Objective: This study analyzes the conceptual structure of SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19. We present a thematic mapping of concepts and a narrative exposition of the clusters of themes and relevant terminologies that explains the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that has rattled the world in the past five months. We evaluate the relationship between SARS-CoV-2 and two previous coronavirus outbreaks, SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV. Finally, we point to areas for future epidemiological studies to help in containing the COVID-19 pandemic.
Akpan, Ikpe Justice; Izuchukwu C. Ezeume; Elias Udomboso; Atinuke Ezeume; Asuama Akpan (2020). An Analysis of the Conceptual Structure of SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 Using Network Analysis and Visual Analytics. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3593142. Retrieved from https://oaks.kent.edu/covid19ksu/analysis-conceptual-structure-sars-cov-2-and-covid-19-using-network-analysis-and-visual