COVID-19 detection from Chest X-Ray Scans using Machine Learning
In the year 2019, a novel disease named as, COVID-19 was discovered in the Wuhan city of China. It is a severe acute respiratory syndrome that mainly affects the respiratory organs and is caused by Coronavirus or SARS-COV-2 [1-2]. Since its emergence, COVID-19 spreaded like a wildfire and dominated more than 213 countries and territories thereby causing medical emergency. Owing to its varying forms and different levels of severity ranging from moderate to severe, with the possibility of organ failure and death, the covid-19 has proven to be a difficult condition. In case of the COVID19 epidemic, the government's efforts are extremely crucial to stop the spread of infectious disease. Some of the crucial steps taken by government include locking down the area to stop infection spread, getting ready the healthcare system to handle the epidemic, offering a crisis package to reduce the impact of the pandemic on the economy and population, and adopting policies that can be adjusted to the COVID19 situation and so on . The World Health Organization (WHO) advises the use of masks as part of a comprehensive package of preventative and control measures to lessen the propagation of COVID-19. However, even when utilized properly, a mask cannot provide adequate protection or source control. Therefore, other precautions like maintaining distance, covering your mouth while sneezing or coughing and isolating and seeking medical help when symptoms like high fever, body ache, cough, cold gets adverse.