An overview of COVID-19 and current vaccine studies
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Bursa Uludağ University, Bursa, Turkey
Keywords: COVID-19, pandemic, SARS-CoV-2, vaccine
The deadly novel coronavirus-2019 (COVID-19) caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) virus has been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization. The incubation period of the virus, which first emerged in Wuhan, Hubei province of China, is 2 to 14 days. In this review, we discuss the epidemiology, virology, transmission, pathogenesis, immunity and diagnosis of the virus. In addition, vaccine strategies, vaccine stages, vaccine platforms, and various current vaccine studies are reviewed.
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