The Need for Attention and Reoptimization of Preventive Medicine to Deal With the Coronavirus Epidemic Threats

Mousa Bamir, Mina Ghasemi Moghadam, Ali Masoud, Reza Sadeghi


Dear Editor, According to the WHO, preventive medicine means empowering people to control the determinants of health at three levels of individual, community, and environmental, to achieve complete physical, mental, and social well‑being.[1] Preventive medicine has three components. This includes the following: guiding people to what they need to do to stay healthy, believing that the benefits of prevention outweigh the disadvantages, and finally believing that its recommendations are correct.[2] Preventive medicine aims to eliminate the disease, either by preventing the disease or by stopping the disease and preventing its incidence.[3] COVID‑19 epidemic highlighted the importance of early diagnosis, action, and strengthening of public health systems, of which preventive medicine is one of the most critical tools to address such a need.[4]


Preventive Medicine; Coronavirus; COVID-19; Threats; Epidemics

Full Text:



Santos P, Sá L, Couto L, Hespanhol A. Health literacy as

a key for effective preventive medicine. Cogent Soc Sci


Sackett DL. The arrogance of preventive medicine. CMAJ


Clarke EA. What is preventive medicine? Can Fam Physician


Zeng W, Li G, Turbat V, Hu G, Ahn H, Shen J. Optimizing

preventive medicine to bridge the gap between clinical medicine

and public health for disease control in China: A lesson from

COVID‑19. Prev Med 2021;143:106324.

Kumar S, Saurabh MK, Maharshi V. Efficacy and safety of

potential vaccine candidates against coronavirus disease 2019:

A systematic review. J Adv Pharm Technol Res 2021;12:215‑21.