Editors: Alfred J. Lawrence, Tahmeena Khan

COVID-19: Origin, Impact and Management (Part 1)

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ISBN: 978-981-5123-89-0 (Print)
ISBN: 978-981-5123-88-3 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2023
DOI: 10.2174/97898151238831230101


COVID-19 has spread like wildfire across the globe since the start of the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak, hampering quality of life at multiple levels and causing many deaths. Many aspects of the human experience have been affected, with a body of research being published on its effects on psychological and physical well being, loss of jobs, pay cuts, education, and unpaid caregiving. New findings on these aspects are still emerging as we learn more about the consequences of the pandemic.

This book is intended as a simple summary of recent findings about COVID-19 for academicians and students from science, humanities and commerce backgrounds to understand the pandemic from a microscopic view and how it has touched our lives at different levels.

A collection of topics is presented and explored through chapters dedicated to niche topics on COVID-19. Each chapter is authored by expert scientists, academicians and scholars from leading institutions in India.

The key features of this book set are:

- Interdisciplinary content, making it useful for readers from different academic streams

- A blend of basic and applied research in biology, medicine and social science

- A focus on findings from India

- Updated References for advanced readers

This collection of topics is invaluable for researchers and working professionals in industry and academia as well as general readers who want a broad, insightful perspective on COVID-19.

Audience: Researchers, students, academicians, general readers who want to understand niche topics related to COVID-19


The editors and authors of this book have successfully undertaken a noble and Herculean task to produce a timely guide to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that is engaging, succinct, and above all, useful to its readers. Unlike many other books about the pandemic, this book brings together experts from different fields from leading Indian and American academic institutions to provide a holistic picture of the origin, impact, and management of one of the worst pandemics humankind has ever had faced.

Such interdisciplinary thinking makes this book unique as it covers not only the science behind the origin of the virus and the development of new vaccines and drugs to fight COVID-19 and its variants but also provides us with the socioeconomic impacts of this deadly pandemic. Even though we have all been impacted by the hardship and heartbreak caused by the pandemic directly or indirectly, this book highlights the heterogeneous effect of the pandemic, particularly on developing economies and women.

I am delighted to see that each chapter in this book is devoted to a different aspect of the COVID-19 pandemic, providing the reader in a single volume with evidence-based research that will help debunk some of the misinformation and disinformation that threaten our understanding of the science behind the disease.

I do not doubt that this book will prove to be an in-depth resource for scientists, academics, researchers, students, and policymakers worldwide for years to come and help us prevent and prepare better for the next pandemic.

Dr. Arup Ganguly
The University of Mississippi (Ole Miss)
Oxford, MS, U.S.A.


I feel it a pleasure to write forword to the book entitled “COVID-19: Origin, Impact and Management” edited by Dr Alfred Lawrence & Dr Tahmeena Khan. The SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19 pandemic has jolted the entire world at different levels. It is not only the health sector that has been greatly impacted, but human life has suffered at multi-levels, be it psychological well being, economic upheaval or discrimination in caregiving at home as faced by women. The education sector also saw reform as online mode took over. The situation is more severe and grim in developing countries and it is very important to find out the vulnerable groups having access to lesser means of protection and prevention.

This innovative book makes for an interesting read as the assorted chapters cater to different aspects related to the pandemic. Several interesting case studies are having an in-depth analysis of the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on different target groups. The management strategies and vaccines development has also been nicely explained. The inter-disciplinary nature of the book makes it suitable for academicians and students belonging to science, humanities and commerce background. The chapters are very well written and presented in an easy to understand manner.

Dr. Ajay Taneja
Pro. Vice Chancellor
Dean Science
Head of The Chemistry Department
Dr. B. R . Ambedkar University
Agra – Uttar Pradesh