COVID-19 Pandemic and the Global Perspective of Turkish Thoracic Society

KÖKTÜRK N., İTİL B. O., Altinisik G., Adiguzel N., AKGÜN M., Akyildiz L., ...More

TURKISH THORACIC JOURNAL, vol.21, no.6, pp.419-432, 2020 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/turkthoracj.2020.20174
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.419-432
  • Keywords: COVID-19 pandemic, Turkish Thoracic Society, social determinants of health, national lung health, clinical trials
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


It has been more than 3 months now since the first case of COVID-19 was reported in Turkey. Globally, the number of confirmed cases and deaths reached 9,653,048 and 491,128 respectively, as reported by 216 countries by June 27, 2020. Turkey had 1,396 new cases, 194,511 total cases, and 5,065 deaths by the same date. From the first case until today, the Turkish Thoracic Society (TTS) has been very proactive in educating doctors, increasing public awareness, undertaking academic studies, and assisting with public health policies. In the present report, social, academic, and management perspectives of the pandemic are presented under appropriate subtitles. During this critical public health crisis, TTS has once again demonstrated its readiness and constructive stance by supporting public health, healthcare workers, and the environment. This review summarizes the perspective of TTS on each aspect of the COVID-19 pandemic and casts light on its contributions.