2020
DOI: 10.46683/jmvi.2020.11
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Abstract: SARS-CoV-2, the third coronavirus associated with severe respiratory infections in humans, spreads more easily and quickly in the community, with a higher infectiousness rate compared to the other two betacoronavirus species (SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV). The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, in which the number of cases worldwide has exceeded 30 million, has been the biggest global epidemic of the last century with serious concerns and socioeconomic impacts. Educational activities, meetings, worship, tourism, trade and sports o… Show more

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“…Elevated CRP associated with the severity of the immune response, other laboratory findings, and males being more affected also indicate that these infections may have been associated with COVID-19 [18]. In this context, according to the data of our study, it can be predicted that the onset of the pandemic in Turkey may have been before the date when the first case was reported.…”
Section: Discussionsupporting
confidence: 55%
“…Elevated CRP associated with the severity of the immune response, other laboratory findings, and males being more affected also indicate that these infections may have been associated with COVID-19 [18]. In this context, according to the data of our study, it can be predicted that the onset of the pandemic in Turkey may have been before the date when the first case was reported.…”
Section: Discussionsupporting
confidence: 55%
“…SARS-CoV-2, which causes severe acute respiratory syndrome, has resulted in the death of nearly two million people worldwide within the last year, and continues to pose serious concerns[ 4 ]. Risk factors associated with severe infection and mortality in COVID-19 include hypertension, severe obesity, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney and liver disease, male gender, and advanced age[ 5 , 6 ]. Obesity has also been shown to be associated with progression to severe pneumonia associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection, need for hospitalization and mechanical ventilation because of acute respiratory failure, diffuse coagulopathy, and increased mortality risk[ 7 ].…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%