I told myself to stay calm. ‘As Wuhan Lockdown Ends recalls a doctor coronavirus on frontline combat

Dr. Liu was posted in the first wave of medical personnel in Wuhan in late January to help treat some of the tens of thousands of COVID-19 outbreak affected patients. is raised in advance of the city block on April 8, Dr. Liu asked the time, use only one name because frankly-it reminds me to worry about her battle to the front against the deadly pandemic .. If the crown outbreak started before anyone really knew what was going to talk to professional effects, I was sent to West China Wuhan for medical care in the first wave on January 28, when the captain announced we were on the ground in Wuhan, I looked out the window and I saw no cars on the road or planes at the airport, on the bus from the terminal, Wuhan looked like a deserted city, with zero signs of life even people on the street. In that moment I felt fear. But I said not to worry: I was here, I have to do some ‘help. Once I started working, my worries faded. I was in Wuhan Central Hospital in the isolation ward in use. In the beginning, there were so many patients with severe symptoms and not enough places bed for everyone. But the situation is improving rapidly and it does not take a lot of empty beds, we also had. The accommodation for the doctors was comfortable enough. We had a 200 rmb ($29) standards food aid every day. There was also a 300 rmb ($43) subsidy of daily government. I was responsible for 10 patients, worked 8 to 10 hours a day, with a half day a week when the epidemic began. it was after that things began to improve an entire day of every week of rest. I was especially nervous when I came first as the transfer mode disease was unclear. But I was then assured that the probability of infection was low, while a protective suit entire body. doctors and nurses front, personal protective equipment was plentiful, such as medical care was sent to Wuhan from all over China. It took 90 minutes and created immediately take all protective clothing. I had to be very careful when you take the dress, because it is when the infection is more likely. There are a dozen steps in the standard procedure, and for all you need to wash your hands thoroughly with a washing technique of hands seven steps. Wear the suit meant 10 hours without food or water for the job. I also need a diaper for adults to use, since it is impossible to go to the bathroom during this time. Many people, even doctors are not familiar with a mask, do not appreciate the importance of this basic protection. As a doctor I have with the patient the whole time deal, so I have to wear two layers of masks in general: an N95 [manufactured by 3M] outside and inside another surgical mask. Glasses are also useful for doctors who spend a lot of time in exposed situations. China’s political system has many benefits that can be seen as only in this situation. Chinese also show great solidarity. not always, you have the feeling when everything is fine, but it came as the crisis that people were there to help them. They are still in quarantine, but only a few days. I did when I arrived just my wife and seven year old son through the window of the bus to see again in my hometown, but I video chat with them every day. I missed my family. I am also concerned for my father when he had to remove a malignant tumor in one operation. I do not think that will be sent for the next chemotherapy. As his son, I know that chemotherapy is extremely unpleasant to be, but I can not bear to see his health is getting worse. I am tormented with worry. The lesson we should learn from this pandemic is that we really need to deepen our understanding of infectious diseases. get to the top, and infectious disease specialists sick. There just are not enough experts in this field. Now I can see that most people do not appreciate very little knowledge about infectious diseases and how quickly it would spread. To protect yourself from this kind of pandemic, people need to take serious precautions and about possible outbreaks inform the authorities as soon as possible.
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