The global impact of the coronavirus pandemic

Cytokine Growth Factor Rev. 2020 Jun:53:1-9. doi: 10.1016/j.cytogfr.2020.05.010. Epub 2020 May 28.


The coronavirus pandemic has engulfed the nations of the world for the first five months of 2020 and altered the pace, fabric and nature of our lives. In this overview accompanying the Special Issue of Cytokine & Growth Factor Reviews, we examine some of the many social and scientific issues impacted by SARS-CoV2 - personal lives, economy, scientific communication, the environment. International members of Istituto Pasteur in Rome and INITIATE, the Marie Curie Training Network reflect on the lasting global impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Keywords: Covid-19; SARS-CoV2; global pandemic; scientific response.

MeSH terms

  • Betacoronavirus / isolation & purification
  • Betacoronavirus / pathogenicity
  • COVID-19
  • Communicable Disease Control / methods*
  • Coronavirus Infections / epidemiology*
  • Humans
  • Pandemics / statistics & numerical data*
  • Pneumonia, Viral / epidemiology*
  • SARS-CoV-2