Sustainable chemical preventive models in COVID-19: Understanding, innovation, adaptations, and impact

Abhishek Mishra, Meenakshi Choudhary, Trupti R. Das, Pupulata Saren, Prama Bhattacherjee, Nitika Thakur, Sunil Kumar Tripathi, Shashank Upadhaya, Heui Soo Kim, Natarajan Arul Murugan, Ashutosh Tiwari, Santanu Patra, Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain, Anshuman Mishra, Sudheesh K. Shukla, Girish M. Joshi

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COVID-19 is considered as a major public health problem caused by the SARS CoV-2. This Viral infection is known to induce worldwide pandemic in short period of time. Emerging evidence suggested that the transmission control and drug therapy may influence the preventive measures extensively as the host surrounding environment and pathogenic mechanism may contribute to the pandemic condition earlier in COVID-19 disease. Although, several animals identified as reservoir to date, however human-to-human transmission is well documented. Human beings are sustaining the virus in the communities and act as an amplifier of the virus. Human activities i.e., living with the patient, touching patient waste etc. in the surrounding of active patients or asymptomatic persons cause significant risk factors for transmission. On the other hand, drug target and mechanism to destroy the virus or virus inhibition depends on diversified approaches of drugs and different target for virus life cycle. This article describes the sustainable chemical preventive models understanding, requirements, technology adaptation and the implementation strategies in these pandemic-like situations. As the outbreak progresses, healthcare models focused on transmission control through disinfections and sanitization based on risk calculations. Identification of the most suitable target of drugs and regional control model of transmission are of high priority. In the early stages of an outbreak, availability of epidemiological information is important to encourage preventive measures efforts by public health authorities and provide robust evidence to guide interventions. Here, we have discussed the level of adaptations in technology that research professionals display toward their public health preventive models. We should compile a representative data set of adaptations that humans can consider for transmission control and adopt for viruses and their hosts. Overall, there are many aspects of the chemical science and technology in virus preventive measures. Herein, the most recent advances in this context are discussed, and the possible reasons behind the sustainable preventive model are presented. This kind of sustainable preventive model having adaptation and implementation with green chemistry system will reduce the shedding of the virus into the community by eco-friendly methods, and thus the risk of transmission and infection progression can be mitigated.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100164
JournalJournal of the Indian Chemical Society
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2021


  • COVID-19
  • Drug formulation
  • SARS CoV-2
  • Sustainability
  • Transmission

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Drug Discovery
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Electrochemistry


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