The COVID-19 Pandemic: Effects on Low- and Middle-Income Countries
AuthorBong, C-L; Brasher, C; Chikumba, E; McDougall, R; Mellin-Olsen, J; Enright, A
Source TitleAnesthesia and Analgesia
PublisherLIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS
Document TypeJournal Article
CitationsBong, C. -L., Brasher, C., Chikumba, E., McDougall, R., Mellin-Olsen, J. & Enright, A. (2020). The COVID-19 Pandemic: Effects on Low- and Middle-Income Countries. ANESTHESIA AND ANALGESIA, 131 (1), pp.86-92. https://doi.org/10.1213/ANE.0000000000004846.
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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is spreading rapidly around the world with devastating consequences on patients, health care workers, health systems, and economies. As it reaches low- and middle-income countries, its effects could be even more dire, because it will be difficult for them to respond aggressively to the pandemic. There is a great shortage of all health care providers, who will be at risk due to a lack of personal protection equipment. Social distancing will be almost impossible. The necessary resources to treat patients will be in short supply. The end result could be a catastrophic loss of life. A global effort will be required to support faltering economies and health care systems.
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