A global picture: therapeutic perspectives for COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic is a lethal virus outbreak by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), which has severely affected human lives and the global economy. The most vital part of the research and development of therapeutic agents is to design drug products to manage COVID-19 efficiently. Numerous attempts have been in place to determine the optimal drug dose and combination of drugs to treat the disease on a global scale. This article documents the information available on SARS-CoV-2 and its life cycle, which will aid in the development of the potential treatment options. A consolidated summary of several natural and repurposed drugs to manage COVID-19 is depicted with summary of current vaccine development. People with high age, comorbity and concomitant illnesses such as overweight, metabolic disorders, pulmonary disease, coronary heart disease, renal failure, fatty liver and neoplastic disorders are more prone to create serious COVID-19 and its consequences. This article also presents an overview of post-COVID-19 complications in patients.
Plain language summary
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 causes the coronavirus disease i.e., COVID-19. This article encompasses basic information about coronavirus and COVID-19. It includes information about viral transmission and subsequent events for COVID-19 in a person, and it presents different drugs and vaccines utilized for the management of COVID-19. Several natural drugs are proposed to manage COVID-19. It also has an overview about post-COVID-19 complications in recovered patients.
Chavda, V. P., Kapadia, C., Soni, S., Prajapati, R., Chauhan, S. C., Yallapu, M. M., & Apostolopoulos, V. (2022). A global picture: therapeutic perspectives for COVID-19. Immunotherapy, (0). https://doi.org/10.2217/imt-2021-0168
Immunology and Microbiology