They say that guilt is inadequate protection of medical workers, which leads to a high rate of infection among doctors and nurses. In Wuhan, the lack of understanding of the disease and the shortage of protective equipment in the first weeks of the epidemic has led to thousands of health workers being infected during the treatment of patients. At least 46 doctors died.
“Our European colleagues contract the disease in their daily practice, and the proportion is quite similar to the previous situation in Wuhan,” said Wu Dong, professor of gastroenterology at Peking Union Medical Hospital.
The disadvantage of medical workers is an emerging crisis facing the big western countries that the virus has now taken over. From Italy to the US, countries report a shortage of protective medical supplies, such as masks in hospitals, while doctors and nurses cannot cope with the large number of patients.
Also, the highly contagious nature of the virus means that it shows signs of transmission in unusual ways, such as through the eyes.