The extensive safety restrictions imposed globally due to the COVID-19 pandemic have brought significant changes to almost all environmental parameters. The largest pandemic of the century has left an indelible mark on all aspects of human life and the environment. This book revolves around COVID-19 and its influence on all biotic and abiotic components on earth, with a focus on the regulatory role of air quality during the pandemic, environmental toxicity and susceptibility to COVID-19, and the impact of the lockdown on different ecosystems. The book fundamentally explains the biology of SARS-CoV-2 and the pathophysiology and epidemiology of COVID-19. Dedicated chapters highlight the ongoing global cutting-edge research on COVID-19, control and safety measures, and public health concerns.
COVID-19 and Emerging Environmental Trends: A Way Forward is aimed at graduate and postgraduate students as well as researchers in environmental and medical science, health and safety, and ecology. This book offers a multiperspective and multidisciplinary approach to the discussion of the pandemic as well as emerging environmental issues, current trends, and a way forward. As humanity stands face-to-face with the largest global crisis in recent times, this book helps readers to easily understand its various aspects from a beginner’s perspective, without going into the intricate technicalities of medical science or environmental science, and beautifully juxtaposes critical issues with lucid language and flexible scientific explanations.
1. Introduction to Coronaviruses and COVID-19
2. Biology of Coronaviruses with Special Reference to SARS-CoV-2
3. Epidemiology, Pharmacology, Diagnosis, and Treatment of COVID-19
4. COVID-19 Precautions and Management Strategies
5. Cutting-Edge Research to Combat COVID-19
6. Public Health Concerns and Issues Regarding COVID-19
7. COVID-19 and Environmental Perspectives
8. Trends in Water Pollution during the COVID-19 Lockdown Phase
9. Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19