A smarter, tactical approach for combating Covid-19Gamze Çamlık, Yıldız Özsoy Erginer, İsmail Tuncer Değim
As human beings, we communicate with each other just like other creatures. In the same way we need to communicate, COVID-19 has to communicate with other viruses. Following the latest Pandemic, combating COVID-19 has become a major need today. Several theories are being formulated and tested for the efficient prevention and treatment of the virus. Vaccination is the ultimate solution but access to the vaccine and getting vaccinated is limited. The purpose of this review paper is to present a new approach. This approach is based on the Quorum sensing of viruses like bacteria. Bacteria use this for communication and it has recently been proven for viruses too. It can be used as a new way or strategy to stop viral communication, therefore restricting the viral spread will possibly help people around the world or reduce the disease’s side effects. This new tactic involves the use of functionalized Quantum dots nanoparticles, and when they are coupled with carbon atoms and put to use in different delivery forms, these will be useful for maximum efficacy. The use of carbon quantum dots can be useful to minimize certain possible toxic effects. This may be greatly enhanced by doping boron atoms to the structure to trigger their synergistic effects. We suggest here that the inhaler form of this proposed drug delivery system should simultaneously provide a fairly high efficiency and a less toxic solution.