COVID-19 Frontline Ep. 45: Can isolation have traumatic consequences?

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CGTN’s “COVID-19 Frontline” live-streaming program has invited three Chinese experts from Peking Union Medical College Hospital, who served on the front lines against COVID-19, to share their first-hand experience with counterparts from Palestine and Jordan.

Ousama Salah, former secretary-general of Palestinian Medical Council, wondered whether isolation could have traumatic consequences on COVID-19 patients. Chinese doctors expressed the same concerns but said most patients they treated were able to get over the hardship they underwent.

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