Odularu Gbadebo

Researcher, ODU

Odularu Gbadebo is a digital health and development economist with global health research and policy experience in research; An enthusiastic researcher who is passionate about conducting high-quality research, literature review, data collection and extensive work on health policy issues focusing on nutrition, HIV/AIDs, reproductive health (and trends in the use of contraceptives), family planning, food and nutrition security policy, capacity strengthening, development policy measurement, accountability & monitoring efforts/strategies towards the achievement of UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and science, technology, higher education and innovation strategies for community and regional development.

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Odularu Gbadebo

Corona virus disease (COVID-19) is one of the viruses causing common cold which could result in increased deaths. In addition, it is a disease that has never had a cure nor any effective prevention or vaccine. However, consistent data seems to suggest that the risk of contracting COVID-19 is high under poor diet or nutrition, inadequate sleep, excessive exposure to cold temperatures, psychological or physical stress, and similar unhealthy conditions that compromise a patient’s immune system. Specific empirical studies have revealed the role that renewed government attention on better nutrition, especially fresh fruits and vegetable consumption (FFVC), enhanced digitalization, diagnostics, therapeutics, vaccines, and appropriate research information may play as key preparedness strategies towards overcoming the current and future public health challenges associated with the COVID-19 outbreak. In view of this, the purpose of this study is to understand the relationship between diet, deaths-related COVID-19, infection rates, and digitalization, while using available data for U.S.