Intensive Care doctor says magnitude of Covid-19 patients is like ‘two terrorist attacks’ | ITV News

“The magnitude of patients we have to deal with it will be like having two devastating terrorist attacks twice a day on the hospital doorstep everyday for weeks maybe a month .. it’s been really been overwhelming can you imagine … a bombing at 8am and 8pm everyday…that’s how brutal Covid is.”

These are the stark words of a doctor who has come face to face with the coronavirus.

A doctor who has been battling to keep his patients alive from a merciless enemy.

Dr Rony Berrebi has been waging that war at an intensive care unit at London’s Northwick Park Hospital.

It was the first to be hardest hit by Covid-19, declaring a critical incident early on in the UK’s epidemic, after a surge in patients.

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Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

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The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

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