Int J Infect Dis 2021 Sep 23. Epub 2021 Sep 23.
Basel, Switzerland; Department of Molecular Medicine, The University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy; Department of Clinical; Department of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark. Electronic address:
Pandemic dynamics and health care responses are markedly different during the COVID-19 pandemic than in earlier outbreaks. Compared with established infectious disease such as influenza, we currently know relatively little about the origin, reservoir, cross-species transmission and evolution of SARS-CoV-2. Health care services, drug availability, laboratory testing, research capacity and global governance are more advanced than during 20th century pandemics, although COVID-19 has highlighted significant gaps. Read More