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Letter to the Editor: Exponential Increase in COVID-19 Related Publications Compared to Other Pandemic Diseases

Antonio Liu

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic is different from previous pandemic diseases in many ways. One of them relates to the literature. There is an exponential increase in the number of articles since April 2020. Also, and equally drastic, is how readily available they are to the general reader. It will be interesting to analyze (in the future) if advances in information age have played any significant role in the battle against our current pandemic.