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      An Overview of COVID-19 Pandemic: Emphasis on Vaccines and Unvaccinated

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      Corona virus, SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19, Vaccines, Vaccine hesitancy


            Since December 2019, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) (causing Coronavirus disease 2019” (COVID-19) has rapidly spread around the world and it is responsible for more than 187 million cases diagnosed and 5 million deaths. Health, education, and economic threats caused governments and institutions to take preventive measures against the spread of the disease. At the city levels the measures include shutdown of businesses such as cinemas and theaters, cancellation of other mass gatherings, school closure, closing workplace. At the individual level preventive and control measures include face masks, frequent hand washing, and getting vaccinated. Various platforms for vaccine development are available with each proven to be relatively safe and highly effective at preventing the infection and serious illness from COVID-19. However, a growing number of peoples around the world are reluctant to receive recommendations or expressing hesitancy. Vaccine hesitancy is defined as the delay in acceptance or refusal of vaccine despite availability of vaccine services. This review is aimed at providing an overview of COVID-19 with more emphasis on vaccines and vaccine hesitancy.


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            ScienceOpen Preprints
            1 February 2022
            [1 ] Department of Biological Sciences, Winston Salem State University, 601 S Martin Luther King Jr Dr, Winston-Salem, NC 27110 USA
            [2 ] Department of Biology, North Carolina A and T State University, 1601 E Market St, Greensboro, NC 27411 USA
            [3 ] Department of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1400 Spring Garden St, Greensboro, NC 27412 USA
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            Data sharing not applicable to this article as no datasets were generated or analysed during the current study.
            Agriculture,Social & Behavioral Sciences,Life sciences
            Vaccines,COVID-19,Corona virus,SARS-CoV-2,Vaccine hesitancy


            A good review of the current status of COVID-19 can add to our existing knowledge. Accept

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