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Ethics of clinical research and practice in India during the Covid-19 pandemic

Sahaj Rathi, SP Kalantri

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2020.080


Abstract

Covid-19 has been one of the worst public health calamities faced by humankind in over a century. As of July 23, 2020, there have been 15,633,159 confirmed cases and 635,422 deaths reported, worldwide (1). We are six months into the pandemic, and yet we know little about the disease. The role of medicines is far from optimal, and vaccines are still under trials. Therefore, we have little to defend ourselves against this novel virus.

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