Preprint Brief Report Version 2 This version is not peer-reviewed

New Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: Complexities Resulting in a Tragedy

Version 1 : Received: 21 April 2020 / Approved: 23 April 2020 / Online: 23 April 2020 (08:18:24 CEST)
Version 2 : Received: 25 April 2020 / Approved: 26 April 2020 / Online: 26 April 2020 (05:13:37 CEST)

How to cite: Grunig, G.; Durmus, N.; Marsh, L. New Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: Complexities Resulting in a Tragedy. Preprints 2020, 2020040407 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202004.0407.v2). Grunig, G.; Durmus, N.; Marsh, L. New Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: Complexities Resulting in a Tragedy. Preprints 2020, 2020040407 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202004.0407.v2).

Abstract

A striking aspect of COVID-19 is the difference in the outcome of the infection between different countries, and different ethnic groups within one country. We surveyed the literature on SARS-CoV-2 complemented with comparative publications on SARS-CoV and other coronaviruses to capture the current understanding of virus – host interactions including virus subtypes, transmission, zoonotic aspects, and potential host determinants.

Subject Areas

covid; covid-19; SARS-CoV-2; zoonosis; ethnic disparities; health care disparities; virus strains; virus subtypes; virus variants

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Comment 1
Received: 26 April 2020
Commenter: Gabriele Grunig
Commenter's Conflict of Interests: Author
Comment: Four more tigers and three ions tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 at the Bronx Zoo.  Additionally, 2 house cats were found SARS-CoV-2 positive in New York.  We added this information (page 8).  We also did little edits on the paragraph formatting, and added page numbers.
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