Published: 19 April 2023
Author(s): Martina Zappa, Paolo Verdecchia, Fabio Angeli
Issue: July 2023
Section: Clinical Insights

The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimated 780 million severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infections and approximately 6.9 million deaths related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) as of March 2023 ( These numbers have allowed COVID-19 infection to be ranked as one of the most important pandemics in terms of prevalence and mortality in recent human history, causing widespread fear and concern for global health security.


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