Friday, March 20, 2020

Doctor in Britain. We’re Heading Into the Abyss. –

Ten days ago, I was asked to see a patient.

I'm a respiratory specialist in an intensive-care unit at a hospital in London, so it wasn't surprising that the patient needed a ventilator.

It seemed fairly typical.

But the patient turned out to have the coronavirus — our hospital's first case and one of nearly 2,000 people who have so far tested positive in Britain.

I hadn't worn a mask.

Soon I developed a cough.

Though I experienced neither fever nor breathlessness,
I was told to self-isolate for 14 days.

That's where I am now, in self-isolation.

And I'm not the only one from my hospital.

After just one patient with Covid-19, a quarter of our junior staff are off with coughs and sniffles we would normally work through.

A single case of the coronavirus has wreaked havoc in our hospital.


When seconds count the cops are just minutes away !

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