COVID-19 Frontline Ep. 60: How did China overcome shortages?

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As the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc around the world, Peru recently reported 8,000 new cases of COVID-19 on a single day, taking the nationwide infection tally to over 160,000. Peru is now facing shortage of medical supplies as China did at the beginning of the outbreak. Medics from Shanghai who served on the front line of the fight against COVID-19 in Wuhan shared their experience on treating COVID-19 patients with limited supplies and how to ensure an abundant supply at a later stage.

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