Socialization During the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Role of Social and Scientific Networks During Social Distancing

Sara Momtazmanesh, Noosha Samieefar, Lucina Q. Uddin, Timo Ulrichs, Roya Kelishadi, Vasili Roudenok, Elif Karakoc-Aydiner, Deepak B. Salunke, Jan L. Nouwen, Juan Carlos Aldave Becerra, Duarte Nuno Vieira, Ekaterini Goudouris, Mahnaz Jamee, Morteza Abdullatif Khafaie, Morteza Shamsizadeh, Mohammad Rasoul Golabchi, Alireza Samimiat, Donya Doostkamel, Alireza Afshar, Mohammad Amin Khazeei TabariMelika Lotfi, Reza Yari Boroujeni, Niloofar Rambod, Anzhela Stashchak, Alla Volokha, Dainius Pavalkis, André Pereira, Amir Hamzah Abdul Latiff, Rauf Baylarov, Bagher Amirheidari, Mojtaba Hedayati Ch, Antonio Condino-Neto, Nima Rezaei

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In the COVID-19 era, while we are encouraged to be physically far away from each other, social and scientific networking is needed more than ever. The dire consequences of social distancing can be diminished by social networking. Social media, a quintessential component of social networking, facilitates the dissemination of reliable information and fighting against misinformation by health authorities. Distance learning, telemedicine, and telehealth are among the most prominent applications of networking during this pandemic. Additionally, the COVID-19 pandemic highlights the importance of collaborative scientific efforts. In this chapter, we summarize the advantages of harnessing both social and scientific networking in minimizing the harms of this pandemic. We also discuss the extra collaborative measures we can take in our fight against COVID-19, particularly in the scientific field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Number of pages11
StatePublished - 2021

Publication series

NameAdvances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
ISSN (Print)0065-2598
ISSN (Electronic)2214-8019


  • COVID-19
  • Pandemic
  • Scientific network
  • Social distancing
  • Social network
  • Socialization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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