A doctor from Hong Kong describes what it is like to work in a hospital managing the coronavirus outbreak
It’s 10am on a Hong Kong winter morning, and I’ve just finished my 16 hour night shift, but I’m not heading home. Instead, I’m going back to the hotel near the hospital, where, like the rest of my hospital’s “dirty team”, I’m staying for the next four weeks.
The dirty team, comprising around a dozen junior and three senior doctors from across all specialties in each rotation, cares for the confirmed and suspected cases of 2019-nCOV virus infection (recently renamed covid-19 by the World Health Organization). At my hospital there have been four confirmed cases so far, out of 56 in Hong Kong as a whole, and we’re monitoring countless suspected ones.
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