Resolving Covid-19 with Blockchain and AI

A Systematic Review

  • Suyogita Singh
    Shri Ramswaroop Memorial University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India, 225003 suyogitasingh0885[at]
  • Satya Bhushan Verma
    Shri Ramswaroop Memorial University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India, 225003


In the early months of 2020, a fast-spreading outbreak was brought about by the new virus SARS-CoV-2. The uncontrolled spread, which led to a pandemic, illustrated the healthcare system’s slow response time to public health emergencies at that time. Blockchain technology was anticipated to be crucial in the effort to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. In that review, many potential blockchain applications were discovered; however, the majority of them were still in their infancy, and it couldn’t yet be predicted how they could contribute to the fight against COVID-19 through the use of platforms, access kinds, and consensus algorithms. Modern innovations such as blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) were shown to be promising in limiting the spread of a virus. Blockchain could specifically aid in the battle against pandemics by supporting early epidemic identification, assuring the ordering of clinical information, and maintaining a trustworthy medical chain during disease tracing. AI also offered smart forms of diagnosing coronavirus therapies and supported the development of pharmaceuticals. Blockchain and AI software for epidemic and pandemic containment were analyzed in that research. First, a new conceptual strategy was proposed to tackle COVID-19 through an architecture that fused AI with blockchain. State-of-the-art research on the benefits of blockchain and AI in COVID-19 containment was then reviewed. Recent initiatives and use cases developed to tackle the coronavirus pandemic were also presented. A case study using federated intelligence for COVID-19 identification was also provided. Finally, attention was drawn to problems and prospective directions for further investigation into future coronavirus-like wide-ranging scenarios.
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