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Europe’s Doctors Repeat Errors Made in Wuhan, China Medics Say

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As
Europe’s daily new cases of the coronavirus now eclipse China’s
at the peak of its epidemic, doctors in Wuhan — the city in central
China where the pathogen first emerged — are seeing worrying signs
of similar mistakes unfolding. Key among them is inadequate
protection for medical workers, leading to a high infection rate
among doctors and nurses. In Wuhan, a lack of understanding of the
disease and a shortage of protective equipment in the early weeks of
the outbreak in January led to thousands of health-care workers being
infected while treating patients. At least 46 have died. “Our
European colleagues are contracting the disease in their daily
practice, and the proportion is quite similar to the earlier
situation in Wuhan,” said Wu Dong, a gastro-enterology professor at
the Peking Union Medical College Hospital. Wu spoke from Wuhan with
journalists in Beijing on Monday, alongside three other top Chinese
doctors. “We need to protect our medical staff.”

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