 11 March 2020.1  In Nepal, the first case was registered on 3rd January 2020. Since then, there have been 591,494 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 7,990 deaths.2

In the second wave of Covid-19, South Asia seems to have turned into the epicentre as most of the countries in the region, including India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Pakistan have been badly infected by the coronavirus. Instead of being controlled, the situation is getting more flared up as each day passes. Of late, the situation in Nepal is gradually becoming alarming as two out of five people tested return positive. Subsequently, Nepal started to face shortage of oxygen, ventilators, and ICU facilities required for the treatment of severe cases. Medicines like Remdesivir and other medical equipment are sold at exorbitant prices.

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Author Biography

Santosh Shah, Universal College of Medical Sciences, Bhairahawa, Nepal

Department of General Surgery (CTVS)

Universal College of Medical Sciences, Bhairahawa, Nepal

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Published

2021-06-22

How to Cite

Shah, S. (2021). Covid-19 Pandemic and Vaccine. Journal of Universal College of Medical Sciences, 9(01), 1–3. https://doi.org/10.3126/jucms.v9i01.37841

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Editorial