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Outbreak and Regression of COVID-19 Epidemic Among Chinese Medical Staff

Authors Li N, Yu X

Received 17 June 2020

Accepted for publication 20 July 2020

Published 11 August 2020 Volume 2020:13 Pages 1095—1102

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/RMHP.S268178

Checked for plagiarism Yes

Review by Single anonymous peer review

Peer reviewer comments 3

Editor who approved publication: Professor Marco Carotenuto


Na Li,1,2 Xiang Yu3

1School of Law, Ningbo University, Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, People’s Republic of China; 2Research Academy of Belt and Road, Ningbo University, Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, People’s Republic of China; 3School of Public Affairs, Fujian Jiangxia University, Fuzhou, Fujian Province, People’s Republic of China

Correspondence: Xiang Yu
School of Public Affairs, Fujian Jiangxia University, 2st Xiyuangong Road, Fuzhou 350108, People’s Republic of China
Email nityuxiang@126.com

Abstract: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) broke out first in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. In the process of controlling the pandemic, many Chinese medical staff (MS) were infected. We used government data, post mortem reports, and the medical literature on severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) transmission, as well as prevention-and-control guidelines from the government, hospitals and media, to discuss the main risks factors faced by MS. We suggest that, when dealing with a similar pandemic in the future, guidance on personal protective equipment must be provided and materials reserved in advance. Also, the emergency response of medical institutions should be enhanced, and information shared with other countries facing identical severe challenges.

Keywords: COVID-19, exposure, risk, transmission, treatment

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