Treating Covid-19: The toll on France’s medical workers

Being on the frontline, France’s medical staff are feeling the full physical and psychological impact of the crisis response to Covid-19. In a bid to help the helpers, most hospitals now offer much-needed support in various forms. But the crisis doesn’t end at the hospital gates, and frontliners are also witnessing the effects on their private lives. We see how this pandemic is affecting their children. Plus, amid the exceptional measures taken to deal with the sudden influx of patients, French authorities promptly called on medical and nursing students for backup. We speak to one of them.

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In This Story: COVID-19

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.

Symptoms of coronavirus

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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    France is a republic and the largest Western European nation. Through expansion and colonisation in the 17th and 18th centuries France became a great power and still retains territories around the world. It has a seat on the UN security council and is the world’s fourth most wealthy country with a high standard of living and strong cultural identity.

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