SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19: The Most Important Research Questions

May 7, 2020

This paper highlights important research questions regarding SARS-CoV-2 which include origin, virus transmission, viral shedding, diagnosis, treatment, vaccine development and viral pathogenesis. The paper proposes that research on SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19, if it seeks to answer these important questions, will solidify the scientific basis on which important policy and scientific decisions are made to contain COVID-19. It highlights the importance of early diagnosis of COVID-19 and improved treatment to reduce mortality.