Book Title: Handbook of COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment
Author(s): Tingbo LIANG
Publisher: Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Year: 2020
Category: Medical Science
Size: 23.5 MB
This is an unprecedented global war, and mankind is facing the same enemy, the novel coronavirus.
And the first battlefield is the hospital where our soldiers are the medical workers.
To ensure that this war can be won, we must first make sure that our medical staff is guaranteed
sufficient resources, including experience and technologies. Also, we need to make sure that the
hospital is the battleground where we eliminate the virus, not where the virus defeats us.
Therefore, the Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation have convened a group of medical
experts who have just returned from the frontlines of fighting the pandemic. With the support of
The First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine (FAHZU), they quickly
published a guidebook on the clinical experience of how to treat this new coronavirus. The
treatment guide offers advice and reference against the pandemic for medical staff around the
world who are about to join the war.
My special thanks go out to the medical staff from FAHZU. While taking huge risks in treating
COVID-19 patients recorded their daily experience which is reflected in this Handbook. Over
the past 50 days, 104 confirmed patients have been admitted to FAHZU, including 78 severe and
critically ill ones. Thanks to the pioneering efforts of medical staff and the application of new
technologies, to date, we have witnessed a miracle. No staff was infected, and there were no
missed diagnoses or patient deaths.
Today, with the spread of the pandemic, these experiences are the most valuable sources of
information and the most important weapon for medical workers on the frontline. This is a
brand-new disease, and China was the first to suffer from the pandemic. Isolation, diagnosis,
treatment, protective measures, and rehabilitation have all started from scratch. WE hope that
this Handbook can provide doctors and nurses in other affected areas valuable information so
they don’t have to enter the battlefield alone.
This pandemic is a common challenge faced by mankind in the age of globalization. At this
moment, sharing resources, experiences, and lessons, regardless of who you are, is our only
chance to win. The real remedy for this pandemic is not isolation, but cooperation.
This war has just begun.