Since the end of December 2019, the world has been battling with a global health emergency called COVID-19. This ongoing pandemic has claimed millions of lives worldwide and made a serious impact on global healthcare. The information and facts about the virus and the pandemic are constantly evolving, expanding and are present in a scattered manner. Above all, various rumors and false information are also spreading through word of mouth or social media in relation to the pandemic. In situations like this, it becomes hard for a common person as well as professionals to keep track of the fundamental concepts, ongoing scientific advancements and differentiate between the facts and myths.

COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2: The Science and Clinical Application of Conventional and Complementary Treatments covers the fundamental concepts regarding SARS-CoV-2 and COVID–19 as well as common concerns and issues ensuring optimal understanding of the latest basic science and clinical content. The comparative coverage of Conventional Medical Science with Complementary and Alternative Systems of Medicine in relation to the ongoing pandemic makes this book unique compared to other books available on COVID-19. Written in textbook format and in semi-technical style, it provides basic to advanced concepts and multidimensional clinical perspectives keeping in mind the diverse needs of academicians, researchers, students and common people.

Key Features:

  • Contains simple, lucid and concise presentation of contents
  • Emphasizes core knowledge and concepts
  • Presents evidence based and up to date information from a multidisciplinary perspective
  • Includes illustrations with good quality diagrams and colored photographs for ease of understanding

COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2 covers concepts and protocols from holistic perspective relating to core Molecular Biology of SARS-CoV-2, Clinical and Therapeutic Aspects, Multidisciplinary Treatment and Management Strategies like Conventional Pharmacological Treatments, Vaccines, Ayurveda, Homoeopathy, Holistic Nutrition Therapy, Nutraceutical Therapy, Biochemic Medicine, and Issues and Concerns relating to Public Health and Ongoing Advances in Research in relation to COVID-19. Written in semi-technical language easily understandable by readers from all domains, this book provides multidisciplinary perspective, knowledge and understanding regarding COVID-19 in one place, thus bridging the knowledge gap that exists between Conventional Sciences and Complementary and Alternative Medicine Systems.

part I|60 pages

The Molecular Biology of Coronaviruses and SARS-CoV-2

chapter Chapter 1|14 pages

Coronaviruses, History, Classification, and COVID–19

ByUshmita Gupta Bakshi, Srijan Goswami, Chiranjeeb Dey

chapter Chapter 2|20 pages

SARS-CoV-2 Morphology, Genomic Organisation and Lifecycle

BySrijan Goswami, Ushmita Gupta Bakshi

chapter Chapter 3|12 pages

Molecular Pathophysiology and the Clinical Presentation of COVID-19

The Comparison between Reductionistic and Holistic Approaches
BySrijan Goswami, Ushmita Gupta Bakshi

chapter Chapter 4|12 pages

SARS-CoV-2 and Its Variants

Definitions and Classifications
BySrijan Goswami, Ushmita Gupta Bakshi, Shreya Bhattacharya

part II|112 pages

Conventional Treatment Strategies for COVID-19 and Associated Public Health Concerns

chapter Chapter 5|16 pages

Epidemiology of COVID-19

ByRehab A. Rayan, Christos Tsagkaris, Imran Zafar, Aikaterini Tata

chapter Chapter 6|16 pages

Challenges and Innovations in Mathematical Modelling of COVID-19

BySwarnali Sharma, Malay Banerjee*

chapter Chapter 7|12 pages

Immuno-Pathologic Basis of COVID-19 and the Management of Mild and Moderate Cases

ByDebdeep Dasgupta, Srijan Goswami, Chiranjeeb Dey

chapter Chapter 8|12 pages

Diagnosis of COVID-19 Using Clinical Examination, Immunoassays, and Molecular Diagnostic Techniques

BySrijan Goswami, Ushmita Gupta Bakshi

chapter Chapter 9|16 pages

Conventional Pharmacological Strategies, Investigational Drugs, and Immunotherapies for COVID–19

BySubhra Bhattacharya, Srijan Goswami, Chiranjeeb Dey

chapter Chapter 10|18 pages

Research and Development for COVID-19 Vaccines

BySrijan Goswami, Ushmita Gupta Bakshi

chapter Chapter 11|12 pages


Post-COVID-19 Complications in Patients with Diabetes and the State of Immunosuppression
BySoumyajit Dutta, Srijan Goswami

chapter Chapter 12|8 pages

Impact of COVID–19 on Reproductive, Maternal and Child Health

BySonali Sain, Chiranjeeb Dey

part III|90 pages

COVID-19 and Supportive, Complementary, and Alternative Treatment Strategies

chapter Chapter 13|44 pages

Ayurveda and COVID-19

ByC. R. Desai*

chapter Chapter 15|2 pages

Homoeopathic Practice in the Midst of COVID-19

A Physician's Clinical Experience
ByShyamali Guha*

chapter Chapter 16|6 pages

Solving the Mystery of COVID-19

Holistic Medical Nutrition Therapy
ByBiswaroop Roy Chowdhury*

chapter Chapter 17|14 pages

Immunonutrition Therapy for COVID-19

Understanding the Immunomodulatory Effect of Vitamin D
BySrijan Goswami, Ushmita Gupta Bakshi, Dona Khamaru