• Gülhadiye Avcu

J Pediatr Res 2021;8(3):0-0

Dear Readers,

Our struggle with the new coronavirus disease (COVID 19), which first appeared in December 2019 in the city of Wuhan, China, as a mysterious respiratory disease of unknown origin and turned into a pandemic after it began to threaten public health globally, continues.

While there have been positive developments regarding the vaccine, on the anniversary of the first appearance of the disease, the UK became the first country to raise the alarm for a rapidly multiplying Covid-19 mutation. Other variants announced after that (South Africa, Brazil, California etc.) also caused worldwide concern. Finally, the delta variant, which was first seen in India and spread rapidly to other countries, causing a significant increase in the number of cases despite widespread social vaccination, caused the quarantine measures to come up again. Despite all the devastating effects of the pandemic, the mild course of the disease in vaccinated individuals, the higher need for hospitals and intensive care units in unvaccinated individuals, the initiation of adolescent vaccines and the acceleration of vaccination studies in young age groups gave rise to great hopes. Vaccine is our greatest weapon against this global threat. Raising awareness of the society about the importance and necessity of the vaccine, and producing solutions for the factors that cause vaccine instability should be our biggest task in the fight against the covid 19 pandemic.

The Journal of Pediatric Research is indexed in Web of Science-Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), EBSCO, British Library, CINAHL Complete Database, ProQuest, Gale/Cengage Learning, Index Copernicus, Tübitak/Ulakbim TR Index, TurkMedline, J-GATE, IdealOnline, ROOT INDEXING, Hinari, GOALI, ARDI, OARE, AGORA, EuroPub and Türkiye Citation Index, CABI. The new issue of our journal includes 20 original studies and 4 case reports from different disciplines of child health and diseases.

I would like to thank all our colleagues who contributed to the publication of our latest issue with their scientific articles, the JPR family, which I am very happy and proud to be a member of, and the Galenos Publishing House.

Sincerely yours,
Dr. Gülhadiye Avcu