COVID 19 Has Stepped Up To Alarming Misuse of Drugs


  • Muhammed Tariq Aftab Department of Pharmacology, Islam Medical College



COVID-19 was an unexampled challenge for human. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that SARS-CoV2 infected more than 33 million people until two years of first case. About 3.4% of reported COVID-19 cases have died1.The actual death toll from COVID-19 is likely to be higher than reported deaths because of problem in diagnosis, limited testing and confusion in determination of cause of death during initial phase and fear due to absence of clear laws regarding job protection, viral behavior with contacts and public reactions in second phase. Public health, social stability, and economic development were impacted gravely with significant loss in developing countries. A rise in inequality, poverty, and mental health conditions are noted among already vulnerable populations. Researchers were worried about the pandemic but also about strategies for treating and preventing the spread of the virus. Stay-at-home orders worsened economics and mental health of a common man. Income was declined and savings were exhausted due to deprivation of resources and expenses on treatment. Mental health was waning due to both, loss of in- come and isolation.