Engineered nanomaterials as fighters against SARS-CoV-2: The way to control and treat pandemics

Abd Elkodous M.
El-Sayyad G.S.
Abdel-Daim M.M.

In this editorial trend, we aim to collect and present recently available data about the characteristics of SARS-CoV-2 virus, severity, infection, replication, diagnosis, and current medications. In addition, we propose the role of nanomaterials in controlling and treating COVID-19 through their antiviral and antibacterial potential with suggested action mechanisms indicating the capability of interaction between these nanomaterials and SARS-CoV-2. These nanomaterials might be among the possible and most effective cures against coronavirus. © 2020, Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature.