COVID-19 Frontline Ep. 52: Overcoming medical shortages when treating severely ill patients

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COVID-19 Frontline is a series of online live shows for medical workers in China and around the world to share their experiences in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. Doctors from the First Affiliated Hospital of Xi’an Jiaotong University, who served on the front line of the fight against COVID19, discuss their first-hand treatment experience with experts from Zambia.

Dr. Shi Bingyin spoke about treating critically ill patients when facing a shortage of both medical workers and supplies.

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