Published: 20 March 2023
Author(s): Giuseppe Lippi, Brandon M. Henry
Issue: May 2023
Section: Clinical Insights

Although the effort to provide updated and reliable statistics about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) remains a challenging enterprise due to the ongoing epidemiologic evolution and an almost inevitable bias in the official reporting systems [1], the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that as many as 780 million severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infections and 6.9 million COVID-19 related deaths have occurred as of March 2023, thus allowing to rank COVID-19 as one of the most widespread and deadly pandemics in recent human history [2].


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