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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. ; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Syed Hassan A. Kazmi BSc, MD  Sahar Memar Montazerin, M.D.
Coronavirus, named due to the "crown" like the appearance of its surface projections, was first isolated from chickens in 1937. The etiological agent, a novel coronavirus, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), named for the similarity of its symptoms to those induced by the severe acute respiratory syndrome, causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is a virus identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China. On March 12, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic.
Statement of Need
As the Covid-19 pandemic has spread all over the globe, there have been growing reports and studies demonstrating its catastrophic effects on different organ systems. As medical professionals encountering a large number of cases on a daily basis, we feel the necessity of gathering all the information in a database where we can refer to while managing patients affected by COVID-19.
How Can WikiDoc Meet These Unmet Needs
COVID-19 project is established to achieve the following goals:
- Gather all the evidence-based information regarding COVID-19 in one database to be used as an educational source for medical professionals.
- Provide information on how COVID-19 affects the physiology of different organ systems to optimize patient care.
- Provide information on different clinical manifestations of COVID-19 as well as possible evidence-based approaches for the management of those conditions.
- Provide information on the latest clinical trials investigating strategies to treat or prevent COVID-19.