In less than one month’s time, it looks like COVID-19 has succeeded in turning the whole world up-side-down! Everything has come to a grinding halt except for the efforts to limit the disease spread, treating those with severe symptoms, and maintaining essential services. Since we cannot escape the topic of COVID-19, then we might as well do what we can to help practitioner understand and deal with it better.
In the issue, we have dedicated the whole Orient Medical Express section to the TCM approaches in treating/managing the condition as published by the Chinese medical authorities. For those who are interested in reading up all the latest research directions and findings on COVID-19, the Allen Institute for AI has partnered with leading research groups to prepare and distribute the COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19), a free resource of over 44,000 scholarly articles, including over 29,000 with full text, about COVID-19 and the coronavirus family of viruses for use by the global research community: https://pages.semanticscholar.org/coronavirus-research. And for those who are truly into epidemiology and viral strains/mutations of various viruses, we found an interesting site that may just satisfy your curiosity: https://nextstrain.org/.
I sincerely hope that by the time the May/June issue is published, the whole pandemic would be almost over and everyone is back to their normal lives. For now please be safe, stay well, and keep active and productive in whatever capacity you can.
Martin Kwok, ND. DrTCM