“The first case of COVID in China was the 8th of December…” this piece looks at the outbreak of the disease from the perspective of healthcare workers in Italy. Focusing on the community health approach to controlling this pandemic, our guest emphasizes the importance of understanding the epidemiology of COVID- 19.

Mirco Nacoti, Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Papa Giovanni XXIII Hospital, Bergamo, Italy, was subsequently featured in the New England Journal of Medicine where he along with Andrea Ciocca and Maurizio Cereda wrote this excellent article: https://catalyst.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/CAT.20.0080

Please share this information with as many colleagues and friends as you can. TopMedTalk is working with you, our listeners, to raise awareness at this crucial time.

REMINDER: PLEASE stop having in person meetings with administrators and departments to help stop the spread of CV19.

Presented by Monty Mythen and Desiree Chappell.

This podcast was originally released as part of a longer podcast which you can listen to here: https://www.topmedtalk.com/covid-19-you-must-learn-the-epidemiology/

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