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Improvisation in times of pandemic, a reason for reflection

Jul 1, 2020 | Magazine: International Journal of Infectious Diseases

Jesús Troya  1 , Luis Miguel Seijo  2 , Mario Pérez  3 , Lucia Sentchordi-Montane  3 , Álvaro Martínez-Alcalá  4

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has been one of the most significant health crises worldwide in the last decades.

This new pandemic has brought to light the strengths and weaknesses of current health care systems worldwide, even in countries that pride themselves on being at the forefront in terms of clinical, scientific, and technological capacity and development. Crises such as these are also opportunities to reflect and learn.

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has provided us with several valuable lessons that involve the whole spectrum of medical practice: human, scientific, technical, and social.

CITATION  Int J Infect Dis. 2020 Jul;96:361-362.  doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2020.05.038.  Epub 2020 May 16

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