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On 22 January 2020, a 65-year-old Chinese man with a history of hypertension, type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease for which a stent had been implanted, and lung cancer was admitted to the emergency department of Cho Ray Hospital, the referral hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam, for low-grade fever and fatigue.
The coronavirus pandemic is challenging health systems and societies. The measures for restricting interpersonal contact that are being taken are aimed at flattening the COVID-19 infection curve, to prevent the health system from being overwhelmed by a sudden increase in the number of those infected and to continue to provide the best possible care for all patients.
Seattle Children Hospital's Interim Chief Medical Officer and leader of the hospital's COVID Emergency Command Center, Dr Ruth McDonald, Medical Director of Infection Prevention, Dr Danielle Zerr and Physician Director of Safety Event Review, Dr. Kristina Toncray joined us to discuss COVID-19 from a pediatrics point of view.