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Frontline Health-Care Workers in Combating the COVID-19: Respect and Reflect

Authors Li Y, Luo B

Received 21 March 2020

Accepted for publication 25 July 2020

Published 11 August 2020 Volume 2020:13 Pages 1119—1122

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/RMHP.S254639

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Review by Single anonymous peer review

Peer reviewer comments 3

Editor who approved publication: Professor Marco Carotenuto


Yuan Li,1 Biru Luo2

1Nursing Department, West China Second University Hospital, Key Laboratory of Birth Defects and Related Diseases of Women and Children, Sichuan University, Ministry of Education, West China School of Nursing, Sichuan University, Chengdu, People’s Republic of China; 2Nursing Department, West China Second University Hospital, Key Laboratory of Birth Defects and Related Diseases of Women and Children, Sichuan University, Ministry of Education, Sichuan, Chengdu, People’s Republic of China

Correspondence: Biru Luo Tel +86-1 818 060 9180
Email Biruluo_wcsuh@outlook.com

Abstract: The ongoing coronavirus disease has heightened enormous concern in the global community. China implemented extraordinary public health measures to take the major transmission hotspots under control at great socioeconomic cost. Frontline health-care workers have shown their commitment and accountability in the fight against the epidemic outbreak. This commentary acknowledges their contribution and offers important insights for devising future strategies in enhancing preparedness and response competencies among the health-care workforce to manage future epidemic events.

Keywords: COVID-19, coronavirus, health-care worker, outbreak, preparedness and response

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