TÜBA Assessment Report on COVID-19 Global Outbreak Published in English
Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA) Assessment Report on COVID-19 Global Outbreak was firstly published on 17 April 2020. The report has been updated six times periodically in Turkish. The latest version of the report has been translated and published in English.
The report was prepared with help of following scientific experts including experts from TÜBA, Working Groups of Academy such as Cancer, Food and Nutrition and Sustainable Development, Finance and Environment Working Group, TÜBA Young Academy, and Coronavirus Scientific Committee. Scientists and academicians worked together in this report for ensuring to receive clear and accurate information about the pandemic in Turkey. The names in the editorial board of the report are as follows; TÜBA President Prof. Dr. Muzaffer Şeker, TÜBA Members Prof. Dr. Ali Özer, Prof. Dr. Zekeriya Tosun, and TÜBA Advisor Asst. Prof. Cem Korkut and TÜBA Expert Teaching Assistant Mürsel Doğrul.
The report, which is conducted scientific studies related to process management lived in Turkey and the world simultaneously, presents; scientific studies conducted in our country and the world, and successful outcomes of alternative methods and treatment are shared. On the other hand, scientific news sources about health are listed at national and international level and informative suggestions about the normalization of the post-pandemic process are also included. Descriptive data about the basis of Turkey's national success in the pandemic period with the opinion of 22 experts were presented in the report.
In the first part of the report, terminology and the history of pandemics were addressed and the current definitions were underlined in this context. Descriptive data about the situation of the COVID-19 outbreak in Turkey and the existing health infrastructure of Turkey offered. The second section, which includes the outbreak process management related to COVID-19, contains web addresses that will be benefited by researchers extensively. In the third chapter, the interaction of the pandemic with other science disciplines is discussed. In the fourth section; a future projection is put forward by addressing the economic and social impacts of the epidemic and similar outbreaks in history. In the fifth section; in addition to the COVID-19 reports of the World Science Academies, there are some COVID-19 research and projects conducted by TÜBA members.