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What We Do Not Know about COVID-19

Published time: 4 May 2020

Authors: Samina Masood

Keywords: behavior, function, virus, death, adaptability, growth pattern, diverse, exponential


A comparative study of the growth pattern and death tolls in different communities indicates that the growth pattern of infected patients and death rates follow a similar distribution with different parametrizations. Every distribution follows an exponential growth pattern curve, like other microbes, then reaches the saturation point and eventually decays. However, the argument for the exponential function depends on several parameters unbeknownst, as of yet. However, the slope varies differentially for various epicenters and seems to have a relationship with parameters such as accessibility to healthcare facilities, pre-existing medical conditions, socio-economic conditions, and lifestyle. The mismatch of the growth pattern is also linked with the impact of various other factors and a premature interpretation of limited data. Novel behavior of the virus brought many surprises, opened up new venues for medical research, and the need for a more detailed study of pathogens in the light of the interaction of RNA and DNA. The adaptability to diverse ecological conditions and the relevant modification in the structure is also worth investigation. The genetic modification can be studied using a quantum mechanical probabilistic approach.

What We Do Not Know about COVID-19



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