In this blog published in the Guardian, a doctor on the frontline of the UK coronavirus outbreak talks about how he and others are ‘terrified’ about the lack of protection – and a plan.
Working on the infectious diseases ward of a major UK hospital, which has now become the coronavirus ward, or 'red zone', the doctor explains why he is terrified.
"I’m seriously considering whether I can keep working as a doctor. I may be OK – I’m young and healthy – but I can’t bear the thought of infecting other patients with a disease that could kill them. And that is the risk, without proper PPE. It’s terrifying; it’s indescribable. This is not seasonal flu. This is a new virus with greater mortality and we know much less about it."