What Clinicians Should Know about COVID-19? A review article

Document Type : Review Article


Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, Faculty of Medicine, Hubert Kairuki Memorial University, Dar es salaam, Tanzania


Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) is still raging all over the world causing increased hospitalization, deaths and disrupting social and economic activities. Like any other new disease, the biology and natural history of the disease is not well understood. New information regarding the virus and the disease is frequently evolving leading to quick changes in disease management and preventive methods.
A lot of epidemiological and clinical studies are conducted in different parts of the world to generate information that will foster understanding of the disease. But also there are a lot of misinformation and conspiracy theories surrounding COVID-19 pandemic. Sometimes, clinicians and other health workers are swayed away by false information, and end up giving wrong recommendations to patients and the public. This can be a setback to the efforts in containing the pandemic.
This review is intended to provide updated information on the natural history of the disease, available interventions including those at different level of development, and suggestions for future interventions.


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