A comprehensive review of the COVID-19 pandemic, led by University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center researcher Michele Carbone, was published in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology. Accessible to the public and written in lay language, topics covered include origin, coronavirus background, detection, death rates, transmission, susceptibility, developing therapies, vaccines and more.
The article seeks to provide experts, public health authorities and the general public with a reliable scientific source of information regarding facts about the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, the article discusses the future of the pandemic—addressing questions about when the pandemic will end, and when life can return to the way it used to be.
“The goal of this publication is to help people better understand the virus and how to best protect themselves from the infection. We also want to present the facts in a clear and simple way, as there has been a lot of confusion and misinformation being spread about the virus,” said Carbone.
Collaborators include national and international researchers John Lednicky from the University of Florida, Shu-Yuan Xiao from the University of Chicago, Mario Venditti from the University of Rome, and Enrico Bucci from Temple University.
This work is an example of UH Mānoa’s goal of Excellence in Research: Advancing the Research and Creative Work Enterprise (PDF), one of four goals identified in the 2015–25 Strategic Plan (PDF), updated in December 2020.